Search Results: "Chuck Pfarrer"


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WARRIOR SOUL by Chuck Pfarrer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 6, 2004

"Frank, well-written, and memorable. A companion to Anthony Swofford's Jarhead as a warts-and-all, unromantic look at life under arms."
An eye-widening, fascinating memoir of a young man's sentimental education in the fine arts of infiltrating "denied areas," blowing things up, slashing a few throats, and otherwise visiting mayhem on the bad guys. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 8, 2011

"Richly told in broad, cinematic strokes, this is catnip for readers who enjoy special-ops tales."
A marvelously engrossing account of the military operation that resulted in the death of Osama bin Laden, from associate editor of The Counter Terrorist Pfarrer (Warrior Soul, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >

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KILLING CHE by Chuck Pfarrer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2007

"For aficionados of '60s revolutionary politics."
CIA slays Che. Read full book review >

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BLACK CAT/WHITE CAT by Chuck Murphy
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 1998

"It's a great combination of feline antics and 3-D engineering. (Pop-up. 4-8)"
A pop-out book that combines paper engineering and artwork to convey concepts that illustrations alone could not. Read full book review >

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COLORS by Chuck Murphy
by Chuck Murphy, illustrated by Chuck Murphy
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1997

"Otherwise, the book is a little short of a complete rainbow. (Board book. 3-6)"
This entry in the Razzle Dazzle series (which covers Numbers, Shapes, and Opposites as well) may show that all that glitters is not necessarily captivating. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 12, 2004

"Thoroughly well crafted, though not for the squeamish."
Herman Wouk-like in its sweep, a portrait of men at arms and the women who wish they weren't. Read full book review >

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YOU CAN FLY by Chuck Rosenthal
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"A tale so devoid of wonder that no amount of clapping can breathe life into it. (Fantasy. 14-18)"
Peter Pan's son flies off to save Never Never Land from Capt. Hook in this painfully mirthless sequel. Read full book review >

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LOOP'S END by Chuck Rosenthal
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"The Loops are finally out of it."
The last in the trilogy (Loop's Progress, 1986; Experiments with Life and Deaf, 1987) immortalizing the eccentric Loop family of Erie, Pennsylvania, ends disconcertingly with a greeting-card platitude, after much self-conscious literary gamesmanship. Read full book review >

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JACK KEROUAC’S AVATAR ANGEL by Chuck Rosenthal
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"There's hopped-up frenzy and plenty of wit here, but with a dead-Beat premise and more lampooning than plotting, this story hasn't a ghost of a chance."
The zaniness of Beat-specialist Rosenthal continues into his fifth novel (Loop's End, 1992, etc.), as Kerouac comes back from the dead to see what's shaking in his old haunts. Read full book review >

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BEAUTIFUL YOU by Chuck Palahniuk
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 21, 2014

"By Palahniuk's standards, this is actually a subtle and empathic piece of work."
Less macho than most of Palahniuk's work, this Cinderella-with-sex-toys parable is the transgressive writer's attempt at a feminist (or post-feminist) novel. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"Put this one with other small masterpieces and classics of tone and style—like, say, Strunk & White. Invaluable to any and all who love the word, wit, and the world."
A wonderful little treasure of learning, lightness, and literary history, journalist Zerby's first outing tracks the footnote through time. Read full book review >