Search Results: "D.J. McIntosh"


BOOK REVIEW

THE WITCH OF BABYLON by D.J. McIntosh
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"More erudite than Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code, McIntosh's complex thriller incorporates notes about Babylonian and Mesopotamian cultures plus a bibliography."
As McIntosh's debut adventure novel opens, New York City art dealer John Madison is depressed, in a "black hole." Read full book review >

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THE BLACK by D.J. MacHale
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 19, 2011

"From the blood crucibles of Alexander to the encounter with his best friend's dead mother to the mysterious deaths at his grandfather's farm, there are too many plot twists, too much explanation and too little motivation to keep readers journeying down this road. (Horror. 10-14)"
Finding himself dead after a collision with a speedboat, Cooper Foley quickly realizes the afterlife is not as restful as people believe. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 11, 2015

"Occasionally pointed but often disjointed musings on politics, religion, and popular culture."
According to this wide-ranging manifesto, it's time for women to examine men's leadership failures and turn the world around. Read full book review >

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THE LIGHT by D.J. MacHale
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 20, 2010

"There's a few too many sharp turns for this narrative to be anything but a rough ride. (Horror. 10-14)"
A skeletal sketch he's drawn haunts 16-year-old Marshall (Marsh) Seaver, even as he searches for his missing best friend, Cooper Foley. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Substantial and thoughtful, written with sympathy and affection. (16 pages b&w illustrations; 40 additional b&w illustrations throughout)"
A critic and novelist (English Settlement, not reviewed, etc.) examines the short, stressful life (1811-63) of the great Victorian writer. Read full book review >

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BURNING MIDNIGHT by Will McIntosh
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"This fast-paced urban quest wears its agenda on its sleeve, but it's conveyed with verve and an endearing sense of justice. (Science fiction. 12-14)"
A 17-year-old boy and his friends just want enough to survive on in a world where the rich and powerful greedily take everything. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEFENDERS by Will McIntosh
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 13, 2014

"McIntosh has his finger on the pulse, again."
Abandoning the domestic sphere he explored so aptly in Love Minus Eighty (2013), McIntosh tells a more global yet still deeply personal tale about life during wartime and its aftermath. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MERCHANT’S MARK by Pat McIntosh
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2006

"A convincing tale of loving families and brutal killers that delves deep into medieval Scottish life."
A return to the closing years of the 15th century reveals a severed head in a brine barrel, a king's missing treasure and a mystery man with an ax. Read full book review >

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LOVE MINUS EIGHTY by Will McIntosh
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 11, 2013

"Intriguing, quirky, perversely charming and definitely affecting."
Set approximately 100 years after McIntosh's previous work (Soft Apocalypse, 2011), this novel ponders the effect that a 24-hour virtual lifestyle and an almost psychotically appearance-focused culture can have on romance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIVE, LAUGH & LEARN by Roswita McIntosh
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2004

"A well-intentioned, generous gift to one family's future generations, but lacking in appeal to an outside audience."
German-born McIntosh's recollections of the good and bad times of an interesting life-wartime childhood, occupied Germany, escape from Russia-are admirably upbeat, though not always compelling. Read full book review >

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THE COUNTERFEIT MADAM by Pat McIntosh
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2011

"Gil's adventures (A Pig of Cold Poison, 2008, etc.) continue to provide satisfying, albeit convoluted, mysteries larded with historical detail."
A case of counterfeiting in 15th-century Scotland involves Archbishop's Quaestor (constable) Gil Cunningham and his wife Alys in a series of murders close to home. Read full book review >