Search Results: "Dan Brown"


BOOK REVIEW

DECEPTION POINT by Dan Brown
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"Although Brown is a more astute storyteller than most of his brethren in the technothriller vein, and won't lose any fans this time out, he's never able to convincingly marry the technical and the human sides of Deception Point."
A mostly tedious third technothriller from the author of Angels and Demons (2000), etc. Read full book review >

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DIGITAL FORTRESS by Dan Brown
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 10, 1998

A technothriller, less improbable than some, involving computers, cryptography, and government paranoia. Read full book review >

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INFERNO by Dan Brown
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 14, 2013

"Ace symbologist Robert Langdon returns, and the world trembles. Perfect escapist reading for fans."
Brown's (The Lost Symbol, 2009, etc.) latest, in which a very bad guy is convinced that there are entirely too many people roaming the surface of the planet, and, because he's a fan of Dante and the Plague both, he's set to unleash inferno upon the world. Read full book review >

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ANGELS AND DEMONS by Dan Brown
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2000

Another near-future technothriller from the author of Digital Fortress (1998). Read full book review >

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THE DA VINCI CODE by Dan  Brown
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"A satisfying adaptation for teens who want their thrills clean. (Thriller. 12-16)"
The bestselling page-turner, adapted for young readers. Read full book review >

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THE DA VINCI CODE by Dan Brown
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 18, 2003

"Bulky, balky, talky."
In an updated quest for the Holy Grail, the narrative pace remains stuck in slo-mo. Read full book review >

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A PICTURE BOOK OF SACAGAWEA by David A. Adler
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 15, 2000

"A barely additional purchase. (Picture book biography. 7-9)"
Adler is the author of the wide-ranging and market-savvy Picture Book Biography series that now tops 25 titles. Read full book review >

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DAN CHAON
by Stephanie Buschardt

When bestselling author Dan Chaon heard about a conspiracy at his sister’s university linking a string of drowning deaths to a serial killer, he scribbled it down in his notebook and let it simmer—for 10 years. “I kept trying to figure out a way to go back to it,” says Chaon. “And then eventually that image of [a] kid ...


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LOVE IS IN THE AIR - #RITAGH
by Bobbi Dumas

It’s an exciting week in the romance world! On Tuesday, RWA announced the finalists in the RITA and Golden Heart contests. (You can find the full list here.)

For those of you who may not know, the Golden Heart is Romance Writers of America’s contest for unpublished authors.

Some of my favorite authors and friends of Read-A-Romance made the RITA ...


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MY CHILDREN'S BOOK GHOST FILE
by Julie Danielson

Over at NPR last week, I heard a pop culture critic talk (here) about what he calls his Ghost File, or the books, television shows, and movies he didn’t review during the year. “[I]t's the great frustration,” he said, “that every year I'm haunted by all the terrific things I haven't talked about … ...


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IN FULL FLIGHT WITH GREG PIZZOLI
by Julie Danielson

The start of a new year is always exciting for readers. We envision brand-spankin’-new books from our favorite authors and new artwork from illustrators whose work we love to see. Look past our shoulders and you’ll see crossed fingers that our favorite writers and artists have something in store for us.

Most surprising of all is when we get ...


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BOOK REVIEW

13 by Jason Robert Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2008

"By the end, Evan's Bar Mitzvah has gone well, a sign that he is leaving the 'mishegoss' about being cool and popular behind him. (Fiction. 10-14)"
"No one said becoming a man was easy," Rabbi Weiner tells Evan Goldman during preparations for his Bar Mitzvah. Read full book review >