Search Results: "David Axe"


BOOK REVIEW

DAVID by Mary Hoffman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Nonfiction masquerading as a novel and failing as either sort of narrative. (character list, historical note, glossary) (Historical fiction. 13 & up)"
The author of the Stravaganaza series reveals the muse behind Michelangelo's David. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 3, 2010

"Axe's ground-level perspective, as a free agent who is there by choice, makes much war journalism look like an aerial view in comparison."
This war correspondent's graphic memoir packs a smart-bomb blast, as powerful as the volume is slim and elliptical. Read full book review >

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ARMY OF GOD by David Axe
NON-FICTION
Released: March 12, 2013

"There's enough here to make concerned readers want to learn more about Kony, whose forces have dwindled even as he continues to elude capture, but the condensing of the graphic narrative falls short of the immensity of the barbarism."
A graphic narrative illuminates the atrocities of Joseph Kony in Central Africa, yet the horror and the complexities of the story are a challenge for such a short work. Read full book review >

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THE GENTLE AXE by R.N. Morris
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 26, 2007

"Russian Lit Lite."
The audacity of the premise—a sequel of sorts to Crime and Punishment—sets the bar for this debut novel way too high. Read full book review >

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THE AXE FACTOR by Colin Cotterill
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 15, 2014

"Jimm's third case (Granddad, There's a Head on the Beach, 2012, etc.) continues her evolution from inveterate wisecracker to believably flawed and funny heroine. The result is a perfect balance between droll comedy and serious plotting."
Restless reporter teams up with veteran crime writer of questionable character to solve a series of disappearances. Can it possibly turn out well? Read full book review >

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AXE FOR AN ABBOT by Elizabeth Eyre
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 8, 1996

"A little breathing room is called for, but the main man is incisive and the action nonstop- -enough for a mildly engrossing romp through history."
Yet another chronicle of evil doings in olden days, and a fifth outing for quietly macho Renaissance man Sigismondo Da Rocca and his servant Benno—an appealing young man who appears dim- witted but misses nothing (Poison for the Prince, 1994, etc.). Read full book review >

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SONG OF THE AXE by John R. Dann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2001

"Impressive research lends flintiness to a work that holds up well indeed to Jean Auel's Earth's Children trilogy."
Is there any shaman-reviewer with magic strong enough to lay claws on this first novel about Hell Beast and Ka, Kane and Eran, Agon and Eena and Sagon and Elina—figures whose spirit-song whistles through an epic set 30,000 years ago, when all existence was a snake pit of souls writhing in rock and water, axe and lightning bolt? Read full book review >

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MAN WITH AN AXE by Jon A. Jackson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 1998

"Oh, and if you think Hoffa was executed by his mobbed-up associates and laid to rest in the end zone of Giants Stadium, has Jackson got a wagonload of surprises for you."
Jackson, who doesn't seem able to let go of any of his beloved stable of Detroit cobs-and-robbers—Sgt. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AXE OF IRON by J.A. Hunsinger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"A descriptive and intriguing, if sometimes plodding, narrative."
A solid first novel, Axe of Iron offers a comprehensive look into the lives of early Norse explorers who arrived in North America 500 years before Columbus' “discovery.” Read full book review >

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DAVID BOWIE by Paul Trynka
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 18, 2011

"Bowie nerds will love it, and music nerds will admire it; regular nerds and most others will think it's about 150 pages too long."
Everything you always wanted to know about the Thin White Duke. Everything. Read full book review >

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DAVID COPPERFIELD by Charles Dickens
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Marks's storytelling skills are further demonstrated by the different sizes of the pictures, their distribution, and layout—on the whole, they evocatively conjure this hearty tale, and will send readers off to the original. (Picture book. 8-12)"
A more or less self-contained excerpt from the novel, in a creative abridgement done by Dickens for one of his public readings (Anthea Bell's afterword provides notes about these performances and the texts Dickens prepared for them). Read full book review >