Search Results: "David Falkner"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 15, 1995

"Intricately detailed and perceptively digressive, Falkner's work is as good as the best books by Donald Honig or Roger Kahn. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Like all fine sports biographies, this one is not merely about an athlete. Read full book review >

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JOE MORGAN by Joe Morgan
NON-FICTION
Released: April 26, 1993

"A winner all the way. (Photographs)"
Acutely intelligent baseball memoir by retired second-baseman Morgan, now a commentator for ESPN, and freelance baseball writer Falkner (The Short Season, 1986). Read full book review >

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TASK FORCE by Brian Falkner
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"The action never stops, keeping readers engrossed in a rapid-paced tale that doesn't hesitate to deal with the realities of a war of survival. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
Recon Team Angel, a group of teens trained for espionage and surgically altered to resemble the invader alien race (The Assault, 2012), are back for their next mission…going deep into alien territory. Read full book review >

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RAMPAGE AT WATERLOO by Brian Falkner
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 14, 2015

"A long slog to the good parts. Naomi Novik's Temeraire series for adults offers a similar premise (with dragons rather than dinos) and quicker rewards. (Historical fantasy. 12-14)"
Falkner gives Napoleon a toothy secret weapon in this decidedly alternate history. Read full book review >

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MADDY WEST AND THE TONGUE TAKER by Brian Falkner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"On balance, warm and magical. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
As a "talker of tongues," 9-year-old Maddy West has the astonishing and enviable ability to speak and read any language. Read full book review >

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THE ASSAULT by Brian Falkner
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 25, 2012

"While an entirely satisfying read on its own, readers can only hope there is a second installment in the works. (glossary) (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
After the aliens take over, it's up to the teenagers to save humanity. Read full book review >

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THE PROJECT by Brian Falkner
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"An epilogue hints that this may not be the end of Tommy and Luke's adventures; readers will certainly be hoping for more. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
New Zealand author Falkner delivers another solid thriller (Brainjack, 2010, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE TOMORROW CODE by Brian Falkner
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 28, 2008

"Exciting and thought-provoking, it will raise awareness of serious issues as it entertains. (Thriller. 10 & up)"
New Zealand author Falkner makes his U.S. debut with a book that resonates with a Down Under accent. Read full book review >

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BRAIN JACK by Brian Falkner
FICTION
Released: Sept. 28, 2010

"Geektastic. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
A cyber-thriller that reads like a video game. Read full book review >

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DAVID OWEN
by Alex Layman

The American West has long been a place of myth and wonder, of dramatic canyons, mesas, and mountain ranges. These dramatic landscapes have wooed Americans for centuries, and The New Yorker’s David Owen isn’t immune to its siren song. Though Owen has lived in Connecticut for most of his adult life, he spent the summers of his youth in ...


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DAVID SAMUEL LEVINSON
by James McDonald

“I'm just furious,” David Samuel Levinson says, agitation lending his voice both energy and an edge. “I'm furious that we have to talk about this in 2017.” It was less than a month into the new administration when we discussed his novel, Tell Me How This Ends Well, and the dangerous implications for minority groups of ...


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LOVE YA
by Bobbi Dumas

Hi friends!

I don’t read a lot of Young Adult/New Adult books, but I’ve become a fan of Huntley Fitzpatrick.

I think I’ve read all of her books now (and hope a new one is coming out soon!).

I just finished What I Thought Was True, and I invite you all to read it!

Sometimes, with YA, I feel ...


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