Search Results: "David M. Ewalt"


BOOK REVIEW

OF DICE AND MEN by David M. Ewalt
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 20, 2013

"A serviceable history of Dungeons & Dragons coupled with an insightful look at the game's allure."
A child of the polyhedral dice returns to the fantasy game of his youth in a reverential history of the innovative pastime that has launched billions of role-playing adventures. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 28, 1999

"Nonetheless, an important study that should rest on the shelf next to last summer's brilliant, and more readable, Stalingrad by Antony Beevor. (photos, maps, not seen) (History Book Club Main selection)"
A meticulous, scholarly study of one of the great land battles of WWII, from from the founder of the US Army's Foreign Military Studies Office and editor of the Journal of Slavic Military Studies. Read full book review >

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RERUNS by David M. Hunter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 12, 2013

"A dark, laugh-track-ready take on deceptively light fare."
Spanning from one Emmy season to the next, Hunter's slim black comedy follows the production cycle of a farcical take on television history from the perspectives of three key players. Read full book review >

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ANGELS IN HEAVEN by David M. Pierce
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"Wispy plotting, but the offbeat humor, nutty characters, and (mostly haplesnEWSLUGsPSV. Daniel may find you hunting up the trio of previous Vic paperbacks."
An amusing hardcover introduction to six-foot-seven San Fernando Valley p.i. Read full book review >

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SELF-PORTRAIT WITH TURTLES by David M. Carroll
NON-FICTION
Released: March 11, 2004

"A pitch-perfect memoir, skirting sentimentality as it embraces sentiment, getting at nature's marvel and its endless transfigurations. (40 b&w line drawings and halftones by the author)"
Naturalist/writer Carroll (Swampwalker's Journal, 1999, etc.) reveals all the touchstones that turned him from a Turtle Boy to a Turtle Man. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"A valuable text—not just for the solution, but also for the refreshing philosophy behind it."
An unlikely criminal-justice pioneer revisits his innovative, immensely successful crusade against youth homicide in America's worst neighborhoods. Read full book review >

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THE ANGEL TAPES by David M. Kiely
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 10, 1997

"Unrelentingly raw language and graphic sex scenes may be off-putting to some, but, still, most readers will stick with this hard-bitten, tumultuous story to the finish."
The Dublin police are shocked and mystified when a bomb explodes under a busy city street, killing six and injuring many othersthis, just days before the state visit of the US President. Read full book review >

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SEE THE THREAD DROP by David M Schuster
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY

"An intriguing premise with vivid melding of science and myth."
In this science-fiction novel, a group of rebels defies the Guild, a monopoly that controls nanotechnology-based health care. Read full book review >

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EXTINCTION: BAD GENES OR BAD LUCK? by David M. Raup
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 9, 1991

"While the book is important for what it has to say about life on earth, it is also a marvelous exposition of think and double-think in science."
A remarkably candid book on what we know and (mostly) what we don't know about evolution and extinction. Read full book review >