Search Results: "David Magee"


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Closure by David Magee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 21, 2015

"A slow boil that expertly paints a private detective and the war-torn land where he resides."
In Magee's debut thriller, a British military operative turned private investigator gets caught in a crossfire when a missing person case takes him deep into the Republican heartland of north Belfast. Read full book review >

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Released: April 1, 2007

"An entertaining and enjoyable journey with a most agreeable tour guide."
From Chattanooga Times Free Press columnist Magee, an amusing and illuminating series of essays about the New South that read like conversations with a friend. Read full book review >

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President Blog by Doug Magee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 24, 2016

"A political satire about an unconventional candidate that both thrills and edifies."
An anonymous blogger suddenly becomes a serious contender for the American presidency in this satire. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Magee is best at presenting the ideas of these, his favorites, but he could have done so in a much shorter book and without the melodramatic portrayals of his own intellectual suffering."
A British popularizer of philosophy, Magee (coauthor, On Blindness, 1995, etc.), writes an overblown account of his lifelong interest in philosophical ideas. Read full book review >

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NEVER WAVE GOODBYE by Doug Magee
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2010

"Magee's got the writing chops, and he knows how to weave a good story, but this premiere effort could have benefited from a little less improvisation and a little more research into police procedure."
Magee, a multimedia professional (photojournalist, screenwriter, producer), pens a debut novel that combines literary and suspense writing in a mostly successful story concerning marriage, doubt and a high-profile kidnapping. Read full book review >

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THE UNDERTAKING by Audrey Magee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Magee's bare, brutal story is not new, but it is told with a sharply focused simplicity that both exposes and condemns through its understatement."
People on the wrong side of history are given humane consideration in an Irish debut, shortlisted for the Bailey's Prize, which follows a young German couple married during World War II. Read full book review >

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THE TRISTAN CHORD by Bryan Magee
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 7, 2001

"Clearly aware that intellectual influences are only one stream flowing into great operas, Magee doesn't overstate the significance of such currents, yet his mellow, lucid interpretation of how they informed and nourished Wagner's libretti is highly persuasive."
A sound and highly readable exploration of the composer's philosophical milieu. Read full book review >

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TOPSY TURVY OCEAN by Wes Magee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 2, 2017

"Droll invitations to craft silly verse, though somewhat constrained in creative scope as the examplars are all written on the same template. (Picture book/poetry. 6-8)"
A set of unabashedly surreal marine mix-ups designed to inspire young rhymesters. Read full book review >

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ON BLINDNESS by Bryan Magee
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Milligan and Magee's tangling with philosophic theories of knowledge detracts from their intelligent, unfortunately truncated dialogue of the experience of sightlessness."
Two philosophers, one blind since just after birth, exchange views more over their philosophic differences than their perceptual ones. Read full book review >