Search Results: "David Millar"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 26, 2012

"Will appeal to cycling enthusiasts and readers who seek an honest explanation of the scandals sullying the sport."
Engagingly straightforward recollections of a champion athlete who succumbed to the dark side of illegal performance enhancement. Read full book review >

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STEALING THUNDER by Peter Millar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1999

"A solid piece of work, less suspenseful than absorbing and intelligent."
British newcomer Millar turns in an alternative history of the Cold War. Read full book review >

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THE ANXIETY OF KALIX THE WEREWOLF by Martin Millar
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"Fans of Millar's work, who are legion, won't object, but newcomers may want to take in their werewolvery by other means."
Life is tough. It's tougher when you're a werewolf, or so this lumbering yarn, the third installment in Millar's (Curse of the Wolf Girl, 2010, etc.) Kalix Werewolf series, assures us. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1995

"Reading this book may produce the following symptoms: heavy eyelids and uncontrollable yawns."
A tedious day-by-day, blow-by-blow account of a young pediatric nurse's year-long bout with a debilitating illness whose array of symptoms baffles medical specialists. Read full book review >

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LUX THE POET by Martin Millar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2009

"A welcome supplement from an underrated artist."
A drug-addled poet undertakes an epic journey during the 1981 Brixton riots. Read full book review >

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BLEAK MIDWINTER by Peter Millar
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"Still, a solid enough read with an informed perspective on the plague that will satisfy readers but probably not thrill them."
The Black Death rears its ugly head in staid, modern-day Oxford. Read full book review >

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WEDNESDAY’S CHILD by Eloise Millar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"Grimly monochromatic, the intended impact is muffled by an emotionally immature narrator and a stereotypical batch of dysfunctions."
Millar's debut views a working-class family plagued by domestic violence through the gray-tinted glasses of a child who knows no other kind of life. Read full book review >

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THE REDEMPTION FACTORY by Sam Millar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2006

"Heavily delineated genre fiction cross-cut with psychological parable and some regional punch, but too devoted to viscera and effluvia."
A Northern Irish writer stirs savagery, romance and family mystery into a pool of blood and guts. Read full book review >

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LIAM NEESON by Ingrid Millar
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

"But then it's right back to leering and smarminess and rocketing about the vapidosphere. (8 pages b&w photos)"
A shallow, ceaselessly breathy magazine puff piece posing as a biography. Read full book review >

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ACCIDENTS HAPPEN by Louise Millar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 25, 2013

"A promising premise disintegrates into a rather unbelievable story about halfway through the book."
Millar's sophomore effort derives its impetus from the idea that, for some people, bad luck is inevitable. Read full book review >

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CITY OF STRANGERS by Louise Millar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"The story falls victim to Millar's florid, overwrought prose and an unbearably silly subplot."
A photographer finds a dead man in her kitchen and sets out to identify him. Read full book review >