Search Results: "David Weber"


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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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 >

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BY HERESIES DISTRESSED by David Weber
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 2009

"Initiates will be more than satisfied by this ambitious fantasy variant on the timeworn tale of a monolithic world institution challenged by reformers."
Weber (At All Costs, 2007, etc.) delivers the third installment in his ongoing Safehold saga. Read full book review >

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CHANGER OF WORLDS by David Weber
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 2001

"Another triumph for creative packaging: your move."
Four more long stories "in honor of" the genetically engineered warrior whiz Honor Harrington, who toils to keep the right-on Alliance free from the clutches of the evil-empire People's Republic, or Peeps (Worlds of Honor, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >

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WORLDS OF HONOR by David Weber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Given that, Honor Harrington fans know exactly what to expect; still,you can't help but wonder at what juncture creative packaging becomes outright deception."
More military/political science fiction, this time "in honor of" the genetically engineered warrior whiz Honor Harrington, whose tireless efforts on behalf of the good-guy Alliance help keep at bay the evil-empire People's Republic, or Peeps (Echoes of Honor, p. 1076, etc.). Read full book review >

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ECHOES OF HONOR by David Weber
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Business as usual in the far-future military-political spaceways."
67187892.198 Weber, David ECHOES OF HONOR Addition to Weber's series about the genetically engineered space-warrior whiz Honor Harrington (In Enemy Hands, 1997, and numerous paperbacks), who serves the good-guy Alliance in its struggle against the evil-empire Peeps. Read full book review >

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THE WAR GOD'S OWN by David Weber
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 1998

"Long on chat and backdrop detail, short on action and plot, padded with idiotic badinage—not to mention the lead character's embarrassing stage-Irish accent: numbing and wearisome."
First hardcover appearance for this sword and sorcery series (Oath of Swords) by Weber (In Enemy Hands, 1997). Read full book review >

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LIKE A MIGHTY ARMY by David Weber
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"If you're not already addicted to this series, don't start here."
Another doorstopper in a doorstopper series, the seventh of Weber's popular slow-burn Safehold yarns (Midst Toil and Tribulation, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE APOCALYPSE TROLL by David Weber
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"Perhaps its teenaged target audience won't care about Weber's wretched attempts to compose female characters."
New science fiction shoot-'em-up from the author of Echoes of Honor (p. 1076), etc. By the 25th century, humanity is finally winning its long war with the xenophobic Kangas. Read full book review >

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DAVID BOWIE by Dylan Jones
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A dishy but overstuffed and overly praiseful portrait."
A sweeping, gossipy biography of the chameleonic pop star in the form of an oral history, with input from dozens of collaborators, lovers, and admirers. Read full book review >