Search Results: "Donovan Jon Fandre"


BOOK REVIEW

REAL FOOD MICROWAVE by Donovan Jon Fandre
NON-FICTION
Released: March 22, 1992

"Like the instant ingredients, they might be in tune with the microwave mentality but won't convert lovers of real food."
It's not clear what TV microwave-chef Fandre means by ``real food'' or what he would call ``unreal food.'' These recipes make free use of prepared ingredients: mixes, packaged stuffing, bottled sauce and dressing, canned and frozen vegetables, even prebaked pizza crusts to finish off in a regular (not microwave) oven. Read full book review >

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JON FIXX by Jason Squire Fluck
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 15, 2014

"An exciting, comical page-turner about the gritty underbelly of love."
Fluck follows the adventures of a romance writer for hire in his debut novel. Read full book review >

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LOVING DONOVAN by Bernice L. McFadden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Sordid and incoherent, from a talented writer who's done much better. (Warning: fairly graphic descriptions of adult-child sex.)"
A slice of life and lots of sex, in a fourth from McFadden (This Bitter Earth, 2002, etc.). Read full book review >

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DONOVAN & SON by Michael Jahn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 17, 2008

"As usual in this series (Murder in Coney Island, 2003, etc.), there's less mystery than personal history, with Jahn's customary loving attention to New York City."
Retired from the NYPD, Bill Donovan is back after a five-year hiatus, looking for happiness and the man he hopes can cure his son. Read full book review >

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THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF DONOVAN by Donovan Leitch
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2005

"Romances, odysseys, tax evasion, drug busts, true love—it's all here, although a bit more tiresome and credit-demanding than one might expect from the original Mellow Yellow."
The rise, reign and early retirement of 1960s British pop superstar Donovan. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Jon Hersey - Industrial Spy by Leo N. Ardo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 8, 2012

"A thrilling, adventurous novel that will appeal especially to readers interested in business recon."
Debut novelist Ardo offers a unique, concise novella about a young widower who finds redemption through politically motivated corporate espionage. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 8, 2008

"The combination of high-energy artwork and exuberant characters are sure to make the Trucktown series a necessary purchase for every garage library. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The irrepressible Scieszka has set his sites on entertaining a younger crowd and getting them (boys especially) hooked on the joys of reading. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 8, 2011

"A wholly satisfying biography of the man whose vision continues to guide American intelligence operations—both the daring and unconventional thinking and the delusions."
An exhaustive but never dull account of the founder of America's original intelligence agency, the Office of Strategic Services (OSS). Read full book review >

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JON, FLORA, AND THE ODD-EYED CAT by Stella Pevsner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 1994

"Pure enchantment. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Pevsner (The Night the Whole Class Slept Over, 1991, etc.) delivers a magical story about the friendship between a 14-year-old boy recovering from rheumatic fever and an 11- year-old girl hiding out from her father. Read full book review >

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JON FOX AND THE MONSTER OF THE POND by Carson Steil
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 9, 2011

"The author and software designer show glimmers of creativity, but their learning curves are clearly still on the upswing. (iPad storybook app. 5-7)"
Another app not ready for prime time, featuring a perfunctory story tricked out in a sparse assortment of crudely designed animations and touch-activated effects. Read full book review >

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AHGOTTAHANDLEONIT by Donovan Mixon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"An existential examination of the cycle of violence. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
No, Tim definitely doesn't have a handle on it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FERAL CITIES by Tristan Donovan
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2015

"A clear demonstration that the world's cities are full of nonhuman life, best read in small doses, say a chapter at a time on one's daily commute to and from the city."
Exploration of the creatures that share our urban centers, including giant house-eating snails in Miami, leopards in Mumbai, wild pigs in Berlin and red foxes in London. Read full book review >