Search Results: "Electric Type"


BOOK REVIEW

THE JUNGLE BOOK by Rudyard Kipling
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 26, 2011

"The story is divided into seven chapters, suitable for short dips or to read all in one rainy afternoon. (iPad storybook app. 4-10)"
Set to Buchanan's lush, luminous illustrations, this adaptation of the adventures of Mowgli introduces the classic to a new generation. Read full book review >

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AGAINST TYPE by Gary Fishgall
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Despite its good intentions, this isn't it."
Fishgall, an actor and director who has written for show-biz trade papers, makes his hardcover debut with a biography of one of the greatest of postWW II movie stars. Read full book review >

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BLOOD TYPE by Stephen Greenleaf
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 18, 1992

When drinking buddy Tom Crandall is found in an abandoned Tenderloin terminal dead of an injection of epinephrine, S.F. shamus John Marshall Tanner (Book Case, etc.) rejects the police theory of suicide, suspecting instead an importunate romantic rival: Richard Sands, the ultrarich businessman pursuing Tom's wife Clarissa. Read full book review >

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UNCOMMON TYPE by Tom Hanks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"While these stories have the all-American sweetness, humor, and heart we associate with his screen roles, Hanks writes like a writer, not a movie star."
Seventeen wide-ranging and whimsical stories—with a typewriter tucked into each one. Read full book review >

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HERO-TYPE by Barry Lyga
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 22, 2008

"The message, though important, is more than clear; readers will really have to love the characters to see it through to the end. (Fiction. YA)"
Kevin Ross, aka Kross, receives a key to the small town of Brookdale and a free car from the mayor for heroically rescuing his schoolmate (and crush) from the hands of a murderer. Read full book review >

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COLD TYPE by Harvey Araton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 22, 2014

"A novel with a strong whiff of the New York Daily News strike of 1990-1991—and with ominous foreshadowings of what the protagonist describes as 'this internet thing everybody's talking about.''"
A story about a newspaper, a family, a strike, and social and economic change—sketched against the backdrop of New York in the 1990s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ELECTRIC LIGHT by Seamus Heaney
Released: April 1, 2001

"In this vein, Heaney has few equals; he burnishes memory to a fine tawny glow, not sentimentalizing but not shying away from feeling, the potential for bathos held in check by his great formal skills."
Nobel Laureate Heaney (Beowulf, 2000, etc.) has called words tools for digging, and his language usually has the tactility of a good toolkit. Read full book review >

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BODIES ELECTRIC by Colin Harrison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1993

"Walt Whitman haunts the story throughout and to great effect. (First printing of 60,000)"
Harrison (Break and Enter, 1990) returns with the story of a 35-year-old widower who takes in a fleeing wife and her four-year- old daughter—at the same time that he's fighting for survival at the top of a communications conglomerate. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WESTERN ELECTRIC by Don Zancanella
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 11, 1996

"An earnest debut—Zancanella could develop into a regional writer of interest."
Selected by Oscar Hijuelos, this 1996 winner of the John Simmons Short Fiction Award brings together eight stories set in the West, predominantly in Wyoming. Read full book review >

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THE DANGEROUS TYPE by Loren Rhoads
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 7, 2015

"Due to flimsy worldbuilding and an incessant focus on the relationship status of the characters, the novel reads like fan fiction based on a better space opera that isn't available in this universe."
In this science-fiction novel by Rhoads (co-author: As Above, So Below, 2014), one woman seeks revenge against her tormentor.Read full book review >

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NOT THE KILLING TYPE by Lorna Barrett
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 2, 2013

"Barrett continues her winning ways with another mystery chock full of interesting suspects and a surprising denouement."
A New Hampshire mystery bookstore owner uses all the knowledge she has gained from reading her wares to help solve a murder. Read full book review >

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ELECTRIC CITY by Elizabeth Rosner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Rosner offers a gentle meditation on love and loss: 'Rivers, oceans, the passing of molecules back and forth, darkness into brilliance and then gone.'"
Rosner (Blue Nude, 2006, etc.) draws on the immigrant experience of Charles Porteus Steinmetz, the Wizard of Schenectady, as the background to a coming-of-age novel.Read full book review >