Search Results: "Eoin McNamee"


BOOK REVIEW

THE NAVIGATOR by Eoin McNamee
ADVENTURE
Released: Jan. 9, 2007

"Readers will want the few loose threads left at the end of this rip-roaring read to be resolved in the promised sequel. (Fantasy. 10-13)"
When Owen meets a short, uniformed stranger, his peaceful, isolated life in a rural town changes into something else altogether. Read full book review >

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THE LAST OF DEEDS and LOVE IN HISTORY by Eoin McNamee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 18, 1996

"Taut, tough situations, rendered with an unblinking eye- -stories that offer further proof of a formidable, durable talent."
Hot on the heels of the author's highly praised debut novel, Resurrection Man (1995), come two novellas, both conjuring up images of doomed love and quick, ugly death in Northern Ireland via McNamee's distinctive style of poetry and grit. Read full book review >

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THE GHOST ROADS by Eoin McNamee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2012

"Surprises, plot twists and shocking revelations characterize this book and deliver the proper ending for a splendid trilogy. (Fantasy. 11-15)"
This finale to the Ring of Five trilogy demonstrates the skills that make its author so successful in creating fantasy and thriller stories. It is a (very suspenseful) delight to read. Read full book review >

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THE RING OF FIVE by Eoin McNamee
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 11, 2010

"Give this to fans of Eoin Colfer's Artemis Fowl series and Catherine Jinks's Evil Genius books. (Fantasy. 11-15)"
Abducted on his way to a new school and brought to a world under our Earth, Danny Caulfield joins the student body at the Wilson School for Spies and discovers he is the long sought "Fifth" on a team of baddies determined to take over the Upper World. Read full book review >

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RESURRECTION MAN by Eoin McNamee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 18, 1995

"An eerie, memorable debut."
With bite and brilliance, rising Irish star McNamee burrows deep, to the brutal core of sectarian violence in Belfast, where a young psychokiller is sanctioned for his efforts to raise urban terror to new heights: a chilling, first-rate debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FROST CHILD by Eoin McNamee
ADVENTURE
Released: June 9, 2009

"Here's hoping for another threat to the universe! (Fantasy. 10-14)"
In this final volume of the Navigator Trilogy, the Harsh have returned after a very short interval, determined to reverse time permanently and eliminate life from the universe. Read full book review >

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CITY OF TIME by Eoin McNamee
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 24, 2008

"Another walloping good read from a master of the trade. (Fantasy. 10-13)"
Strange occurrences alert the two main characters from The Navigator (2007) that their enemies, the Harsh, are active and messing with time. Read full book review >

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THE RELUCTANT ASSASSIN by Eoin Colfer
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 7, 2013

"A ghoulish thriller: melodramatic and tongue-in-cheek, sometimes both at once. (Science fiction. 11-14)"
Colfer opens a new series that promises to be every bit as brisk and violent as Artemis Fowl—this one featuring travelers using steampunk-style time machines for (usually) evil purposes. Read full book review >

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HALF MOON INVESTIGATIONS by Eoin Colfer
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2006

"A sub-theme of 'information is power' is cleverly embedded in the fast-paced romp, while the ending leaves a trail for future investigations. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Combine Sam Spade's manner, Encyclopedia Brown's curiosity and Columbo's deductive tenacity—that's Fletcher Moon, kid crime-solver. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

Those who love dogs, relish humor, and understand not fitting in will adore McNamee's (Hate You, 1999) novel about fourth graders Keath (a.k.a. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2000

"Experiences such as these rambles, investigations, and broodings are what make up a life, estimable and visited by a curiosity that keeps it fresh and in wonder."
Elegantly distilled experiences in wild places—mostly desert, though Rome figures here, as does Kamchatka and the Burren and other places—that have moved McNamee's soul. Read full book review >

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HATE YOU by Graham McNamee
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 1999

"Some of the plotlines remain sketchy, but Alice is a terrific character, one whom readers will follow willingly through moments light and dark. (Fiction. 12-15)"
In this bitterly funny debut, a teenager turns the "Frankenstein voice" that is the legacy of her father's brutality from a liability into an asset. Read full book review >