Search Results: "Erik Sams"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 27, 2012

"A terrific resource for March Madness fun."
A joyous outpouring of numbers aimed to soothe the jangled nerves of those caught up in the great, late-winter college basketball tournament. Read full book review >

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A PAIR OF RED SNEAKERS by Lisa Lawston
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Readers will never look at their footwear in quite the same way. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A distinctly Seussian flavor pervades this rollicking rhymed-prose debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 18, 2015

"Readers looking for a swift adventure, full of salty cops and murky agents, will enjoy this latest contribution to the thriller genre."
Debut author Mackenzie offers a crime thriller centered on the unlikely pairing of a hard-nosed New York City cop and a beautiful Saudi Arabian princess. Read full book review >

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NOTHING SHORT OF DYING by Erik Storey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 16, 2016

"Storey's first novel moves along well enough, but the way he strings together violent action scenes has a paint-by-numbers quality."
Newly sprung from three years in a Juárez prison, school-of-hard-knocks product Clyde Barr answers an SOS call from his sister Jen, who is being held in the Colorado mountains by a big-time drug supplier. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Gripping drama, captured with a reporter's nose for a good story and a novelist's flair for telling it. (6 b&w photos, 1 map, not seen)"
A vivid account of the tragedies and triumphs of the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago and the concurrent depravities of America's first serial killer. Read full book review >

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THE CITY by Erik Hinrichsen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2016

"An oracular, sometimes-poetic, always-lugubrious meditation on the spiritual cesspool that is the universe."
A fictive jeremiad scabrously bewails the utter depravity of urban society and the human soul. Read full book review >

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POLAR OPPOSITES by Erik Brooks
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"While the anthropomorphized pair has nothing in common with their real counterparts apart from location, the light story makes this a refreshing change from traditional opposite books. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Penpals Alex Polar Bear and Zina Penguin are polar opposites, living on opposite sides of the world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 14, 1998

"Instead, here's a challenging mishmash."
This look at heterodox approaches to postmodern technology veers all over the map, leaving little room for informed comments on pertinent subtopics. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEAD WAKE by Erik Larson
NON-FICTION
Released: March 10, 2015

"An intriguing, entirely engrossing investigation into a legendary disaster. Compared to Greg King and Penny Wilson's Lusitania (2014), also publishing to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the sinking, Larson's is the superior account."
Larson (In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin, 2011, etc.) once again demonstrates his expert researching skills and writing abilities, this time shedding light on nagging questions about the sinking of the Lusitania on May 7, 1915.Read full book review >

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SPICE TRADE by Erik Mauritzson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 31, 2017

"Snappy but routine work from an author who has yet to establish his distinctive voice amid the crowded field of the Scandinavian procedural."
Having vanquished a killer with a taste for human flesh (Grendel's Game, 2015), Chief Superintendent Walther Ekman, of the Weltenborg police, takes on a human-trafficking ring with international roots. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 27, 1992

"Personal, indignant, clever: Larson offers strong ammunition against an enemy so insidious that most people don't even know it's there."
Here, former Wall Street Journal reporter Larson, incensed and victimized, exposes the network of consumer espionage that places ordinary citizens at risk of losing their constitutional right to privacy by merely purchasing something—even this book—or by refusing to purchase what researchers, from their lists and profiles, believe they should. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 9, 1994

"An urgent and, after the Long Island Railroad massacre, sadly timely wake-up call to stop America's 'new tyranny' of gun violence."
A frightening tour through America's gun culture by way of a single weapon — a semiautomatic hailed by its manufacturer as "the gun that made the '80s roar," and a single criminal — a troubled Virginia teenager who used the gun in a terrifying rampage. Read full book review >