Search Results: "Ervin Sims"


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END OF THE AGE: THE HISTORIAN by Ervin Sims
Released: Oct. 18, 2012

"A futuristic novel with insufficient worldbuilding."
A man who lives in a future peaceful world ruled by a religious government finds himself questioning his circumstances in Sims's second book of a planned trilogy. Read full book review >

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SWIMMING NAKED by Stacy Sims
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 29, 2004

"A standard belated-coming-of-ager, but nicely worked out and genuinely affecting—even if too long and sometimes plodding."
Cincinnati columnist Sims debuts with the ordeal of a young woman who returns to her childhood home to put her family ghosts to rest. Read full book review >

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THE EXTRA by Elizabeth Sims
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 23, 2009

"Rita's sophomore outing leaves her playing second fiddle to Sims's more appealing sleuth, Lillian Byrd (Easy Street, 2005, etc.)."
Her work as a movie extra pays Rita Farmer's law-school tuition and almost gets her killed. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 7, 2011

"Packed with the same kind of sensory detail its subject reveled in, this account is an honorable addition to the literature of letters."
An affectionate biography examines the birth of an American classic. Read full book review >

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ARTHUR AND SHERLOCK by Michael Sims
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"Even the most learned of Baker Street Irregulars will enjoy Sims' look at the making of Sherlock Holmes."
Those were the footprints of a gigantic…forensic scientist! Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Great fun."
A lighthearted exploration of the human body, drawing on myth, religion, art, pop culture, history, biology, and any other -ology that suits the purpose here: to delight, astound, and inform. Read full book review >

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DAMN STRAIGHT by Elizabeth Sims
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2003

"Though the plot's a tad thin, the Dinah and sports celebrities are well-handled, and there's much charm and deprecating humor in Lillian's instructions to Truby."
When Lillian Byrd's best friend Truby decides to give up on men, she insists Lillian (Holy Hell, not reviewed) coach her in the protocol of lesbian courtship. Read full book review >

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FRANKENSTEIN DREAMS by Michael Sims
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Although the science in these stories is dated, the thematic profundity and historical context make this anthology a thought-provoking and undeniably entertaining read."
The latest anthology of Victorian genre fiction from Sims (Arthur and Sherlock, 2017, etc.) focuses on historically significant science fiction and includes tales from Mary Shelley, Edgar Allan Poe, H.G. Wells, Jules Verne, and Arthur Conan Doyle. Read full book review >

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BURNING DOWN GEORGE ORWELL'S HOUSE by Andrew Ervin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 2015

"A dramatic, thoughtful, and at times comic revisiting of (and attempt to escape from) Orwell's world."
Advertising, single-malt whisky, and a remote Scottish island feature prominently in this novel about a man paying homage to his love for Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four.Read full book review >

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THE STRING OF LIFE by Ervin Y. Kedar
Released: April 1, 2008

"An intimate portrayal of war that, at times, devolves into sentimentality."
A young Jewish man joins an underground military organization in the aftermath of World War II and fights to save his people. Read full book review >

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THE ACTRESS by Elizabeth Sims
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 3, 2008

"In her first departure from her Lillian Byrd series (Easy Street, 2005, etc.), Sims crafts a page-turner from stem to stern."
A penniless actress hired to coach a woman on trial for killing her child finds even more mystery behind the case. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 2008

"Fascinating and informative, but ultimately dizzying."
An octogenarian and “human ecology” expert condenses his trilogy of better-living guide books into one powerhouse volume. Read full book review >