Search Results: "Felix Gilman"


BOOK REVIEW

THUNDERER by Felix Gilman
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 26, 2007

"Slow to start, and increasingly amorphous toward the end, but memorably imaginative, with intriguing characters and flashes of genuine originality: impressive and highly promising."
Gilman debuts with a sprawling Victorian-style fantasy. Read full book review >

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THE REVOLUTIONS by Felix Gilman
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2014

"Odd, unsettling, inconclusive."
Magicians with murky motives clash in Gilman's (The Rise of Ransom City, 2012, etc.) peculiar spiritualist fantasy, which incorporates a healthy dash of Edgar Rice Burroughs and perhaps a hint of Lovecraft. Read full book review >

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GEARS OF THE CITY by Felix Gilman
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 6, 2009

"Spectacular existential meltdown; what's missing is direction and urgency."
Sequel to Thunderer (2008), Gilman's sprawling, impressive fantasy debut. Read full book review >

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THE RISE OF RANSOM CITY by Felix Gilman
Released: Nov. 27, 2012

"Thought-provoking, but lacking rigor in the construction."
Sequel to The Half-Made World (2010), a sort of magic/steampunk Wild West yarn wherein two powers struggle for dominance: One, the Line, builds heavy industry while enslaving the population, while the Gun cultivates terror, violence and robbery. Read full book review >

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APPLES AND ROBINS by Lucie Felix
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2016

"This very simple seasonal turn invites viewers to look afresh at shapes and colors and changes. (Picture book. 3-5)"
In this cozy import, inventively placed cutouts on alternate pages turn geometric abstractions into apples, birds, a birdhouse, and other outdoorsy sights. Read full book review >

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THE RUMOR by Monique Felix
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 15, 2011

"Ironically enough, this particular Rumor doesn't seem likely to inspire much repetition. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A group of animal friends misinterprets a small piece of information, resulting in outsized fears and creating a one-joke tale that rolls quickly along to a happy ending. Read full book review >

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BOY 30529 by Felix Weinberg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 9, 2013

"Minor, perhaps, but a revelation all the same, told with both candor and odd innocence."
An unusually good-natured memoir about life in the Nazi camps and the travails of being a postwar refugee. Read full book review >

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DICK FRANCIS'S GAMBLE by Felix Francis
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2011

"If all this sounds familiar, Francis fans can be assured that, like Nick's climactic mount, they're in reassuringly expert hands."
Nonpareil jockey/suspense writer Dick Francis's son Felix, who coauthored his late father's last four novels (Crossfire, 2010, etc.), turns in a solo performance fully worthy of the family name. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 20, 2001

"Nonbelievers won't budge—and intrigued readers are better off requesting a transcript of the 20/20 feature that inspired Felix to write this bland and credulous account."
A maudlin exploration of the paranormal events that surround Audrey Santo, a comatose 16-year-old from Worcester, Massachusetts, whom many consider to be a saint. Read full book review >

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DEALINGS by Felix Rohatyn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 2, 2010

"Revealing memoir from a significant 20th-century business leader."
The banker who famously helped to save New York City from bankruptcy recalls his career as a leading Wall Street dealmaker. Read full book review >

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MONEY by Felix Martin
NON-FICTION
Released: March 4, 2014

"Refreshingly free of jargon and long on ideas—including the thought that if it's money that got us into our current mess, it's money that can get us out of it."
What is money? If you think you know the answer, then you may not have thought hard enough about it, a problem that kings and commoners alike have shared throughout history. Read full book review >