Search Results: "Flannery O'Connor"


BOOK REVIEW

ACHILLES' HEEL by Sean Flannery
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 31, 1998

"David Hagberg) has any luck, his hero could rise to the top as a Bond clone."
More suave than Bond and just as death-proof, brainy, and with a touch more brawn, Bill Lane of the National Security Agency (Kilo Option, 1996, etc.) once more takes on ex-KGB assassin Valeri Yernin ("the Surgeon"), who's less dead than was once thought. Read full book review >

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WINNER TAKE ALL by Sean Flannery
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 1994

"Fine absorbing fare for devotees of what-if brinksmanship."
Flannery (Counterstrike, Eagles Fly, The Zebra Network), who also writes as David Hagberg (The Capsule, Desert Fire, Twister), here offers a multifront techno-thriller that turns on the power vacuums created by the Soviet Union's breakup. Read full book review >

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A GOOD MAN IS HARD TO FIND AND OTHER STORIES by Flannery O'Connor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 3, 1995

"Harper's Bazaar, and the New Yorker, and will cater to eclectic tastes."
This collection of short stories by the southerner whose first novel Wise Blood appeared in 1952 is more likely to attract readers who want to follow Miss O'Connor's writing progress rather than those who favor fiction in this form. Read full book review >

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EVERYTHING THAT RISES MUST CONVERGE by Flannery O'Connor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 25, 1965

"These are 'Southern' stories since they reflect views of a unique social structure, race relations, the Southern 'mystique,' but the submerged comment, intuition of character, bits of rich humor proceed naturally from a vision sharp and whole."
These short stories by the late young Southerner evidence Miss O'Connor's brilliance of style and intensity of statement as to the dilemma of man. Read full book review >

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IN CODE by Sarah Flannery
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2001

"A charming story, well worth slogging through the heavy loads of math."
A young Irishwoman's account of the mathematical studies that made her Young Scientist of the Year. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2001

"Natural history par excellence."
A sweeping natural history of North America from its birth as a self-contained continent in the Cretaceous era to its current precarious status as an ecological superpower. Read full book review >

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MYSTERY AND MANNERS by Flannery O'Connor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 12, 1969

"This posthumous collection should not be confined to the author's enduring admirers—these are affirmations and illuminations of the innate creative experience—a special state of grace which a few writers, like Miss O'Connor, achieved."
Flannery O'Connor's "Occasional Prose," here selected and edited by Sally and Robert Fitzgerald, includes a number of essays and lectures which are not only crucial in understanding her particular creative venue and vision but obligatory in understanding the the quintessential aspects of the novel or the short story. Read full book review >

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MOVING TARGETS by Sean Flannery
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 1992

"Quite good."
Flannery (The Kremlin Conspiracy, Eagles Fly), who also writes as David Hagberg (Twister, The Capsule), bravely essays an elaborately complicated spy story in the disarray of the former Soviet states in the near, terribly confused future. Read full book review >

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THE HABIT OF BEING by Flannery O'Connor
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 16, 1979

"Remarkable and inspiring."
Flannery O'Connor's best fiction seemed almost pre-grooved, as though she merely poured ink—and vividness—into grooves of mysterious life that were already whitely there. Read full book review >

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THE ZEBRA NETWORK by Scan Flannery
Released: March 17, 1989

An American spy, captured, tortured, and then surprisingly released by the Soviets, becomes a fugitive from Americans who believe he has been turned—and from some bad eggs who know he has not. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 5, 2011

"A lyrical, informed investigation into the human as ecological agent, and a provocation to act responsibly."
Flannery (Environmental Sustainability/Macquarie Univ.; Chasing Kangaroos, 2008, etc.) scrutinizes humankind's relationship to Earth and manages to find optimism at this critical, crossroads moment. Read full book review >

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HERE ON EARTH by Tim Flannery
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: April 14, 2011

"However, once it's up and running, it's an engaging, irresistible work of multimedia pop science."
Of melting ice caps, famines and inadvertent terraforming: Australian scientist Flannery charts the effects of the "human superorganism" on Earth at a critical juncture. Read full book review >