Search Results: "Frank J. Edwards"


BOOK REVIEW

FINAL MERCY by Frank J. Edwards
Released: Sept. 30, 2010

"A nimbly crafted suspense certain to earn Edwards an appreciative fan base."
In this atmospheric medical thriller, the new head of a remote medical center kills those who get in his way. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Knute Rockne Kid by Frank J. Bruno
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 2015

"A pleasant trip to an earlier era that shows how simpler times were still complex."
Bruno's (Think Yourself Thin: How Psychology Can Help You Lose Weight, 2015, etc.) latest novel is an engaging coming-of-age story about a California teen bordering on adulthood just after World War II.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SCIEN-TRICKERY by J. Patrick Lewis
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2004

Lewis follows up Arithme-tickle (2002) with a more broadly themed collection of rhymed riddles, encompassing topics as diverse as astronomy, electricity, maps, and the Zero. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PHYSICS OF IMMORTALITY by Frank J. Tipler
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 5, 1994

"Tipler is wrestling with issues of enormous importance, but in the end his answers seem highly idiosyncratic and unlikely either to convert the skeptics or to satisfy the religious. (20 line drawings) (Quality Paperback Book Club selection; author tour)"
A scientific argument that foresees the evolution of computer intelligence into an equivalent of God is likely to be greeted with skepticism by the majority of readers, and those who wade through this densely argued text are likely to emerge more puzzled than enlightened. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 13, 1992

"The evenhanded text includes an abundance of tabular material—not seen."
A rigorously revisionist, if somewhat detached, view of the supporting role money has played in American political campaigns since Watergate-instigated modification of the electoral regulatory regime. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Wait 'Til Tomorrow by Frank J. Kopet
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2009

"While this book could be more concise, the protagonist's story of rebuilding his life in the South remains appealing."
A New York office worker's chance encounter with a mysterious woman on a train upends his life in this debut novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Like a good newspaperman, Prial deploys his nose for the story before taking in the bouquet."
Unlike Rod Phillips (see above), New York Times wine critic Prial can be both stiff and fawning, but he brings to his reporting two invaluable qualities: he's been on the beat for 30 years, and he keeps an eye skinned for the beat less beaten. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"This is also an excellent choice for younger gifted children, who will enjoy the challenge of math problems with a humorous twist. (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
Math story problems aren't always boring exercises about dividing up a bowl of apples or trains traveling between cities. Read full book review >