Search Results: "Frederick L. Malphurs"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 19, 2012

"An intricate, action-filled, spy novel that moves at breakneck speed."
The names and the locales have changed, but the intelligence game remains the same in Malphurs' over-the-top techno-thriller. Read full book review >

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MEXIA by Frederick Malphurs
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 2, 2009

"Excellent characterization and a slice-of-life Texas setting help the reader ignore the novel's flaws."
Malphurs' (Meanie Mouse Versus the Orlando Operators, 2009, etc.) newest offering is a fictional memoir, firmly grounded in historical fact. Read full book review >

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MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 13, 2009

"A convoluted narrative desperately in need of an editor's eye and at least a modicum of logic and emotional truth."
This mystery novel springboards from interspecies gene-mixing to murder, terrorism, dirty politics and the Disneyfication of Orlando, Fla. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"An intriguing look at fellow beings who seem to have been 'inexact mirrors of ourselves,' perhaps not as conceptually advanced but not so dissimilar either."
An anthropologist and a psychologist apply concepts from their respective disciplines to speculate on the mental processes and social organization of our distant, Neandertal cousins. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

INLAND by K.C. Frederick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 30, 2006

"Atmospheric and textured but lacking a payoff."
Muffled sketch of Cold War U.S. culture. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SNOWBOARDING TO NIRVANA by Frederick Lenz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1997

"Lenz has written a comic masterpiece, whether he meant to or not."
Real-life snowboarder Lenz (Surfing the Himalayas, 1995) takes us, in what may be the most hilarious spiritual quest since Candide, on a most excellent pilgrimage through the mountains of Nepal. Read full book review >

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WITH EXTREME PREJUDICE by Frederick Barton
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Barton (The El Cholo Feeling Passes, 1985; Courting Pandemonium, 1986) a new momentum and a cumulative power that's surprisingly moving."
A year after his lawyer wife was killed in a car accident, a burglary in his house makes New Orleans film reviewer Mike Barnett wonder whether her death was really accidental. Read full book review >

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PETER SIMPLE by Frederick Marryat
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1998

"This is one of the most attractive and neglected early Victorian novels, and its selection alone bodes well for a very promising series."
paper 0-8050-5565-7 The enduring popularity of Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey-Maturin novels has fortuitously stimulated Norton's new Heart of Oak Sea Classics. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Gourmets and gourmands alike will savor Kaufman's keen, caustic anatomy of the American palate."
A series of trenchant arguments about the consistency of Americans' feelings for food, our great common denominator. Read full book review >