Search Results: "Garry Kilworth"


BOOK REVIEW

ATTICA by Garry Kilworth
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"Diehard fans of British fantasy may enjoy this coincidence-filled entry in the parallel-magical-world subgenre, but it is not for every collection. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
New stepsiblings Jordy, Chloe and Alex move into a duplex landlorded by initially crotchety Mr. Grantham. Read full book review >

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ATTACK ON THE REDAN by Garry Douglas Kilworth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Lots of mud and lots of blood. Historical fun for the lads."
Aristocratic sergeant Jack Crossman is in at the end of the siege of Sebastopol as the Crimean War comes to its close, leaving him free to soldier on in India when the series continues. Read full book review >

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THE ELECTRIC KID by Garry D. Kilworth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"It's a satisfying happy ending, as solid in the year 2061 as it is in 1995: Every kid needs a home. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A powerful tale of poverty and redemption in the 21st century. Read full book review >

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ANGEL by Garry D. Kilworth
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 1996

"Impossible as it may seem to make San Francisco sound anonymous, Kilworth succeeds; still, the serviceable plot is packed with well-rendered incidents and intriguing, unsettling insights into the nature of angels and demons."
This rare US appearance for Kilworth (A Theater of Timesmiths, 1985)—he has a lengthy science fiction/fantasy track record in his native England, where Angel was first published in 1993—is set in San Francisco and boasts a rather colorless pair of detectives in pursuit of a pyromaniac angel. Read full book review >

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THE WINTER SOLDIERS by Garry Douglas Kilworth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Not as cerebral as Patrick O'Brian, but full of interesting war bits. And 'Fancy Jack' is an attractive hero."
A Victorian military series crosses the Atlantic, picking up the adventures of a proto-commando hero in the middle of the Crimean War. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Corr Syl the Terrible by Garry Rogers
Released: April 17, 2015

"A riveting entry in an environmentally aware YA series."
In this sequel to Corr Syl the Warrior (2013), Rogers' (Arizona Wildlife Notebook, 2013, etc.) hero takes on East Asian militants to save his best friend. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1992

"Though Wills continues to wear his erudition on his sleeve, he is also, as ever, provocative—and, here, eloquent and moving too. (B&w photographs—not seen.)"
Another attempt by journalist-historian Wills (Under God, 1990, etc.) to peel away layers of myth to extract the original context and continued relevance of an American institution—as he did in his trilogy about the Enlightenment influence on early America: Cincinnatus (1984), Explaining America (1981), and Inventing America (1978). Read full book review >

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“NEGRO PRESIDENT” by Garry Wills
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"An eye-opening, carefully argued exposé of what the author justifiably considers to be one of the big sleeper issues in American political history."
Thomas Jefferson may have agonized privately over keeping slaves, writes Pulitzer-winning historian Wills, but he didn't think twice about putting them to work defending the institution of slavery. Read full book review >

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VERDI'S SHAKESPEARE by Garry Wills
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 17, 2011

"While the book has an enormous amount to teach devotees of either Shakespeare or Verdi, opera fans in particular will enjoy the author's close and illuminating attention to backstage history, as well as words, music and phrasing."
One genius interprets another: English to Italian, words to lyrics, immortal drama to overpowering opera. Read full book review >

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THE FUTURE OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH WITH POPE FRANCIS by Garry Wills
NON-FICTION
Released: March 10, 2015

"A welcome, thoughtful menu for the new pope on how to proceed with reform."
Beautifully conceived and wrought essays that systematically address the wrongheadedness of the Catholic Church over centuries—and the space therein for Francis' long-needed reforms. Read full book review >

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KITTYHAWK DOWN by Garry Disher
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2005

"Disher (The Dragon Man, 2004) overstuffs the plot but provides terrific characters and believable cases against a unique backdrop."
A plethora of felonies and misdemeanors plague stolid Inspector Challis's district in southern Australia. Read full book review >

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SNAPSHOT by Garry Disher
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2006

"A solid police procedural written with subtle intelligence, all the more interesting for its offbeat southern Australian setting."
The search for the killer of a murdered psychologist is hampered by her secretive widower and her interfering father-in-law, a police department bigwig. Read full book review >