Search Results: "Geoffrey A. Landis"


BOOK REVIEW

MARS CROSSING by Geoffrey A. Landis
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 1, 2000

"When focused on the planet, the engineering, and the epic trek, Landis writes evocatively and with authority; the melodramatic baggage—dark pasts, evil deeds, sinister plots—just drags along behind, raising the dust."
First novel from the Mars expert and author of Hugo and Nebula Award-winning shorter fiction. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"If readers can get past the author's excessive use of jargon, this is a title worth reading for its smart corporate strategies."
A Silicon Valley-based technology consultant and venture capitalist helps companies propel into the future—but only if they're fluent in BusinessSpeak. Read full book review >

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LEAGUE OF AMERICAN TRAITORS by Matthew Landis
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"Slow to develop its promising premise. (Fiction. 12-16)"
When 17-year-old Jasper loses his parents within months of each other, he finds himself lost in a conspiracy that forces him to choose whether to run, kill, or die. Read full book review >

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THE BEST AMERICAN MOVIE WRITING 2001 by John Landis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Baroque entertainment and a telling time-capsule of turn-of-the-century film writing concerns."
Jam-packed, sometimes enlightening collection of current writing about film. Read full book review >

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Some Things You Keep by J.J. Landis
Released: March 25, 2015

"An honest memoir from a strong woman that will appeal to fans of Christian narratives."
Debut author Landis preaches the "good news" in her true-life story of redemption. Read full book review >

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THE LAST DAY by James Landis
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Drab and uninspiring."
Jesus Christ heads to New Hampshire to assist an Army sniper home from Iraq in this earnest, sentimental debut. Read full book review >

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RAINEY ROYAL by Dylan Landis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Landis (Normal People Don't Live Like This, 2009), a perceptive writer, has created a kind of scandalous beauty in her tale of the simultaneously fierce and vulnerable Rainey."
In 14 linked stories (one of which won a 2014 O. Henry Prize), Landis shapes a mesmerizing portrait of a teenager in 1970s Greenwich Village. Read full book review >

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LONGING by J.D. Landis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"A sometimes provoking meditation on the elusiveness of genius and desire that's also, all too often, no more illuminating than a late-night rerun of Song of Love minus Paul Henreid, Katharine Hepburn, and Robert Walker. (Author tour)"
A retelling of the love story between Robert and Clara Schumann that owes less to The Barretts of Wimpole Street than to Raging Bull. Read full book review >

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LYING IN BED by J.D. Landis
Released: May 1, 1995

"Much ado, in sum, about very little, and far more artificial than pulsing. (First printing of 25,000)"
Pretentious ``psychosexual thriller'' from former longtime editor and publisher (Morrow) and children's writer Landis: a book being promoted as a first novel, though the author has published other adult fiction under pseudonyms. Read full book review >

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THE TAKING by J.D. Landis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"A gothically tempestuous, not undelightful examination of the anxiety of influence."
Self-consciously melodramatic tale of a 17-year-old girl's fateful summer of 1938 in a doomed Greenwich, Massachusetts. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1995

"Not the definitive biography, but it fills the bill adequately for now. (40 b&w photos, not seen)"
A New Yorkbased film critic debuts with this balanced, only occasionally lurid biography of the controversial underground filmmaker and author. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHO OWNS THE COW? by Andrew Clements
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 21, 1995

"Some readers will jettison the proprietary nonsense and just enjoy old Elsie for her own fine sake. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Who owns the hefty holstein in the pasture? Read full book review >