Search Results: "Gerry Renert"


BOOK REVIEW

BRAVE ROONEY by Gerry Renert
Kirkus Star
by Gerry Renert, illustrated by Barry Gott, developed by Bacciz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 23, 2011

"Rooney's story is one any kid, super-powered or not, can identify with, and the app does everything it can to make his story into an enjoyably playful experience. (iPad storybook app. 5-8)"
An amusing, cleverly told story that plays off the glut of superheroes in pop culture benefits tremendously from an app design that's just as fun and engaging. Read full book review >

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BRAVE ROONEY AND THE SUPER-SIZED SUPERHEROES by Gerry Renert
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 23, 2014

"Rooney's story effectively makes the case that the true heroes are just regular people who show up, make smart choices even when it's hard and take the lead when the opportunity arises. (iPad storybook app. 5-8)"
More adventures in the life of Brave Rooney, a regular kid finding his way at a school for superheroes. Read full book review >

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Gangsters of Shanghai by Gerry  O'Sullivan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 31, 2013

"A historical novel with an overly complex plot, mostly redeemed by its brisk pace."
A crime drama that jumps back and forth between China and Ireland during the turbulent first third of the 20th century. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 27, 2006

"A purely niche title, this one for the Lefty 'Hate Culture.'"
Celebrity lawyer and polemicist Spence (The Smoking Gun, 2003, etc.) ratchets up the rhetoric against conservatives in this latest entry in the Left-Right contest to see who can create the most outrageous title and fling the most incendiary accusations. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1993

From virtuoso trial-lawyer Spence, defender of Karen Silkwood and Imelda Marcos: a fiery ``collection of free-floating thoughts about freedom.'' Spence is profoundly uncomfortable with the socioeconomic interdependence caused by our complex economy. Read full book review >

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OCTAVIA E. BUTLER by Gerry Canavan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2016

"Scholarship for science-fiction scholars."
A deep reading of the work of the late science-fiction master. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOME BODY by Gerry Boyle
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2004

"Complex characters and strong storytelling remain staples of this sturdy, worthwhile series (Borderline, 1998, etc.)."
Reporter Jack McMorrow, soon to be a dad, confronts another dad who may be a murderer. Read full book review >

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LIFELINE by Gerry Boyle
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 16, 1996

"For all his manly virtue, you can't help liking the guy."
In his first day on the job as court reporter for the Kennebec Observer, former Times newsman Jack McMorrow (Bloodline, 1995, etc.) files a story featuring battered Donna Marchant. Read full book review >

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NO PLACE TO HIDE by Gerry Carroll
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"Still, the intense drama of a nation's collapse, combined with jolting action scenes, carries you through the polemical discourse."
A gritty, realistic, and sometimes preachy final installment in the late Carroll's Vietnam War trilogy (North S.A.R., 1991; Ghostwriter One, 1993). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Spence has something to tell us but buries it under blarney and blather. (Author tour)"
A portentous jeremiad against the state of American society. Read full book review >

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POTSHOT by Gerry Boyle
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 31, 1997

"A sporadically entertaining tale if you don't expect too much."
Fourth in the Jack McMorrow series (Lifeline, 1996, etc.), featuring a freelance reporter-cum-gumshoe who's left the New York Times for more mellow pastures in Prosperity, Maine. Read full book review >