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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

REDEMPTION MOUNTAIN by Gerry Fitzgerald
Released: June 25, 2013

"Romantically tepid."
Charlie Burden is literally burdened. His career has devolved into meaningless administration; his marriage is lifeless, his children grown. Could he redeem himself and perhaps find love amid the coal fields and mountains of West Virginia? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Sometimes self-righteous, sometimes merciless: an unforgettable account of the state's power against individuals who might be innocent."
A primer on the criminal-justice system from the defense attorney's vantage point. Read full book review >

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BORDERLINE by Gerry Boyle
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 1998

"Jack's fourth (Potshot, 1997, etc.) features as much sound and fury as a summer movie blockbuster, though it's just as likely to leave you scratching your head at the fadeout."
Freelance journalist Jack McMorrow thinks he's come to little Scanesett, Maine, to research Benedict Arnold's 1775 trek to attack the fortifications of QuÇbec. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

O.J.: THE LAST WORD by Gerry Spence
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"If his brief were less self-righteous, his legitimate arguments would be easier to swallow. (Literary Guild selection)"
Buried under windbag sermonizing and lofty moralizing lies a cogent analysis of how the prosecution lost the O.J. Simpson case. Read full book review >

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1901 by Gerry O'Brien
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A steampunk fever dream that will entertain readers even as it overpowers them."
In this sci-fi-influenced twist on a political thriller, new Vice President Theodore Roosevelt finds himself embroiled in an international conspiracy involving robots. 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 >