Search Results: "Gil McNeil"


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THE ONLY BOY FOR ME by Gil McNeil
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2002

"Not very deep but undeniably entertaining."
First-time novelist McNeil makes single motherhood, as sometimes suffered but mostly enjoyed by a freelance ad-producer in a quaint village near London, look awfully appealing. Read full book review >

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KNIT ONE PEARL ONE by Gil McNeil
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 27, 2011

"May appeal to a niche readership with a high tolerance for tedium."
Third in a bland series about a British knit-shop owner. Read full book review >

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3:59 by Gretchen McNeil
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"The patchy science, though hastily injected with romance, makes for an unsatisfying read. (Science fiction. 12-18)"
In this quasi-science-fiction novel, doppelgangers Josie and Jo agree to temporarily trade places after their mothers' scientific experiments accidentally open a portal between their parallel worlds. Read full book review >

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TEN by Gretchen McNeil
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"For murder-mystery fans, there's more than enough horror and gore to sustain this effort (and several more), making for a breathless read. (Mystery/horror. 14 & up)"
A scary gorefest of murder and mayhem, not for the faint of heart. Read full book review >

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GET DIRTY by Gretchen McNeil
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 16, 2015

"For committed fans of the first book only. (Suspense. 12-16)"
A secret society faces a threat greater than discovery: death. Read full book review >

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GET EVEN by Gretchen McNeil
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"A compelling contemporary thriller for readers who don't mind waiting for Volume 2. (Suspense. 12-16)"
A new series aiming at the Pretty Little Liars sweet spot kicks off. Read full book review >

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CITY OF GOD by Gil Cuadros
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"What should have been a moving testament to relationships and life in a time of crisis proves agenda-driven and weak."
A typical debut, rife with self-reference and autobiography, that adds another voice, but nothing new, to the rich tapestry of gay life in America. Read full book review >

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PROTECT HERO by Gil Ortega
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 2, 2014

"A worthwhile thriller, primarily for fans of military action."
In Ortega's debut thriller, a U.S. Navy SEAL commander finds his personal life shattered by a kidnapping. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2008

"Fans of Millard Fillmore, that noted moderate, won't find much new in these pages, but those sick to death of extremist rhetoric should be assured by the author's conclusions."
Moderate does not equal namby-pamby, and extremism is not an American norm; instead, the founders "celebrated modesty, balance, self-denial, and rationality," none of which seem abundant in politics today. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 21, 2005

"Inventiveness of personal responsibility is not Reavill's strong suit, but his concern for our visual and aural everyday has merit. Sex, as he states, should be the glittering sand on the beach, not the stuff kicked in our faces by thugs."
The author waves a yellow flag of warning at smut's bullying ubiquity in American popular culture, from the compromised position of being a cog in its wheel. Read full book review >