Search Results: "Glenn Dakin"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SOCIETY OF DREAD by Glenn Dakin
ADVENTURE
Released: Nov. 9, 2010

"Despite that small flaw, the pounding action and dramatic revelations keep the pages turning, and the Candle Man's appeal burns as brightly as before. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Theo Wickland may have foiled the evildoers operating as the Society of Good Works (The Society of Unrelenting Vigilance, 2009), but a new evil is lurking deep in the tunnels: Dr. Pyre, who extinguished the original Candle Man years ago, has returned to re-ignite his reign of fear. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 8, 2009

"A bright light in the fantasy genre, this debut novel will leave fans eager for further illumination. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Confined to three rooms for most of his life, Theo finds his situation radically changed after he accidentally melts a burglar on his 12th birthday. Read full book review >

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I SEE SANTA EVERYWHERE by Glenn McCoy
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 30, 2008

"Adult readers will get a chuckle out of the cover illustration, portraying the little boy in mid-shriek on a bridge, echoing The Scream, but they may also want to scream at the thought of Santa getting a tattoo or smoking a cigar. (Picture book. 6-9)"
For those who have had their fill of sweet stories about jolly old St. Read full book review >

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THE ROMANOV CONSPIRACY by Glenn Meade
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"A flawed book, but one that has its moments."
The fate of Anastasia, daughter of Tsar Nicholas II, the last Russian emperor, is at the heart of this cross-continental tale of espionage, infatuation, martyrdom, massacre and archaeology. Did the Bolsheviks kill her along with the rest of her family, as history tells us, or did she escape? Read full book review >

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THE SELLING OF THE BABE by Glenn Stout
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 8, 2016

"Baseball history is full of hoary legends. Stout deftly challenges one of the game's biggest."
Separating myth from truth in the most infamous trade in baseball history. Read full book review >

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YES SHE CAN! by Glenn Stout
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 4, 2011

"Never patronizing, he captures both grit and glory in a fast-paced package that goes down easy even as it inspires. (Collective biography. 9-12)"
In sports, just as in every other endeavor, women have had to struggle to be accepted, let alone recognized—same as it ever was. Read full book review >

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POETRY
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"His fans will find the characters falling into familiar types, and though at its best the poetry is exciting, some superficial, indifferent adults and the imminent crushing of so many hoop dreams give the story a bitter, discouraging cast. (Fiction/poetry. 12-15)"
Basketball dreams shatter when a high-school team bus goes out of control on an icy road in this latest novel-in-poems from Glenn (The Taking of Room 114, p. 222, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 4, 2007

"Good for newcomers seeking insight into contemporary foreign policy."
Journalistic account of Condoleezza Rice's tenure as Secretary of State from a veteran reporter who covered it for the Washington Post. Read full book review >

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THE SANDS OF SAKKARA by Glenn Meade
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1999

"A desperately churning plot seldom compensates for a cast of stick-figures speaking wooden dialogue."
After two successful previous outings (Brandenburg, 1997; Snow Wolf, 1996), Meade slumps here—with a monster-sized thriller about a monstrous attempt to assassinate Roosevelt and Churchill during WWII. Read full book review >