Search Results: "H. Lee Barnes"


BOOK REVIEW

H by Elizabeth Shepard
Released: April 1, 1995

"The impulse to utilize an innovative form is admirable, but the results are unfortunately shoddy."
This slim fictional collection of letters from, to, and about a disturbed 12-year-old boy reads more like a writing-class assignment than a debut novel. Read full book review >

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MINIMAL DAMAGE by H. Lee Barnes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Occasionally turgid prose mars this work about damage and loss."
Through seven stories and a novella, Barnes (Dummy Up and Deal: Inside the Culture of Casino Dealing, 2002, etc.) explores the lives, legacies and memories of veterans, all damaged by their war experiences. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 15, 2002

"A bad bet."
Same-old, same-old casino stories from an ex-dealer delivered in the same-old, same-old package of random unconnected anecdotes spanning many decades. Read full book review >

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Released: July 8, 1992

"Stick to the high ground of the original instead."
Sequelmania strikes again as Haire-Sargeant presumes upon Emily Brontâ's stark, strange masterpiece, delivering a story that achieves a slight success as a literary pastiche but never becomes a satisfying work of fiction in its own right. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A war remembrance of beauty and unadorned brutality."
Novelist and short-story writer Barnes (English/College of Southern Nevada; Minimal Damage: Stories of Veterans, 2007, etc.) offers a moving memoir of his time at war in Vietnam. Read full book review >

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COLD DECK by H. Lee Barnes
Released: March 15, 2013

"Barnes' novel will be of particular interest to those familiar with slots, blackjack and the seamy side of casinos."
A Vegas novel, so naturally, it concerns scamming the casinos. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LEE by Tito Perdue
Released: Aug. 15, 1991

"A promising debut."
A first novel that follows an old man, a kind of Old Testament prophet full of books and anger at the age, as he wanders— sometimes violently—through the modern urban world and into his own past. Read full book review >

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FRIDAY BARNES, GIRL DETECTIVE by R.A. Spratt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 19, 2016

"Delightful, highly logical, and well-informed fun. (Mystery. 8-12)"
She's only 11, but she's smarter and better informed than most adults, and she's determined to solve mysteries for a living. Read full book review >

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FRIDAY BARNES, UNDER SUSPICION by R.A. Spratt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"A cliffhanger ending will have readers drumming their fingers as they wait for the next episode. (Mystery. 8-12)"
As in series opener Friday Barnes, Girl Detective (2016), instead of just one mystery, Friday confronts a series of strange happenings in her school, posh Highcrest Academy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOVE, H by Hettie Jones
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 14, 2016

"A fertile trove that needs a stronger framework."
Letters revealing the enduring friendship of two "beat chicks." Read full book review >

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MISTER H by Daniel Nesquens
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2015

"Mister H may be inscrutable, but once readers notice him, they will find him hard to forget. (Fantasy. 7-10)"
A hippopotamus escapes from a zoo in this fable from Spain. Read full book review >