Search Results: "Hal Katkov"


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"A tongue-in-cheek effort to fatten up America that makes a valid point, repeatedly."
Katkov and Sobkowski's refreshing satire exposes the preposterous of diet crazes. Read full book review >

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THE ESSENTIAL HAL CLEMENT by Hal Clement
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 2000

"At opening up new perspectives, Clement is masterful."
Follow-up to the first installment (1999), this one consisting of 17 stories, 1942-87, though on what basis they were selected isn't clear. Read full book review >

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TOO DEAD TO SWING by Hal Glatzer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2001

"Though mystery takes a backseat to band member shenanigans and wall-to-wall banter, it's still a lively jitterbug down memory lane."
In 1940, a woman can't get a job in male-dominated swing bands except as a singer. Read full book review >

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LAST FERRY SOUTH by Hal Dorin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 8, 2014

"Patrick O'Brian meets Lee Child in this slightly flawed page-turner that still holds up."
Dorin's debut is a high-seas thriller set largely on a ferry making a perilous journey from Anchorage to Seattle. Read full book review >

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IMMORTAL LYCANTHROPES by Hal Johnson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"This quixotic, uber-intellectual debut, laced with literary and historical references, has some comedic elements, but is, perhaps, too smart for its own good. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
A dark, surreal adventure follows Myron, in the company of animal shape-shifters, as he seeks his true identity. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 5, 2013

"Not a substitute for the real thing."
A culminating work of the Jesus Seminar era and of others influenced by it, this collection of manuscripts serves to complete and update the standard Christian New Testament. Read full book review >

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A HUNTING WE WILL GO by Hal Friedman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1998

"The result is a novel peopled with stock characters and rife with plot devices that are often both unbelievable and illogical at once."
Los Angeles newswoman rises above a mercenary station manager and the incompetence of the LAPD to nab a sadistic killer with a taste for beautiful female celebrities. Read full book review >

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SLEEPING WITH THE ENEMY by Hal Vaughan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 16, 2011

"A sorry story of war-time collaboration, exacerbated by the lack of reckoning during her lifetime."
Tenacious digging into secret wartime records reveals a worsening case for the legendary French designer. Read full book review >

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SENSES
Released: June 1, 1997

"This cutting-edge resource will be welcome in most collections. (index, not seen, b&w photos and illustrations, glossary, further reading) (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Hellman explains how smart sensors work and provides apt examples of this emerging technology. Read full book review >