Search Results: "Hank Belloc"


BOOK REVIEW

Murder in the Molten Sea by Hank Belloc
Released: April 22, 2013

"Misogyny detracts from an otherwise enjoyable mystery."
The true measurements of Solomon's molten sea, how to trick a ballistics expert and the murder of a prominent art dealer are just some of the puzzles testing Matt Matthias's mental prowess in Belloc's debut mystery. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 17, 2011

"Useful tool for managers at all levels, and solid insights for everyone else."
A breezy, enjoyable debut that recalls the trials, tribulations and successes of a veteran editor, with advice for others seeking the same career. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TINSEL by Hank Stuever
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 12, 2009

"A pleasant but uneven look at Christmas in suburbia."
Washington Post pop-culture writer Stuever (Off Ramp: Adventures and Heartache in the American Elsewhere, 2004) searches for the meaning of Christmas in the Texas heartland. Read full book review >

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100 REASONS SHAKE-SPEARE WAS THE EARL OF OXFORD by Hank Whittemore
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 27, 2016

"An engrossing and thoughtful literary examination."
A book offers an energetic defense of the Earl of Oxford theory regarding the authorship of the plays of William Shakespeare. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"Not as witty or breezy as the title would lead you to believe, but still a solid primer to today's Byzantine music industry."
If you don't like what you're seeing in your record store or hearing on your radio, don't blame the musicians—blame the suits. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Casual Mentor by Hank Hoppin
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 14, 2015

"A worthy book about building closer relationships between management and frontline staff through casual mentoring."
Hoppin argues that informal mentoring programs are far more effective than organized, human resources-mandated workplace systems. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 17, 2009

"A passionate but poorly argued call for educational reform interspersed with illuminating anecdotes."
A teacher with a 34-year career describes his ideas for education reform as well as his experiences in the field. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2005

"A tidy synthesis, but not so insightful that it can succeed without the horse's mouth. (30 b&w photos)"
Though top-heavy on the business side, this look at pop idol Billy Joel pulls together many aspects of his life, even if they fail to cohere fully. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SMOKE by Hank Shaeffer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2016

"An enjoyable Tarantino-type tale with no heroes and only the redwoods to root for."
A pulp fiction novel of weed, greed, sex, and trees. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A Broken Sausage Grinder by Hank Thomas
NON-FICTION
Released: May 23, 2012

"Interesting historical review but light on conclusions."
Brief but thorough overview of the origins of America's political system. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NEONS by Denis Belloc
Released: May 15, 1991

"All of this is written in a terse hard-boiled manner straight out of a pulp novela style appropriate for a dispatch about a life from which all sweetness has been blanched out."
French writer Belloc's first novela slender evocation of a young homosexual hustler's life in 1960's Parisis minimalism to a fault: the stark tone here tends to keep the promiscuous episodes of sex and sexual violence from becoming too graphic. Read full book review >