Search Results: "Harrison Suarez"


BOOK REVIEW

PERFECT COFFEE AT HOME by Michael Haft
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Altogether, an excellent production. The downside: You'll likely be investing in a burr grinder and industrial-strength Moka pot, as well as relearning the metric system. The upside: Your coffee henceforth is going to be worthy of a world-class barista."
Think you make a good cup of joe? This delightful e-book might have you rethinking your answer—or at least dropping some money on some new gear. Read full book review >

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LATIN JAZZ by Virgil Suarez
Released: March 21, 1989

A first novel, told from several points of view, about three generations of a Cuban-American family in 1980, at the time of the Cuban exodus via the Mariel boatlift. Read full book review >

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CHANGE AGENT by Daniel Suarez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 18, 2017

"A natural at making future shocks seem perfectly believable, Suarez (Influx, 2014, etc.) delivers his most entertaining high-tech thriller yet."
In the year 2045, Singapore-based Interpol agent Kenneth Durand's campaign against black-market gene editing is set back when he's injected with a synthetic "change agent" that transforms him into the spitting image of his evil nemesis. Read full book review >

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KILL DECISION by Daniel Suarez
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 19, 2012

"A confident thriller that leaves us wondering not whether its fictional premise will one day become reality, but when."
In this Crichton-esque thriller, a female scientist specializing in ant intelligence is drawn into a nightmarish plot involving swarming drones launching terrorist strikes on U.S. soil—on their own, not as programmed by humans. Read full book review >

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WELCOME TO THE OASIS by Virgil Suarez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1992

"A tightly controlled but affecting exploration of fundamental tensions in a community for whom Su†rez is becoming an eloquent and promising voice."
A slender collection of six stories from Cuban-born Su†rez (The Cutter, Latin Jazz), though infused with a sense of quiet alienation and existential despair, vividly evokes Hispanic- American life. Read full book review >

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FREEDOM™ by Daniel Suarez
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"The previous novel drew a sharper line between good and evil, allowing less web-oriented readers to empathize and root for the righteous. This time out, techno thriller surrenders to nerd lit."
The colliding armies are virtual, but the bloodshed isn't, in a sequel to Daemon (2009). Read full book review >

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DAEMON by Daniel Suarez
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 8, 2009

"Originally self-published, Suarez's not-just-for-gamers debut is a stunner, with an ending that promises sequels to come."
Computer programs left behind by a dying inventor of video games spread dark mischief around the world, pitting gamers and enabled losers against the most powerful government agencies and businesses, with the geeks holding the best hands. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1999

"Well done, but it's a shame Suarez doesn't match his narrative of loss with potential scenarios for recuperation."
A fairly sophisticated description of the problem of urban flight from America's largest cities over the last three decades. Read full book review >

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INFLUX by Daniel Suarez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 20, 2014

"Fun tech-fiction wrapped in black helicopter conspiracy."
In his latest, Suarez (Kill Decision, 2012, etc.) follows the adventures of eccentric genius Jon Grady, who has run afoul of the Federal Bureau of Technology Control. Read full book review >

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LATINO AMERICANS by Ray Suarez
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"More journalistic guide than history, the book provides a satisfying antidote to average readers' disturbing ignorance of America's Hispanic heritage."
An earnest, informative companion to the PBS series on the largest and fastest-growing minority in the United States: Latinos, now numbering more than 50 million. Read full book review >

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RORY HARRISON
by Alex Heimbach

A boy and girl go on a road trip to California. They visit the World’s Largest Ball of Twine. They fall in love. The plot of Rory Harrison’s debut novel, Looking for Group, sounds typical enough; the book itself is anything but.

Dylan is 17 and just found out that he is not, in fact, going to die. After years ...


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BOOK REVIEW

13 TREASURES by Michelle Harrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2010

"This debut novel won the Waterstone Children's Book Prize, and a sequel appeared in the United Kingdom in January 2010. (Gothic fantasy. 10-14)"
Packed off to her unwelcoming grandmother's house, 13-year-old Tanya faces an unpleasant summer, tormented by fairies only she can see and urged by Fabian, the groundskeeper's son, to explore the forbidden woods to solve the mystery of a child's disappearance. Read full book review >