Search Results: "Hassan Abbas"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 24, 2014

"Important reading for students of geopolitics and Central Asian affairs."
As NATO troops leave Afghanistan, writes national security scholar Abbas (South and Central Asia Program/National Defense Univ.; Pakistan's Drift into Extremism: Allah, the Army and America's War on Terror, 2005, etc.) in this provocative study, they leave the Taliban increasingly back in charge. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SHAH by Abbas Milani
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 4, 2011

"A stimulating biography and a thorough examination of the makeup of an entire nation."
An incisive portrait of a deeply riven man and his country. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TALES OF TWO CITIES by Abbas Milani
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"This book would support that theory. (b&w photos, not seen)"
An exceptional, emotionally blooded memoir of a young man's life in modern Iran—viewed from the perspective of his self- chosen exile. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CLEANSING BY FIRE by Y.S. Hassan
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 19, 2011

"A boisterous but oddly claustrophobic sword-and-sorcery epic."
In Hassan's fantasy thriller, that most hellish of settings, an office, is the arena for a duel between a young superhero and his demonic opponents. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CRASH AND BURN by Michael Hassan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 19, 2013

"No fire here, just fizzle. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Two teens' long-standing conflict culminates in an aborted school shooting in this bloated debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONE LAND, ONE KING by Y.S. Hassan
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 22, 2010

"Hassan's aggressive morality tale marries mortal combat with heavenly and demonic influences, but fuller characters would've added resonance to the adventure."
The battle of good versus evil forms the crux of Hassan's action-packed, fantastical tale of knights, a powerful king and a divine boy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ON TWO FEET AND WINGS by Abbas Kazerooni
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 21, 2014

"Readers are often promised unforgettable protagonists—this memoir delivers one. (author's note) (Memoir. 9-14)"
Abbas and his mother are about to board a plane for Turkey when authorities order her to remain in post-Revolution Iran with his father, Karim; Abbas, at Karim's insistence, flies alone to Istanbul to stay and apply for a British visa—he is 9. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 7, 1991

"Nonetheless, frequent sensational accusations render his tale an eccentric, implausible commentary on the tragic folly of the Iranian Revolution."
Bani-Sadr, president of the Islamic Republic of Iran during the American hostage crisis and the early stages of Iran's war with Iraq, offers an interesting-though frequently incredible and consistently self-serving-memoir of his brief tenure in office. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HWJN (English 2nd Edition) by Ibraheem Abbas
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 22, 2014

"More of a curiosity than a compelling read for an American sci-fi audience."
Saudi novelist Abbas' sci-fi debut takes place in two overlapping worlds as a young Jinn reaches out to a human in another dimension. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Somewhere! (Hunaak!) by Ibraheem Abbas
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 28, 2014

"A blur of self-indulgence and high-tech battles obscures a deeper message."
Abbas' (HWJN, 2013) latest novel mixes sci-fi, fantasy and pure adolescent adventure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CORPSE EXHIBITION by Hassan Blasim
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 28, 2014

"A collection of fractured-mirror reality stories for fans of Günter Grass, Gabriel García Márquez or Jorge Luis Borges."
Blasim debuts with 14 surrealist stories about his beleaguered homeland, Iraq, and its people. Read full book review >