Search Results: "J.C. Hallman"


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B & ME by J.C. Hallman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 10, 2015

"There are only occasional insights in this frenzied, unabashedly self-indulgent book."
Recounting a literary obsession. Read full book review >

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WM & H'RY by J.C. Hallman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 15, 2013

"A readable treatment of a scholarly subject."
A short critique of the letters between the famous James brothers provides an engaging footnote on the relationship and occasional rivalry between two of the finest minds of modern times. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 23, 2006

"Interesting, but not insightful."
A quirky, ultimately unsatisfying investigation of religious belief. Read full book review >

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THE TYRANT'S DAUGHTER by J.C. Carleson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"Smart, relevant, required reading. (author's note, commentary, further reading) (Fiction. 13 & up)"
A teenage girl from an unnamed Middle Eastern country attempts to come to terms with her dictator father's bloody legacy in this absorbing character-driven novel authored by a former CIA official. Read full book review >

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Mays Landing by J.C. Mercer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 28, 2016

"An intriguing tale of a homeless drifter hoping to reinvent his life."
A suicidal young man decides to settle in New York's subway tunnels with a band of vagrants. Read full book review >

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Released: June 11, 1997

"Nevertheless, Joystick Nation will please its citizenry."
Here is a look at an essential part of American youth that goes beyond a mere chronicle to engage all of the political, social, and cultural implications of video games. Read full book review >

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BOOKED 4 MURDER by J.C. Eaton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 27, 2017

"Eaton's debut introduces a retirement community filled with quirky characters and a sleuth who may have more talent for solving puzzles than she admits."
Can reading cause death? A most reluctant sleuth seeks an answer. Read full book review >

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Released: March 13, 1995

"The book's Netspeak glossary will aid the uninitiated, but the book's mindset defies easy classification and is directed primarily at those already on intimate terms with their modems."
What Jack Kerouac was to the dashboard, Herz (of Wired magazine) aspires to be to the keyboard in this dizzying ride on the information low road. Read full book review >

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Ramedio and the Strangers by J.C. Menapace
Released: Dec. 6, 2012

"Well-crafted and honest."
Menapace (Letting Go of Mama, 2011) crafts a coming-of-age story that builds slowly but unfolds profoundly. Read full book review >

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SEASON OF EVIL, SEASON OF DREAMS by J.C. Weeks
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 16, 2011

"Not much mystery or real suspense, but Weeks shows a nice feeling for her people and their town in this modest series kickoff."
A grisly discovery in South Dakota's Black Hills reveals a series of crimes against children and lays the groundwork for more of the same. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 3, 2014

"A vigorously written must-read for exercise enthusiasts primed for the ultimate fitness challenge."
Former New York Times columnist and Rolling Stone rock critic Herz (Joystick Nation: How Videogames Ate Our Quarters, Won Our Hearts, and Rewired Our Minds, 1997, etc.) shares her enthusiasm for the CrossFit strength and conditioning movement. Read full book review >

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GOERING'S LIST by J.C. Pollock
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 3, 1993

A tough-as-nails Delta Force vet who freelances for the CIA teams up with a Mossad lovely to hunt down a ruthless terrorist known only as Dieter in a twisty, to-the-ends-of-the-earth technothriller from Pollock (Threat Case, 1991; Payback, 1989, etc.). Read full book review >