Search Results: "J.C. Hendee"


BOOK REVIEW

OF TRUTH AND BEASTS by Barb Hendee
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 4, 2011

"Tolkien-with-the-serial-numbers-filed-off plus vampires fails to add up to anything much."
Clunky prose encrusts a tedious quest through an already overpopulated genre landscape in the third volume of the second Noble Dead Saga (Through Stone and Sea, 2010, etc.). Read full book review >

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WINK: THE NINJA WHO WANTED TO NAP by J.C. Phillipps
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: March 1, 2011

"Like its predecessor, definitely not a snoozer. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Ah, the price of fame. Read full book review >

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WINK, THE NINJA WHO WANTED TO BE NOTICED by J.C. Phillipps
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2009

"Better illustrated than plotted, but entertaining and accessible. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Flamboyant Wink, a flawed but talented young Ninja student, shows that finding one's true calling is as important as working hard. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILDMAN by J.C. Geiger
Released: June 6, 2017

"A thought-provoking, hilarious, eloquent story of a young man realizing that the world is much larger than the one set up for him. (Fiction. 14-adult)"
A high school valedictorian takes a madcap left turn in life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

THREAT CASE by J.C. Pollock
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 5, 1991

"Meanwhile, there are some amusing vice-presidential jokes."
A Special Forces veteran leads the search for his archenemy to stop him before he assassinates the Presidentin the latest exercise in military and police gadgetry and techniques from Pollock (Crossfire, Centrifuge, Mission M.I.A.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW YOU LOSE by J.C. Amberchele
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2001

"Amberchele, now serving time in prison, won two first-prize PEN prison-writing awards. He demonstrates talent here, but too many of the very loosely linked sections that fill out the volume are unconvincing and meander away from the story's heart."
A powerful premise linking stories about a survivor on the one hand and the perpetrator of a violent crime on the other dwindles into halfhearted sketches of other only minimally related characters. Read full book review >