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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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

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

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

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

NON-FICTION
Released: May 23, 2006

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