Search Results: "J.R. Angelella"


BOOK REVIEW

ZOMBIE by J.R. Angelella
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2012

"All of the weirdness adds up to not very much, and Angelella has an irksome habit of nudging the reader in the ribs with his wit and cleverness."
Angelella creates a weird brew here, featuring an eight-fingered priest, pill and sex addicts, cultish rituals and the Byron Hall Catholic High School for Boys. Read full book review >

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AMONG THE DEAD by J.R.  Backlund
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"A procedural with a complex heroine and a torrid pace. This series kickoff is at once credible, moving, and suspenseful."
Murder and politics make uneasy bedfellows in this gripping debut. Read full book review >

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THE JUGHEADS by J.R. Helton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"A pedestrian retelling of what it's like to be the son of a jerk."
An angry adolescent boy recounts his life in a teenage wasteland, suffering under the thumb of his incompetent and violent father. Read full book review >

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LOST IN AUSTIN by J.R. Ripley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2001

"Ripley also writes as Glenn Meganck, another name to avoid."
Disbarred lawyer Tony Kozol (Skulls of Sedona, not reviewed), who ekes out a living as a so-so guitar player, considers himself lucky to have landed on the cross-country tour with Clint Cash and the Cowhands when real guitarist Brian Love breaks his arm. Read full book review >

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MUSIC AND CRIME by J.R. Creech
Released: April 3, 1989

A minor-key first novel set in L.A.'s jazz world that's as brassy and self-consciously hip as the tunes its hero blows on his saxophone. Read full book review >

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Q Codes by J.R. Mathiassen
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A stupefying sci-fi meditation on mind and matter."
Fabulous computing technologies render profound intellectual concepts totally indecipherable in this debut sci-fi head-scratcher. Read full book review >

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MANIA by J.R. Johansson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 8, 2015

"Less mystery but more action finishes the trilogy. (Paranormal suspense. 12-18)"
This conclusion to the Night Walkers trilogy turns into a shoot-'em-up without abandoning its original paranormal premise. Read full book review >

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SUTTON by J.R. Moehringer
Released: Sept. 25, 2012

"A captivating and absorbing read."
A "non-fiction novel" that takes us far beyond Willie Sutton's clever one-liners about banks and deeply into his life. Read full book review >

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Alien Peace Scrolls by J.R. Mathiassen
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 23, 2012

"An innovative, thought-provoking premise unfortunately obscured in a deluge of perplexing metaphors."
Skydore's debut New Age offering examines the secret to permanent peace on Earth. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2005

"Atmospheric, modestly entertaining travelogue."
Yank journalist probes into a series of bizarre, sometimes perilous, competitive and/or commemorative events kept alive in tightly knit British communities. Read full book review >

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DAYS OF CAIN by J.R. Dunn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"Genuinely harrowing and impassioned, with wonderful characters and an unforgettable theme—the sole possible drawback being Dunn's unquestioning acceptance of orthodox time-travel mechanics and causality."
Time-travel yarn from the author of This Side of Judgement (1994). Read full book review >