Search Results: "J.R. Dunn"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 4, 2011

"To this book's favor, though, there are more footnotes than in a Glenn Beck diatribe, and without the Woodrow Wilson bashing."
A cri de coeur from another outraged right-winger about the supposed evils of liberalism. Read full book review >

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FULL TIDE OF NIGHT by J.R. Dunn
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"Intelligent, well organized, often gripping, but with the backdrop and plot all too obviously distorted to accommodate Dunn's dialectic: impressive, sure, but not entirely convincing."
Far-future politico-philosophical showdown from the author of the stunning time travel novel Days of Cain (1997), etc. The mysterious, deadly, and irresistible Erinye—masters of artificial intelligence and VR—conquered the solar system, destroying everything they perceived as a threat; only one person, Julia "Jay" Amalfi, and her companion, Cary, an immature artificial intelligence, fled in a starship to the glaciated planet Midgard. Read full book review >

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THIS SIDE OF JUDGMENT by J.R. Dunn
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"Still, the well-crafted characters, telling details, and intriguing developments look very promising."
Blade Runner meets The Terminal Man. 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 >

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AMY DUNN QUITS SCHOOL by Susan Shreve
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 9-12)"
An overscheduled sixth-grader impulsively plays hooky on Halloween and is found out when her hyperconscientious single mother unexpectedly arrives at school for the Halloween parade. Read full book review >

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THE ANNUNCIATION OF FRANCESCA DUNN by Janis Hallowell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 2, 2004

"Though her story and characters are both sometimes labored and her writing stilted, there's a lot to admire in the complexity of the issues Hallowell raises—and in her lack of easy answers."
Ambitious first novel examines the power of faith—and its dangers. Read full book review >

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FRANKIE JONES by J.R. Klein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2016

"An introspective tale of self-discovery that's worth reading for its lyricism and insights."
In Klein's debut novel, a man travels across the country and around the world, searching for happiness and meaning in his life. Read full book review >

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BETA EARTH by J.R. Napier
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 25, 2014

"Disjointed storylines don't diminish Napier's endearing and contagious adoration of the sci-fi genre."
The search for Paradise, which people believe will be the only place to survive the fated collision between two inhabited planets, leads to endless battles in Napier's (Beta Earth: Between Worlds 2.0 Edition, 2014, etc.) latest sci-fi outing. Read full book review >

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PARANOIA by J.R. Johansson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 8, 2014

"A worthy sequel to an imaginative new series. (Paranormal suspense. 12-18)"
This sequel to Insomnia (2013) takes readers further into the minds of the Night Walkers. Read full book review >

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INSOMNIA by J.R. Johansson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 8, 2013

"The premise combines with the tension resulting from Parker's psychological quandary to keep pulses pounding. (Suspense. 12 & up)"
Parker has been unable to sleep for three years, ever since he began to inhabit the dreams of other people. Read full book review >

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CARNIVORES by J.R. Levitt
Released: March 30, 1989

Revenge-melodrama in the sub-Death Wish tradition—with a couple of twists along the crude, lurid, implausible way. Read full book review >

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THE ROW by J.R. Johansson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"A great hook with deeply unsatisfying follow-through.(Mystery. 14-18)"
A girl learns a devastating truth. Read full book review >