Search Results: "J.R. Dunn"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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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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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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 >