Search Results: "James F. David"


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FRAGMENTS by James F. David
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 11, 1997

"David makes large strides over his debut novel in bringing greater focus to his storytelling, and his savants have charms more easily warmed to than dinos."
Thriller writer David turns from dinosaurs dropped down into present-day Central Park (Footprints of Thunder, 1995) to a clutch of idiot savants bonded into one being. ``It's as if an intellect so great that we can't fathom it was shattered and fragments of that genius sprinkled among the population. Read full book review >

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SHIP OF THE DAMNED by James F. David
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"Tying all these diverse elements together is an impressive feat—but that doesn't help the forced characterizations, pointless plot twists, and lackluster pacing."
Clever but overlong and painfully convoluted science-fantasy thriller involving scientists, psychic powers, pocket dimensions, cold-blooded secret agents, super-secret organizations, and aircraft carriers. Read full book review >

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THUNDER OF TIME by James F. David
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 4, 2006

"Two-thirds of a pretty good adventure story, but the rest will wear you out."
The dinosaurs are coming, the dinosaurs are coming—and so is the kitchen sink. Read full book review >

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BEFORE THE CRADLE FALLS by James F. David
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2001

"Paranormal, shmaranormal, what David (Ship of the Damned, 2000, etc.) still can't get the hang of are those storytelling demons of plotting, pacing, and people."
The blue man chases Cradle Robber while police hunt both: a cop novel more like a comic book than is good for it. Read full book review >

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FOOTPRINTS OF THUNDER by James F. David
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"A clever premise, but overlong and overcomplicated."
Jurassic Park gets bent through the theory of relativity in this ample first effort from Oregonian David: a time-wave fractures the laws of physics, transporting dinosaurs into the present and deranging the lives of a cast of dozens. Read full book review >

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DAVID OWEN
by Alex Layman

The American West has long been a place of myth and wonder, of dramatic canyons, mesas, and mountain ranges. These dramatic landscapes have wooed Americans for centuries, and The New Yorker’s David Owen isn’t immune to its siren song. Though Owen has lived in Connecticut for most of his adult life, he spent the summers of his youth in ...


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DAVID SAMUEL LEVINSON
by James McDonald

“I'm just furious,” David Samuel Levinson says, agitation lending his voice both energy and an edge. “I'm furious that we have to talk about this in 2017.” It was less than a month into the new administration when we discussed his novel, Tell Me How This Ends Well, and the dangerous implications for minority groups of ...


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NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE: FORERUNNER TO AMERICAN HORROR
by Andrew Liptak

It’s almost a rite of passage in high school: your English teacher takes out Nathaniel Hawthorne’s classic American novel The Scarlet Letter, and you, as a student, have to slog through the antiquated prose and story for several weeks. Friends and family don’t remember the book fondly, but recently, I’ve begun to understand just how critical The Scarlet Letter and ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 7, 2002

"Simon's excellent venture in legal and political history illuminates both the roots of an ongoing controversy and the characters of two great historic figures."
From NYU law professor Simon: a lucid account of the clash between two strong-willed men and two sharply divergent political tendencies. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"But this fascinating book will restore faith in the judiciary and in the men and women who wear its robes."
An intense and accessible behind-the-bench examination of the Supreme Court's surprising drift to the center. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 9, 1997

"An important document—and inevitably a controversial one—in the current debates on the role of science in society."
Noble (History of Science/York Univ., Canada) argues that the apparent dichotomy between science and religion, between the physical and the spiritual, is an artifact of recent history. Read full book review >

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THREE BEDROOMS, TWO BATHS, ONE VERY DEAD CORPSE by David James
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Though the precious dialogue steals the stage from the plot, the chapter titles alone are worth the price of admission."
Ex-spouses team up in a new venture—solving murders—in James's raucous debut. Read full book review >