Search Results: "James Fallon"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2013

"Absorbing, insightful and quirky."
A neuropsychologist makes the shocking discovery that his brain scans are identical to those of serial killers. Read full book review >

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GETTING RID OF MATTHEW by Jane Fallon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 7, 2007

"Fallon's debut is sharp enough, but a languishing plot dulls the author's wit."
The other woman attempts to make amends in this debut novel from Fallon, a U.K. television producer and partner of comedian Ricky Gervais. Read full book review >

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WOLFBLADE by Jennifer Fallon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 10, 2006

"Rote setting and unnecessarily dense exposition, enlivened by Fallon's teeming imagination."
A spoiled princess and her dwarf slave prove surprisingly effective adversaries against a host of contenders for power in Fallon's saga of forbidden love and revenge, the first in a trilogy. Read full book review >

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DODGERLAND by Michael Fallon
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2016

"Not a conventional championship-season kind of treatment but a thoughtful, comprehensive, and even deeply personal account of a boisterous era whose echoes remain loud, even painful."
The late-1970s Los Angeles Dodgers are a not-so-distant window through which we can view American culture, then and now. Read full book review >

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SHADOW OF THE MARK by Leigh Fallon
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 9, 2013

"Light—very light—entertainment for the Twilight crowd. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)"
In this sequel to her debut, Carrier of the Mark (2011), Fallon assumes readers have nearly complete knowledge of her previous book, but if new readers can figure out its basic premise, they'll muddle through. Read full book review >

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CREATING THE FUTURE by Michael Fallon
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"A well-researched, wide-ranging history that amply captures the confusion, contradictions and enormous energy of one triumphant decade."
The story of how, despite great odds, a viable art scene bloomed in Southern California. Read full book review >

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THE PALACE OF IMPOSSIBLE DREAMS by Jennifer Fallon
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 2010

"A worthy chapter in Fallon's satisfying fantasy tale."
The latest installment in Australian fantasy author Fallon's sprawling Tide Lords quartet (The Gods of Amyrantha, 2009, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE CARRIER OF THE MARK by Leigh Fallon
FANTASY
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"Misses the mark. (Paranormal romance. 13 & up)"
This obsessive, Twilight-like romance and teen debut, first discovered on inkpop.com, misses the benefit of thorough editing in a rush to be published. Read full book review >

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TREASON KEEP by Jennifer Fallon
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 24, 2004

"A well-executed 'popcorn' fantasy, with complex characters and entertaining style."
Second in the Hythrun Chronicles (Medalon, p. 206), a fantasy about the fate of nations hanging on the doings of one R'Shiel, a young woman with great magical powers. Read full book review >

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YOU KNOW WHEN THE MEN ARE GONE by Siobhan Fallon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 20, 2011

"A fresh look at the Iraq war as it plays out on the domestic front."
In an accomplished debut story collection, Fallon lays bare the lonely lives of military families when the men go to war. Read full book review >

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BILLIONAIRE by Ivan Fallon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 16, 1992

"A comprehensive and informative, albeit soft-centered, account of a genuinely remarkable career. (Forty-five illustrations.)"
Familiarity, it seems, does not always breed contempt. Read full book review >

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THE CONFUSION OF LANGUAGES by Siobhan Fallon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 27, 2017

"Page-turning and rich in detail, this is a solid, insightful debut."
In her debut novel, Fallon (You Know When the Men Are Gone, 2011) takes the Army wives who were the subject of her previous short story collection and moves them overseas, where political unrest is fomenting in the wake of the Arab Spring. Read full book review >