Search Results: "Jan-Erik Pettersson"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A frustrating read that promises more than it delivers."
In this study of Swedish crime-writing sensation Stieg Larsson (1954-2004), journalist Pettersson, who published Larsson's first book in 2001 (not part of the Millenium Trilogy) opens with the claim that it is "not a biography in the conventional sense." Read full book review >

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Cryptic by Erik Dean
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 28, 2016

"With the same winning humor, the Garbageman evolves to face deadlier challengers."
In this sequel, an artist finds his psychic powers waning as a serial killer and a supernatural horde descend on Arizona. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 2, 2009

"Uplifting, heretical or irrelevant, depending on the reader's religious beliefs."
Reece (Lost Mountain: A Year in the Vanishing Wilderness, 2006) identifies and advocates a strain of American spirituality that values the philosophical wisdom of Jesus over his function as a savior. Read full book review >

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A GOOD FAMILY by Erik Fassnacht
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"This is a readable debut whose lapses into triteness betray the author's youth even as they belie his potential."
In 2011, a Chicago family splinters under the impact of crises that range from marital strife to war crimes. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Insubstantial. (Fiction. 8-10)"
A mediocre fantasy series starter sends a group of children on an adventure that will probably have them saving the world in the third volume. Read full book review >

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THE VIRGIN by Erik Barmack
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"A halfway decent job of ridiculing a mass-entertainment phenomenon."
A mildly subversive first novel takes aim at reality TV. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2015

"Schneiderhan leaves it to us to continue the journey these two began. His work, like theirs, is inspiring."
Schneiderhan's (Sociology/Univ. of Toronto) biographical comparison of Jane Addams (1860-1935) and Barack Obama illustrates how little has changed regarding the difficulties of community building. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2001

"A great idea, much research, but overwrought and overwritten. (12 maps)"
Accounts of how the weather has affected human history (mostly military) from Noah to 'Nam. Read full book review >