Search Results: "Jan-Erik Pettersson"


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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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POLAR OPPOSITES by Erik Brooks
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"While the anthropomorphized pair has nothing in common with their real counterparts apart from location, the light story makes this a refreshing change from traditional opposite books. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Penpals Alex Polar Bear and Zina Penguin are polar opposites, living on opposite sides of the world. 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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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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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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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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LOVE AND EMPIRE by Erik Orsenna
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 1991

"A rich, if at times overstuffed, book with much to savor."
A best-selling Prix Goncourt winner and, like The Unbearable Lightness of Being and The Name of the Rose, one of those accessible contemporary European novels, more international than national in style and substance. Read full book review >

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FACE-TIME by Erik Tarloff
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

Today's intentional blurring of the line between fact and fiction continues with sometime speechwriter Tarloff's first novel, which asks the burning question: What if "Monica Lewinsky" had a live-in boyfriend who got wind of her affair and had hurt feelings and moral outrage of his own? Read full book review >