Search Results: "Jeremy Robinson"


BOOK REVIEW

XOM-B by Jeremy Robinson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 29, 2014

"The author of Secondworld (2012) and Island 731 (2013) offers a fresh twist on the zombie apocalypse."
Earlier in the 28th century, a ruthless Master race killed billions of people it had enslaved, only to see the genocide victims arise as zombies and turn on their tormentors. Now able to overturn their captors, the still-living former slaves are threatened by both flesh-eaters and surviving Masters looking to retake power. Read full book review >

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ISLAND 731 by Jeremy Robinson
Released: March 26, 2013

"This is the stuff that comic books, video games and successful genre franchises are made of."
The novel's premise is reminiscent of H.G. Wells' The Island of Dr. Moreau, but the author adds a World War II back story and a contemporary setting to make it a generic, improbable thriller. Read full book review >

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SECONDWORLD by Jeremy Robinson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 22, 2012

"The Nazis are determined to have the last gruesome laugh in this efficient doomsday thriller."
One of the only survivors of a bizarre holocaust in Miami caused by lethal red flakes falling from the sky, NCIS agent Lincoln Miller must defuse a late-developing plot hatched by the Nazis to reboot the planet with Aryans by killing everyone else. Read full book review >

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ME HUNGRY! by Jeremy Tankard
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2008

"You buy! (Picture book. 4-6)"
"Me hungry!" whines a Stone Age lad. Read full book review >

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GRUMPY BIRD by Jeremy Tankard
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2007

"Since imitation is a trademark of toddlerhood, keep this energetic picture book in mind for wee storytime members. (Picture book. 1-4)"
Bird is grumpy. Read full book review >

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BOO HOO BIRD by Jeremy Tankard
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2009

"This selection will resonate with listeners, who will likely cringe as Bird mistakenly offers, yet again, to be on the receiving end of another game of catch. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Tankard's latest will tickle the funny bones—and tug at the heartstrings—of its young audience. Read full book review >

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HUNGRY BIRD by Jeremy Tankard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"A delightful romp. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Bird's animal friends are patient, generous, and seemingly used to his endless complaints from previous outings in Grumpy Bird, (2007) and Boo Hoo Bird (2010). Read full book review >

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THE STRAITS by Jeremy Craig
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2009

"Easygoing yet complex, veering between detachment and desperation, he's worth spending time with. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Since his mother and sister died in a Florida hurricane, Jim, 15, has survived in a FEMA trailer park with Aunt Mel, supplementing her meager income by working construction. Read full book review >

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TED TURNER by Jeremy Byman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 2, 1998

"A list of Time-Warner's holdings is an odd addition to the backmatter. (b&w photos, chronology, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 12-14)"
This superficial biography has been pasted together mostly from magazine articles, and—lacking vigor and immediacy—it shows. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 16, 2005

"Reference-level account of inevitability tinged by intriguing what-ifs."
Former BBC Middle East correspondent Bowen carefully reassembles the geopolitical dynamics of one week that triggered embittered conflict for decades—and still counting. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 19, 1992

"Still, by putting all this readably together, he might well win a new and different audience."
Rifkin (Biosphere Politics, p. 460, etc.), who seems to turn out environmental calls to arms on an assembly line, now turns his guns on beef—in this survey of the cattle culture's destructive role in the modern world and in history. Read full book review >