Search Results: "Jerome McGann"


BOOK REVIEW

THE POET EDGAR ALLAN POE by Jerome McGann
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"In a book for literary critics, scholars and instructors, Poe as a consummate craftsman who daringly reimagined how poems invent meaning."
A scholarly defense of Poe's aesthetics. Read full book review >

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DANTE GABRIEL ROSSETTI AND THE GAME THAT MUST BE LOST by Jerome McGann
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2000

"The 'game' that McGann refers to is art, which can never fully fulfill its mission or be rendered perfectly in its execution. Nonetheless, if both Rossetti and McGann must eventually lose their game, their efforts are stronger than most."
McGann (Media/Univ. of Virginia) examines the poetry and paintings of Dante Gabriel Rossetti in an effort to determine why the artist's stature, so high between 1850 and 1910, fell dramatically with the rise of Modernism. Read full book review >

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ANCIENT APPETITES by Oisín McGann
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"A slow story of a dysfunctional dynasty with little plot but a lot of plotting. (Science fiction. 14 & up)"
Internecine squabbles fill this first book in a series. Read full book review >

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THE BROKEN SPELL by Erika McGann
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Thankfully, these young witches will return. (Urban fantasy. 10-14)"
Can five young witches trained only in the theory of their craft fend off the magical attacks of the Mirrorman? Read full book review >

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THE DEMON NOTEBOOK by Erika McGann
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 3, 2014

"Here's hoping the sequel jumps the pond soon. (Fantasy. 9-14)"
Wouldn't it be great if magic spells worked? Maybe…not. Read full book review >

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DAYLIGHT RUNNER by Oisín McGann
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"As Jeanne DuPrau's Ember series for younger readers has proven, this microcosmic setting provides unique opportunities for exploring large social issues in a human-sized framework, and McGann takes full and enjoyable advantage of every one. (Science fiction. 14 & up)"
This fast-paced thriller from an Irish author of quirky, dystopian science fiction is set in Ash Harbor, a dying domed city that shelters what may be the last remnants of humanity from the ice age that has gripped the planet for centuries. Read full book review >

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STRANGLED SILENCE by Oisín McGann
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 14, 2015

"A good crossover thriller for conspiracy-theory lovers. (Science fiction. 17 & up)"
A university student, a vet and a conspiracy theorist unravel a dangerous government plot in a near-future England. Read full book review >

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RAT RUNNERS by Oisín McGann
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 13, 2015

"Who cares if the teens' escapades and escapes seem a little too convenient to be fully plausible; it's all about suspense and action. (Dystopian thriller. 11-18)"
Nimmo, Manikin, Manikin's younger brother, FX, and Scope, all rat runners who live outside the constraints of their controlling government, inhabit an edgy, believably depicted dystopian version of London. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 9, 2013

"More proof that biting conservative arguments have lost their teeth."
Fox News commentator Morris and his wife, McGann (co-authors: Screwed!: How Foreign Countries Are Ripping America Off and Plundering Our Economyand How Our Leaders Help Them Do It, 2012, etc.), seize on the U.N. as the epitome of global government intrusion in this repetitive new work of unbridled paranoia. Read full book review >

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EVERYDAY MYSTERIES by Jerome Wexler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"The exercise is mildly amusing but the whole enterprise never overcomes a sense of languid familiarity. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A book of full-color photographs by Wexler (Jack-in-the- Pulpit, 1993, etc.) divided into five different sections, each of which invites readers to take a different close-up view of everyday objects, from sweaters to potato chips. Read full book review >

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STILETTOS IN VEGAS by Valerie L. Diamond
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 30, 2013

"A readable, highly charged amalgam of erotic action and suspense headlined by a likable, compassionate exotic performer with a heart of gold."
Dual-authored debut fiction about a young but seasoned stripper navigating the Las Vegas strip club circuit. Read full book review >

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JACK-IN-THE-PULPIT by Jerome Wexler
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1993

"A handsome presentation that wonderfully conveys the fascination of learning a lot about a particular species. (Nonfiction. 7-11)"
In the manner of Wexler's Wonderful Pussy Willows (1992), a lucid description of this appealing woodland flower, focusing on its propagation and growth and complemented by stunning color photos detailing appearance, habitat, and such magnified details as the male and female flowers (one ``Jack'' can be either or both) and the tiny gnats that pollinate them. Read full book review >