Search Results: "Joe Roman"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 15, 2011

"Despite a few sections overly larded with technical terms, the author provides a memorable dispatch on the fate of endangered species."
A scientifically savvy narrator untangles the legal, scientific and historical labyrinth surrounding the 1973 Endangered Species Act. Read full book review >

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JOE HILL
by Gregory McNamee

Climate change is a strange business: it’s turning hot places cold and cold places hot, making desert areas green and turning grasslands into desert. And then there’s what’s going on in Boulder, Colorado, where downpours of sharp steel shards are slicing the locals to ribbons, gruesome deaths first announced, as the narrator of Joe Hill’s novella Rain tells us, by ...


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MODERN MYTHOLOGY WITH JOE TODD-STANTON
by Julie Danielson

Debut author-illustrator Joe Todd-Stanton, who lives in the UK, brings readers the first in a new series called Brownstone’s Mythical Collection. Arthur and the Golden Rope—complete with a daring young protagonist; a monstrous, hand-chomping wolf; and “artefacts of great power and rarity”—is based on Norse mythology. This first volume of the series opens with a Professor Brownstone, welcoming readers ...


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ASTRONAUT ACADEMY by Dave Roman
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2011

"Roman's quirks may irritate a few readers, but many children will run to their own scratch pads to draw fierce bunnies, wearing cute hats. (Graphic novel. 10-14)"
This book will make readers want to flip through the author's doodle pad, in case he has ideas that are even wilder. Read full book review >

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FIND YOUR NEXT MIND-EXPANDING READ AMONG OCTOBER'S MUST-READ SPECULATIVE FICTION BOOKS
by John DeNardo

Readers looking for a good book need look no further than this month's picks for the best speculative fiction books. (Horror fans, stay tuned later this month for a larger roundup of spooky horror reads!) This month's collection of must-reads includes swashbuckling tales of sword and sorcery, an immortal crow who has lived many lives, a weird tale ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 6, 2009

"Straightforward, well-crafted biography of the outsider who shaped American advertising."
The former chairman and CEO of Ogilvy & Mather offers a portrait of the ad agency's legendary founder. Read full book review >

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ROMAN’S JOURNEY by Roman Halter
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Remarkably, a sense of adventure and joy of life are sustained in an account that moves through civilization's worst nightmare."
A terrifying view from the epicenter of the Holocaust, preserved in the adolescent memory of a young Polish Jew with a mission. Read full book review >

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EMPATHY by Roman Krznaric
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"Useful advice that promotes a more contented, fulfilling lifestyle."
School of Life founder Krznaric (How Should We Live?: Great Ideas from the Past for Everyday Life, 2013, etc.) presents methods to increase a person's ability to look at situations through another's eyes.Read full book review >

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CHINATOWN ANGEL by A.E. Roman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 17, 2009

"It's all been done before and better. The plot is so-so, but the repartee is awful."
The forgettable debut of New York shamus Chico Santana. Read full book review >

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THE SUPERMAN PROJECT by A.E. Roman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 3, 2010

"Chico's warmth and appeal are undeniable, but the plot goes beyond implausible."
In his second adventure (Chinatown Angel, 2009), Bronx peeper Chico Santana searches for an old pal and gets caught in the coils of a cult. Read full book review >

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STRANGE WEATHER AND OTHER HORRORS
by Thea James

It is October and therefore officially autumn—that season of pumpkin-flavored everything, haunted houses, mists, and mellow fruitfulness. This also means that it is time for slasher movie marathons, the new season of Stranger Things, and a borderline unhealthy indulgence in all the horror novels, both old and new.

One such new horror novel is Strange Weather by Joe Hill. Actually ...


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Released: Jan. 30, 2014

"Another fun, satisfying pirate adventure."
Roman's (Captain No Beard: Strangers on the High Seas, 2013, etc.) pirate adventure, the fifthinstallment in her picture-book series, tackles the idea of what really matters. Read full book review >