Search Results: "John Miller"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"More a résumé than a life. For diehard fans only."
Another conscientious text that plods through its subject's life yet misses the insights that really inform. Here, British biographer Miller covers all the minutiae but never makes the legendary actor, writer, and director transcend the sum of his many parts. Read full book review >

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RED SPIDER HERO by John Miller
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 12, 2015

"Just so, a story that celebrates the dreams of even the smallest of us—the really, really smallest. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Young Harry the red spider mite dreams of glory. Read full book review >

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WINSTON & GEORGE by John Miller
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 21, 2014

"Cucco's vibrant illustrations, published posthumously, make Miller's simple tale with its valuable message something special. (Picture book. 3-5)"
An exploration of the unusual friendship between the crocodile and the crocodile bird. Read full book review >

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SNAIL'S PACE: THE INVENTOR by John Miller Conn
Released: March 30, 2012

"A compelling alternate history deftly told."
An account of the improbable life of a genius. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2001

"A serviceable overview, but readers seeking an informed study of Islam will want something meatier than this."
A timely gathering of articles and essays on a rapidly expanding, influential faith. Read full book review >

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COYOTE MOON by John A. Miller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"Superb, often laugh-out-loud first half. Then no more jokes."
Miller abandons suspense (Tropical Heat, 2002, etc.) for what at first looks like a supernatural satire on baseball, reincarnation, and quantum physics—with some of the funniest sports spoofs since Ring Lardner. Read full book review >

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TROPICAL HEAT by John A. Miller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Rich swatches of the old James M. Cain, neatly done though hardly new."
Miller abandons his San Francisco setting and Vietnam vet-turned-lawyer Claude McCutcheon series (Causes of Action, 1999, etc.) for a sexy mystery thriller set in Hopewell, Virginia. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 28, 2016

"A multifaceted encounter with historical, spiritual, and personal worlds."
A debut book mixes an autobiographical account with a paranormal investigation of a property in rural Virginia. Read full book review >

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MARY MILLER
by Stephanie Buschardt

Despite its title, there’s not a lot of happiness going around in Mary Miller’s new collection, Always Happy Hour. “There is nothing more disgusting, really, than people enjoying themselves so thoroughly when you’re miserable,” writes Miller in the book’s opening story, a rather grim yet appropriate introduction to the morbid hilarity that’s to come in the following pages. More ...


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BOOK REVIEW

CAUSES OF ACTION by John A. Miller
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"More assured as a storyteller, though perhaps too comfortable with tired genre conventions, Miller has his best book yet in what appears to be a series about the peculiar pathologies that have turned some vets good and others very, very bad."
Miller's laid-back, pistol-packing legal champion of the San Francisco Bay Area's down-and-out returns in a meandering tale of honor and betrayal among Viet Nam vets. Read full book review >

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RELIGION
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Attractively designed and handsomely illustrated, this informative text introduces teens to many intriguing angles on a high-interest topic that should inspire many to further explore the subject. (chronology, glossary, bibliography, further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
Will the world end in a bang or a whimper? Unless pre-empted by human-induced disaster or one of many scientifically possible catastrophic scenarios, life on Earth will end a billion years from now in a sizzle. Read full book review >

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CAPTAIN BARNACLE’S AQUARIUM by Edward  Miller
ADVENTURE
Released: June 1, 2006

"Trying too hard, this ends up just a bewildering mix; steer young readers instead to more conventional tours like Aliki's My Visit to the Aquarium (1993). (pirate glossary) (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-7)"
Dropping in and out of lecture mode—"Here you'll see countless species of fish. Read full book review >