Search Results: "John R. Carpenter"


BOOK REVIEW

WALL, WATCHTOWER, AND PENCIL STUB by John R. Carpenter
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Though erratically presented, this work of literary research should spur further study."
An examination of the seminal works of World War II, many of which opened eyes to truth by eyewitnesses. Read full book review >

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MARCH ON
by Julie Danielson

This past weekend, I managed to catch the Atlanta March for Social Justice and Women while in town for the American Library Association’s Midwinter conference. If, like me, you marched (or couldn’t make one, yet wholeheartedly supported the notion of a march), you may wonder: What is next? I think a lot of people, women in particular, have this top ...


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GILGAMESH by John R. Maier
translated by John R. Maier, edited by John Gardner
Released: Oct. 5, 1984

"But any intelligent effort to popularize that enigmatic primeval masterpiece is more than welcome."
Too fussy and detailed for the casual reader, too amateurish for the scholar, this curious collaboration between novelist Gardner (completed just before his fatal motorcycle crash in 1982) and English professor Maier (SUNY, Brockport), with help from Assyriologist Richard A. Henshaw (Colgate Rochester Div. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 10, 1992

"While the prose style is not particularly distinguished, the material has enough psychic weight and nuclear-family ambiance to deserve attention."
Powers's fourth novel (Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?, 1975, is his best known) is a 1950's coming-of-age saga about a boy who loses his brother in an accident. Read full book review >

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MOSAIC by John R. Maxim
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 9, 1999

"This capable veteran has done better (Haven, 1997, etc.)."
A hodgepodge of a thriller about secret government experiments aimed at turning Multiple Personality Disorder into a positive. Read full book review >

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HAVEN by John R. Maxim
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Top-drawer entertainment with plenty of (some of it kinky) action that speeds the reader past the narrative's more improbable events. (First printing of 100,000)"
Maxim (The Shadow Box, 1996, etc.) offers a sturdy romantic thriller in which a couple of retired espionage agents realize that escaping their Cold War pasts may prove tougher than they reckoned. Read full book review >

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SNAP HOOK by John R. Corrigan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 5, 2004

"A muffled, forgettable mystery highly recommended for golfers, golf widows and widowers, and everybody who's ever wondered what the fuss is about."
A dyslexic journeyman PGA golfer and sometime sleuth struggles to read greens and clues better than pages in this modest sequel to Cut Shot (not reviewed). Read full book review >

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BOOK OF LAWS by John R. Swift
Released: Nov. 30, 2011

"A unique mystery that lacks pull."
In Swift's (Living With Capone, 2009, etc.) latest crime novel, a murder leads a small town sheriff to consider the true meaning of home. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 13, 2011

"A legend of the Middle Ages bound to please most readers."
A squire pursues fortune, fame and the woman he loves—at any cost. Read full book review >

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THE SHADOW OF REICHENBACH FALLS by John R. King
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2008

"Sherlockians may quibble at their hero's fallibility, but King (The Angel of Death in Chicago, 2008, etc.) could well create new fans for William Hope Hodgson's early sci-fi tales of Carnacki."
It takes two fictional sleuths to engineer Professor Moriarty's comeuppance. Read full book review >

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MIND by John R. Searle
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"An often-fascinating look into a subject we all know intimately—but that even the experts don't fully understand."
It seems fitting that the one indispensable tool of philosophy is also one of its major problems. Here's an attempt to show general readers the key issues. Read full book review >