Search Results: "Jon Jeter"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 11, 2009

"Jeter overreaches, but he usefully exposes the underbelly of the free-market system."
Journalist Jeter indicts globalization. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JON FIXX by Jason Squire Fluck
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 15, 2014

"An exciting, comical page-turner about the gritty underbelly of love."
Fluck follows the adventures of a romance writer for hire in his debut novel. Read full book review >

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Jon Hersey - Industrial Spy by Leo N. Ardo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 8, 2012

"A thrilling, adventurous novel that will appeal especially to readers interested in business recon."
Debut novelist Ardo offers a unique, concise novella about a young widower who finds redemption through politically motivated corporate espionage. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 8, 2008

"The combination of high-energy artwork and exuberant characters are sure to make the Trucktown series a necessary purchase for every garage library. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The irrepressible Scieszka has set his sites on entertaining a younger crowd and getting them (boys especially) hooked on the joys of reading. Read full book review >

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JON, FLORA, AND THE ODD-EYED CAT by Stella Pevsner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 1994

"Pure enchantment. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Pevsner (The Night the Whole Class Slept Over, 1991, etc.) delivers a magical story about the friendship between a 14-year-old boy recovering from rheumatic fever and an 11- year-old girl hiding out from her father. Read full book review >

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DEREK JETER PRESENTS NIGHT AT THE STADIUM by Phil Bildner
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 26, 2016

"A direct riff on Night at the Museum. Also, by now younger readers will barely remember Jeter as a player, so the lionization may need some explanation. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A young New York Yankees fan gets some unexpected help in his quest for an autograph from his favorite (ex) player. Read full book review >

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JON FOX AND THE MONSTER OF THE POND by Carson Steil
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 9, 2011

"The author and software designer show glimmers of creativity, but their learning curves are clearly still on the upswing. (iPad storybook app. 5-7)"
Another app not ready for prime time, featuring a perfunctory story tricked out in a sparse assortment of crudely designed animations and touch-activated effects. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"A hard, sobering look at what it really takes to bring live music to the fans."
Musical memoir from the owner of venerable Greenville, S.C., music venue The Handlebar. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 9, 1995

"Long-winded and aimless, with neither the gloomy brilliance of Scott nor the unsettling psychological qualms of Dick."
Ridley Scott's 1982 film noir, Blade Runner, was based on a Philip K. Dick novel, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Read full book review >

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WOLF FLOW by K.W. Jeter
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 1992

"Gripping in patches, then, but the patches conceal a number of leaks."
Gritty, spare but rather empty horror yarn from the author of Dr. Adder, Farewell, Horizontal, Infernal Devices, etc. Vicious drug-dealer Aitch and his reluctant sidekick Charlie beat their erstwhile partner Mike, a doctor and drug addict, to a pulp, then throw him from a car in the high desert of eastern Oregon following an attempted double-cross. Read full book review >

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FIENDISH SCHEMES by K.W. Jeter
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"An impressive enterprise that moves very, very slowly."
Belated sequel to Infernal Devices (1987), the iconic Victorian fantasy for which the author himself coined the term "steampunk." Read full book review >

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NOIR by K.W. Jeter
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 9, 1998

"Overall, it doesn't add up to anything in particular, but it's an uncommon experience nonetheless."
Another grimly dystopian, futuristic puzzler from the author of Blade Runner 2 (1995), etc. By the mid-21st century, the California coast is one vast city known as the Gloss, where it's perfectly okay to murder illegal immigrants so long as you notify the police beforehand. Read full book review >