Search Results: "Larry Portzline"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 20, 2004

"A slim but invigorating guide to an appealing and promising concept."
A college instructor shares his plan to help independent bookstores survive: shopping trips specially designed for-and marketed to-tourist readers. Read full book review >

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ATTACK OF THE SMART PIES by Larry Gonick
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2005

"Sporting an array of odd forms in the tiny vignettes with which this tale is sprinkled, the New Muses may keep their current fans amused, but they're unlikely to draw many new ones with this offbeat episode. (Fantasy. 9-11)"
A zany premise and an equally off-the-wall plot keep this wandering tale—the first separate outing for characters with a regular gig in MUSE magazine—afloat, but just barely. Read full book review >

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PEBOAN AND SEEGWUN by Charles Larry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 20, 1993

"Afterword. (Folklore/Picture book. 6-10)"
An Anishinabe (Ojibwa) riddle/myth about the turning seasons. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 1, 1990

Kettelkamp introduces technologies for the physically challenged, envisioning a future when "a properly repaired human will actually be improved in physical function. Read full book review >

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RED PHOENIX by Larry Bond
Released: June 2, 1989

This first techno-thriller from Bond, who collaborated with Tom Clancy on Red Storm Rising, tells the story of a power grab by the son of North Korea's dictator—a grab perfectly timed to benefit from South Korean disarray when civil unrest and American politics lead to drastic revision of America's military policy for that country. Read full book review >

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THE WANDERING HILL by Larry McMurtry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 13, 2003

"Big issues masquerading as light fun. Highly entertaining."
Lord Berrybender and brood continue their western exploration, in this second in a four-part series (Sin Killer, 2002). Read full book review >

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DEAD MAN'S WALK by Larry McMurtry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Only for blindly faithful McMurtry fans."
A bloated, pointless-seeming prequel to 1985's bestselling Lonesome Dove. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOLEIL, TOO! by Larry Bonner
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 24, 2014

"A bombshell-laden storyline featuring a bombshell of a heroine whose over-the-top bravado makes Jack Reacher and Jason Bourne look like Boy Scouts."
An audacious, entertaining fusion of Cold War espionage thriller and romance, this action-packed sequel to Bonner's debut novel, Soleil Tangiere (2013), continues the adventures of Canadian heroine Tangiere and her Russian love interest, Max Stepanov. Read full book review >