Search Results: "M.R. Montgomery"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1995

"Interesting and informative, but Montgomery's prose often lacks the zest that informs the best nature writing. (6 line drawings, not seen)"
Trekking and fishing what's left of the wilderness of the American West, Montgomery pronounces ``elegies for dead rivers'' but is hopeful for the ``few special trout left'' in the remote, unsullied streams of the high country. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2000

"Styled more as an adventure narrative than a traditional history, an enjoyable romp with Lewis, Clark, and Pike, along with an interesting introduction to the drama of Aaron Burr's failed attempt to establish himself as emperor of the Louisiana territories. (6 b&w illustrations, 6 maps)"
A good general history that portrays the Lewis and Clark expedition and the expeditions of Zebulon Pike as parts of a larger struggle to establish power in western America. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 14, 1991

"Will reward patient aficionados; perhaps tiresome for others. (Drawings by Katherine Brown-Wing—a few seen.)"
After 40 years of passionate interest in trout and fly- fishing, Montgomery (Saying Goodbye, 1989; In Search of L.L. Bean, 1984) has learned a great deal about the subject—and here he seems hellbent on sharing all of his vast savvy and experience. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Always Beside by M.R. Grand
Released: Sept. 7, 2015

"A somewhat unfocused lesson on the diverging paths that life can take."
An ill-fated romance inspires a young man's meditations on society, politics, and religion in this novel. Read full book review >

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THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS by M.R. Carey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 10, 2014

"One of the more imaginative and ingenious additions to the dystopian canon."
Carey offers a post-apocalyptic tale set in England in a future when most humans are "empty houses where people used to live." Read full book review >

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THE KILLING GAME by M.R. Henderson
Released: Feb. 22, 1989

Jeanne Donovan's welcome to L.A. quickly sours: hubby Glenn is hospitalized after a car accident, and then apartment-bound; the clearly disturbed super's son seems to be spying on her; her moody, brilliant, and ominously surly boss at Harvest Films taunts her; and the movie they're shooting, Dead Past, seems to have inspired the neighborhood serial killer, who's raping and stabbing hookers † la the movie script. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE REDEEMED by M.R.  Hall
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 3, 2011

"Complex, sorely tried Jenny (The Disappeared, 2009, etc.) seems destined to butt heads with every authority figure she can find. She has all the makings of a franchise heroine, if only she can survive her bruising conflicts."
The case of a murdered porn star-turned-anti-porn activist raises more dragons for Severn Vale District Coroner Jenny Cooper to slay. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FELLSIDE by M.R. Carey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2016

"The leaps between reality and supernatural fantasy are just too hard to navigate."
A woman in prison must fight violent inmates and suspicious ghosts to find some measure of redemption. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COURAGEOUS WOMEN OF THE CIVIL WAR by M.R. Cordell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

"A solid resource. (Nonfiction. 11-18)"
Although most people associate the Civil War with its innumerable male participants, many brave women also found ways to serve. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VICTIM by M.R. Henderson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2001

"A pleasingly efficient proletarian Mary Higgins Clark damsel-in-distress without the well-upholstered trimmings."
Elizabeth Davies's life seems governed entirely by one rule: Things go from bad to worse. Read full book review >

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THE DISAPPEARED  by M.R.  Hall
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"Very smart, with a tight plot and richer-than-average characterizations."
A coroner in small-town England struggles against the police, elements of the government and her own demons to find out what happened to two suspected radicals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"A fascinating account of extreme efforts to stave off extinction, the ethics of these efforts, and an unsettling, not-terribly-optimistic analysis of their chances of success."
Everyone sympathizes with endangered species, and few object to traditional conservation measures (limits on hunting, habitat preservation) that work—but they don't work if habitats disappear or if numbers dwindle or vanish entirely. Radical measures are necessary, writes journalist O'Connor. Read full book review >