Search Results: "Marvin Meyer"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1994

"Though primarily of interest to religious scholars, there is enough here to entertain interested lay readers as well."
Meyer (The Secret Teachings of Jesus, 1984) and Smith (The Nag Hamadi Library, not reviewed) provide literate and entertaining translations of a variety of early Christian magical incantations. Read full book review >

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FANTASTIQUE by Marvin Kaye
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 17, 1992

"A fine performance by Kaye—the most ambitious and possibly the best of his dozen solo novels."
Kaye's previous credits cover a range from sf (Wintermind, 1982, with Parke Godwin) and mystery (The Soap Opera Slaughters, 1982) to sheer whimsy; his latest is probably best described as a thriller with parapsychological underpinnings. Read full book review >

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The Children Who Time Lost by Marvin Amazon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 23, 2013

"An often involving but ultimately uneven sci-fi tale."
A sci-fi novel about the pressures of motherhood that transforms into an action thriller about an alien invasion. Read full book review >

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The Transformation of Adam Higgins by Marvin Amazon
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 31, 2013

"Piques curiosity for the next installment, but too much detail stalls the action."
The wrath of deep-space gods imperils human existence in this fantasy sequel. Read full book review >

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COMING OUT CONSERVATIVE by Marvin Liebman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"An absorbing, occasionally awkward book given resonance by the author's struggle with—and final acceptance of—his homosexuality. (Sixteen pages of photographs—not seen.)"
An eventful, stylish, sometimes painful memoir by right-wing agitator Liebman. Read full book review >

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BIG CITY GEMS by Marvin Goldman
Released: Sept. 17, 2012

"A variety of tales, ranging from comical to bittersweet, encapsulating another era in New York City."
Quirky characters and their antics enliven Goldman's collection of short stories set in New York City. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 17, 2013

"A fairly solid management approach if used cautiously and with an eye for consequences."
Dixon's debut work explores the corporate jungle from a manager's perspective. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"This book strains credulity by suggesting that the answer is yes. (12 illustrations, not seen) (For another look at presidential ethics, see Richard Shenkman, Presidential Ambition, p. 1784)"
A work of interpretive opinion, not of fresh historical understanding. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 18, 1994

"Devotees will be too grateful to complain about its absence, or about the inevitable unevenness of the assembled works—nor will they be foolish enough to devour this sumptuous feast in a single sitting."
A three-scoop helping of Holmesiana ranging from reprints of classic parodies by Bret Harte and O. Henry to evergreen pastiches by Vincent Starrett, August Derleth, and Stuart Palmer to new stories by Jon Koons, Roberta Rogow, and Carole BuggÇ (whose ``Adventure of the Tongue-Tied Tenor'' is a particular standout). Read full book review >

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BEYOND THE HORIZON by Marvin Wilmes
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 25, 2015

"A heartfelt and touching tale of a man who found comfort and strength in his religious convictions."
Wilmes' memoir offers an inspirational guide for getting through the often sudden and disorienting twists that life throws our way. Read full book review >