Search Results: "Matthew Joseph Harrington"


BOOK REVIEW

THE GOLIATH STONE by Larry Niven
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 25, 2013

"A brilliantly crafted yarn that also manages to be an edge-of-the-seat thriller. And funny. Laugh-out-loud funny. What are you waiting for?"
New collaboration about nanotechnology from Harrington (author of several stories set in universes created by Niven) and the vastly influential creator of the Ringworld series, etc. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2003

"Still, the world is grateful that Heller's trick, if indeed only one, was Catch-22."
A collection of Helleriana that goes far toward showing that the author was a one-trick pony. Read full book review >

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NOSE TO TOES, YOU ARE YUMMY! by Tim Harrington
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 19, 2015

"A nifty way to get preschoolers up and moving, made even more effective by the accompanying music (available for download from the publisher). (Picture book. 2-4)"
Indie rock musician and author/illustrator Harrington appropriately combines his musical and artistic skills in this creative take on such music and movement games as "Head and Shoulders, Knees and Toes." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THIS LITTLE PIGGY by Tim Harrington
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2013

"The shoe is on the other foot when these talented piggies get their due, so consider this for storytimes or households that need an extra kick. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The lead singer of the indie rock band Les Savy Fav takes some time to consider the secret lives of toes. Read full book review >

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JOSEPH KANON
by Clayton Moore

In an age when America’s intelligence services aren’t always portrayed in the best light, Joseph Kanon’s new novel about the Cold War seems starkly elegant by comparison. In our starred review, Kirkus says of Defectors, “...not since Le Carré’s A Perfect Spy has there been a family of spooks to rival this one.”

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BOOK REVIEW

SURE SIGNS OF CRAZY by Karen Harrington
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 20, 2013

"Readers intrigued by the premise of this moving story will sympathize with the plucky protagonist and rejoice in the way her summer works out. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Worried that she will grow up to be crazy like her mother or alcoholic like her father, rising seventh-grader Sarah Nelson takes courage from Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, writing letters to Atticus Finch and discovering her own strengths. Read full book review >

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SPEECHLESS by Hannah Harrington
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"Timely and affecting. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
An absorbing drama about what happens when one of the popular girls becomes the target of her former friends' bullying. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SAVING JUNE by Hannah Harrington
ROMANCE
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"Still, Harper's voice rings true, and readers looking for a mildly steamy romance (with more than a splash of alcohol, smoking and sex) won't be disappointed. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
It's clear from the start that high-school senior June, days away from graduation, is past saving, since 16-year-old Harper begins her account on the day of her sister's funeral. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 6, 2012

"Intriguing storylines, creatures and weapons, but the human component is lacking."
In Martin's debut fantasy tale, warring states wage bloody battles in a parallel universe. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COLUMBO by William Harrington
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 3, 1995

"Lots of action, gore, and sex in a fast-moving, well-crafted diversion that lacks the texture and tension of the author's legal thrillers."
The overriding question in Harrington's third Columbo saga (Columbo: The Helter Skelter Murders, 1994, etc.) is not who killed tawdry superstar Regina, drowned in her Beverly Hills swimming pool, but who is the old man living in her mansionthe one she slept with most nights and called Grandpa? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VIRUS by William Harrington
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Released: Jan. 28, 1990

From the author of Skin Deep (1983) and For the Defense (1988), the story of Colombian cocaine overlords who wage computer warfare on America's air-control system—all in order to smuggle in a really, really big load of their corporate product. Read full book review >