Search Results: "Michael McCloskey"


BOOK REVIEW

MICHAEL by Henry Flesh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Amen."
Flesh's X-rated debut novel, the Lambda Award-winning Massage (1999), told of life at the bottom of Manhattan's gay subculture. Read full book review >

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THE RISE OF SARNAI by Michael McCloskey
Released: March 1, 2012

"A straightforward, imaginative tale of conquest and warfare."
In this epic story of ancient conquest, a man leads his army against several nations in order to fulfill a prophecy of greatness. Read full book review >

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TRILISK RUINS by Michael McCloskey
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"Telisa and Magnus could carry a series with their entertaining if somewhat predictable smuggling adventures."
An otherworld adventure featuring a military brat turned smuggler. Read full book review >

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SLAVE OF CHU KUTALL by Michael McCloskey
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 19, 2005

"Can't break the chains of Dungeons and Dragons, Lord of the Rings and every other fantasy forerunner to which it's beholden."
A half-orc warrior escapes the shackles of his captors and his heritage to become a hero. Read full book review >

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THE HOUSE OF YEEL by Michael McCloskey
Released: April 7, 2012

"A fairy tale for discerning adults who appreciate solid story structure, compelling human characters and inventive fantasy."
A fantasy tale from McCloskey that fleshes out the archetypal hero's journey with interplanetary travel, fearsome nemeses and one delightfully logical wizard. Read full book review >

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HELL ON A LEASH by Michael McCloskey
Released: Jan. 26, 2011

"A hard-nosed medieval tale, recommended for readers serious about their action."
In the author's (Insidious, 2010, etc.) action-packed fantasy, a troupe of thieving bandits is on the run with the latest plunder, while the fiercest of the bunch—the Four—must battle an army and cater to the will of a dragon. Read full book review >

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INSIDIOUS by Michael McCloskey
Released: Jan. 8, 2010

"Weapons-laden action, corporate nastiness, incipient robot rebellion and deep-space mystery mesh nimbly in a great ride for sci-fi fans that seldom lets up."
In McCloskey's (Slave of Chu Kutall, 2005, etc.) latest sci-fi novel, a sexy corporate spy, a rising executive and an intergalactic law enforcer intertwine in a conspiracy that rocks the deep-space outposts of tomorrow. Read full book review >

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CHANGING MICHAEL by Jeff Schilling
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 15, 2014

"Like the main character, not as smart as it thinks it is. (Fiction. 12-16)"
A teen provocateur decides to befriend and help a social outcast. Read full book review >

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MICHAEL JORDAN by Robert Lipsyte
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 30, 1994

"Kids are lucky to have Lipsyte writing on their side. (Biography. 10-14)"
According to New York Times sportswriter Lipsyte (Arnold Schwarzenegger, 1993, etc.), Michael Jordan is a master of timing not just in his game but in his whole involvement with basketball and advertising. Read full book review >

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MICHAEL DOUGLAS by Marc Eliot
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"A fleeting account of ambition tempered by experience, with special emphasis on reconciling past and present and finding a renewed sense of family."
Celebrity biographer Eliot (Steve McQueen, 2011, etc.) highlights American actor and producer Michael Douglas, considering his life and career through a competitive lens. Read full book review >