Search Results: "Mike Byrne"


BOOK REVIEW

THE PURIM SUPERHERO by Elisabeth Kushner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"For now, this book is both timely and entirely satisfying. (Picture book. 4-9)"
People forget that Superman is an alien. This book is a reminder that that's the source of his strength. Read full book review >

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JOEY AND THE GIANT BOX by Deborah Lakritz
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2015

"Joey would be more sympathetic if he didn't sound like an ad. He's about as believable as a parent who says, 'My child would rather have a box than a toy.' (Picture book. 4-8)"
Beware of books about good role models. Read full book review >

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THIS BOOK IS OUT OF CONTROL! by Richard Byrne
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"It's finally OK for kids to press buttons! This interactive story will empower, educate, and entertain young readers who are on the path to independent reading. (Picture book. 3-8)"
The act of reading a picture book has never gotten so out of control. Read full book review >

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CALL ME TUESDAY by Leigh Byrne
Released: Feb. 15, 2012

"This true-life-inspired account of child abuse from a monstrous mother is well told but painful to read and premature in its resolution."
In this slightly fictionalized memoir, a young girl suffers horrific abuse for years after being scapegoated by her disturbed mother. Read full book review >

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THRILL by Robert Byrne
Released: July 1, 1995

"Engaging details about roller coasters, but uninspired thriller work."
A formulaic, far-fetched offering by disaster-thriller veteran Byrne (Mannequin, 1988, etc.). Read full book review >

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A GENIUS FOR LIVING by Janet Byrne
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 10, 1995

"A portrait of Frieda that comprehends all of her life's events and none of her spirit. (16 pages b&w illustrations, not seen)"
Freelance writer Byrne captures little of Frieda von Richthofen Lawrence's unconventional vitality, her independent mind, or her tempestuous marriage with D.H. Frieda, equally careless of her reputations as Lawrence's muse, earth goddess, and obtuse nymphomaniac, never inspired tepid opinions, whether in Lawrence's portraits of her in his novels or in the recent spate of Lawrenciana. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 12, 2012

"Highly recommended—anyone at all interested in music will learn a lot from this book."
From the former Talking Heads frontman, a supremely intelligent, superbly written dissection of music as an art form and way of life. Read full book review >

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Tipping Point by Tomas Byrne
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A tautly written thriller propelled by sharp writing and an ever complicating plot."
Byrne (Skin in the Game, 2015) returns to the world of renegade whistleblower Joe Hawkins in this new ecological thriller.Read full book review >

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GHOSTS AND LIGHTNING by Trevor Byrne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 29, 2009

"Messy, funny, troubled and tragic."
A refugee from Dublin's slums returns home to face the phantoms of his hometown. Read full book review >

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THE OCCUPY HANDBOOK by Janet Byrne
NON-FICTION
Released: April 17, 2012

"An educational, highly useful primer on what's broken and how to fix it."
A succinct body of essays by knowledgeable, sympathetic observers on the grievances of the Occupy Wall Street protestors. Read full book review >

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THE GENIUS OF JANE AUSTEN by Paula Byrne
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 27, 2017

"A thoroughly researched, somewhat scholarly investigation of Austen's oeuvre for devoted Austen fans with some background in literature."
Biographer Byrne (Kick: The True Story of JFK's Sister and the Heir to Chatsworth, 2016, etc.) explores Jane Austen's passion for the theatre and the influence of comedic plays on her writing. Read full book review >

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THE DUKE by Kerrigan Byrne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"This sexy romp has it all—a mystery, a feminist heroine worth rooting for, and moments of heat so intense they might need a nurse."
Imogen Pritchard keeps crossing paths with Cole Talmage, Duke of Trenwyth. Will time and mistaken identity keep them apart? Read full book review >