Search Results: "Mythos Machine"


BOOK REVIEW

NICKELBY SWIFT, KITTEN CATASTROPHE by Ben Hecht
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 16, 2011

"'Awww's for the cute kitten: 'ugh's for the slow and frustrating app. (iPad storybook app. 6-8)"
A riff on the "Sorcerer's Apprentice" offers readers an eccentric inventor, a kitten and a handful of pallid interactive features. Read full book review >

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MACHINE by René Belletto
Released: Nov. 23, 1993

"And most readers, unless they've read Belletto's curious anti-thriller Eclipse (1990), will scarcely notice the muted ending."
What if an eminent psychiatrist—in order to get a closer look inside the mind of his showcase psychopathic patient—used a gizmo he'd cooked up at home to introject his own mind into the patient's body, while the patient, finding his own mind transferred to the psychiatrist's body, took off on a rampage? Read full book review >

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"Recommended reading for classicists (and budding Indiana Joneses) graduating beyond Edith Hamilton."
Lundwall contends that far from being ignorant and backward savages, the preliterate cultures that created mankind's most ancient mythological tales had a high degree of intellectual sophistication. Read full book review >

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TALES OF THE CTHULHU MYTHOS by H.P. Lovecraft
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Hey, try to beat that."
A collection of 22 cosmic wonder tales that pay tribute to this century's most revered master of the macabre. Read full book review >

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HUG MACHINE by Scott Campbell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"In his first outing as an author, Campbell shines. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A feel-good ride, full of droll artistic asides and an abundance of caring. Read full book review >

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MACHINE MADE by Terry Golway
NON-FICTION
Released: March 10, 2014

"A work that knowledgeably readjusts Tammany's reputation from a nest of corruption to an important crusader for the poor and downtrodden."
How the Irish mobilized America. Read full book review >

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KILLING MACHINE by Lloyd C. Gardner
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 12, 2013

"An evenhanded yet grim assessment of the growing consensus regarding 'the lethal presidency.'"
Straightforward, rigorous account of how President Barack Obama's embrace of high-tech militarism is changing the parameters of the presidency. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 5, 1999

Boerst's biography will surprise readers familiar with Wells's tales of adventure and war. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 3, 1999

"Generates little original analysis about the Harley phenomenon. (16 pages photos, not seen)"
One fan's breathless overview of the impact Harley-Davidson motorcycles have had on individuals and popular culture. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"Vivid, hair-raising, day-to-day-in-the-life-of narrative: the best mob book in recent memory. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
First-rate story of a Mafia murder crew so deadly that even John Gotti turned aside a contract on its leader. Read full book review >

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EXTINCTION MACHINE by Jonathan Maberry
Released: March 26, 2013

"What could have been a fun romp turns into a cliché-ridden tale so confusing that most readers will need a whiteboard to keep track of the characters and plot points."
Maberry's fifth entry in the Joe Ledger series combines conspiracy theories, aliens, corrupt government agencies and tons of action/adventure. Read full book review >

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HURT MACHINE by Reed Farrel Coleman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"Though once or twice he crosses that tricky line between Weltschmerz and cry-baby, Moe Prager remains basically irresistible."
In his seventh appearance (Innocent Monster, 2010, etc.), Moe Prager copes with an old love, a complex murder and a belly-full of trouble. Read full book review >