Search Results: "Neal Asher"


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ASHER by Mark Fyfe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Less a novel than an attempt at a mordant, brief glimpse into a sociopath: a debut, filled with indulgences and bravado, that makes an impression despite its weaknesses."
English adolescent anomie, told from a male perspective. Read full book review >

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BRASS MAN by Neal Asher
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 23, 2007

"Confusing, at first, for those unacquainted with the previous history of Asher's universe, but fizzing with intelligent ideas and occasionally streaked with black humor. Appalling, mind-boggling, fascinating—and irresistible."
A sequel to Gridlinked, set in the same pounding, hyper-violent far future as The Skinner (2004). Read full book review >

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COWL by Neal Asher
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 2005

Time-travel yarn, in the ultra-violent tradition of The Skinner (2003). Read full book review >

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THE SKINNER by Neal Asher
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2004

"The whole impressive, ingenious enterprise hurtles along at a high-octane clip while swinging with nonchalant abandon between horror and comedy: call it black slapstick. In sum: a blast."
Riotous far-future SF yarn, a second from the British author of Gridlinked (not seen). Read full book review >

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JUPITER WAR by Neal Asher
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 6, 2014

"A must for fans of the trilogy; newcomers will want to start with Book 1."
Final installment in the medium-future trilogy (Zero Point, 2013, etc.) featuring an armed struggle between a brutal Earth regime and a single post-human intelligence. Read full book review >

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MY NAME IS ASHER LEV by Chaim  Potok
Released: April 1, 1972

"But Potok, as in The Chosen, is able to sustain a singleminded gloomy intensity and will attract the same audience, assisted by the Literary Guild selection."
This features the agonizing young years of Asher Lev caught between the imperatives of his Hasid family's dynastic destiny and the forbidden visions of the goyische world of art. Read full book review >

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THE GIFT OF ASHER LEV by Chaim  Potok
Released: May 11, 1990

"But, then again, there is that restless, eager journeying in the dark—and then the sudden shimmerings of possibility—in odysseys of the soul that gives Potok's spiritually searching novels their saving strength."
In this sequel to My Name is Asher Lev (1972), the author of The Chosen (1967) and Davita's Harp (1985)—as well as other fictional probes of the rich complexities of Jewish Orthodoxy—brings his protagonist artist back to the Hasidic community in Brooklyn from France. Read full book review >

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THE GREEN AGE OF ASHER WITHEROW by M. Allen Cunningham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 7, 2004

"Disjointed material and unmatured style make for some rough sledding."
Life and death among Welsh immigrant coalminers in 19th-century California. Read full book review >

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WHAT LIGHT by Jay Asher
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"Though apparently titled for the line from Romeo and Juliet, this second solo outing for the author of Thirteen Reasons Why is not a love story for the ages. (Fiction. 13-18)"
Love, hope, and forgiveness are under the tree this Christmas. Read full book review >

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ALL OF US AND EVERYTHING by Bridget Asher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 24, 2015

"An entertaining yet astute look at family, self, story, and connections."
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, three generations of Rockwell women sift through their histories—real, imagined, rumored, and written—and discover that, like storms, life is impossible to control. Read full book review >

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THE PROVENCE CURE FOR THE BROKENHEARTED by Bridget Asher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 2011

"Unabashedly romantic and unafraid of melancholy, Asher's book is a real charmer about a Provencal house that casts spells over the lovelorn."
In an affecting story about loss, a young widow goes to Provence to renovate her family's home—and hopefully fix her heart. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 2008

"Not for the faint of heart, the faint of stomach or those put off by relentless descriptions of battle scenes."
French colonialism goes awry in a saga of hope, betrayal, slaughter and cannibalism in 19th-century North Africa. Read full book review >