Search Results: "Piers Brendon"


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THE DARK VALLEY by Piers Brendon
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 10, 2000

"Compelling and propelled by a gathering momentum, this all but begs for a sequel."
A majestic and highly readable history of the most distressing of decades. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 30, 2008

"A comprehensive rejoinder to the work of Niall Ferguson and other modern students of British imperial history."
A richly detailed, lucid account of how the British Empire grew and grew—and then, not quite inexorably, fell apart. Read full book review >

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LIFE’S GOLDEN TICKET by Brendon Burchard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2007

"Hokey self-help advice thinly veiled as fiction."
An enchanted amusement park teaches people how to better live their lives. Read full book review >

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CHECKMATE AT CHESS CITY by Piers Harper
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2000

"Although it doesn't deliver all it promises in strategy and excitement, this is an enjoyable game book. (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
Harper (Snakes and Ladders, 1997) has produced an intense and eye-catching puzzle book intended to teach basic strategies of chess. Read full book review >

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VIRTUAL MODE by Piers Anthony
Released: Feb. 13, 1990

In an interesting mix of sf and fantasy, Anthony examines the effects of parental neglect and sexual abuse against a fantastic backdrop. Read full book review >

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BALOOK by Piers Anthony
Released: Feb. 7, 1991

"Woodroffe's illustrations, many of them in color, are elaborate and affectionate, but even they don't save it as a novel."
Thanks to genetic reconstruction, Baluchitherium—an enormous, rhino-like creature of the Miocene epoch—lives again. Read full book review >

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DoOoN MODE by Piers Anthony
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2001

"As previously, the adventure's the baggage, teenager self-help's the point of it all—and if any of it really does help, who are mere reviewers to cavil?"
Fourth and—probably—final installment of Anthony's reality-hopping Mode series (Chaos Mode, 1994, etc.) combining alternate-world adventures with advice on hang-ups and personal growth. Read full book review >

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MUSE OF ART by Piers Anthony
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1999

"Over to you."
Addition to the Geodyssey series (Hope of Earth, 1997, etc.) wherein Anthony hopes to present the true essence of history, as opposed to boring old facts. Read full book review >

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ON A PALE HORSE by Piers Anthony
Released: Oct. 1, 1983

"Rather more seriously intended than most Anthony offerings, with satirical patches and lots of death-ly ruminations: a hardworking but lumpy and not-very-appealing stew—mostly for loyal fans."
The first of another five-book fantasy series from the prolific, YA-ish, popular Anthony—centered on five "Incarnations of Immortality" (Time, War, Fate, Nature, Death) in a messy and illogical science/magic setting. Read full book review >

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TOTAL RECALL. by Piers Anthony
Released: Sept. 26, 1989

"Should make a smashing movie."
Action-adventure yarn involving memory implants, aliens, and Mars: based (on a Philip K. Dick short story and a movie script. Read full book review >

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RACE AGAINST TIME by Piers Anthony
Released: April 1, 1973

From an innocuous beginning — a boy and his dog walking through the fields — layer upon subtle layer is overlapped to develop a superior science fiction vision. Read full book review >

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HOW PRECIOUS WAS THAT WHILE by Piers Anthony
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"This unsparingly forthright second memoir should ruffle some feathers that badly need ruffling."
Sequel to the prolific fantasy writer's previous autobiography, Bio of an Ogre (not reviewed). Read full book review >