Search Results: "R. Scott Bakker"


BOOK REVIEW

THE JUDGING EYE by R. Scott Bakker
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Best left to his devoted fan base; others may not have the stamina."
First installment of a new epic fantasy trilogy, set 20 years after Bakker's Prince of Nothing series. Read full book review >

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THE WHITE LUCK WARRIOR by R. Scott Bakker
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 2011

"It's the usual fantasy stuff, in other words, derivative of but much inferior to the Tolkien/Lewis/Peake schools of yore. Take it as good news or bad, but another volume in the series awaits."
By Crom and Ishtar, Batman: There's a minor epidemic of sword-and-sorcery epics out there, and now one of them is long-practicing fantasist Bakker's sequel to The Judging Eye (2009). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BOBBY ETHER AND THE ACADEMY by R Scott Boyer
Released: Sept. 12, 2013

"An intriguing debut adventure from Boyer with a cliffhanger ending."
A young teen basketball star discovers he has special powers in Boyer's debut YA adventure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CLARITY IS DYING by R. Scott Franklin
Released: Feb. 11, 2012

"An uplifting story of a man revisiting his past to save the future for others."
In Franklin's debut novel, an obscure mountain town engages in legal fisticuffs versus Los Angeles over ownership of Lake Clarity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DARK ENTITIES by R. Scott Campbell
Released: June 28, 2013

"A pleasing, atmospheric YA adventure."
A sci-fi/horror YA novel that focuses on a small town in the shadow of an ancient phenomenon known as the Tor. Read full book review >

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A STROKE OF BAD LUCK by Sebastiaan Bakker
Released: Jan. 15, 2013

"This true survivor's moving story doubles as a valuable guide to recovering from the destructive consequences of brain stroke."
In this self-help autobiography, retired Dutch engineer Bakker reveals what it's like to recover from a debilitating stroke. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TEN WHITE GEESE by Gerbrand Bakker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 26, 2013

"In stark but lyrical prose, Bakker explores themes of both isolation and intimacy."
An Emily Dickinson scholar from the Netherlands journeys to Wales, ostensibly to carry on her research but more realistically, to escape from a scandal involving one of her students. Read full book review >

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TAH-TYE, THE LAST 'POSSUM IN THE POUCH by Mary Alice Fontenot
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"The illustrations portray the blue and green of a swamp in moonlight. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This book's dawdling pace may leave readers wondering just who's playing 'possum: the characters in the book or the book itself. Read full book review >

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BOOK REPORT for Violet Grenade by Victoria Scott

Cover Story: Pretty Deadly
BFF Charm: Caution!
Swoonworthy Scale: 6
Talky Talk: Unreliable Narrator
Bonus Factor: Mysterious Loner Dude
Anti-Bonus Factor: Awful Grownups
Relationship Status: Friends?

Trigger Warning: Violet Grenade features scenes of attempted assault, abuse, and bullying, and touches on very dark themes of death and murder. Some situations might be ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1992

"Marxist-Leninism."
Something rare: a fair-minded assessment of religious fundamentalism. Read full book review >