Search Results: "Randell Brewer"


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THE BREWER OF PRESTON by Andrea Camilleri
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 30, 2014

"Fans of Camilleri's long-running Inspector Montalbano series (Angelica's Smile, 2014, etc.) will be familiar with his brand of lusty lunacy, carried here to a degree that rivals Boccaccio."
In 19th-century Sicily, a cornucopia of craziness surrounds the première of an opera buffo in a small music-loving town.Read full book review >

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THE WHITE HEADHUNTER by Nigel Randell
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"A fabulous ethnographic tale inside a larger tragedy of cultural genocide and retaliatory murders. (8 pp. b&w photos, maps, index)"
Documentary filmmaker Randell debuts with the story of a young Scottish sailor's eight-year stay on a South Pacific island. Read full book review >

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FIRST KILL by Heather Brewer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2011

"Closing with a threat from a mortal enemy, Brewer's narrative provides a compelling back story for Vlad's fans to sink their teeth into, with more to come. (Paranormal adventure. 10-14)"
The other side of Vladimir Tod's world. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"This one just tries too hard. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
Proving that you can't have your blood and drink it too, this shallow vampire tale waffles between vamp/camp and purported somberness. Read full book review >

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ON A BEAM OF LIGHT by Gene Brewer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 19, 2001

"Will you wonder if the very smart prot is real when you finish? Only if you're as young as Drew Barrymore in E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial."
Brewer brings back the 357-year-old visitor from another planet who first appeared in his debut novel, K-Pax (1995). Read full book review >

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THE CEMETERY BOYS by Heather Brewer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 30, 2015

"A slick, spooky, chilling mystery. (Horror. 12-16)"
Stephen's family returns to his father's hometown in search of a fresh start, but the town's dark history threatens to swallow them whole. Read full book review >

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CUTTHROAT by Steve Brewer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"The Brewer prose is clumsy, his characters nuance-free, but the Brewer (Monkey Man, 2006, etc.) plotting is operatic enough to counterbalance boredom."
The family Sheffield: hugely rich and powerful—and murderously dysfunctional. Read full book review >

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MADNESS by Zac Brewer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"With an ending that's more hopefully ever after than happily, it'll satisfy fans of 1980s-style coming-of-age stories who wish the girls in them were more willing to walk away from abusive boys. (Fiction. 14-18)"
After her release from the mental hospital where she was treated after a suicide attempt, Brooke Danvers feels as if a part of her actually died while the rest was scooped out of the Black River by the old man who saw her jump in. Read full book review >

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K-PAX III by Gene Brewer
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 15, 2003

"Go for it."
Following K-PAX (1995) and On a Beam of Light (2001), here's the last volume in the Worlds of Prot trilogy, benefiting from the captivating film version of volume one. Dr. Brewer of the Manhattan Psychiatric Institute thought he'd integrated all of Robert Porter's multiple personalities when his patient at last left the institute, married journalist Giselle, and had son Gene, named after Brewer. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 15, 2001

"A nutritious but heavy loaf that lacks the leavening of felicity. "
In sturdy but ordinary prose, a freelance historian tells the complicated story of the war that took the life of Lord Byron and freed Greece from Ottoman rule. Read full book review >

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SECOND CHANCE by Heather Brewer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"Fans will enjoy slaking their thirst for more vampire adventures here. (Horror. 12-16)"
After his failed freelance slaying mission in Bathory (First Kill, 2011), Joss is under the watchful eye of the Slayer Society as he leads the hunt for a serial killer in Manhattan. Read full book review >