Search Results: "Richard A. Valicek"


BOOK REVIEW

ALAMPTRIA by Richard A. Valicek
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 2, 2010

"An epic, exciting tale of knighthood and vampires."
An epic medieval fantasy chronicling the trials and tribulations of Elysium, a 15th-century kingdom under threat by evil, but protected by the Seaton brothers and their magical claymores. Read full book review >

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PINNACLE EVENT by Richard A. Clarke
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 19, 2015

"Thriller lovers no longer need the USSR and the Cold War for a scary-good story—just lose track of a few A-bombs for an exciting and all-too-plausible novel."
A fast-moving international thriller by the counterterrorism expert and author of Sting of the Drone (2014).Read full book review >

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FIDDLE GAME by Richard A. Thompson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Over-plotted, but the amiable protagonist and colorful supporting cast provide much compensation in Thompson's promising debut."
A beleaguered bail bondsman, a storied violin and a shaggy dog of a fiddle. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1996

"An accessible glimpse of a gay-positive approach to psychoanalysis, which should interest both the gay and psychoanalytic communities. (Author tour)"
Isay (Being Homosexual, 1989) discusses the role psychoanalysis can play in helping gay men to embrace their identity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLACK CITY SAINT by Richard A. Knaak
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2016

"Melodramatic and forgettable."
A legendary figure-turned-paranormal investigator protects Prohibition-era Chicago against otherworldly influences in the first of a series by an author best known for his epic fantasy (The Horned Blade, 2015). Read full book review >

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AN EYE DOCTOR ANSWERS by Richard A. Driscoll
Released: June 15, 2012

"A valuable, authoritative consumer health guide."
An optometrist answers patients' frequently asked questions regarding eye diseases and conditions. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Western history buffs will enjoy this entertaining but middling account, burrs under the saddle and all."
The story of an inspired stunt on the part of Buffalo Bill Cody, who organized a horse race from Nebraska to Chicago, the winner claiming his prize in the arena at Cody's Wild West Show right next door to the world-changing Columbian Exposition of 1893. Read full book review >

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BREAKPOINT by Richard A. Clarke
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 2, 2007

"Some may be confounded by this international cyber-maze, which reads more like a textbook than a novel."
Former presidential adviser and terrorist specialist Clarke (The Scorpion's Gate, 2005, etc.) offers a lights-and-sirens futuristic techno-fantasy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 7, 1993

"A triumph of presentation on many levels, not the least of which is Firmage's narrative voice—congenial, well-paced, wide- ranging, and gifted with a clear sense of his readership."
Firmage, usually an editor and designer of other's books, has himself written, designed, illustrated, and typeset this learned and occasionally comic homage to the Roman alphabet—the building blocks of his trade and, he makes clear, of Western civilization itself. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NOW by Richard A. Muller
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"Not for the faint of heart or mathematically averse, but Muller is a masterful guide within this survey of cosmology."
Educated readers know that time is one of four dimensions, but most can't shake the feeling that it's the odd man out. They will enjoy this popular account of "an extremely simple yet fascinating and mysterious concept." Read full book review >

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PUBLIC INTELLECTUALS by Richard A. Posner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Dour."
Is the state of public intellectualism in decline, or is Posner just really smart and terribly grumpy? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Worthwhile reading for anyone involved in divorce and child- custody issues."
A psychologist specializing in child-custody issues argues forcefully for overhauling the adversarial process by which custody decisions are usually made—and for abandoning the ``motherhood mystique,'' the assumption that mothers have superior custody rights because they are uniquely suited for raising children. Read full book review >