Search Results: "Richard Cox"


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THE GOD PARTICLE by Richard Cox
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 31, 2005

"A gripper of a yarn, swatting around really big ideas. Laughably not clothbound."
Laden with eye-popping special effects, Cox's follow-up to his 2004 debut (Rift) turns on speculative high-energy physics and the Higgs bosun. Read full book review >

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ECLIPSE by Richard Cox
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1996

"Cox keeps the pot boiling merrily until the disappointingly tame close, when he seems in a hurry to depart the exotic locales he's so vividly rendered."
A sprawling but sporadically engrossing ecothriller from old- pro Cox (Park Plaza, 1991, etc.). Read full book review >

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PARK PLAZA by Richard Cox
Released: Feb. 25, 1990

The Moonstone meets Black Sunday in this tale of terrorists plotting to bomb the New York auction of a fabled diamond. Read full book review >

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RIFT by Richard Cox
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2004

"Strong middle, familiar ending."
A psychological suspense debut carries on its jacket "The Matrix meets Mission Impossible." More apt would be Total Recall meets Blade Runner, Philip K. Dick's paranoia parables. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"A refreshingly different view of manufacturing that clearly identifies what is necessary to compete globally."
With the assistance of Cox (Lincoln and the Sioux Uprising of 1862, 2005, etc.), automotive industry veteran Dauch (Passion for Manufacturing, 1993) provides a unique view of manufacturing and its role in the future of the United States. Read full book review >

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IS THAT YOU, MONSTER? by Steve Cox
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"An interchangeable knockoff but still tailor-made to spark bursts of delighted nighttime screaming. (Novelty/picture book. 4-7)"
In a barely disguised remake of Is That You, Wolf? (2012), intrepid readers are invited to stick their hands into a series of pockets…and feel what lies within. Read full book review >

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“Men are often taken, like rabbits, by the ears,” observed the British literary critic F.L. Lucas. He added, “And though the tongue has no bones, it can break millions of them.” Yes, it can: we live in an age of broken bones, one in which the power-hungry are grabbing at—well, ears, if nothing else, by which we ...


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IS THAT YOU, ALIEN? by Steve Cox
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2014

"A labored effort to squeeze a little more juice from a once-fresh gimmick. (Novelty. 5-7)"
Intrepid readers who don't mind slipping their hands into places without looking will get what they deserve from this backyard hunt for aliens. Read full book review >

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ON THE LIP by Jerry Cox
Released: Aug. 16, 2011

"Surprisingly good, despite a brief slip into sentimentality near the end."
In Cox's fiction debut, Wall Street meets California when two surfing buddies launch an internet startup. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 3, 2009

"A pleasant little profile in courage."
The story of Elizabeth Evan Hughes—who in 1919 was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in the era before insulin—interwoven with a brief account of the research that led to insulin's discovery. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 16, 2011

"Entertaining, but readers may wish for more Amundsen and less Cox."
Record-breaking long-distance swimmer Cox (Grayson, 2008, etc.) retraces Norwegian explorer's Roald Amundsen's groundbreaking polar explorations. Read full book review >

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THE GLASS OF TIME by Michael Cox
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"A sequel that will provide utterly different but equally rewarding experiences for readers who have and haven't read its equally leisurely predecessor."
Cox's second pastiche of Victorian sensational fiction is doubly remarkable for its sure grasp of the genre's idiom and its strange relationship to his first (The Meaning of Night, 2006). Read full book review >