Search Results: "Richard K. Lieberman"


BOOK REVIEW

STEINWAY AND SONS by Richard K. Lieberman
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1995

"A tidy package for those who want the facts, plus a bit more, on merchant music makers overtaken by events and their own inability to adapt. (70 photos and illustrations, not seen)"
If D.W. Fostle produced a lush Mahler symphony in recounting the rise and fall of the first family of pianos (The Steinway Saga, p. 356), Lieberman, using the same theme of an American dynasty's seasons in the sun, has created a more compact and disciplined concerto for piano and orchestra. Read full book review >

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BROKEN ANGELS by Richard K. Morgan
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 2004

"Occasionally overdosing on world-weariness, but nevertheless a thrilling cyberpunk actioner."
The second in what might be a series on the exploits of Takeshi Kovacs. Read full book review >

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THE COLD COMMANDS by Richard K. Morgan
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"A full-immersion experience, uncompromising and bleakly magnificent."
Sequel to Morgan's well-received dark fantasy, or perhaps far-future science fiction, The Steel Remains (2009), following a string of innovative cyberpunk-style sci-fi novels. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"For Protestants and other 'Gentiles,' Mormon America is an invaluable primer; Latter-Day Saints will find the book a useful refresher course."
A thoroughly researched, impartial treatment of that homegrown American religion so shrouded in mystery and myth: Mormonism. Read full book review >

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THIRTEEN by Richard K. Morgan
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 2007

"Phillip K. Dick did it better. And much more succinctly."
Future thriller noir from the Scotland-resident author of various paperbacks (Market Forces, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >

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WOKEN FURIES by Richard K. Morgan
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 27, 2005

"Hammering cyberpunk action, with an occasional detour for a stirring speech against religious fundamentalism."
In Philip K. Dick Award-winner Morgan's latest (Broken Angels, 2004, etc.), Takeshi Kovacs heads home to a pack of bad memories and a battle with himself. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF TREES by Leanne Lieberman
CLASSICS
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"The issues are vitally important, but the heroine's facile acceptance of a hot boy's pacifism is hardly convincing, the straw-man yeshiva students diminish the painful political realities and Mia just isn't likable enough to carry the tale. (Fiction. 12-13)"
A 17-year-old has a shallow religious epiphany followed by an equally shallow retreat from religion and political awakening. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADMISSIONS by Nancy Lieberman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2004

"Which school does Zoe land in? Not telling. All in all: big fun for select readers."
For its intended audience, a laugh-out-loud debut about admissions to Manhattan's coveted private schools. Read full book review >

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ALTERED CARBON by Richard K. Morgan
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 2003

"The body count is high, the gadgetry pure genius, the sex scenes deliriously overwrought, and the worn cynicism thoroughly distasteful: a welcome return to cyberpunk's badass roots."
A cyberwarrior from another planet is reborn on Earth to do a rich man's bidding and is none too happy about it. Read full book review >