Search Results: "Robert C. Varney"


BOOK REVIEW

DO UNTO OTHERS by Robert C. Varney
Released: May 31, 2012

"By combining the character focus of literary fiction with the plotting of the mystery genre, Varney creates a hybrid that will satisfy many fans of both genres."
High society meets homicide in the New Hampshire woods in Varney's debut novel. Read full book review >

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C by Tom McCarthy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Flawed but fascinating."
An ambitious, epochal second novel from the author of Remainder (2007). Read full book review >

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FORMAT C: by Edwin Black
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 15, 1999

"Others, perhaps, will not, although Black throughout shows great smarts and at times displays virtuoso rhetoric. (First printing of 50,000; $150,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
Massively conceived, neatly chiseled computer novel that begins on the wrong foot with lists of consumer goods enjoyed by a sybaritic hero only a Honda Del Sol salesman could love. Read full book review >

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MIDDLE C by William H. Gass
Released: March 12, 2013

"Gass, now 88, clearly has endings on his mind, which he addresses with fearsome brio and wit."
Misanthropy, atrocity, the Midwest—Gass revisits some familiar themes in this novel, though this ride is smoother than its epic predecessor, The Tunnel (1995). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 8, 2005

"An Israeli version of Anthony Swofford's Jarhead (2004), both hard-nosed and thoughtful—and most illuminating."
A nuanced view of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict by a former foot soldier in the long war. Read full book review >

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COMPANY C by John Sack
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1995

"Readers in search of a gritty grunt's-eye view of the Gulf War will be far better served by Carsten Stroud's estimable Iron Bravo (1995)."
A journalist's perfervid, impressionistic, and ultimately pointless take on an American armored unit that survived Desert Storm with a minimum of combat casualties. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 27, 2010

"An eye-opener that rings multiple alarms."
The story of the evangelical elite's efforts to promote Christian ideals in U.S. domestic and international affairs. Read full book review >

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The C ENIGMA by Spiros Gratsias
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"A myriad of codes and riddles provide a solid amount of enjoyment for fans of mysteries or espionage thrillers."
In Gratsias' debut historical thriller, an anthropologist learns that his family may be linked to a decadeslong war between good and evil. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ABC BOOKS
Released: April 1, 2007

"A handsome volume that will toot the horn of train enthusiasts both young and old. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Billed as a companion volume to A Is for Astronaut (2006), this alphabet text geared toward train lovers also blends bold vintage-style illustrations and historical photographs to present the colorful past of railroading. Read full book review >

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ALFRED C. KINSEY by James H. Jones
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

The author of Sexual Behavior in the Human Male, etc., is portrayed here as homosexual, voyeur, masochist, scientist, and social revolutionary. Read full book review >

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Released: July 1, 1992

"A well-written, responsible presentation of the evidence that there is a correlation between manageable psychological factors and the development of cancer."
Convincing evidence that a specific pattern of behavior is a risk factor, albeit one of many, for certain cancers. Read full book review >