Search Results: "Robert J. Wicks"


BOOK REVIEW

PERSPECTIVE by Robert J. Wicks
NON-FICTION
Released: March 3, 2014

"Readers familiar with the territory will find helpful suggestions but little that is new or original."
A self-help survey of therapeutic practices based on wellness rather than sickness as a model. Read full book review >

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HUMAN BODY THEATER by Maris Wicks
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"It's a lot to take in at one sitting, but this anatomical extravaganza really gets to the heart of the matter. Not to mention the guts, nerves, veins, bones…. (glossary, bibliography) (Graphic nonfiction. 12-14)"
A theatrical introduction to human anatomy, as well-choreographed as it is informative. Read full book review >

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AMERICAN FALLOUT by Brandon Wicks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2016

"Wicks' stylistic reach sometimes exceeds his grasp, but overall this is a promising first novel about family, domesticity, and the ties that bind, whether we want them to or not."
In this alternately prolix and poignant debut, a young gay man, long estranged from his parents, heads south to retrieve his ailing mother after the suicide of his father. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 2, 1998

"Ton Segev's The First Israelis) do a better job of telling the same story. (50 b&w photos)"
An overly brief history of the struggle for a Jewish state, from the British conquest of Palestine during WWI (1917) through Israel's war of independence and its first year of nationhood (1949). Read full book review >

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MR. CAPONE by Robert J. Schoenberg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 17, 1992

"Avoids the mythologizing of much Capone material, and likely to endure as a standard reference. (Eight pages of b&w photographs, maps—not seen.)"
Scholarly yet lively account of the legendary Prohibition- era gangster. Read full book review >

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THE DIRECTORS by Robert J. Emery
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1999

"Nevertheless, any volume that assembles the thoughts of Sidney Lumet, Spike Lee, Sydney Pollack, Norman Jewison, and Robert Wise is going to have some plums—for readers willing to dig deep enough. (b&w photos, not seen)"
A raw, messy volume of interview transcripts, saved in part by the unquenchable entertainment value of behind-the-scenes stories of how directors bring their movies to life. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2007

"A collection without much reason for being."
Murder and mayhem—but only traces of glitter—abound in this Hollywood anthology. Read full book review >

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CASTLE by J. Robert Lennon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2009

"The parts are better than the whole in Lennon's curiously structured fifth novel (Mailman, 2003, etc.)."
A soldier's homecoming conceals his childhood secret: the gothic excesses of the mad psychologist who formed his character. Read full book review >

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BREAKING GROUND by Robert J. Cornell
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"A page-turner of the highest order."
In Cornell's thriller, an unprecedented discovery could invalidate much of what historians believe about humankind's ancient past. Read full book review >

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CARNIVAL by J. Robert Janes
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 13, 2014

"The arch chemistry between the two competitive sleuths, the smattering of German and French, and the measured unfolding of the well-appointed plot all give St-Cyr and Kohler's 15th case a faint flavor of Poirot."
One suicide is a tragedy, but two suicides definitely require an investigation. Read full book review >

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STONEWALL'S GOLD by Robert J. Mrazek
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"A gripping, well-researched, and vivid debut."
This first novel by ex-Congressman Mrazek is a deft and fast-paced historical adventure, involving a ragtag group of villains, double agents, and a tough-minded young hero and heroine contending for a cache of gold. Read full book review >

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FAMILIAR by J. Robert Lennon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"A surrealistic tale about the enigma to be found in second chances."
Lennon's (Castle, 2009, etc.) latest literary effort chronicles Elisa Macalaster Brown's life as it quantum-shifts into a parallel universe. Read full book review >