Search Results: "Robert James"


BOOK REVIEW

BORDER MUSIC by Robert James Waller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 1995

"What it is, in fact, is a no-holds-barred romance for men. (First printing of 1,000,000; first serial to Playboy; Literary Guild main selection)"
There's an old John Prine song, ``Spanish Pipe Dream,'' in which the singer meets a stripper who advises him to blow up his TV, move to the country, eat a lot of peaches, and try to find Jesus on his own. Read full book review >

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THE LONG NIGHT OF WINCHELL DEAR by Robert James Waller
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 14, 2006

"Hard knocks in the high desert. Crazy luck—or coincidence—marks this squeaky desert romance."
Waller's nostalgic, low-strumming latest novel (after High Plains Tango, 2005) is a wispy distillation of several hard-bitten voices scratching out a living in the Texas desert. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"Well written and well researched, a distinct contribution to the subject, even if land and legal records do not do justice to the agony of the times."
A good academic history of a small community in Ireland whose inhabitants died or migrated to the US during the famine of 1847- 48. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 26, 1995

"Think of Hallmark on steroids, or the stuff they put inside Twinkies. (First printing of 1,500,000; Literary Guild main selection; author tour)"
Homo walleriensus goes south of the border in this slight, blandly self-important fable about the Man, the Woman, and the Prince of Darkness. Read full book review >

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GOLDEN LEGACY by Robert James  Glider
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 19, 2017

"High stakes and fierce villains ramp up the action and ultimately overshadow the mystery."
A woman's rumored relation to an infamous pirate puts her on a hunt for treasure as menacing thieves pursue her in Glider's (Golden Conspiracy, 2009) adventure sequel.Read full book review >

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THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY by Robert James Waller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 13, 1992

"The publisher, promising a big push, clearly expects its silly goose to lay a golden egg, and, who knows, maybe it will."
Here's a Hallmark card for all those who have loved and lost: a mushy memorial to a brief encounter in the Midwest. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2010

"But overall this is both entertaining and instructive, a welcome follow-up to The Book of Totally Irresponsible Science (2008) and useful for science-fair projects, classroom or recreational group activities and home explorations. (Nonfiction. 9-14)"
Presented with humor and a bit of ballyhoo, this collection of 50 demonstrations of scientific tools, phenomena and principles includes a description of the history and science behind each topic. Read full book review >

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SLOW WALTZ IN CEDAR BEND by Robert James Waller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 4, 1993

A second wafer-thin romance from the author of The Bridges of Madison County, the debut novel propelled by Wallermania onto the bestseller lists, where it still reigns supreme. Read full book review >

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HIGH PLAINS TANGO by Robert James Waller
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 28, 2005

"About half a book, and pretty thin at that."
Waller (Puerto Vallarta Squeeze, 1995, etc.) brings schmaltz to another plane with this tale of a small prairie town threatened by evil highway developers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Still, he makes a well-reasoned contribution to the scholarly debate that reminds us of the political context in which Truman actually made his decision."
Maddox (History/Penn. Read full book review >

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MY DOG! by Michael J. Rosen
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Despite a few oddities, aspiring young dog owners will find useful information here. (Reference. 10- 14)"
A serviceable guide to dog ownership, dog training and popular dog breeds. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TIM AND PETE by James Robert Baker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1993

"Still, despite the excesses and overall shapelessness: some antic instances and vivid nostalgia for pre-AIDS gay life, combined with a pungent depiction of rabid heterophobia."
Baker (Fuel-Injected Dreams, 1986; Boy Wonder, 1988) brings together two gay ex-lovers for a 24-hour swing through the streets and byways of L.A. Sex, drugs, rock-and-roll, and violence: the guided tour is sometimes smartly satirical, sometimes padded with endless pages of dialogue, mind-numbing instances, and predictable types, though a Charlie Manson riff livens up the finish. Read full book review >