Search Results: "Robert R. McCammon"


BOOK REVIEW

THEY THIRST by Robert R. McCammon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 20, 1991

"Suspenseful, exciting, and visceral—Prince Vulkan of the vampires makes a particularly nasty impression—and a treat for new-found McCammon fans."
First hardcover edition of an early (1981) mass-market paperback by the increasingly popular and accomplished McCammon (see Boy's Life, reviewed above). Read full book review >

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BOY'S LIFE by Robert R. McCammon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 5, 1991

"Literary Guild Dual Selection for September)."
Midway through this enthralling ``fictography,'' as McCammon calls it, the young hero learns of a book ``about [a] town and the people in it...maybe there wasn't a real plot to it...but the book was about life...[it] was sweet and deep and left you wishing for more.'' That's a perfect description of McCammon's fictional autobiography as well, an exuberant celebration of childhood mystery and marvel that's a giant step apart from his popular horror/suspense novels (Mine, 1990, etc.). Read full book review >

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GONE SOUTH by Robert R. McCammon
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"With its careening plot, jackhammer suspense, and very Dean Koontz-like upbeat moral gloss, then—a real crowd-pleaser."
If, in Boy's Life (1991), McCammon took a giant step away from horror (Mine, 1990, etc.) and toward his own potent brand of southern gothic, here he takes a daring leap—with a captivating but calculatedly eccentric fable of an outlaw Vietnam vet who learns about the power of redemption. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"An effective amalgam of satire and practicality, McCammon's functional playbook takes the guesswork and much of the mystery out of job searches and appropriate office etiquette."
A handy how-to guide on cultivating and applying today's most useful business skills. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Index. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
In the ``Science Experiments for Young People'' series, some disappointing experiments on ecosystems, life cycles, pollution, and conservation. Read full book review >

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LIGHT by Robert Gardner
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"Index. (Nonfiction. 11+)"
In the ``Investigate and Discover'' series, experiments covering the fundamental properties of light: reflection, refraction, diffraction, color, and the behavior of simple lenses. Read full book review >

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Global Passage: Transformation of Panama and the Panama Canal by Robert R. McMillan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 15, 2014

"An insider's account of the Panama Canal over the last three decades, full of detail and insight."
In his memoir, McMillan (Columns, 2007), a former chairman of the Panama Canal Commission, details the canal's recent history and its transfer from U.S. to Panamanian control. Read full book review >

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THE CITIES THAT BUILT THE BIBLE by Robert R. Cargill
NON-FICTION
Released: March 15, 2016

"A solid concept led astray by the perceived need to entertain the masses, à la the History Channel."
A lighthearted exploration of the history of the Bible, as seen through cities key to its development. Read full book review >

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GOLF by Robert R. McCord
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 7, 1998

"A deft but very compressed overview. (100 b&w photos, 8 pages in color)"
Given the fact that the first book entirely devoted to golf was published in 1743, this breezy overview of the game can be said to emerge from a very lengthy tradition. Read full book review >