Search Results: "Robert Reed"


BOOK REVIEW

CAROL REED by Nicholas Wapshott
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 23, 1994

"Proficiently written and well researched, this book begs a simple question: If Reed's work is for the most part undistinguished, why bother?"
A meticulous but dry biography of the British director, himself a meticulous but dry filmmaker. Read full book review >

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LOU REED by Anthony DeCurtis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Essential reading for Reed fans and strongly recommended for anyone interested in rock as art."
A full-length portrait of legendary musician Lou Reed (1942-2013). Read full book review >

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PIPER REED by Kimberly Willis Holt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Launching a new series, Piper's foray sets sail with verve, fun and spunk. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Fourth-grader Piper Reed's life is a moving experience, but not the way you might think. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 13, 2007

"Readers who suspend disbelief will encounter an absorbing, technically accurate story of military derring-do from a half-forgotten war."
Controversial, entertaining and sometimes plausible account of a long-secret, behind-the-lines 1952 mission into North Korea. Read full book review >

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THE WELL OF STARS by Robert Reed
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2005

"Again, hypercomplicated, dense with ideas and a plot that works itself into a fine old lather: amazing and satisfying both, with the promise of a third volume to conclude the proceedings."
Sequel to Marrow (2000), Reed's astonishing saga set inside a spaceship so huge that an entire planet nestled, undetected, at its center. Read full book review >

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PIPER REED GETS A JOB by Kimberly Willis Holt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"This is another successful entry in what has become a solid chapter-book series. (Fiction. 8-10)"
To earn money for a clubhouse where she and her friends can meet outside her crowded home, fifth grader Piper Reed sets herself up as a party planner, substitutes for her babysitting older sister and illustrates her younger sister's book. Read full book review >

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BLACK MILK by Robert Reed
Released: March 30, 1989

Humdrum medium-future yarn, from the author of The Hormone Jungle, about a group of gene-tailored children coming to terms with each other, their environment, and the grandiose aspirations of their creator. Read full book review >

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MARROW by Robert Reed
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"The plot may not entirely hang together, but this is a wonderful adventure, with idea piled upon splendid idea in a continually fascinating narrative."
Reed has previously written stories (included in The Dragons of Springplace, 1999) about a galaxy-cruising, supercolossal spaceship: this is the novel. Read full book review >

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THE DRAGONS OF SPRINGPLACE by Robert Reed
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 5, 1999

"Ingenious yet disciplined, as too often Reed's novels aren't, and resolutely inquisitive, providing no easy answers—or easy questions, either."
Eleven substantial stories, spanning the years 1990—97, from the author of Beneath the Gated Sky (1997), etc. In the imaginative, striking, improbable title piece, a nuclear waste repository that's been turned into the Lost World of a steamy jungle swarming with huge, genetically engineered reptilian predators, proves an irresistible magnet for the unscrupulous. Read full book review >

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BENEATH THE GATED SKY by Robert Reed
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Anticipate at least one more volume in the same vein."
Part sequel to, part expansion of Beyond the Veil of Stars (1994). Read full book review >

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BEYOND THE VEIL OF STARS by Robert Reed
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 1994

One night, after years of more or less confirmed UFO activity, the stars vanish—replaced by a mirror image of the Earth. Read full book review >