Search Results: "S.G. Browne"


BOOK REVIEW

BREATHERS by S.G.  Browne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 17, 2009

"A zombie comedy with brains."
The dead shall walk the earth, and they're hungry for…love? Read full book review >

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LESS THAN HERO by S.G.  Browne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 17, 2015

"This is a funny, inventive exploration of the dangers inherent in our overmedicated culture. Readers who enjoy a dash of sharp wit with their comic-book shenanigans should enjoy tagging along on Lloyd's everyday-superhero exploits."
Browne's (Big Egos, 2013, etc.) latest novel is a social-satire-meets-amateur-superhero saga that deftly skewers the money-grubbing slickness of the pharmaceutical industry—as well as American culture's propensity to pop a pill for absolutely anything that ails us, regardless of how outrageously unpredictable the side effects may be. Read full book review >

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FATED by S.G.  Browne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 2, 2010

"These days there are very few American comedy writers bringing their A-game, but Browne is swinging for the fences."
Another radically funny comedy from one of America's best satiric novelists. Read full book review >

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LUCKY BASTARD by S.G.  Browne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 17, 2012

"A funky little action comedy that whips enough social satire and ethical dilemmas on readers to enlighten while it entertains."
A San Francisco private eye gets up to his ears in femme fatales, the Chinese mob and one hell of a run of bad luck. Read full book review >

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BIG EGOS by S.G.  Browne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"A speculative, menacing thriller that asks, 'Who are you supposed to be?'"
Image, celebrity, truth and consequences all come to a head in this wild satire of a future where everybody can get Warhol's 15 minutes of fame anytime they need a fix. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW DO YOU FEEL? by Anthony Browne
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2002

"For a younger audience than Browne's brilliantly dark, subtle pieces, this is a hearty, cheerful offering that appropriately refrains from undermining the non-cheerful emotions. (Picture book. 1-4)"
Emotions are so critical to childhood that there's always room for a bright new book about them. Read full book review >

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VOICES IN THE PARK by Anthony Browne
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Browne's artwork is deft and kaleidoscopic, with sidelong imagery and a nod to RenÇ Magritte that heighten the surreal aspects of the story. (Picture book. 5-11)"
Browne's exceptional out-of-time story—about a visit to the neighborhood park by his familiar gorillas—is told from four perspectives. Read full book review >

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INTO THE FOREST by Anthony Browne
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Not as whole, perhaps, as Outside Over There, but a fine, unsettling evocation of emotion nevertheless. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A little boy's anxieties over his absent father channel themselves into a deeply metaphorical journey through a fairy-tale forest to Grandma's. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE LADY AGENCY AND THE PRINCE by Hester Browne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Lacks the panache of Little Lady, Big Apple (2007), but Browne's less-than-perfect princess is still a delight."
Third installment in the romantic misadventures of brassy, sassy Melissa Romney-Jones. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Readers genuinely interested in exploring both sides of the controversy of women as soldiers will quickly realize they're getting only one here."
Dense polemic arguing that women are unfit to serve in the armed forces will likely convince only those who already agree with the author's contention. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 21, 2004

"No longer outlaws, perhaps, but the author shows enough of these riders remaining wary of selling out to keep their misfit status intact."
Entertainment Weekly music critic Browne (Dream Brother, 2001) takes an informative look at the uneasy interface of alternative sports and corporate America. Read full book review >