Search Results: "Samuel Muggington"


BOOK REVIEW

FORCE FOR GOOD by Samuel Muggington
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 20, 2013

"A surprisingly upbeat thriller with loads of charm."
After a young boy is shot and killed, a group of high-school friends wages a digital war against a local gang in Muggington's (People of the Stones, 2013, etc.) techno-thriller. Read full book review >

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Who's The Lucky Guy? by Samuel Muggington
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"Not the most simpatico protagonist, but continuous mishaps make for a gloriously absurd tale."
A recently unemployed and terminally ill man's scheme to make millions growing saffron inadvertently sparks an international incident in Muggington's (Pomroy's World: Alone, 2015, etc.) droll comedy. Read full book review >

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The Abscission Zone by Samuel Muggington
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A gonzo but incoherent sci-fi story."
Plants threaten human existence in Muggington's (Who's the Lucky Guy?, 2015, etc.) interplanetary thriller.Read full book review >

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WAGA'S BIG SCARE by Samuel Hiti
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"The ending may leave younger or more sensitive readers unsettled, so save this slim, adrenaline-fueled tale for those who crave a true, if ephemeral, fright. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Waga is a monster that is mean, tricky and possesses the "biggest scare." But when Waga loses that scare, the monster's very existence is in jeopardy. Read full book review >

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THE ABSENTMINDED FELLOW by Samuel Marshak
Released: April 5, 1999

"Rosenthal's rubbery, Katzenjammer-Kids-style illustrations, replete with plewds, briffits, and amused onlookers, add a suitably madcap air to this wild, zany ride. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Translated from the Russian into rollicking verse, this droll character portrait will quickly have listeners chiming in on the chorus: "Oh, that absentminded fellow from Portobello Road!" Read full book review >

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FLIGHTS OF PASSAGE by Samuel Hynes
Released: March 1, 1988

"Unsentimental, understated reminiscences that deliver a true record of the glorious, degrading, ludicrous, tedious, appalling, and other aberrant elements that constitute military manhood in time of war."
A detached, dead-honest memoir of WW II from a distinguished scholar who, though he survived scores of aerial combat missions against the Japanese, focuses on the Stateside experiences that attended his coming of age. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1992

"Easier to read than to act on, more moderate in tone than Bly or Keen—a lucid and perceptive offering."
In the broadening wake of Iron John and Fire in the Belly comes an equally strong entry that focuses on conflicts common to men—between the need to connect and reluctance to do so, for example—and comes up with highly viable strategies and trustworthy solutions. Read full book review >

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IN SEARCH OF THE PERFECT LOAF by Samuel Fromartz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 8, 2014

"Richly detailed history and lively anecdotes make this book a consummate celebration of the deceptively simple loaf of bread."
Botany, culinary history and recipes from a bread lover. Read full book review >

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THE AMERICAN STUDENT by Samuel Berkman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 2006

"An impressive debut novel; hopefully, there's more."
A boy's coming-of-age story runs through this debut novel filled with Cold War history (including a cameo by WillyBrandt) about a scary struggle with a villainous family. Read full book review >

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THE UNSUBSTANTIAL AIR by Samuel Hynes
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 21, 2014

"Intimate and memorable portraits of these idealistic, daredevil young men are contained in a marvelously fluid narrative."
A deeply empathetic account of the first gentlemen pilots feeling their ways in uncharted territory. Read full book review >