Search Results: "Sean Trende"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"Required reading for electoral handicappers, polling bookies and other political junkies."
American politics is nasty, ugly, messy and divisive—and that's just the way it should be. Read full book review >

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A WOODPECKER'S TALE by Sean Cassidy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Skip. (Picture book. 4-7)"
On his first solo expedition to find food, a woodpecker named Pierce figures out how to evict a skunk from a log full of juicy bugs. Read full book review >

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THE INFECTS by Sean Beaudoin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 25, 2012

"Gory horror that thinks nihilist incoherence is the same thing as edgy. It's wrong. (Horror. 15-17)"
A court-mandated hike becomes zombie flick, laden with 1980s pop-culture references. Read full book review >

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POLTERGEEKS by Sean Cummings
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Passable escapist reading for witchcraft fans in search of something light. (Urban fantasy. 12-16)"
An eager teen witch discovers the supernatural world is more dangerous than she ever imagined. Read full book review >

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BROTHER/SISTER by Sean Olin
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 9, 2011

"As soon as the first unfortunate skull is cracked open, they'll be catapulted head first into a world so ridiculously twisted that they won't know what hit them. (Horror. 14 & up)"
When Ashley and Will's violently drunk-ass mom is institutionalized by her strange, stoner boyfriend for the umpteenth time, the two siblings are left to fend for themselves. Read full book review >

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GOING NOWHERE FASTER by Sean Beaudoin
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2007

"Vivid characters and bursts of genuine humor notwithstanding, an uneventful storyline prevents this first novel from gaining any real traction. (Fiction. YA)"
A self-absorbed underachiever drifts through typical teen issues before arriving at a pat resolution. Read full book review >

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BIG CITY, BAD BLOOD by Sean Chercover
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 9, 2007

"Dudgeon's darkness adds welcome depth and complexity to this hard-boiled debut, a likely series kickoff."
A Chicago shamus runs afoul of a vindictive petty thug. Read full book review >

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TRIGGER CITY by Sean Chercover
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 14, 2008

"An engaging, Marlowe-like hero, but Chercover's villains are mostly slick, one-dimensional operators on behalf of a malevolent government, and we've seen their like before, in and outside the pages of fiction."
A Chicago private eye who signs on to help a grieving father learns that grief can be complicated. Read full book review >

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BODY COUNTS by Sean Strub
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"A valuable document that gives an insider's view into AIDS activism and declares that compassion can mean just as much as cure."
A prominent activist and publisher ties his personal journey into the epochal events that have shaped the last 35 years of LGBT rights and AIDS education. Read full book review >

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A Gangster's Ghost Story by Sean Nealon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 23, 2014

"An intriguing take on a ghostly mob story."
A mobster confronts a family secret when his father passes away and leaves him in charge. Read full book review >