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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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FINDING CAMLANN by Sean Pidgeon
Released: Jan. 7, 2013

"A disappointing example of how thorough research can hobble a novel."
Two middle-aged researchers discover romance as they strive to uncover the truth about Arthurian legend in this debut historical novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE AGE OF REAGAN by Sean Wilentz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2008

"An insightful analysis of the rise and reign of Reagan; a somewhat less successful explication of the meaning of Reaganism and its implications."
A distinguished center-left historian surveys U.S. politics over the past 35 years and pronounces Ronald Reagan, like it or not, the era's dominant figure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NUMB by Sean Ferrell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"Even though Ferrell's exploration of identity comes up short, that's a small blemish on this artfully barbed entertainment."
He's an accident-prone amnesiac, the lead, but his inability to feel pain brings him celebrity; Ferrell's eye-catching debut is a mordant take on contemporary culture. 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 >