Search Results: "Simon R. Green"


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VERY IMPORTANT CORPSES by Simon R. Green
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2017

"Green (Dead Man Walking, 2016, etc.) presents a lightweight mystery featuring incoherent worldbuilding, pathetically childish attempts at machismo, and a glaringly obvious solution. Juvenile schlock."
Ishmael Jones, a space alien who never ages and whose secret weapon for solving problems is punching, investigates brutal, potentially supernatural attacks in an isolated Scottish manor house. Read full book review >

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LIVE AND LET DROOD by Simon R. Green
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 5, 2012

"Let your path lead you to the Nightside series, which has everything—real wit, personalities, plot, invention—that this book does not."
Another in Green's Secret Histories series about Eddie Drood, aka Shaman Bond (For Heaven's Eyes Only, 2011, etc.), set in the same universe as his Nightside yarns and occasionally intersecting with them. Read full book review >

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DEATH SHALL COME by Simon R. Green
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"Green's style of sci-fi blends levity with a high body count. His target audience, reading less for the mystery than for his signature style, will doubtless find this morsel as tasty as the others."
An alien posing as human investigates the case of a murderous mummy. Read full book review >

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A HARD DAY'S KNIGHT by Simon R. Green
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 4, 2011

"Readers who prefer their gore with huge melodramatic flourishes and a side of slyly amusing repartee will find John Taylor at least the equal of Jim Butcher's Chicago wizard PI Harry Dresden."
An addition to Green's urban-fantasy noir Nightside series (The Good, the Bad, and the Uncanny, 2010, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE BRIDE WORE BLACK LEATHER by Simon R. Green
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"Despite a few blips, a hugely satisfying windup for one of fantasy's most memorable constructs."
Another in Green's urban-fantasy noir Nightside series (A Hard Day's Knight, 2011, etc.)—purportedly the last. Read full book review >

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PROPERTY OF A LADY FAIRE by Simon R. Green
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 3, 2014

"Close to the best of a fun series."
A likable addition to a supernatural series (Casino Infernale, 2013, etc.; each volume is understandable even if you haven't read the others) about Eddie Drood and his family, whose self-appointed vocation is to protect ordinary humans from otherworldly nasties. Read full book review >

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MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 2, 2008

"A dryly humorous, darkly quirky vacation from mundane reality."
The magical noir subgenre has become very crowded lately, but Green claims his own enjoyably edgy piece of it with this eighth Nightside novel (Hell to Pay, 2006, etc.), set in a perpetually dark corner of London inhabited by gods, demons and other less savory denizens. Read full book review >

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THE SPY WHO HAUNTED ME by Simon R. Green
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 2, 2009

"Another action-packed melding of spy story and fantasy, featuring suave sleuthing, magical powers and a generous dash of dry wit."
The final installment in Green's urban-fantasy trilogy. Read full book review >

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TECHNOLOGY by Dan Green
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 17, 2012

"A quick skim; flashy though not particularly nourishing. (foldout poster) (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
More hip pop-art science from Basher and Green, though here the collaborators may have "bytten" off more than they can chew. Read full book review >

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STONE BLOOD by R. M. Green
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 18, 2014

"A well-crafted story hiding under its more esoteric elements."
Green's debut novel is a peculiar meditation on the natures of art and creation, well-paced with a singular character at its center. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"An illuminating biography of 'an intelligent and thoughtful man.'"
The life and times of a Spanish monarch who invigorated cultural life. Read full book review >

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BILL PICKETT by William R. Sanford
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"Pickett's stunt will draw readers in initially, but his life story is inspiring enough to keep them. (Nonfiction. 9-15)"
With the superfluous subtitle ``African-American Rodeo Cowboy,'' this entry in the Legendary Heroes of the Wild West series should prove interesting not only to its targeted audience of less-able readers, but to others as well. Read full book review >