Search Results: "Soren Hammer"


BOOK REVIEW

THE HANGING by Lotte Hammer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 11, 2013

"Middling for the endless recent crop of Scandinavian procedurals apparently designed to inhibit tourism and make you glad you're staying in the temperate zone."
Something new is rotten in the state of Denmark in this debut from a sister-and-brother team: five middle-aged men drugged, stripped, mutilated and hanged in a geometrically precise formation. Read full book review >

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BEYOND OBSESSION by Richard Hammer
NON-FICTION
Released: March 23, 1992

"Not for sensitive souls. (Eight pages of b&w photos—not seen.)"
From Hammer (The Helmsleys, 1990; The CBS Murders, 1987, etc.), a scrupulously detailed account of a teenaged girl, her boyfriend, and the murder of her mother. Read full book review >

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CHOSEN BY GOD by Joshua Hammer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 10, 1999

"Hammer's achievement in this first book is to render a deft, well-written of his brother's ultrapietistic life with a fine balance of journalistic objectivity and the nuanced understanding of a man whose struggle to know his brother has made him something of an 'insider.'"
A deeply affecting family memoir about the author's brother, who, within a matter of months, changed from a kind of hippie lost soul in Jerusalem to a baal teshuva (literally, "master of repentance")—a newly pious Jew. Read full book review >

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BY HER OWN HAND by Signe Hammer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 14, 1991

"A harrowing tale of survival in a truly dysfunctional family."
One woman's attempt to comprehend and ultimately learn to live with the fact of her mother's suicide. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 19, 2016

"A chilling portrait of a country under siege and one man's defiance."
The tale of a devoted collector of manuscripts who outwitted militant jihadis. Read full book review >

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DRUANTIA'S CURSE by L.A. Hammer
FICTION & LITERATURE

"This immersive, colorful, and action-oriented fantasy series smoothly maintains its rapid pace."
The Chosen warriors split their forces to square off against a vampire lord in this sequel. Read full book review >

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BOOK ONE OF THE SONS OF ODIN  by L.A. Hammer
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A marathon of fantasy gore and slow-building characterizations in a land confronting demons."
In this fantasy debut, four individuals visit a war-torn realm full of monsters and magic, seeking to fulfill an ancient prophecy. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 8, 2003

"Notable for the author's empathy with a tortured, misguided people, and the revelation of fanaticism's deadly causes and effects."
Jerusalem resident and Newsweek bureau chief Hammer aims to illuminate subtleties in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict by letting antagonists speak for themselves over the course of a year's events in and around the town of Bethlehem. Read full book review >

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ARAWN'S CARNAGE by L.A. Hammer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 19, 2014

"Provides an action-packed turning point in the series and sets the stage for fresh adventures."
Hammer's (Balor's Might, 2015, etc.) third adventure finds the demon-smashing Sons of Odin on the brink of annihilation. Read full book review >

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PHEOBE MAE by Bettye Hammer Givens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 24, 2006

"A historical romance that lacks both historical grounding and touching romance."
The driest slice of historical fiction aimlessly following one woman's insipid life. Read full book review >