Search Results: "Stephen Romano"


BOOK REVIEW

BLACK LIGHT by Patrick Melton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 5, 2011

"It's Ghostbusters with bloody mayhem on steroids, few laughs and a dash of Bruce Lee theatrics."
Buck Carlsbad is a private investigator, a medium and an exorcist. Read full book review >

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RESURRECTION EXPRESS by Stephen Romano
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Elroy's dual identity as a tough guy and a 'wirehead' gives the book one of its most distinctive elements, but in the end, Romano sells the computing elements short."
Unhinged ex-soldier and professional thief Elroy Coffin is spared more time in a Texas maximum security prison when a high-powered mystery woman gets him outon the condition he'll use his genius at computer hacking to break into an impossible-to-crack security grid. The lure: his wife, Toni, who Elroy thought was dead. Read full book review >

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THEY FOUND LOVE IN A HOPELESS PLACE
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for Bright Lights, Dark Nights by Stephen Emond

Cover Story: The Heart of the City 
BFF Charm: Big Sister
Swoonworthy Scale:
 5
Talky Talk: Too Close for Comfort
Bonus Factors:
 Illustrations, Music
Anti-Bonus Factor: Internet Trolls
Relationship Status: It's Not You, It's Me

 

Cover Story: The Heart of the City

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BOOK REVIEW

SUMMER IN THE INVISIBLE CITY by Juliana Romano
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 21, 2016

"An engaging coming-of-age tale. (Fiction. 14-18)"
The sights, sounds, and smells of New York are the backdrop for lessons learned. Read full book review >

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WHEN THE WORLD WAS YOUNG by Tony Romano
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 2, 2007

"A low-key, compelling look at family love and betrayal set against an old-style immigrant drama."
Strife and conflicting loyalties among members of an Italian-American clan in mid-20th-century Chicago. Read full book review >

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PHILADELPHIA NOIR by Carlin Romano
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"Following Lone Star Noir, Twin Cities Noir, Wall Street Noir and 40 more, another excellent entry in Akashic's long-running noir-by-neighborhood series."
Seventeen unsettling new stories in a dark-side collection that will brighten your day. Read full book review >

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IF YOU EAT, YOU NEVER DIE by Tony Romano
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"A spirited evocation of a complex immigrant culture, willing to show the scars its characters bear."
Three generations of an Italian-American family strive to assimilate in a lovingly imagined collection of linked stories. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 29, 2005

"Romano's dispirited reading on the enclosed CD perfectly captures the mediocrity of this lackadaisical crossover attempt. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In this flashy, fragmentary memoir, Romano casts himself as a ten-year-old, roughhousing with brothers Dickie (12) and Bean (four) while taking a trip to an amusement park. Read full book review >

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VIDEO by Karen Romano Young
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Unflinching, well told, rich in character. (Fiction. 13+)"
Romano (The Beetle And Me, p. 638) uses a nonlinear narrative and multiple points of view to paint a challenging, perspicuous character portrait. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPACE JUNK by Karen Romano Young
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 1, 2016

"Between her well-tempered writing style and her atypical subject, Young will have readers enthralled. (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
Humans have polluted the land, the seas, the top of Mount Everest—next stop: outer space. Read full book review >