Search Results: "Steven Womack"


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THE SOFTWARE BOMB by Steven Womack
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 22, 1993

"For fans and relatives only."
A wormer, not a hacker, has broken into the mainframe at the First Interstate Bank of Louisiana and planted a program that will wipe out all the bank's files unless a ransom of $5 million is paid. Read full book review >

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SMASH CUT by Steven Womack
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 23, 1991

"Workmanlike plotting and prose—enlivened only by Lynch's relationship with his acerbic, bored secretary Maud."
New Orleans p.r. honcho Jack Lynch (Murphy's Fault), now trying to score positive media points for client Andrew Kwang, whose plans to purchase the defunct Riverbend Nuclear Power Plant and convert it into Kwang World Pictures headquarters has run afoul of Pearl Bergeron, representative of the Louisiana Film Commission- -is suddenly up to his press releases in trouble: Pearl is murdered, and Lynch's client shapes up as the number one suspect. Read full book review >

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RESURRECTION BAY by Wayne McDaniel
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 8, 2014

"Pulp-ish, fast-moving and predictable to a fault. For readers who haven't had enough, the final chapter hints at a series."
First-timer McDaniel and veteran Womack (The Software Bomb, 1993, etc.) attempt to breathe new life into Richard Connell's classic story "The Most Dangerous Game" by making the man hunted for sport into a series of hunted women. Read full book review >

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THE OTHER BOOK by Philip Womack
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2008

"Fans of Jenny Nimmo's Charlie Bone series and similar dark-flavored fare will be drawn in. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Womack works familiar fantasy elements into a tale with a distinctly penumbral atmosphere for his debut. Read full book review >

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RANDOM ACTS OF SENSELESS VIOLENCE by Jack Womack
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Tense, knowing, and ambitious, this novel gets New York's class system right as it creates a language informed by every kind of contemporary American extremism."
A young girl's diary presents a rioting vision of near- future Manhattan. Read full book review >

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ELVISSEY by Jack Womack
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

"Terraplane (1988) remains his crowning achievement."
Fourth venture into Womack's bleak, violent, sterile future (Heathern, 1990, etc.) in which America is run by the Dryco Corporation, and worship of E (Elvis) is the major religion. Read full book review >

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THE MEMORY PAINTER by Gwendolyn Womack
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 28, 2015

"Dive into this sweeping, romantic journey that will leave you breathless and a little unsure of where in time you've landed."
Four scientists receive a grant to study memory in the hope of finding a cure for Alzheimer's and make the discovery of a lifetime—or lifetimes. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"An authoritative account of pop-music history and the man who helped shape it."
The first of a Beatles expert's two-volume biography of Sir George Martin (1926-2016), up to his 40th birthday and the making of "Rubber Soul." Read full book review >

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GOING GOING GONE by Jack Womack
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2001

"Ambient fans will find it diverting and sometimes inspired."
This, the latest (last?) in Womack's Ambient series (Random Acts of Senseless Violence, 1996, etc.), finally reaches the US by way of Britain, where it first appeared last year. Read full book review >

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Released: April 1, 1996

"If you're heading to Moscow, take this instead of Fodor's. (Author tour)"
The author of the Elvis-as-Messiah Elvissey (1993) and various dystopias of a near-future Manhattan (Random Acts of Senseless Violence, 1994, etc.) stays in the present in his latest—a portrait of Russia devouring itself in a frenzy of primitive capitalism. Read full book review >

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THE FORTUNE TELLER by Gwendolyn Womack
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2017

"A well-worn template with entertaining embellishments."
An ancient manuscript seems to predict the future—including the dangerous journey set in motion by the woman who discovers it. Read full book review >

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MIDNIGHT MOVER by Bobby Womack
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Minus any illuminating self-exploration, Womack's saga is a fitfully colorful but ultimately empty and depressing tale of a misspent musical life."
The life and extreme times of a well-traveled soul man. Read full book review >