Search Results: "Stewart Brand"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 19, 2009

"Breathtaking in scope and implication—a must-read."
A comprehensive, forward-thinking blueprint for sustainable living. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1994

"His crunchy-granola insights bristle with an undeniable pragmatism."
Brand founder of The Whole Earth Catalog and CoEvolution Quarterly, launches a populist attack on rarefied architectural conventions. Read full book review >

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THE DEAD GENIUS by Axel Brand
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 20, 2011

"Pseudonymous Brand's third Sonntag caper (Night Medicine, 2011, etc.) rolls slowly, buoyed by Brand's crisp prose and Sonntag's reflexive wisecracks."
An unshakable hunch and a sense of duty keep a dogged detective on the case in a nearly perfect murder. Read full book review >

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THE COLLECTED STORIES OF MAX BRAND by Max Brand
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 16, 1994

"Not every story is a winner, but this diverse collection proves that the King of the Pulps could spin almost any kind of tale successfully."
Eighteen short stories from Frederick Faust, who wrote nearly 900 pieces of fiction—most of them pulp westerns—under the name of Max Brand (The Black Signal, 1986, etc.) and 20 other pseudonyms between 1917 and his death in 1944. Read full book review >

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IN ANOTHER PLACE, NOT HERE by Dionne Brand
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Luminous prose and some on-target insights into the immigrant experience, but the polemic and the passion seem more contrived, however artfully addressed, than fresh and persuasive."
A first novel from Trinidadian-born Brand, now living in Canada, that's more prose poem than conventional fiction, unevenly evoking the relationship of two Caribbean women caught up in a revolution. Read full book review >

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MURDER ME! by Max Brand
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 13, 1995

"The whole project has the winsome charm of an old B-movie on late-night cable."
This 60-year-new novel—serialized in 1937 but never before published in book form—starts with a bang when philanthropist David Barry, facing a ruinous police investigation of his contracting firm, asks his old enemy Richard Willett to kill him. Read full book review >

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RODEO RANCH by Max Brand
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 2015

"Brand's stock in trade is superlatives: every gunslinger is the fastest, every woman the most beautiful, every villain the blackest, every horse the finest mount imaginable. A quaint version of the king's English is respected throughout."
Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear for another two doses of thrills from monumentally prolific Western chronicler Brand (1892-1944) never reprinted since their first appearances in Western Story Magazine in 1923 and 1926.Read full book review >

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Emergence by Tyler Brand
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 18, 2016

"A work of surprising depth even as it delivers the powerful chills and thrills readers expect from a battle with formidable creatures."
Brand provides a dark tale about a war veteran in this debut sci-fi thriller. Read full book review >

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AT THE FULL AND CHANGE OF THE MOON by Dionne Brand
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Alice Walker with a Caribbean flavor and believable men: a sort of dream of history."
A poetic, loosely plotted tale beginning with an 1824 slave revolt in Trinidad. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 20, 2002

"Within her chosen realm, in fact, Brand stumbles only when she gets too clever, as in 'The Spotted Cats,' whose merciless twists on its Gaslight model explain why it's remained unpublished till now."
Brand stopped publishing novels about her best-loved hero, birdlike Inspector Cockrill of Kent, over 30 years before she died in 1988. But Cockrill (Green for Danger, 1944, etc.) lives again in nine stories, the three-act title play, and a not-very-biographical profile, all written between 1954 and 1984. In truth, Cockie (we never even find out his first name) is one of the most retiring detectives in fiction, popping up on murder scenes without any confidant, any obvious domestic ties, or any tics except a relentless talent for catching other characters in lies. And those other characters are even less distinctive: stock matriarchs, patriarchs, and blackmailers created only to get killed by their chattering friends, relatives, and victims. Where Brand excels over Read full book review >

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THE HOTEL DICK by Axel Brand
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 17, 2008

"Pseudonymous Brand's debut unfolds in leisurely fashion, with many detours. His noir style effectively combines muscle and cheek, and Sonntag is an appealingly laconic sleuth."
A victim with no past, and a murder with no leads. Read full book review >

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SEVEN FACES by Max Brand
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 10, 1998

"More bouncy and bounding than Amtrak."
Retro kitsch and sundry delights pepper this sequel to 1995's hardcover reprint of Murder Me!, first published in 1936 in Detective Fiction Weekly. Read full book review >