Search Results: "Stuart Banner"


BOOK REVIEW

SPECULATION by Stuart Banner
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 2, 2017

"A somewhat narrowly focused book that will not likely appeal to a broad swath of readers but will repay those who invest their undivided attention."
A mostly chronological history of a slippery financial concept combined with something akin to a lengthy law review article. Read full book review >

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THE BASEBALL TRUST by Stuart Banner
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2013

"Baseball fans of a legal bent will find this lively study both maddening and illuminating."
Price fixing, union busting, collusion and criminality—and that's just the beginning of this inside-baseball footnote to baseball history. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 22, 2009

"But loyal fans will be rewarded by the slowly building tension that collapses a family and a nation. (Fantasy. 13 & up)"
A generation after the events of The Eyes of a King (2008), baby Anselm has grown into a teenager. Read full book review >

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HINDSIGHT by Owen Banner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 27, 2013

"A high-stakes suspense novel with a breakneck pace and strong voice."
A debut novel about an Irish-American ex-con combines the appeal of the thriller and noir fiction genres in a style similar to that of Lee Child's Jack Reacher books. Read full book review >

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SPY CAMP by Stuart Gibbs
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 2013

"Still, the quirky cast of characters, witty dialogue and high-stakes action make for an entertaining read that will likely satisfy adrenaline junkies. (Adventure. 8-12)"
Having survived his first year at the CIA Academy of Espionage (Spy School, 2012), 12-year-old Benjamin Ripley is looking forward to heading home for an assassin-free summer vacation with his family and old friends. That was the plan anyway. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"Some good parts, but not enough to meet expectations. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
A huge (in every way) disappointment, this bloated sequel to Cry of the Icemark (2005) bogs down a tale terrific at its core in a mire of uninspired subplots, unnecessary explanations and predictable set pieces. Read full book review >

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BELLY UP by Stuart Gibbs
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 18, 2010

"In his authorial debut, screenwriter Gibbs combines details of the inner workings of zoos with some over-the-top action for an entertaining read. (Mystery. 9-13)"
Twelve-year-old Teddy is a world traveler with a wildlife-photojournalist father and a mother who does gorilla research. Read full book review >

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SPY SKI SCHOOL by Stuart Gibbs
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"The balance between romance and action misses the mark slightly, but ultimately, readers will be glad they strapped on their boots and went along for the ride. (Adventure. 8-12)"
Eleven months and several life-threatening adventures into his spy training, 13-year-old Benjamin Ripley is being activated as a primary agent on his first official mission. Read full book review >