Search Results: "Sven Michael Davison"


BOOK REVIEW

STATE OF BEING by Sven Michael Davison
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 15, 2013

"A high-density wrap-up of a diverting cyber-sci-fi trilogy."
As humanity succumbs to a vast mind-control conspiracy, Jake Travissi suspects that reality may no longer be on his side in the finale of Davison's (State of Union, 2102, etc.) God Head Trilogy. Read full book review >

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STATE OF UNION by Sven Michael Davison
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"Though slightly programmed around action-blockbuster tropes, this harrowing cyber-pulp fiction brings the thrills."
As a synthetic plague causesmore and more humans to be implanted—"immunized"—with mind-control chips, ex-cop Jake "Jackhammer" Travissi, who survived his own digital zombification, fights the global conspiracy with his dwindling allies. Read full book review >

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STATE OF MIND by Sven Michael Davison
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2011

"A thoughtfully composed piece of cyberpunk that will please readers of both science fiction and noir."
A Los Angeles cyberpunk saga about the fusion of mind, machine and the federal government. Read full book review >

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America's Suicide by Michael H. Davison
NON-FICTION
Released: May 31, 2014

"Often intellectually lively, though the venom can be a turnoff."
A political diagnosis of the ills causing America's rapid decline and a philosophically minded remedy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 15, 1994

"Don't look for answers here. (16 b&w illustrations)"
A pedestrian look at the postwar Boston poetry scene by a lesser poet filled with his own self-importance. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1997

"This is a useful, unpretentious volume that may give context and hope to the fight against racism, while admittedly charting no new territory."
Lindqvist (``Exterminate All the Brutes'': One Man's Odyssey into the Heart of Darkness and the Origins of European Genocide, 1996, etc.) honors courageous visionaries from the 18th to the mid- 20th centuries who stood up to the prevailing racism of their time- -a well-intentioned notion only partially carried off. Read full book review >

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THE OTHER WALK by Sven Birkerts
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"It's impossible to read these close-to-the-ground essays without reminiscing on one's own past, connecting the dots between possessions and emotions, say, or reconciling memories of old lovers and friends with the way things turned out."
Intellectualized personal remembrances of things past. Read full book review >

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THE CROOKED MAN by Philip Davison
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 25, 2002

"Hip, slick, and surprisingly deft: a strangely uplifting tale of perfectly dreadful people."
A Dublin novelist/film editor debuts here with a taut, richly understated crime thriller, the first in a series, about a bad man trapped in his own dark world. Read full book review >

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PORKER'S TAXI by Sven Nordqvist
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 23, 1992

"The book's small size (6''x7'') and simple, cartoony illustrations add to the appeal. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Porker—the appealingly bulbous bear in Porker Finds a Chair (1989)—tries to use the wheelbarrow he's just found as a taxi. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Small vessels of love, a fruity selection possessing charm and devoid of pretense—and as vulnerable as confessions."
Deceptively light verse on love, from newcomer Davison, that in its sheer nakedness assumes a specific gravity. Read full book review >

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MCKENZIE’S FRIEND by Philip Davison
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 25, 2003

"Elegant but flat. Davison pushes his characters' nihilism to such an extreme that, after a while, the engines driving his story (i.e., the pursuit of truth and justice) become too flooded with cynicism to turn over."
Another noir thriller from Dubliner Davison follows p.i. Harry Fielding (Crooked Man, 2002) as he searches London's underworld for a wealthy publicist's missing daughter. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 26, 2002

"A piece of hard work, dredged and sifted often to the dregs of misery—but it registers and holds."
Keen, affecting, suspicious, evocative, subtly cool memoir of Birkerts's first 30 years. Read full book review >