Search Results: "Tanner McElroy"


BOOK REVIEW

WAR OF WINGS by Tanner McElroy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 21, 2014

"An often compelling story of Satan's falls, despite some hackneyed plot devices."
McElroy follows in John Milton's footsteps in this slick, contemporary recreation of the war for heaven. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"A bold argument in favor of pornography is refreshing after so many liberal pleas for mere tolerance, but XXX is flawed by incomplete research and misleading rhetoric. (Author tour)"
A gutsy defense of pornography that goes beyond the argument that it is a lesser evil than censorship, claiming instead that it actually benefits women. Read full book review >

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ICEBREAKER by Lian Tanner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 18, 2015

"An artfully crafted adventure that's equal parts thought-provoking and thrilling. (character list) (Science fiction. 9-12)"
Scientists hide a secret aboard a ship headed for the farthest reaches of the Earth in the hopes of saving a remnant of modern technology and knowledge from the Anti-Machinists, a group of zealots determined to throw the world into another Dark Age. Read full book review >

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APOLLO'S RAVEN by Linnea Tanner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2017

"A complex and promising start to a new fantasy series."
A Celtic warrior princess saves her kingdom and loses her heart in Tanner's debut fantasy novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 2, 1999

"Call it, well, a book of rules for nonradicals. (maps)"
In the tradition of William Bennett comes this well-written, argument-provoking compendium of American virtues. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Tanner's concurrent personal explorations of the real and symbolic Irish landscapes bring an immediacy to this ancient fight. Unfortunately, such immediacy doesn't lend much hope for a solution ere long."
Tanner (Croatia, 1997, etc.) painstakingly scrutinizes the Irish struggles of the last half-millennium through the lens of religion, which by necessity brings to bear facets of ideology, class, politics, and the distribution of wealth and power. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"A simple, yet powerful, story that will comfort children dealing with grief."
McElroy's debut follows a young girl named Luna, her stuffed puppy Tiffy and her grandfather as they venture into a mysterious, fantastical space. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 9, 2012

"Occasionally thick with statistics and explication, but the author's personal voice is compelling and his thesis is most disturbing. Recommended reading for anyone who still thinks we live in a post-racial America."
Colby (The Chris Farley Show: A Biography in Three Acts, 2008) turns his attention to one of the most vexing and violent topics in American social history. Read full book review >

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WAGNER by Michael Tanner
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"There is no question that Tanner, by fair means as well as foul, celebrates Wagner's power to achieve that."
Tanner, a Cambridge philosopher and opera critic for the Spectator, offers analyses of the plots of Wagner's operas, the intellectual themes projected by them, and an evaluation of the music that is (for most of us) their justification. Read full book review >