Search Results: "Terence Simmons"


BOOK REVIEW

CURIOUS? by Terence Simmons
Released: April 1, 2012

"A short and simple but, alas, way too rhetorical look at our collective curiosity."
One man's attempt to provide a short answer to a tall question. Read full book review >

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SWACK TEENS by Terence Simmons
Released: April 1, 2012

"The message of this well-intentioned book is clear, but a lack of substance diminishes its impact."
This short work of juvenile fiction introduces a group of extraordinary teenagers who, at the behest of a benevolent alien, join forces to combat bullying. Read full book review >

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FINDING YOUR INNER WILL by Terence Simmons
Released: May 19, 2010

"A clear, no-nonsense distillation of one person's guidelines for leading a more satisfying life."
The author outlines his belief in the value of willpower, hard work and making the most of one's time, and supports his views with incidents from his own life. Read full book review >

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Released: April 1, 2012

"An interstellar adventure that struggles to make it off the launching pad."
A mysterious deep space message emanating from Alpha Centauri sparks the creation of special NASA team charged with tracking down the signal. Read full book review >

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TERENCE RATTIGAN by Geoffrey Wansell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 9, 1997

"Not bad, but not good enough to gain renewed attention for a pleasing second-rank playwright. (8 pages illustrations, not seen)"
A gossipy yet earnest portrait of the once-popular British dramatist, unlikely to attract many American readers. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 26, 1996

"We breathe the exhalations of the trees, and as Lembke testifies, they fuel a hundred more poetic concerns. (line drawings, not seen)"
Arboreal musings—learned, canny, homespun, graceful—from one of our better natural history writers. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 12, 1993

"Unless you're one of Simmons's clients, it's hard to imagine reading straight through all 40 cases; but just as crowds apparently turn out to greet the famous shape-changer on his visits, you can count on followers seeking inspiration from these upbeat reports."
The word from experts is that lost weight rarely stays off, but TV fitness-guru and bestselling diet-book author Simmons (Richard Simmons' Better Body Book, 1983, etc.) never gives up on those desperate souls who write to him in despair, then successfully shed pounds in his program—or so he says. Read full book review >

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THE VOYAGE OF LUCY P. SIMMONS by Barbara Mariconda
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Adventurous possibilities await in a necessary second installment. (Historical fantasy. 8-12)"
Magic helps an orphaned heiress fight a rapacious uncle out to steal the family fortune. Read full book review >

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COME BACK DEAD by Terence Faherty
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 5, 1997

"But the mystery pays off at the end with enough sockdolagizing surprises for a month at the bijou."
It's 1955, and Orson Welles is riding again—at least a taller, thinner Welles in a wheelchair, a prematurely washed-up director named Carson Drury who, 15 years after his glorious Hollywood debut, First Citizen, is clutching at the chance to jump-start his stalled career by reshooting the ending of the botched second film, The Imperial Albertsons, snatched from his hands by RKO back in 1942. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 1, 1989

While some of the dialogue in these nine minimalist tales about Irish musicians and neurotic couples is amusing, little of it leads anywhere—which is the fate of the lives Winch chronicles. Read full book review >