Search Results: "Terence Simmons"


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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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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 >

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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 >

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COME ALONG, DAISY! by Jane Simmons
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1998

"The dramatic images can be viewed from a distance, making this an appealing read-aloud for story hours. (Picture book. 3-7)"
This cautionary tale from Simmons explores no new terrain, though the duckling Daisy does. Read full book review >

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BERYL by Jane Simmons
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2010

"Overall, however, this is too grim to be a great read-aloud for her usual audience and too lacking in nuance to captivate older fantasy fans, so it's likely to have difficulty winning a wide readership. (Animal fantasy. 8-11)"
A brisk tale with black-and-white illustrations sprinkled throughout, this features talking animals, unlikely coincidences, a breathless narrative style and a message about the value of diversity. Read full book review >

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THE ANGEL FACTORY by Terence Blacker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"What food there is here for discussion—free will, adoption, good and evil—is like most junk food: superficially appealing and not terribly satisfying. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Driven by plot and theme, this British import features a 12-year-old boy who discovers that angels right here on Earth are asking for his help in saving humanity from itself. Read full book review >

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KILL YOUR DARLINGS by Terence Blacker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"A long in-joke, but a good one."
Adult and children's author Blacker (Homebird, 1993, etc.) reveals far more than anyone should know about a writer's inner and outer lives—in a very amusing bit of madness that will prove hideously embarrassing to anyone who's ever dreamed of literary success. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"A well-written, provocative re-imagining of the world as it was, is and will be."
A bold, controversial book of physics theory by biomedical engineer and businessman Witt. Read full book review >

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AMERICAN NEOLITHIC by Terence Hawkins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 2014

"A towering work of speculative fiction that will have readers rethinking what it means to be human."
This powerful cautionary tale mixes political satire and legal thrills in a near-future America where the existence of a Neanderthal threatens a government that has devolved into a "trailer park theocracy." Read full book review >