Search Results: "Terrence Tasker"


BOOK REVIEW

THE ANTIGONE POEMS by Marie Slaight
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 15, 2014

"A beautifully bound, impressive collection with language as evocative as its illustrations."
Rich in allegory and metaphor, this illustrated collection of poetry explores the tragedy of Antigone, the defiant woman of Greek myth. Read full book review >

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THE HOUSE OF SAND by Terrence Douglas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 18, 2011

"Sharp satire with crisp, intelligent writing and spot-on characterizations."
With wit as dry as desert sand, Douglas takes a satiric look at greed and gluttony in the mythical realm of Aquifia, a kingdom that arose from the sand. Read full book review >

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SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL by Terrence McCauley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 14, 2015

"Not one of the genre's great yarns, but it's still a fun read for fans of classic espionage."
A fast-moving noir spy thriller featuring a hard-ass protagonist who's great with a gun. Read full book review >

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A MURDER OF CROWS by Terrence McCauley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2016

"Not a bad read, especially for those who believe that anything goes when fighting terrorists. But it's interesting what some perceive as heroism."
A fast-moving spy-versus-spy thriller featuring the return of James Hicks (Sympathy for the Devil, 2015). Read full book review >

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DRAGON DANCE by Peter Tasker
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2003

"As usual with Japanese-thriller expert Tasker (Buddha Kiss, 1998, etc.), an expat British securities executive, the real fun is in the superb local scenery, not the heavy-breathing plot."
Post-boom malaise leaves Japan vulnerable to empty-headed politics, aging terrorists, and the predations of her big jealous neighbor on the mainland. Read full book review >

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SONS OF HEAVEN by Terrence Cheng
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2002

"Formulaic, but a compelling read all the same, in a brisk style with plenty of local color."
A vivid and imaginative fictional recounting of the events of Tiananmen Square in June 1989. Read full book review >

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SILENT THUNDER by Peter Tasker
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"The brooding, flashing, hyperdense Tokyo of serialized manga comic books, soulless sex, and samurai economics shares top billing with the very attractive investigator—in this fresh and very clever thriller."
Imperialist Japanese corporate warriors wielding awesome economic weapons threaten the shaky stability of the new world order. Read full book review >

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BUDDHA KISS by Peter Tasker
Released: Sept. 8, 1997

"Another engrossing and illuminating thriller from Tasker, an expatriate British securities executive who understands that the world's most homogeneous and obedient society has a rather full measure of outlaws."
In his second outing, Tokyo p.i. Read full book review >

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MARSHALL McLUHAN by W. Terrence Gordon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 29, 1997

"But as an intellectual history, it's first-rate. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A thoughtful study of the life and ideas of the celebrated media philosopher. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 21, 2011

"A dense but intriguing book that demands close reading; for dedicated readers, it's well worth the effort."
Deacon (Biological Anthropology and Neuroscience/Univ. of California, Berkeley; The Symbolic Species: The Co-evolution of Language and the Brain, 1997) takes up the challenge of giving a physical, scientific basis for our perception of agency and selfhood. Read full book review >