Search Results: "Terry Brooks"


BOOK REVIEW

BROOKS by Doug Wilson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 4, 2014

"Nice guys do not always finish last, but they also do not necessarily make the most compelling subjects for biography."
Wilson (The Bird: The Life and Legacy of Mark Fidrych, 2013) delivers a pedestrian treatment of an impressive baseball player and admirable man. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1996

An anguished account of the unhappy life of Terry McGovern, by a father still struggling to come to terms with it. Read full book review >

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THAT’S LIFE, SAMARA BROOKS by Daniel Ehrenhaft
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 9, 2010

"A few funny, touching moments cannot save this convoluted mess. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Ridiculous theories of science and the paranormal destroy a promising story of nature vs. nurture. Read full book review >

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MISS BROOKS' STORY NOOK by Barbara Bottner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"While sequels can sometimes be disappointing, readers and listeners who enjoyed Miss Brooks' first appearance will likely be very happy to find out what happens next—and they just might be inspired to create some tall tales of their own. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Energetic, book-loving Miss Brooks is back, as is Missy, the grumpy, stumpy, hat-wearing reluctant reader-turned-bookworm who is her biggest fan (Miss Brooks Loves Books (and I don't), 2010). Read full book review >

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THE VOYAGE OF THE JERLE SHANNARA by Terry Brooks
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Kid stuff—but magic sells."
Conclusion of the Voyage of the Jerle Shannara trilogy, and 12th in the entire Shannara series, with a new Shannara trilogy promised. Read full book review >

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THE VOYAGE OF THE JERLE SHANNARA by Terry Brooks
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"And no, of course Brooks hasn't forgotten about the sword."
After a time out to write about demons and knights (Angel Fire East, 1999, etc.), Brooks returns to his bestselling Shannara universe (First King of Shannara, 1996, etc.). Read full book review >

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FIRST KING OF SHANNARA by Terry Brooks
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 1996

"For those who care."
Brooks wasn't the first writer, and won't be the last, to make a career out of a single idea that captured the fantasy audiences's attention (his Magic Kingdom yarns notwithstanding). Read full book review >

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THE TANGLE BOX by Terry Brooks
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 1994

"Solid entertainment for series fans, and useful comic relief from Brooks's recently completed Shannara series."
Fourth of Brooks's Magic Kingdom of Landover series. Read full book review >

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WIZARD AT LARGE by Terry Brooks
Released: Oct. 3, 1988

"As these things go: not too bad."
Bright and breezy third outing for ex-lawyer Ben Holiday, now King of the Magic Kingdom of Landover (most recently The Black Unicorn, 1987). Read full book review >

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THE SWORD OF SHANNARA by Terry Brooks
Released: April 1, 1977

"None of this can be expected to dismay the s-and-s audience."
A sword-and-sorcery narrative a la Tolkien, being introduced with some fanfare in simultaneous hard-cover and trade paperback editions. Read full book review >

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A PRINCESS OF LANDOVER by Terry Brooks
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"A pleasant fantasy romp."
A new installment in The Magic Kingdom of Landover series (Witches' Brew, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE ELVES OF CINTRA by Terry Brooks
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 28, 2007

"Brooks (Armageddon's Children, 2006, etc.) fans will enjoy the ride, as always; others will simply be confused."
A handful of humans and Elves continue their battle against the demons in the moderately gripping middle volume of a post-apocalyptic fantasy trilogy that links the Shannara and the Word/Void series. Read full book review >