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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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2003

"Hard-drinking, hard-fighting, beloved by his troops: Allen has a fine chronicler here—fans of Band of Brothers ought to snap this up."
A ripsnortin' life of an unorthodox—and barely tolerated—American general. 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 DARKLING CHILD by Terry Brooks
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 7, 2015

"While retrograde and without much style, the novel will likely find an audience in fans of the series."
The forces of good and evil converge to do battle in Brooks' (The High Druid's Blade, 2014, etc.) latest addition to the ever expanding Shannara series.Read full book review >

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BEARERS OF THE BLACK STAFF by Terry Brooks
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 24, 2010

"A highly approachable continuation of the Shannara saga."
Brooks (A Princess of Landover, 2009, etc.) returns with the first book in a new fantasy duology set in the author's Shannara universe. Read full book review >

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ARMAGEDDON’S CHILDREN by Terry Brooks
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Like the prequel trilogy: steady, absorbing storytelling, if, typically, lacking narrative tension. And don't expect any sort of ending: In anticipation of sequels, the book just ceases."
Sequel to Brooks's Word and Void contemporary fantasy trilogy (Angel Fire East, 1999, etc.) wherein, despite all the scuffling between the Void (demons) and Knights of the Word, the bad guys won. Read full book review >

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THE VOYAGE OF THE JERLE SHANNARA by Terry Brooks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Will Harry Potter fans come aboard?"
Second in the Shannara Voyage subseries, still a swift and easy-swinging adventure fantasy. Read full book review >

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ANGEL FIRE EAST by Terry Brooks
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Once again, a carefully crafted scenario and believable characters undermined by uncompelling and unsurprising developments; still, series fans should be pleased."
Final installment in Brooks's Word vs. Read full book review >

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A KNIGHT OF THE WORD by Terry Brooks
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"Unevocative, humdrum, and devoid of narrative tension; still, fans of the previous book will probably want to investigate."
Relatively uncompelling sequel to Running with the Demon (1997), Brooks's good (the Word) vs. evil (the Void) clash set in contemporary America. Read full book review >

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THE SCIONS OF SHANNARA by Terry Brooks
Released: March 1, 1990

"Hard to understand the large-selling appeal of this and similar dime-a-dozen epics, but certainly whoever buys them has an insatiable need for the reassuringly familiar."
Brooks takes another stab at the not-so-hot Shannara wimp-magic fantasy conveyor-belt (most recently, The Wishsong of Shannara, 1985) with this first of a new series called The Heritage of Shannara—just in case you hadn't guessed. Read full book review >