Search Results: "The Invisible Man"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 23, 2012

"A beguiling tale that gets the juices flowing."
A gay ol' time with disco, disease and, most importantly, the Dark Arts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Man presents readers with a Wall for every season, even more awe-inspiring in its workaday clothes than in its romantic garb."
A learned, lively history of the Great Wall's evolution that cuts it down to size without diminishing its allure. Read full book review >

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MARCO POLO by John Man
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"Marvelous tales that first inspired the Western traveler to see and learn more."
British historian Man (Samurai: A History, 2014, etc.) chronicles his journey to Asia where Marco Polo first led the Western traveler. The book was first published in the U.K. in 2009 as Xanadu.Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 12, 2008

"Scholarly yet spellbound, skeptical yet open to belief."
A judicious exploration of the circumstances and meaning behind the terra cotta army interred with China's first emperor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ATTILA by John Man
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 18, 2006

"Entertaining and lucid account of a phenomenal militarist unable to resist a crumbling empire's vast, unprotected wealth."
A surprisingly intimate view of the man labeled "God's scourge" by a Roman Empire in its death throes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NINJA by John Man
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"A thoroughly researched, appealing examination of the 'original men in black.'"
Intriguing look at the enigmatic world of the deadly Asian assassin. Read full book review >

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THE LEMON JELL-O SYNDROME by Man Martin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 2017

"A slight, charming, gravely loopy bit of whimsy equally likely to appeal to amateur etymologists, untenured academics, spouses who fear cuckolding, and anyone who's ever woken up with the feeling that they aren't quite themselves."
Martin (Paradise Dogs, 2011) presents a medical mystery in which the detective is also the victim of a rare and deeply threatening malady: loss of self. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SAMURAI by John Man
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2014

"Smooth, sophisticated history writing."
Man, a crack biographer of Asian historical figures (Ninja: 1,000 Years of the Shadow Warriors, 2012, etc.), tenders a survey of the samurai, the equivalent of Japan's feudal knights. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PARADISE DOGS by Man Martin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2011

"Martin has a gift for shepherding his amiable protagonist through truly absurd situations, but patience for the pinballing plot largely depends on affection for the disingenuous Adam."
A nostalgic Floridian with an unsound mind fumbles his way through a series of misadventures and reconciliations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOBI by John Man
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"It makes the Gobi—the land and those that move upon it'so seductive that readers may forget it is a place that treats the incautious without mercy. (7 color and 12 b&w photos)"
A spare, polished profile of the Gobi, Mongolia's southern sweep of desert, long closed to most non-Mongolians, from journalist Man. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ONION BOOK OF KNOWN KNOWLEDGE by The Onion
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 23, 2012

"A grab bag well worth dipping into and a testament to the still-thriving art of book design."
The irreverent crew from the long-running satirical newspaper and website present a compendium of mock encyclopedia entries, lavishly illustrated. Read full book review >