Search Results: "Thomas Harlan"


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WASTELAND OF FLINT by Thomas Harlan
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 2003

"An eerie, utterly compelling puzzler, replete with fascinating ideas and absorbing characters."
First of a projected series, from the author of the fantasy Oath of Empire series (The Storm of Heaven, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE GATE OF FIRE by Thomas Harlan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2000

"No synopsis, alas, but different and worth investigating."
Second installment of Harlan's fantasy (The Shadow of Ararat, 1999) set in an alternate world where magic works and the Roman Empire never fell. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2001

"Harlan's thwarted, intelligent, and rather clever main characters, say, the first dozen or so, remain compelling."
Another doorstopper-size continuation of Harlan's overheated, overplotted, overpopulated but unusually fascinating epic about power and magic in the seventh century, that, with another volume in the works, is not over yet. Read full book review >

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THE SHADOW OF ARARAT by Thomas Harlan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1999

"Stay tuned for the inevitable series."
Alternate-world fantasy from newcomer Harlan. Read full book review >

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LAND OF THE DEAD by Thomas Harlan
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"Less culturally and psychologically complex than hitherto—disappointingly so—but with plenty of computer-game-style battle sequences to keep combat fans happy."
Another entry in Harlan's Sixth Sun series (House of Reeds, 2004, etc.), in which a Japan-Méxica (Aztec) alliance has conquered Earth and established a galactic empire. Read full book review >

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HOUSE OF REEDS by Thomas Harlan
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2004

"Overpopulated and uneven, with far too many narrative points of view, but sufficiently distinctive, ingenious, and energetic that fans of the outstanding inaugural volume will plunge right in."
Second in Harlan's SF series (Wasteland of Flint, 2003) set in a far future where the Méxica have conquered Anahuac (Earth) and now are establishing a galactic empire. Read full book review >

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SHELTER by Harlan Coben
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 6, 2011

"A not-bad-at-all entry into the teen market for this adult author. (Mystery. 12 & up)"
Being the new kid at his high school is the least of Mickey Bolitar's worries; how about a missing girlfriend and dad's possible rising from the dead? Read full book review >

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THE FINAL DETAIL by Harlan Coben
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 11, 1999

"Somebody should tell the guy he doesn't need all the putdowns to shine like a star."
Sports agent Myron Bolitar is free, white, and well over 21, so there's no reason he shouldn't drop everything at a moment's notice to go on a Caribbean idyll with CNN anchor Terese Collins. Read full book review >

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WHAT THE DEAD REMEMBER by Harlan Greene
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"Even so, his evocation of growing up gay in Charleston is memorable."
Greene's second novel (Why We Never Danced the Charleston, 1984)—about coming of age as a homosexual in the South and returning in the AIDS-afflicted 80's—can be episodic and hurried but also elegiac and offbeat as the story of an ugly duckling who awakens sexually and transforms himself. Read full book review >

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MIRACLE CURE by Harlan Coben
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 18, 1991

"Lurid, formula medical thriller—enhanced by celebrity look-alikes, rich and famous scenery, and shadowy sex."
Manhattan AIDS researchers hold off announcing the discovery of a cure for the disease until they find who is murdering their prize patients—in a medical thriller by the author of Play Dead (1990). Dr. Bruce Grey, who is supposed to be on vacation from his AIDS research clinic, slips back into New York in disguise and checks into a hotel, where he is promptly tortured and pitched from a window. Read full book review >

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LIVE WIRE by Harlan Coben
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 22, 2011

"Despite the promise of dark family secrets, this is the most conventional of Myron's recent cases (Long Lost, 2009, etc.), heavy with cheesy cliffhangers and eye-popping coincidences. Fans will be rewarded by the nonstop plot twists Coben must have patented."
A client's case of online harassment brings the chickens home to roost for agent Myron Bolitar and his whole family. Read full book review >

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LONG LOST by Harlan Coben
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2009

"Fans are strongly advised to leave plenty of time to plow through the case at one sitting, as any delay would be fatal to the suspension of disbelief it demands. On the other hand, those few hours will leave the easy chair smoking."
Agent Myron Bolitar returns in a case as twisty and ambitious as Coben's highly successful stand-alones (Hold Tight, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >