Search Results: "Tom Burns"


BOOK REVIEW

OUR NECESSARY SHADOW by Tom Burns
NON-FICTION
Released: June 15, 2014

"A responsible, evenhanded exploration of a highly provocative medical industry."
A comprehensive history and analysis of the practice of psychiatry. Read full book review >

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CATHERINE BURNS
by Megan Labrise

To make it to the oratorical Valhalla that is The Moth Mainstage, you’ve got to have bravery, vulnerability, and a hell of a story to tell. You absolutely cannot have that story printed on sheets of paper.

“People wanted us to do a book for a long time...but I was a little bit reluctant because it’s The Moth—our storytellers ...


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BOOK REVIEW

JUMP LIKE A FROG! by Kate Burns
Released: Aug. 1, 1999

"The illustrations, even for the cold-weather penguin, are cheerful and south-of-the-border bright. (Lift-the-flap. 2-5)"
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SNAP LIKE A CROCODILE! by Kate Burns
Released: Aug. 1, 1999

"Burns's highly stylized artwork has immediate visual appeal—and even in its maze-like, dreamy state is a mild introduction to habitats. (Lift-the-flap. 2-5)"
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BOOK REVIEW

THE VISITORS by Catherine Burns
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"The creepiness begins as a slow burn, but logic ruins the sense of horror—despite the horrible truth that lurks in the basement."
A socially awkward middle-aged woman learns some dark truths about her family in Burns' debut psychological thriller. Read full book review >

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ENDANGERED SPECIES by Rex Burns
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 1993

"A standout entry in this normally quiet series."
The ninth case for Gabe Wager (Homicide, Denver P.D.; Body Guard, etc.) is actually two cases: the shooting of Tapat°os gang member Ray Moralez, and the death of a badly charred corpse in a house whose vanished tenant's paper trail is a dead end. Read full book review >

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BLOOD LINE by Rex Burns
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 21, 1995

"Solid if unspectacular work from a reliable pro (Endangered Species, 1993, etc.)."
If the gang-style execution of 13-year-old John Erle Hocks isn't enough to wring Denver cop Gabe Wager's heart, there's also the murder of Gabe's cousin Julio Lucero, a kid only a few years older shot down shortly after telling Gabe he wasn't involved in any of the stuff Gabe's Aunt Louisa was worried about. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 30, 1995

"In this switch in medium from the box to the book, Burns has a more or less effective forum for his pop critiques."
An autodidact's breezy digest of the historical and personal importance of the book, with few intellectual pretensions and only a couple of political and cultural ones. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROMAN NIGHTS by Ron Burns
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 19, 1991

"He might prefer Steven W. Sayler's Roman Blood (see below) to his own book."
Rome, A.D. 180. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 1, 1998

The short-lines of Burns's short little poems nicely capture the Southern, country moods of his plaintive voices—not unlike the hard-drinking, love-losing moans of popular country music. Read full book review >

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X'ED OUT by Charles Burns
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"The narrative builds to a revelatory climax that falls far short of a conclusion, implying the unstated, 'To be continued…'"
This graphic novel is more like an apocalyptic hallucination. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 15, 1997

"Without this to complete the picture, the accounts of his repeated failings lack either context or interest. (24 b&w photos, not seen)"
A diffuse and hype-riddled profile of world soccer's ``bad boy.'' Burns, a correspondent for Britain's Financial Times, pieces together the career of Diego Maradona, which saw remarkable heights and depths—often in quick succession. Read full book review >