Search Results: "Tom Knox"


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THE LOST GODDESS by Tom Knox
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 6, 2012

"Knox does shed some light on actual 'hybridization' experiments ordered by Stalin, among other leaders. In the end, the Khmer massacres are too enormous in their inhumanity to function as the backdrop for a thriller.
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After learning of the horrific crossbreeding experiments conducted by the Khmer Rouge during the '70s—and the international conspiracy of silence that surrounds those experiments still—a female archaeologist and male photographer have their lives threatened and their sanity questioned. Read full book review >

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MARKS OF CAIN by Tom Knox
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 10, 2010

"Weak and unpersuasive."
An unattached London lawyer and company follow a strange map to a dark secret. Read full book review >

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THE BABYLON RITE by Tom Knox
Released: May 7, 2013

"Knox begins with an interesting premise, which he first attacks with enthusiasm; unfortunately, he drags the story out well beyond tolerable limits and literally stomps it to death."
Another thriller about the Knights Templar results in a disappointing and amateurish effort to emulate a best-selling novel. Read full book review >

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THE GENESIS SECRET by Tom Knox
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 30, 2009

"A well-wrought premise, undone by a series of lazy choices."
A newspaper reporter covering an archaeological dig must help catch a gang committing a string of grisly murders in Knox's debut thriller. Read full book review >

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SUMMERLAND by Malcolm Knox
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2001

"A debut made up much less of observed and felt life than of absorbed fiction. Let's see what Knox does when he writes his own book."
The world of Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan is re-created with a puzzling mixture of stylistic grace and slavish imitation, in a confident first novel by a young Australian writer. Read full book review >

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MORTAL FIRE by Elizabeth Knox
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 11, 2013

"This intense, complex, occasionally inscrutable fantasy requires patient readers. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
A detached, secretive teen discovers the mystery of her origin when she encounters a peculiar, unorthodox family with magical powers. Read full book review >

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BEDTIME BOOK
Released: March 8, 2006

"Provocative and compelling. (Fantasy. YA)"
A lyrical, intricate and ferociously intelligent fantasy explores the ramifications of treating dreams as commodities. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2004

"Surely the breeziest account yet of the Blacklist."
Slapdash memoir from a once-blacklisted actor. Read full book review >

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BLACK OXEN by Elizabeth Knox
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2001

"'Why are these people trying to teach the world about Taoscal magic?' The answers to this question, and many others, will be found by the diligent—and patient—reader, somewhere within the sprawling, infuriating pages of Black Oxen."
Byzantine intrigue and melodramatic excess abound to an almost unprecedented degree in this fascinating, inordinately busy new novel from the New Zealand author (The Vintner's Luck, 1999). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2000

"An intriguing, if incomplete, account: Knox provides readers with a compelling reconsideration of the European revolutionary tradition, but one hopes that he will follow through with a companion volume that traces the further careers of Nazi opportunists."
A comparative study of German Nazism and Italian Fascism, by Anglo-American historian (and Vietnam vet) Knox. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 7, 1994

"Not all things to all readers, but a varied pasture for literate browsers."
Essays, articles, and reviews from the past few years by scholar and classicist Knox (The Oldest Dead White European Males, 1993, etc.). Read full book review >