Search Results: "Vince Evans"


BOOK REVIEW

MEET THE BEAST by Nate Evans
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Good for a few goofy laughs. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Nine-year-old Zeke's father sends a care package to Zeke and his younger sister Hannah from an aircraft carrier in the Bermuda Triangle. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"A well-documented, upbeat alternative to doom-and-gloom prognostications."
Science journalist Vince chronicles a two-year journey around the globe to evaluate warnings that we face an ecological tipping point. Read full book review >

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RISING DOG by Vince Kohler
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 1992

"And the mystery's not bad either."
The maniacally inventive Kohler (Rainy North Woods, 1989) now confronts Port Jerome, Oregon, tabloid newspaperman Eldon Larkin with a resurrected dog—a dog that, while cavorting for the camera at the local landfill, finds a mummified foot to chomp on. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 15, 1998

"Rather less than a social history and far from comprehensive, but full of entertaining if trivial facts presented with good humor."
A lighthearted look at a fading American institution and the products found on its shelves. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OL' DIZ by Vince Staten
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 26, 1992

"A scrupulously documented, well-rounded portrait of an American original. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
A comprehensive and entertaining biography that offers appreciably more detail on the life and times of the storied baseball star than does Robert Gregory's Diz (reviewed above). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TERM LIMITS by Vince Flynn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 7, 1998

"A sure-fire hit for readers who share Flynn's political outlook—the government as ogre. (Author tour)"
An underwhelming first technothriller—originally self-published. Read full book review >

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PAPERBOY by Vince Vawter
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2013

"An engaging and heartfelt presentation that never whitewashes the difficult time and situation as Little Man comes of age. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Little Man, whose real name isn't revealed until the conclusion, stutters badly, a situation that presents new difficulties now that he's taken over his friend's paper route for a month. Read full book review >

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HANDY AS I WANNA BE by Vince Rause
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1999

"Good-natured fun, but a bit too cute for comfort: a clever idea that gets played out way before story's end."
A first novel about obsessive household handyman who drives his wife to distraction. Read full book review >

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BANJO BOY by Vince Kohler
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 12, 1994

"But it's the zillion zany grace notes that make this story, in the words of Eldon's professional mantra, such good copy."
A dead giant pimp in lederhosen—who lived in a gingerbread house, played the banjo, and collected X-rated fake Hummel figurines—starts Oregon reporter Eldon Larkin's latest case off with a bang (so big a bang that he test-drives the junker he's looking at, a 1958 Isetta, off the used-car lot to check out the murder scene and ends up having to buy the sucker). Read full book review >

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RAVEN'S WIDOWS by Vince Kohler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 10, 1997

"Great local lore and a decent puzzle, but with a wit, in the end, too weak to bring them to life."
Not particularly mild-mannered reporter Eldon Larkin, back for a fourth adventure (Banjo Boy, 1994, etc.), counters a case of burnout with an Alaskan fishing expedition. Read full book review >

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SEPARATION OF POWER by Vince Flynn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 9, 2001

"Stick figures, lumbering pace, wooden dialogue: Flynn remains a source of pulp fiction at its dreariest."
Top-gun Mitch Rapp (The Third Option, 2000, etc.), "America's Assassin," rides again—roughshod over Saddam Hussein—and earns anew the thanks of a grateful nation. Read full book review >

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VIOLENCE, NUDITY, ADULT CONTENT by Vince Passaro
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Things begin to sag near the end, as Passaro gets too involved in the actual cases—this is a legal story with legal aspects that aren't terribly interesting—but the whole remains powerful, filled with heartbreak and surprising flashes of poetry."
An arrogant lawyer's life gets a shellacking in this bruising first novel about marriage, the law, and, most of all, New York City. Read full book review >