Search Results: "Vince Vawter"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

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TRANSFER OF POWER by Vince Flynn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 6, 1999

"The prose is pedestrian, the plotting predictable, the characters comic strip, and the end long in coming. (Author Tour)"
Second-novelist Flynn (Term Limits, 1998) returns, this time with an overstuffed political thriller about bad guys kidnapping the White House. 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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A FINE DAY FOR WISHES by Vince O'Neill
Released: May 5, 2009

"A moving love story that handles deep emotions with a light touch."
Tragedy forces a cantankerous old man to reconnect with the world in this luminous fable. Read full book review >

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THE THIRD OPTION by Vince Flynn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"Weak writing, implausible characters, threadbare plotting. It's Flynn's third time out (Transfer of Power, 1999, etc.), but he still hasn't found the charm."
A plodding thriller in which all the good hit men shoot all the bad hit men, but everything else misfires. 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 >

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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 >

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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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SIR SETH THISTLETHWAITE AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CAVES by Richard Thake
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2011

"The potential strength of this presentation would be as a read-aloud to grade-schoolers, who would, no doubt, enjoy the difficulties the adult reader would encounter, wading through all the wacky words. (Fantasy. 8-11)"
Two imaginative 10-year-old boys embark on a disbelief-suspending adventure in this second of a series. Read full book review >

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ORDER TO KILL by Vince Flynn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"All in all, a crackling good yarn. Author Mills proves himself a worthy successor to carry on the series."
Series creator Flynn died in 2013, but Mitch Rapp lives on in this 15th chronicle (The Survivor, 2015, etc.) of the legendary CIA agent's exploits. Read full book review >