Search Results: "Vonda N. McIntyre"


BOOK REVIEW

THE MOON AND THE SUN by Vonda N. McIntyre
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"A dazzling and spirited evocation of the passions, intrigues, and preconceptions of the age, along with a dandy pair of misfit, star-crossed lovers: an enchanting slice of what-if historical speculation."
Historical fantasy set in 1693 at the court of Sun King Louis XIV of France, from the author of Superluminal (1983), etc. In an age when the king's slightest whim has the force of an absolute command and the underclasses stand at the palace gates pleading for bread, Louis orders the natural philosopher and Jesuit priest Yves de la Croix to capture certain sea monsters that, he hopes, will yield the secret of immortality. Read full book review >

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HOW TO SEDUCE A GHOST by Hope McIntyre
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 28, 2005

"Lee's passion for deteriorating relationships, emotional and physical problems, and nerds tossed in with hunky guys quickly grows tiresome, and the whodunit elements pass as quickly as the many one-night stands."
Chick-lit comes to the mystery field. Read full book review >

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I'm a Type A - How the Heck Will I Ever Retire? by Timothy  McIntyre
Released: Oct. 4, 2013

"Useful if not searing insight for retirees and those planning for it, Type A or otherwise."
Firsthand advice for people who never stop working about how to retire. Read full book review >

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HOW TO MARRY A GHOST by Hope McIntyre
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 3, 2007

"Chick-lit trappings expand a pretty good puzzle beyond the comfort zone."
Ghostwriter Lee Bartholomew (How to Seduce a Ghost, 2005) jumps the pond for the sake of family, career and maybe something special. Read full book review >

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"For golfers only. (Fiction. YA)"
This rarity, a YA book about golf, has a sweet swing but a stiff delivery. Read full book review >

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YOU ARE NOT THE ONE by Vestal McIntyre
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"A disaffected new voice that doesn't offer a lot of depth and warmth."
Ranging from sour and superficial to occasionally moving, an uneven eight stories treat urban gay angst, for the most part, by a newcomer published in Open City. Read full book review >

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OLIVER AND THE SEAWIGS by Philip Reeve
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 22, 2014

"Readers' ribs aren't the only ones that get a vigorous tickle in this aquatic escapade. (Fantasy. 8-10)"
Receiving help from a nearsighted mermaid and a self-propelling island with self-esteem issues, a young lad sets out to rescue his explorer parents. Read full book review >

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LIVING IN THE THEATER OF THE ABSURD by Susan H.  McIntyre
Released: Aug. 9, 2012

"An unflinching look at one woman's life with multiple chronic illnesses."
A personal story of chronic illness combined with life advice. Read full book review >

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JAMPIRES by Sarah McIntyre
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 2015

"A satisfying concept, friendly, Sendak-inspired colored-pencil-and-pastel illustrations, cartoonish attractiveness, and plain old wackiness make this sweet story a winner. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Some fiends have sucked the jam out of Sam's doughnut! Who are the perpetrators of this wicked deed? Jampires, of course. Read full book review >

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PUGS OF THE FROZEN NORTH by Philip Reeve
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 26, 2016

"A madcap, magical blend of fluff and other good stuff. (Fantasy. 7-10)"
Two kids and their 66 pugs enter a magical dog-sled race. Read full book review >