Search Results: "Will McIntosh"


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LOVE MINUS EIGHTY by Will McIntosh
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 11, 2013

"Intriguing, quirky, perversely charming and definitely affecting."
Set approximately 100 years after McIntosh's previous work (Soft Apocalypse, 2011), this novel ponders the effect that a 24-hour virtual lifestyle and an almost psychotically appearance-focused culture can have on romance. Read full book review >

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DEFENDERS by Will McIntosh
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 13, 2014

"McIntosh has his finger on the pulse, again."
Abandoning the domestic sphere he explored so aptly in Love Minus Eighty (2013), McIntosh tells a more global yet still deeply personal tale about life during wartime and its aftermath. Read full book review >

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BURNING MIDNIGHT by Will McIntosh
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"This fast-paced urban quest wears its agenda on its sleeve, but it's conveyed with verve and an endearing sense of justice. (Science fiction. 12-14)"
A 17-year-old boy and his friends just want enough to survive on in a world where the rich and powerful greedily take everything. Read full book review >

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WATCHDOG by Will McIntosh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Engaging, suspenseful, and with nearly all the vivid fighting confined to robots, this gritty tale is perfect for a younger audience than most post-apocalyptic stories. (Post-apocalyptic adventure. 10-14)"
In a nasty, hyperstratified future, white twins Vick and Tara are on their own in the scary streets of Chicago, where economic disaster has laid waste to the poorer sections of the city. Read full book review >

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LIVE, LAUGH & LEARN by Roswita McIntosh
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2004

"A well-intentioned, generous gift to one family's future generations, but lacking in appeal to an outside audience."
German-born McIntosh's recollections of the good and bad times of an interesting life-wartime childhood, occupied Germany, escape from Russia-are admirably upbeat, though not always compelling. Read full book review >

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THE COUNTERFEIT MADAM by Pat McIntosh
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2011

"Gil's adventures (A Pig of Cold Poison, 2008, etc.) continue to provide satisfying, albeit convoluted, mysteries larded with historical detail."
A case of counterfeiting in 15th-century Scotland involves Archbishop's Quaestor (constable) Gil Cunningham and his wife Alys in a series of murders close to home. Read full book review >

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BRIDGE OF SOULS by Fiona McIntosh
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 2006

"A fast-paced and enchanting page-turner."
Vibrant and engaging concluding volume of the Australian high fantasy trilogy, following Blood and Memory (2005). Read full book review >

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THE MERCHANT’S MARK by Pat McIntosh
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2006

"A convincing tale of loving families and brutal killers that delves deep into medieval Scottish life."
A return to the closing years of the 15th century reveals a severed head in a brine barrel, a king's missing treasure and a mystery man with an ax. Read full book review >

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THEMYSTERY.DOC by Matthew McIntosh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Perplexing but often wonderful; while some of this seems written in a self-indulgent private code, what is accessible can be provocative and fascinating."
A vast, beguiling, but mixed-bag postmodern novel of ideas, misread intentions, and robots, told in words, pictures, symbols, and even blank pages. Read full book review >

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WELL by Matthew McIntosh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"A half-baked idea of a book fails to allow this writer the venue to prove what he might do."
Disjointed anecdotes of mostly prurient interest about the ne'er-do-well of Seattle are hard-pressed to comprise a first novel. Read full book review >

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Released: June 27, 2007

"A competent memoir about World War II Germany."
The story of a German family's struggles during Hitler's reign. Read full book review >