Search Results: "joel rosenberg"


BOOK REVIEW

BILLY JOEL by Mark Bego
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2007

"Plenty of factoids and musical insight about our Piano Man, but at the end of this catty biography, Billy Joel is still The Stranger."
The book that millions of fans have pined for…sort of. Read full book review >

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THE FIRE DUKE by Joel Rosenberg
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 1995

"95), combining a firm, practical grip on reality with an effective blend of Irish and Norse mythologies in a taut, gripping narrative."
In this first of a new fantasy series, three fencing-team college friends—Torrie Thorsen, his girlfriend Maggie Christensen, and Ian Silverstein—will spend spring break at Torrie's home in Hardwood, North Dakota. Read full book review >

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FAMILY MATTERS by Joel Rosenberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2004

"Like the series premiere (Home Front, 2003), Sparky's second outing has abundant humor and appealing portraits of small-town lives. But where's the mystery? Rosenberg's more Garrison Keillor than Tony Hillerman, and that's not bad."
Sardonic Sparky Hemingway becomes the unlikely Chief of Police of his small North Dakota town, and discovers to his surprise that it's a good fit. Read full book review >

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HOME FRONT by Joel Rosenberg
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2003

"And Sparky's nonstop wisecracks may have limited appeal for the series this debut is kicking off."
Reclusive Ernest "Sparky" Hemingway prefers the small-town life of Hardwoods, North Dakota, to the chaos of the city, and his freelance copyediting job to the rat race. Read full book review >

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THE ROAD HOME by Joel Rosenberg
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"Add on the nonexistent plot and absence of action—and this entry will certainly try the patience of even the most devoted series fans."
The seventh part of Rosenberg's Guardians of the Flame series (The Road to Ehvenor, 1991, etc.), wherein various exiles from Earth struggle to eradicate slavery from, and introduce technology to, a world where magic works and telepathic dragons are real. Read full book review >

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SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 2003

"Brief bursts of bloodthirsty action interspersed with reminiscences, aristocratic circumlocutions, meditations on life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, and how for serving girls getting raped is best regarded as part of the job description. Fans only."
Third in the series in which a band of Earthlings guide a late-medieval world where magic works toward—if not democracy, at least an end to slavery and oppression. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2005

"A tidy synthesis, but not so insightful that it can succeed without the horse's mouth. (30 b&w photos)"
Though top-heavy on the business side, this look at pop idol Billy Joel pulls together many aspects of his life, even if they fail to cohere fully. Read full book review >

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NOT QUITE SCARAMOUCHE by Joel Rosenberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Your move."
Addition to Rosenberg's Guardians of the Flame fantasy series (Not Exactly the Three Musketeers, 1999, etc.), wherein a bunch of expatriate Earthlings struggle to bring modern sensibilities to a 16th/17th-century sort of world where magic works. Read full book review >

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NOT EXACTLY THE THREE MUSKETEERS by Joel Rosenberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 9, 1999

"A graphically, sometimes nauseatingly detailed gut-ripper with a carefully crafted backdrop, a picaresque but otherwise rudimentary plot, and few attempts at originality: should please Flame fans."
the three vaguely resemble Dumas's immortal trio in that they value honor above all: dim-witted redhead Kethol gambles and likes to rescue damsels in distress; huge swordsman Durine prefers to seek out whores; ugly Pirojil likes his beer. Read full book review >

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THE ROAD TO EHVENOR by Joel Rosenberg
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 1, 1991

"An inflatable yarn with no real reason for being."
A long, long road indeed: sixth of Rosenberg's fantasy ``Guardians of the Flame'' series (The Warrior Lives, 1988), wherein various characters from Earth struggle to right wrongs in a world where magic works. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2016

"Though a balanced, objective study of the case would be useful and illuminating, Grumet does provide a readable look at the nitty-gritty of New York's political machine."
Post-mortem of an unusual Supreme Court case regarding the separation of church and state. Read full book review >