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Dirty Words: A Literary Encyclopedia of Sex
NPR.org reviews
NPR.org, July 2, 2008 · There are books, and then there are "Books We Like." Each week in Books We Like, our critics review their top picks for new fiction and...
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HRAC Perspective reviews
Do you love your life? Do you have work-life balance? Do you wake up every morning excited about your day? Are you doing what you want with your life? If you...
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Books and Novels of the Ancient World (subsection of Roman Times) reviews
...I felt like I had bought a ticket to see "Gladiator" but made a wrong turn inside the cineplex and stumbled into Tarrentino's "Pulp Fiction". But as the novel...
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Santa Fe Reporter reviews
On July 2, the Santa Fe Reporter published the following article about me and my novel. The online version is also available -- there's a picture of me!...
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Gumshoe Review reviews
Stanley has given us a rich tapestry of a world with depth of color and detail that makes the Londinium of 83 A.D. come alive. Each character has a backstory that...
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Criminal History reviews
The plot has enough twists and turns to satisfy the most demanding mystery reader ... The writing is crisp and clean with little padding and minutiae which might...
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Kirkus Reviews reviews
… takes the reader on a colorful tour of this singular culture high and low, from jails and brothels to the corridors of power. First-timer Stanley is sure-footed...
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Texas Monthly reviews
The real-world town of Colma, California—home to about 1,600 residents and more than two million corpses in seventeen cemeteries (motto: “It’s great to be alive in...
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Amazon.com reviews
Mix one part gritty police procedural with one part ghost story, add a splash of teen angst and a hefty dose of black humor, and you have Doug Dorst's brilliant...
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Virgins And Martyrs: An Aria Quynn Novel
Chicago Tribune Books Section reviews
Chicago Tribune Books Section June 21, 2008 Virgins and Martyrs By E.L. Merkel(Five Star, $25.95) The third mystery/thriller from Chicagoan Earl Merkel explores a...
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The Little Russian
Library Journal reviews
“Sherman’s extraordinary debut novel plunges her readers into the bitter cold, deprivation, and upheaval of early 20th-century wartime Russia.  Berta is a...
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On A Silver Platter
AfterEllen.com reviews
Linda Morganstein’s Alexis Pope mystery series is filled with intrigue, humor and genuine suspense...As with the two previous Alexis Pope books, On A Silver...
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Amazon.com reviews
Amazon.com ReviewAmazon Best Books of the Month, December 2011: Lou Beach takes the prize for best Facebook status update on nearly every page of 420 Characters....
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The Onion reviews
The old adage that a book shouldn’t be judged by its cover doesn’t hold true for 420 Characters. As a formal experiment, its packaging helps define how it...
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Midwest Book Review reviews
The Boy Who Loved Batman: A Memoir provides the true story of a comics- obsessed kid who came of age in the 1950s and transformed his passion to the Hollywood...
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Halfway to the Stars
Amazon.com reviews
the title of Daniel Curzon's new book might lead one to think it would be an innocuous collection of heartwarming tales that a tourist might choose for a vacation...
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Radio France reviews
"The gripping story of the search for a missing child..."
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ONLY THE GOOD PARTS
Amazon.com reviews
The most amazing and saddest thing about this really fine novel is that apparently few people know about it. That is a real tragedy since ONLY THE GOOD PARTS has...
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Mysterious Reviews (Hidden Staircase Mystery Books) reviews
Edwin Alexander's debut novel, Theft of the Master, is an engrossing international thriller that effectively blends historical fact with a fictional story....
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VOYA reviews
Although a melange of piracy, reincarnation, dog-training tips, and prosaic family drama seems an unlikely basis for a young adult novel, King weaves an unusual...
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