The Malta Independent 17 August 2017, Thursday

Books

'Afterlife' is mind-bending thriller

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 14:46 Last update: about 13 hours ago

The line between life and death is a mere dimension that's easier to breach than previously thought in "Afterlife," Marcus Sakey's latest mind-bending thriller. FBI Agent Will Brody finds himself...

'Watch Me Disappear' is a suspenseful story

Saturday, 12 August 2017, 16:03 Last update: about 8 days ago

For some people, the idea of unconditional love is fraught with conditions, especially when a relationship has been built on lies and secrets as the superb "Watch Me Disappear" shows. Janelle...

'The Man of Legends' is an engaging novel

Friday, 11 August 2017, 16:02 Last update: about 8 days ago

Kenneth Johnson, who has worked on TV shows such as "The Six Million Dollar Man," ''The Incredible Hulk" and "V," adds to his repertoire with the engaging novel "The Man of Legends." A...

Jeff Abbott keeps readers on edge in 'Blame'

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 16:01 Last update: about 8 days ago

The girl who can't remember will be forced to seek answers she doesn't want to find in "Blame," Jeff Abbott's latest thriller. Two years earlier, a car crash killed her friend David and left Jane...

Hard to find a hero among 'People We Hate at the Wedding'

Wednesday, 9 August 2017, 16:00 Last update: about 8 days ago

"The People We Hate at the Wedding" could have been titled, "The People You Wish Eloped." There was an expectation in the first few chapters of Grant Ginder's tale about how a family long plagued by...

Fact outhits fiction in 'Pride of the Yankees' book

Tuesday, 8 August 2017, 15:59 Last update: about 8 days ago

The movie "The Pride of the Yankees" is the kind of Hollywood hokum that makes us feel good. And there's nothing wrong with that - as long as we know life is usually more complicated than a Gary...

Scholar traces origins of Midwest 'flyover country' derision

Friday, 4 August 2017, 15:30 Last update: about 16 days ago

The name of President Donald Trump appears only once in professor Jon Lauck's new book about perceptions of the Midwest as "flyover country," and then only in a footnote involving polling in...

Queen guitarist Brian May to release 3-D book about the band

Thursday, 3 August 2017, 15:29 Last update: about 16 days ago

May announced Wednesday that he will publish the coffee table book under his own imprint in August. It includes more than 300 photos and a 3-D viewer May designed. May is a lifelong enthusiast of...

'Dandy Lion' rejects young black male stereotypes

Wednesday, 2 August 2017, 15:28 Last update: about 16 days ago

Seven years ago, Shantrelle P. Lewis was consumed by the negative images of young, black men being depicted in media as aggressive and dangerous. Most looked nothing like the black men she knew:...

Atkins delivers engrossing thriller 'The Fallen'

Tuesday, 1 August 2017, 15:28 Last update: about 16 days ago

Ace Atkins' novels about Quinn Colson, a former Army Ranger turned sheriff, takes place in Mississippi's rural Tibbehah County, where the largest town is the small Jericho. But Edgar finalist Atkins...

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