Book Reviews

The Internet Writing Journal, August 2004
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Children's Books

Pendragon: Black Water (Book 5) by D.J. MacHale (Aladdin)
Beyond the Deep Woods (The Edge Chronicles: Book 1) by Paul Stewart, Illustrated by Chris Riddell (David Fickling Books)
Stormchaser (The Edge Chronicles: Book 2) by Paul Stewart, Illustrated by Chris Riddell (David Fickling Books)


Computer Books

Google: The Missing Manual by Sarah Milstein and Rael Dornfest (O'Reilly)
Web Database Applications with PHP and MySQL by Hugh E. Williams and David Lane (O'Reilly)


Fantasy/SF

Ancestors of Avalon by Diana L. Paxon (Viking)
Counterfeit Kings by Adam Connell (Phobos)
The Mistress of the Pearl by Eric Van Lustbader (Tor)


Mystery/Thriller

The Feng Shui Detective by Nury Vittachi (Thomas Dunne Books)
The Haunted Abbot by Peter Tremayne (St. Martin's Minotaur)
Meg: Primal Waters by Steve Alten (Forge)
Murder is Academic by Christine Poulson (Thomas Dunne Books)
The Narrows by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown)
The Perfumed Sleeve by Laura Joh Rowland (St. Martin's Minotaur)
Sandstorm by James Rollins (William Morrow)
Something Rotten by Jasper Fforde (Viking)


Nonfiction

Birth of the Chess Queen by Marilyn Yalom (HarperCollins)
Essentially Lilly: A Guide to Colorful Entertaining by Lilly Pulitzer (HarperCollins)
Italy in Small Bites by Carol Field (William Morrow)
Nemesis: The True Story by Peter Evans (ReganBooks)
The Pill Book edited by Harold M. Silverman, Pharm. D. (Bantam)
The Provence Cookbook by Patricia Wells (HarperCollins)
The Shy Single by Bonnie Jacobson, Ph.D. (Rodale)



Romance and Women's Fiction

Code Name: Nanny by Christina Skye (Dell)
Dark Destiny by Christine Feehan (Leisure Books)
Kiss of Fate by Mary Jo Putney (Ballantine)
The Last Mermaid by Shana Abe (Bantam)



Writing

The Art of the Book Proposal by Eric Maisel, Ph.D. (Tarcher/Penguin)
Dojo Wisdom for Writers by Jennifer Lawler (Penguin)
Write Away by Elizabeth George (HarperCollins)


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