Search Results: ""david corbett""


BOOK REVIEW

DAVID by Mary Hoffman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Nonfiction masquerading as a novel and failing as either sort of narrative. (character list, historical note, glossary) (Historical fiction. 13 & up)"
The author of the Stravaganaza series reveals the muse behind Michelangelo's David. Read full book review >

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THE MERCY OF THE NIGHT by David Corbett
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 7, 2015

"Corbett (Blood of Paradise, 2007, etc.) doesn't stint on either narrative or psychological complications, and readers who can stick with Jacqi and Tierney and Skellenger will feel that they've been expertly put through a particularly foul-smelling wringer."
Ten years after her childhood escape from a homicidal rapist, a star-crossed teenager is in deep trouble once more. Read full book review >

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THE DEVIL’S REDHEAD by David Corbett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2002

"A frustrating thriller whose action is always a little off the mark. Corbett's brittle, intelligent writing and bittersweet veneer should have been put to better use."
Debut crime novelist Corbett gets lost in meticulous descriptions of late-night bars and lonely rooms at the expense of character development and plot momentum. Read full book review >

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BLOOD OF PARADISE by David Corbett
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 6, 2007

"Polished writing and deeply engaging characters carry the reader through the sometimes murky intricacies of third-world politics. An extensive bibliography, glossary, map and essay outlining the story's roots (both literary and sociological) are included."
Complicated personal agendas get snagged in the politics of a volatile Central American country. Read full book review >

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DONE FOR A DIME by David Corbett
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"A resonant, relevant piece of contemporary fiction."
With breadth, depth, and texture far beyond Corbett's easily pigeonholed debut (The Devil's Redhead, 2002), this ambitious tale shows a murder exacerbating tensions between a jaded police force and a wary black community. Read full book review >

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DAVID BOWIE by Paul Trynka
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 18, 2011

"Bowie nerds will love it, and music nerds will admire it; regular nerds and most others will think it's about 150 pages too long."
Everything you always wanted to know about the Thin White Duke. Everything. Read full book review >

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DAVID COPPERFIELD by Charles Dickens
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Marks's storytelling skills are further demonstrated by the different sizes of the pictures, their distribution, and layout—on the whole, they evocatively conjure this hearty tale, and will send readers off to the original. (Picture book. 8-12)"
A more or less self-contained excerpt from the novel, in a creative abridgement done by Dickens for one of his public readings (Anthea Bell's afterword provides notes about these performances and the texts Dickens prepared for them). Read full book review >

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DAVID BOWIE by Dylan Jones
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A dishy but overstuffed and overly praiseful portrait."
A sweeping, gossipy biography of the chameleonic pop star in the form of an oral history, with input from dozens of collaborators, lovers, and admirers. Read full book review >

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Psyaint David by Wayne  Lanter
Released: May 22, 2016

"An unusual and artistically ambitious—but convoluted—account of a New York City gripped by fear."
A thriller chronicles a metropolis' descent into moral chaos. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAVID ROBINSON by Glen Macnow
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"This guy's no sorry role model. (Biography. 9-15)"
A well-paced sport-celebrity profile of David Robinson, superstar center for basketball's San Antonio Spurs. Read full book review >

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LOVE, DAVID by Dianne Case
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 8-12)"
From South Africa, a moving evocation of the life of the ``colored'' under apartheid, based on the childhood of the author's mother. Read full book review >

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DAVID KARP by Karen Latchana Kenney
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"Just another fabulously wealthy high school dropout role model. (endnotes, bibliography, index) (Biography. 10-13)"
Bland, standard-issue profile of a (now) 26-year-old Internet entrepreneur. Read full book review >