Search Results: "A. Lee Martinez"


BOOK REVIEW

GIL’S ALL FRIGHT DINER by A. Lee Martinez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2005

"Promising launch for a buddy horror series. Who's next: Frankenstein?"
A first novel explores the dynamics of the horror novel and comes up with Wolf Man Meets H.P. Lovecraft. Read full book review >

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TOO MANY CURSES by A. Lee Martinez
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Modest amusements for the younger section of the audience."
Funny (peculiar and ha-ha) monster yarn from Martinez (Gil's All Fright Diner, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >

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EMPEROR MOLLUSK VERSUS THE SINISTER BRAIN by A. Lee Martinez
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 5, 2012

"Some chuckles, no guffaws."
More fantasy humor from the author of Chasing the Moon (2011, etc.). Read full book review >

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MONSTER by A. Lee Martinez
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 11, 2009

"Utterly predictable, and lacking the edge Terry Pratchett gives similar scenarios, but pleasantly engaging brain candy nonetheless."
The tea-drinking little old lady next door is a cosmic threat in Martinez's latest comic effort (Too Many Curses, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >

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LEE by Tito Perdue
Released: Aug. 15, 1991

"A promising debut."
A first novel that follows an old man, a kind of Old Testament prophet full of books and anger at the age, as he wanders— sometimes violently—through the modern urban world and into his own past. Read full book review >

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LEE MARVIN by Dwayne Epstein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 19, 2013

"A well-paced, thoughtful examination of a singular corpus of work that influenced film portrayals of violence in subsequent decades."
A generous biography of Oscar-winning actor Lee Marvin (1924-1987), best known for his roles in The Dirty Dozen and Point Blank. Read full book review >

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THE MIDNIGHT WAR OF MATEO MARTINEZ by Robin Yardi
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"A magnificent novel that defines what it is to be an older brother, a friend, and, yes, even a knight. (appendix) (Fantasy. 8-12)"
"Nobody believed me when I said two skunks stole my old trike. But I'd seen those stinkers take it. Swear." Read full book review >

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DIFFERENT LEE by Bill Hiatt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 18, 2016

"A mostly sturdy foundation for a fantasy series that arms its hero with powers, sidekicks, and motivation."
In Hiatt's (The Devil Hath the Power, 2016, etc.) fantasy novel, a Korean-American man discovers long-dormant supernatural abilities and finds that an evil sorcerer wants his blood.Read full book review >

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LEE KRASNER by Gail Levin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 22, 2011

"Levin deftly connects Krasner's biography to the social and political upheaval of the time. Her long experience in the art world gives insight into the landscape of 20th-century artists, art dealers and museums."
First biography of Lee Krasner (1908-1984), Jackson Pollock's wife but also a significant artist in her own right. Read full book review >

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LEE & ELAINE by Ann Rower
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 19, 2002

"The upshot: She doesn't have much of a story, and neither do we."
Rower's second, as dismal as its predecessor (Armed Response, 1995), trades the former's West Coast trappings for the Hamptons as the artist/writer narrator tries desperately to turn the dead wives of rival painters William de Kooning and Jackson Pollock into posthumous friends—and straighten out her own life in the bargain. Read full book review >

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KATHARINE LEE BATES by Melinda M.  Ponder
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"A biography that skillfully sets Bates' work against the backdrop of the times in which she lived."
A biography of the multitalented woman who wrote the words to "America the Beautiful." Read full book review >

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CILLA LEE-JENKINS by Susan Tan
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 28, 2017

"In the end, this book is too difficult for most of the 7-year-old readers who would like Cilla and features too young a protagonist to interest 10-year-olds ready for books of this length. (Fiction. 7-10)"
An aspiring author grapples with change in her family. Read full book review >