Search Results: "Ahsumma Beach"


BOOK REVIEW

DIRKLUS by Ahsumma Beach
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 28, 2008

"Cheeky, tongue-in-cheek mock fantasy not without flaws, but captivates nonetheless."
When their realm is invaded by a tyrant determined to exterminate all magic, apprentice spellcasters/orphans Dirklus and Annah are caught between opposing armies of pirates, dwarves, knights, comically greedy merchants, big-hearted prostitutes and their conflicted feelings for each other. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEACH by Elisha Cooper
Kirkus Star
by Elisha Cooper, illustrated by Elisha Cooper
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2006

"As daylight ebbs, the beach empties but leaves behind 'a day to remember when the beach is far away.' (Picture book. 4-8)"
Another charmer from Cooper, who, with his signature impressionistic, diminutive figures and scenes, delivers a perfect day at the beach, observing people, paraphernalia and nature. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COCOA BEACH by Beatriz Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 4, 2017

"Even if the novel's strength ebbs in the final serpentine twists, Williams spins a good, spirited yarn."
Romance and mystery, war and Prohibition, infidelity and murder, inheritance and lies—the list of ingredients is long and potent in this cocktail of dramatic suspense rooted in early-20th-century Florida. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ORBIT BEACH by Jane Etarie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 3, 2012

"A sordidly raw, funny and oddly affecting look at two wasted lives."
A raunchy, messy debut novel about two young people not quite in love. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 14, 2010

"A messy entry in a category of sportswriting that's produced much better."
A grab bag of stories about the American boxing world and how the Mob transformed it in the 1950s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2003

"A revealing portrait of one of England's most vilified, but ultimately vindicated, adventurers."
Brisk recounting of the harrowing sojourn that led naval commander Ross to conclude that searching for the Northwest Passage was an utter waste of time. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BEACH by Alex Garland
Released: Feb. 10, 1997

"Garland owes as much to Conrad and Golding as he does to Coppola, Stone, and Warner Brothers cartoons, and it's that wild mix that helps make for a riveting read. (First printing of 150,000; $150,000 ad/promo; Book-of-the-Month Club/Quality Paperback Book Club selection)"
A mesmerizing first novel, already a hit in the author's native England, that manages to be many things at once: a smart look at a generation way beyond mere disillusionment, an anti- travelogue to the most exotic of locales, a study in small-group psychology, and a convincing profile in madness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ARENA BEACH by Donna Staples
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"And while glossily packaged, Terra's final wisdom follow's from her hastily broadened range of experience. (Fiction 12+)"
The small California coastal town of Arena Beach represents security and comfort to Terra Bliss, 17, who hopes to go on living there, preferably as a mechanic—work she loves. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TAR BEACH by Faith Ringgold
Released: Feb. 10, 1991

"Beautiful, innovative, and full of the joy of one unconquerable soul."
A Harlem-born artist expands on one of her distinctive "quilt paintings" to create a marvelously evocative book that draws on her own imaginative life as a child. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROSARITO BEACH by M.A. Lawson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 31, 2013

"A few interesting details pull this thriller just barely above the pack."
For sexy Drug Enforcement Administration agent Kay Hamilton, arresting the drug kingpin was nothing compared to making sure he stays in custody long enough to face justice. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COPPER BEACH by Jayne Ann Krentz
Released: Jan. 10, 2012

"Although the stakes are far-fetched and fanciful, the suspense never flags, and such ado over print material carries its own nostalgic allure."
In this launch of Krentz's Dark Legacy series, a psychic rare-book expert must wrest a valuable text from evildoers while resisting (or not) the uncanny charms of her client. Read full book review >