Search Results: "Alfred C. Martino"


BOOK REVIEW

ALFRED C. KINSEY by James H. Jones
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

The author of Sexual Behavior in the Human Male, etc., is portrayed here as homosexual, voyeur, masochist, scientist, and social revolutionary. Read full book review >

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PINNED by Alfred C. Martino
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2005

"As the championship match nears, the story becomes increasingly gripping, but it has a disappointingly unresolved ending, a daring but ultimately failed move that leaves the reader feeling unsatisfied and frustrated. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Unsparing and told with such visceral acuity that the reader can almost feel the burn of the mat, author Martino meticulously details the kind of guts it takes to get the glory. Read full book review >

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OVER THE END LINE by Alfred C. Martino
FICTION
Released: July 1, 2009

"Unfortunately, a sudden shift from teen problem-novel to an ending lifted from a B-horror movie keeps this story from truly soaring. (Fiction. YA)"
Jonny Fehey begins his senior year concerned that Kyle Saint-Claire has changed and their friendship is dissolving. Read full book review >

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PERFECTED BY GIRLS by Alfred C. Martino
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"There's always a need for more sports stories for girls, and this is a solid addition to the genre. (Fiction. 13-16)"
It's a busy year for Melinda Drake Radford as she wrestles on the JV team—and with other challenges of her sophomore year, too. Read full book review >

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C by Tom McCarthy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Flawed but fascinating."
An ambitious, epochal second novel from the author of Remainder (2007). Read full book review >

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FORMAT C: by Edwin Black
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 15, 1999

"Others, perhaps, will not, although Black throughout shows great smarts and at times displays virtuoso rhetoric. (First printing of 50,000; $150,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
Massively conceived, neatly chiseled computer novel that begins on the wrong foot with lists of consumer goods enjoyed by a sybaritic hero only a Honda Del Sol salesman could love. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 8, 2005

"An Israeli version of Anthony Swofford's Jarhead (2004), both hard-nosed and thoughtful—and most illuminating."
A nuanced view of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict by a former foot soldier in the long war. Read full book review >

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ALFRED KROPP by Rick Yancey
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2007

"Fans of the first episode, The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp (2005), will not be disappointed. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Modern technology meets ancient legend as readers climb aboard Alfred Kropp's thrill ride to save the world. Read full book review >

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ALFRED STIEGLITZ by Richard Whelan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 21, 1995

"Apart from being a first-rate biography, Whelan's study provides a lively cultural history of Stieglitz's day. (b&w photos, not seen)"
A solid, straightforward biography of one of the pioneering forces of early 20th century American art and photography. Read full book review >

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ALFRED HITCHCOCK by Peter Ackroyd
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Ackroyd writes of his enigmatic subject, 'he did not want anyone to come too close.' Alas, readers of this book will not get as close to that subject as they might like."
A celebrated biographer adds to the tall pile of biographies about cinema's master of suspense. Read full book review >

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ALFRED NOBEL by Kathy-jo Wargin
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

A picture-book biography of the inventor of dynamite and creator of the Nobel Prizes fills a niche but oversimplifies somewhat in so doing. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Master-ful. (32 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
The Master of Suspense finally gets an authoritative life. Read full book review >