Search Results: "Ben Rice"


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POBBY AND DINGAN by Ben Rice
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 5, 2000

"Some will grumble, feeling manipulated, while many, many more will shed a quiet tear or two."
Out of Australia's rough-and-tumble opal country, London-dwelling Rice's debut extracts a sweet little nougat—or, it might be said, a chunk of shameless melodrama. Read full book review >

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THE LONELY SHADOW by Clay Rice
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2013

"This friendship tale may inspire some craft projects as well as appreciation. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A songwriter/silhouette artist combines his skills to tell a sweet story of companionship. Read full book review >

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MAMA, LET'S MAKE A MOON by Clay Rice
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2013

"For those who appreciate a touch of nostalgia and old-fashioned family values. (Picture book. 4­-7)"
A mountain family spends a day together in imaginative play. Read full book review >

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ANTS 'N' UNCLES by Clay Rice
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"A lively introduction to distant places with some deeply unfortunate visuals. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Silhouette artist Rice offers another imaginative tale using his intricate cut-paper designs. Read full book review >

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THE STICK by Clay Rice
by Clay Rice, illustrated by Clay Rice
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 8, 2014

"What could come across as saccharine is given weight and beauty by both art and heart. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A parable on the importance of imagination, told in stunning silhouettes. Read full book review >

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PETER'S POCKETS by Eve Rice
Released: March 20, 1989

Peter is proud of his brand-new pants, even though they're a little stiff. Read full book review >

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LIGHT BEFORE DAY by Christopher Rice
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2005

"Endless exposition masked as dialogue, though, makes interest fade."
Rice's third and best still bears the flaws of A Density of Souls (2000) and The Snow Garden (2002). Read full book review >

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PRINCE LESTAT by Anne Rice
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"Rice fans probably need not fear a drought of her thirst-quenching tales, then. As for this one, it's trademark Rice: talky, inconsequential, but good old-fashioned fanged fun."
Armand, Seth, Akasha and, of course, Lestat de Lioncourt are back with a vengeance—and, natch, they're looking to put the bite on someone. Read full book review >

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TALTOS by Anne Rice
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 30, 1994

"Still, this third (of a promised two, for those keeping count) Mayfair Witches novel clocks in at a 'trim' 480 pages, which qualifies this as minute-Rice, certain to be hungrily devoured by her legions of fans."
Anne Rice's Mayfair Witches are back (after Lasher, 1993), this time to help a lovelorn mystical being overcome a curse. Read full book review >

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DANCE WITH ME by Luanne Rice
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 17, 2004

"A return to what the author does best: heartfelt family drama, gracefully written and poignant."
You can go home again. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LASHER by Anne Rice
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 15, 1993

"Too much Rice-A-Roni, but addicts will lick the pot."
The sequel and conclusion to Rice's The Witching Hour (1990) shows Rice both at her best and at her hackiest. Read full book review >

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MERRICK by Anne Rice
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 19, 2000

"Rice has recovered from some gaily slipshod work, but this feels first-draftish, as if e-mailed straight to the printer without a second thought, while the arch dialogue already feels a hundred years old."
The Queen of the Vampires offers one of the more wobbly works in the Vampire Chronicles. Read full book review >