Search Results: "Bernard Scudder"


BOOK REVIEW

BERNARD SHAW by Sally Peters
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1996

"Peters offers a rhetorically overloaded version of Shaw's life and work. (29 b&w illustrations, not seen)"
A tendentious, trendy reading of Shaw, with an entirely speculative theory of secret homosexuality. Read full book review >

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VOICES by Arnaldur Indridason
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 4, 2007

"Another top-notch mystery from Indridason (Silence of the Grave, 2006, etc.), its lyrical melancholy matched by the depth of its characterizations."
Who killed Santa Claus? Read full book review >

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SILENCE OF THE GRAVE by Arnaldur Indridason
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 9, 2006

"This winner of the CWA Golden Dagger Award is a resonant psychological crime novel rich in unflinching observations about family relationships."
The secret of a buried body reaches back generations to a grim murder. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Holroyd keeps a lightly even voice throughout so that every word Shaw utters—and he is clearly the greatest wit in the English language—glistens with intelligence against his fading hopes for humanity. (Thirty-two pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Triumphant closing of Holroyd's massive life of George Bernard Shaw (1856-1951), begun with The Search for Love (1988) and The Pursuit of Power (1989)—a work 15 years in the writing. Read full book review >

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BLUE BERNARD by Nathalie Tousnakhoff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2013

"Bernard's story alone is lovely to look at with too few shades between its primary hues. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
The second in an app series called Colorful World, this follow-up to Zoe's Green Planet (2013) follows Bernard, who is "blue from head to toe" on an all-pink planet. Read full book review >

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THE DRAINING LAKE by Arnaldur Indridason
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 30, 2008

"Beleaguered, dutiful Erlendur remains a compelling Everyman, and Indridason writes with clarity, precision and elegance."
A body found in a cold lake has roots in the Cold War. Read full book review >

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MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 2, 2007

"Some of the nuances seem to have been lost in translation, but the meat of the mystery is suspenseful, compelling and unique."
An Icelandic lawyer helps investigate the murder and mutilation of a witchcraft-obsessed student. Read full book review >

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JAR CITY by Arnaldur Indridason
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 11, 2005

"The author's American debut, winner of the 2002 Nordic Crime Novel Award, is a model puzzle presented with clarity and crisp economy."
An Icelandic detective investigates a murder with roots in the distant past. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GIT ALONG, OLD SCUDDER by Stephen Gammell
Released: March 15, 1983

"The lackadaisical full-color watercolors of Western landscapes—naturalistic as against the vapors of Where the Buffaloes Begin—might, however, be pleasing enough, along with the crusty figure of Old Scudder, to keep the pages turning."
The stronger the material Gammell has to take off from—or take off on—the more successful he is: Once Upon MacDonald's Farm was better than The Story of Mr. and Mrs. Vinegar, and both were better than the one book totally of Gammell's devising, Wake Up, Bear. . . Read full book review >

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BERNARD WANTS A BABY by Joan Elizabeth Goodman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2004

"It's nothing new, but those who enjoy Bernard will sympathize with this easy squeeze-of-the-hand for the youngest with new-sibling jitters, reinforced by the idyllic settings and touches of exotica delivered by Catalano's pastels. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The little elephant last seen in another familiar trial (Bernard Goes to School, 2001) has his life changed once again, this time in a big way. Read full book review >

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BERNARD GOES TO SCHOOL by Joan Elizabeth Goodman
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Featuring purple, green, and gold elephants, Catalano's pastels are as soft as the outcome of the story, with Bernard discovering that a friendly face and a new chum go a long way toward taking the dismay out of the new. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The first day of preschool can give even an elephant a case of the shim-shams, as Goodman's little pachyderm learns. Read full book review >