Search Results: "Blake Crouch"


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BLAKE by Peter Ackroyd
NON-FICTION
Released: April 15, 1996

"Not the least part of Ackroyd's accomplishment is to have limited himself to 416 pages—enough, and (to paraphrase Blake), assuredly not too much. (16 pages b&w illustrations, 24 pages color illustrations, 73 text illustrations, not seen) (Book-of-the-Month Club selection)"
Ackroyd's biography of William Blake represents an achievement of composite method fully in the poet's own spirit—it's a work so sensitive to its subject, it seems to have conjured him from the beyond. Read full book review >

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DARK MATTER by Blake Crouch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 26, 2016

"Suspenseful, frightening, and sometimes poignant—provided the reader has a generously willing suspension of disbelief."
A man walks out of a bar and his life becomes a kaleidoscope of altered states in this science-fiction thriller. Read full book review >

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ABANDON by Blake Crouch
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 7, 2009

"Definitely not for the squeamish—or skeptical."
Whether it's 1893 or 2009, the town of Abandon, Colo., is a very nasty place to be. Read full book review >

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LOCKED DOORS by Blake Crouch
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 11, 2005

"Blunt but expertly paced and viscerally effective, with many surprises and genuine chills."
Popular suspense writer Andrew Thomas (Desert Places, 2004), still wrongly believed to be a serial killer, lives in hiding but can't escape fan(atic)s or a copycat killer. Read full book review >

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DESERT PLACES by Blake Crouch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 21, 2004

"Sordid and mindlessly sadistic. There may be an audience for stuff this nasty, but wary readers will pass. Sadly, a sequel's in the works."
Brotherly love hammered ad nauseam in an unsavory horror debut. Read full book review >

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MY SNAKE BLAKE by Randy Siegel
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 19, 2012

"Clever, laugh-out-loud fun. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Blake the snake just might be the most spectacular pet of all time. Read full book review >

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THE ADVENTURES OF JOHN BLAKE by Philip Pullman
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: May 30, 2017

"A richly imagined high-octane thriller. (Science fiction/adventure. 13-adult)"
Purloined technology, time travelers, ghost ships, and deception converge in this graphic page-turner. Read full book review >

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A STAR FOR MRS. BLAKE by April Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"While the line-by-line writing is engaging, this take on historic events is made shallow by broad brush strokes and lots of heartstring pulling."
During the early 1930s, the U.S. government arranged for grieving "Gold Star Mothers" to visit the French burial sites of their sons killed during World War I. This historical fiction by mystery author Smith (White Shotgun, 2011, etc.) concerns a woman named Cora Blake and her travel companions. Read full book review >

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BLACK DIAMOND & BLAKE by Deborah Blumenthal
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 10, 2009

"Hyman's lovely pastels provide a 1950s feel, which seems at odds with the modernity of the rehab programs. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-8)"
Black Diamond, a fictional champion racehorse, goes to a prison equine rehabilitation center after a career-ending injury, in this tale inspired by real-life prison programs. Read full book review >

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THE EDUCATION OF IVY BLAKE by Ellen Airgood
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 9, 2015

"An uplifting coming-of-age story that foregrounds both the loss and the luster involved in creating an identity all one's own. (Fiction. 9-12)"
It seems like 11-year-old Ivy Blake's dreams are coming true when she is reunited with her mother, but she quickly realizes that this is not the happy ending she's been yearning for. Read full book review >

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THE NECESSARY MURDER OF NONIE BLAKE by Terry Shames
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"Shames does it again, providing the wise, likable Craddock (A Deadly Affair at Bobtail Ridge, 2015, etc.) with yet another quirky mystery with a surprising ending."
A small-town Texas sheriff faces a most peculiar murder case. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"A story rich in musical history and poignant with dramatic irony."
A veteran cultural critic and jazz historian tells the simultaneous stories of the rise of jazz and the emergence of one of its brightest comets, Charlie Parker (1920-1955). Read full book review >