Search Results: "Bob Morris"


BOOK REVIEW

BOB by Tracey Campbell Pearson
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 25, 2002

"A lighthearted, wonderfully illustrated story. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Bob the rooster is going through an identity crisis in Pearson's (G-Rex, 2000, etc.) clever barnyard tale that combines subtle humor with colorful watercolor illustrations and lively rough-line drawings. Read full book review >

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STEPHEN MORRIS by Nevil Shute
Released: Sept. 11, 1961

"Shute, in these early writings, shows a gift for combining his major factual interest with a sense of character, but the plot aspects seem somewhat immature, though the subject matter sustains the interest."
While posthumously published, Stephen Morris actually brings together two early, short novels, never before published. Read full book review >

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BOB, NOT BOB! by Liz Garton Scanlon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"For a book that really comes down to a sick kid yelping for his mother, his nose so clogged it needs dynamite to clear, the story has a lot of adorable acreage. (Picture book. 3-5)"
When you're sick and stuffy, some letters—like T's and L's and M's—disappear. Read full book review >

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BOBBY WONDERFUL by Bob Morris
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 2, 2015

"'Caring for parents has become the new normal for boomers,' writes Morris. Readers will likely find other books on the topic more illuminating and inspirational."
A journalist's memoir of coming to terms with the aging and deaths of his parents. Read full book review >

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BIG BOB, LITTLE BOB by James Howe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"Free to be Big Bob, Little Bob, and Blossom. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Friendship transcends gender norms. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 15, 1995

"A well-crafted labor of love, MacCarthy's biography chronicles the epic works of a man who inspired both Shaw and Yeats and continues to inspire today."
Morris's life of Pre-Raphaelite/Nordic poetry, medievalist arts and crafts, and socialist politics always makes for a readably overstuffed biography, and MacCarthy (Eric Gill, 1989, etc.) addresses each area knowledgeably and stays sympathetic to her hero. Read full book review >

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BERMUDA SCHWARTZ by Bob Morris
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 13, 2007

"The sunken-relic plot is serviceable, the Trimmingham subplot rather better. Zack himself remains an anti-authoritarian guy with attitude to spare who's just not as funny as he thinks he is."
Zack Chasteen, ex-football-playing ex-con, continues his tour of the Caribbean with a Bermuda idyll that mixes three parts rum to one part Da Vinci Code. Read full book review >

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BAJA FLORIDA by Bob Morris
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 19, 2010

"Another amiable time-killer whose hero talks like Spenser and acts like Travis McGee without posing serious competition to either one."
An urgent commission from a dying friend sends sleuthing palm-tree grower Zack Chasteen off on his fifth Caribbean case. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2008

"Contains moments of charm, but offers little in the way of originality, insight or resonance."
A tale of father-and-son bonding from New York Times Sunday Styles columnist Morris. Read full book review >

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JAMAICA ME DEAD by Bob Morris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 17, 2005

"Good-natured rather than comical, with the Jamaica background the biggest plus. Maybe Morris should omit the obligatory plot and just write travelogues."
More Caribbean intrigue for ex-football player Zachary Taylor Chasteen, who inherits a bodyguard gig from a friend who thought they'd be serving together. Read full book review >

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BAHAMARAMA by Bob Morris
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 20, 2004

"Despite blurbs from Carl Hiaasen and Dave Barry, Morris's conscientiously plotted debut, stalwart rather than satirical or funny, is more like the studly adventures of James W. Hall's Dick Thorn or Randy Wayne White's Doc Ford."
Still another Florida columnist jumps ship for the beguiling waters of the seriocomic thriller. Read full book review >