Search Results: "Bob Morris"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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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AS RIGHT AS RAIN
by Julie Danielson

This week, I read two brand-new picture books I really like, both from authors and illustrators overseas (Wales, England, and Australia) – Bob Graham’s Home in the Rain and Nicola Davies’ King of the Sky, illustrated by Laura Carlin. “It rained and rained and rained,” begins one. “Didn’t it rain!” begins the other. A steady rain even hit ...


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BOOK REVIEW

I AM CAT by Jackie Morris
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 9, 2013

"Slight but exquisite, this lovely hybrid will supplement more comprehensive approaches to the topic. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Striking illustrations and lyrical descriptions will please fans of big cats, but this combination of pictures, fiction and facts may not have quite enough substance to inspire repeat readings or engage general readers. Read full book review >

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THE ICE BEAR by Jackie Morris
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2011

"Visually stunning, the tale succeeds best as a fanciful, wistful cuddle-up bedtime story. (Picture book. 5-8)"
In a mythical time, animals and humans live harmoniously. Read full book review >

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THE BAREFOOT BOOK OF CLASSIC POEMS by Jackie Morris
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"An ideal collection to give or to share. (indexes) (Poetry. 10-12, adult)"
Stately figures and scenes in luminous colors provide rich backdrops for 74 English poems selected as much for their sonorous language as for their familiarity. Read full book review >

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ONE CHEETAH, ONE CHERRY by Jackie Morris
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2016

"The aesthetic pleasures are very strong, but one-on-one adult guidance will be necessary to help young mathematicians make sense of these complex images. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Exquisite watercolor-and-gold-leaf paintings of animals and objects that look as if they tumbled out of medieval illuminated manuscripts distinguish this counting book. Read full book review >