Search Results: "Bradley Denton"


BOOK REVIEW

ONE DAY CLOSER TO DEATH by Bradley Denton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Denton's novels."
A debut collection from Denton, the author of several astonishing novels (Lunatics, 1996, etc.), comprises eight substantial if largely unclassifiable tales, seven dating from 198694, plus one original—a sort of sequel to Denton's 1993 novel, Blackburn. Read full book review >

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BUDDY HOLLY IS ALIVE AND WELL ON GANYMEDE by Bradley Denton
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 23, 1991

"The plot doesn't add up, or even make much sense: the parts of this gloriously mad, serious- hearted outing from an exceptionally promising new talent, are greater than the whole."
From the most disparate elements imaginable, Denton fashions an illogical, uproarious, yet ultimately memorable hardcover debut whose narrator, video salesman Oliver Vale, finds all the channels on his TV preempted by a live broadcast of long-dead legendary rocker Buddy Holly. Read full book review >

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LUNATICS by Bradley Denton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1996

"Light, eccentric, thoughtful, and endearing: Planet Denton's a weird place but well worth a visit."
Another oddball fantasy from the author of Blackburn (1993), etc.; this time, thirtysomething cuddles up with Moonstruck to revamp The Little Mermaid. Read full book review >

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BLACKBURN by Bradley Denton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 25, 1993

"The boldly abusive mixture of hilarity, despair, and cartoon eschatology recalls Flannery O'Connor and Miss Lonelyhearts."
The rollicking, horrifying, ultimately elegiac career of serial killer Jimmy Blackburn, whose adventures take him from his father's Kansas chicken farm to a coast-to-coast odyssey of killing people who don't deserve to live. Read full book review >

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BEHAVING BRADLEY by Perry Nodelman
FICTION
Released: July 1, 1998

"In Brad's unrealistic world, he seems to count himself as the only one with any redeeming qualities—no wonder he's miserable. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Self-pitying, Holden Caulfield—wannabe Bradley Gold narrates Nodelman's tale of much ado about nothing. Read full book review >

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BRADLEY MCGOGG by Tim Beiser
ANIMALS
Released: March 10, 2009

"An amusing tale, indeed. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Picky eating has rarely been so lauded as it is in this tale of a delicate amphibian diet. Read full book review >

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THE DENTON MARE by Duane DeMello
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 18, 2008

"One of the Old West's most beloved mustachioed villains rides again in this fictional account, perpetuating the memory of a fascinatingly complex figure."
An intriguing historical novel based on the life of Texas outlaw Sam Bass. Read full book review >

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BRADLEY AND THE BILLBOARD by Mame Farrell
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 22, 1998

"Bradley's first inseam measurement and his first shoot—further buttress the humor in this entertaining read. (Fiction. 8-12)"
In a fast-moving tale, Farrell (Marrying Malcolm Murgatroyd, 1995, etc.) presents a look at the stereotypes of models, fame, and vanity; refreshingly, the perspective is a boy's. Read full book review >

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DENTON LITTLE'S DEATHDATE by Lance Rubin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 14, 2015

" The planned companion novel might provide some of the answers missing here, and those who have been charmed by the winsome characters will look forward to it. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A young man lives out his last hours in this comedic novel set at a time in the near future in which people grow up knowing when they will die. Read full book review >

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A SONG FOR ISSY BRADLEY by Carys Bray
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"An absorbing, beautifully written debut novel with surprising moments of humor."
When 4-year-old Issy dies of meningitis, her Mormon family struggles with sadness, doubt and faith. Read full book review >

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DENTON LITTLE'S STILL NOT DEAD by Lance Rubin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"A sequel that neatly wraps up this funny and original story. (Fiction. 14-18)"
This follow-up to 2015's Denton Little's Deathdate continues the comedic saga of a high school senior who lives in a world in which the government is able to divine at birth when each person will die. Read full book review >

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Released: June 1, 1991

"A shot in the arm, though, for sophisticated but not necessarily ambitious foodies."
California chef and restaurant owner Ogden goes in for humble traditions with nouvelle or just unexpected touches (grits and garlic custards; crab hash), dressed-up American regional foods (corn and chile timbale), and a few upscale imports (fresh Italian buffalo mozzarella with black olive paste). Read full book review >