Search Results: "Bret Herholz"


BOOK REVIEW

LOOGIE  THE BOOGER GENIE by N.E. Castle
Released: Nov. 16, 2012

"A mixed bag of silliness and magic that will appeal to those who are hooked by the title—and fall short for readers who roll their eyes at booger jokes."
A modern prankster meets his match when a medieval prankster-turned-genie is lodged in his nose in this humor-of-the-gross series starter. Read full book review >

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Loogie the Booger Genie by N.E. Castle
Released: April 23, 2013

"A more serious third volume that competently tackles a difficult issue faced by kids."
Loogie, the prince-turned-genie, and his modern master, Charlie, return in an installment about facing bullies—both real and magical. Read full book review >

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Loogie the Booger Genie by N.E. Castle
written and illustrated by N.E. Castle, illustrated by Bret Herholz
Released: March 19, 2013

"An entertainingly silly sequel that improves upon its predecessor."
Loogie, a prankster genie, returns in this amusing second installment in Castle's children's book series. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE

"A glittering, accomplished, but rather callow tale of a latter-day Lost Generation."
How empty can the lives of young, rich, beautiful people be? Find out in this jaundiced novel of contemporary mores. Read full book review >

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BRET EASTON ELLIS AND THE OTHER DOGS by Lina Wolff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 14, 2016

"A poetic, unsentimental drama that offers a meditation on love in all its disparate forms."
A young woman living in the slums of Barcelona quietly observes the aftermath of a famous writer's interventions. Read full book review >

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THE LONG GONE LONESOME HISTORY OF COUNTRY MUSIC by Bret Bertholf
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"If y'all hanker for some rib-ticklin' fun and cotton to learn more about country music, this one's for you. (Nonfiction. 6-9)"
Bertholf's slightly irreverent, highly entertaining historical junket transports readers through a century of musical detours and developments in a jam-packed tour de force of everything you ever wanted to know about American country music. Read full book review >

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JOAN CRAWFORD by David Bret
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"Bedroom noir."
A flat, superficial biography that obsesses over Crawford's sex life as intensely as Crawford reportedly obsessed over having sex. Read full book review >

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For The Innocent by Bret Lambert
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 2, 2014

"An improbable tale that delivers cheesy action-adventure fun, despite its drawbacks."
Members of an elite, covert anti-terrorist squad reunite to rescue one of their own from the world's deadliest terrorist in this thriller. Read full book review >

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REED'S BEACH by Bret Lott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Lott tries to express an inexpressible sorrow and illuminates almost nothing of his characters or his tale in the process."
An unfortunate exercise in self-indulgence disguised as sorrow. Read full book review >

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CLARK GABLE by David Bret
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Frankly, my dears, it's time to look beyond the love lives of movie stars."
Sex-obsessed biography of the man who was Rhett Butler. Read full book review >

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THE HUNT CLUB by Bret Lott
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 1998

"Ironically, Lott's characters seem too interesting for their conventional plot; the bits of family secrets, history, and lore scattered throughout here are far more compelling than the adventure these sympathetic folk are thrown into. (Author tour)"
A gifted and expert storyteller (Reed's Beach, 1993, etc.) takes a slightly different—and not altogether successful—turn in his first thriller, set in the lowlands of South Carolina. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 6, 1997

"Lott has an instinct for the universal and sometimes finds it when he's not diverted by pursuit of everyday, less remarkable truths."
This lean midpoint memoir, fleshed out of collected short essays, alternates analysis of the author's male family relations with reflections on his experiences as the married father of two young sons. Read full book review >