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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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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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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LANDSLIDE by Bret Kamrud
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 23, 2014

"Despite the errors, a pleasing debut."
In Kamrud's debut novel, a Montana railroad foreman's alcoholism threatens to destroy his job, his marriage and perhaps even his life. Read full book review >

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HITMAN by Bret Hart
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 8, 2008

"Excessive score settling smothers a pungent account of wrestling's changing of the guard."
One of pro wrestling's biggest stars tells it like it was, with an obscene amount of detail. Read full book review >

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DEAD LOW TIDE by Bret Lott
Released: Jan. 17, 2012

"Huger is an appealing narrator, but his story of finding himself is only moderately interesting, and the tacked-on thriller is cartoonish."
In Lott's follow-up to his coming-of-age/murder mystery The Hunt Club (1998, etc.), Huger Dillard, now a grown man but not exactly mature, confronts another murder 10 years later. Read full book review >

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JEWEL by Bret Lott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"A quiet, at times slow-moving novel with exquisite moments of tenderness and the gift for elevating the commonplace to the sublime."
An author of small domestic fictions (A Dream of Old Leaves, 1989; A Stranger's House, 1988; etc.) takes on larger issues in this resonant novel about simple people who reach a state of grace through human tragedy. Read full book review >

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ROCK HUDSON by David Bret
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 15, 2006

"Empty pillow talk."
A superficial biography of a major film star and icon. Read full book review >

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AMERICA IN RETREAT by Bret Stephens
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 18, 2014

"A provocative, carefully reasoned argument, anathema to politicians as disparate as Barack Obama and Rand Paul."
In his first book, the Pulitzer Prize-winning foreign affairs columnist for the Wall Street Journal surveys the tumultuous international scene and calls for America to do what great nations have always done: Lead.Read full book review >