Search Results: "C.T. Furlong"


BOOK REVIEW

KILLER STRANGELETS by C.T.  Furlong
ADVENTURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Lots of fun for the right audience. (Comic suspense. 9-13)"
Six British kids save the world in this suspenseful, comic romp through Switzerland's famed CERN laboratories. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KILLER GENES by C.T.  Furlong
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Scooby-Doo would fit right in. (Science fiction. 10-14)"
The intrepid Arctic6 team of British kids will try to save the U.S. President from death by a genetically engineered virus in the second installment of their eponymous series (Killer Strangelets, 2011). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CRIME SCENE by Jack Furlong
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 17, 2014

"An atypical thriller, but its winsome protagonist will convince many readers to dive right in."
A New Jersey lawyer confronts police corruption in Furlong's debut legal thriller. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COLMAN by Monica Furlong
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 24, 2004

"Furlong merits a memento mori, but this one is more of a rough draft. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Prefaced by an appreciation from Karen Cushman, this posthumously published sequel to Wise Child (1987) plunges its small band of fugitives into new adventures, but suffers from slow pacing and a general lack of internal cohesion. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE EXILE by C.T. Adams
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 10, 2015

"It's not exactly deep, but this book (the first in a planned series) will entertain readers looking for a fun fantasy that mixes adventure with just a bit of romance."
A fast-paced fantasy about a half-faerie, half-human girl struggling to figure out which world she really belongs in. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MISSING by C.T. Jorgensen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 23, 2013

"Uniting past and present mystery, Jorgensen's book paints the moral dilemmas of her characters with broad strokes, sketching out numerous subplots with uneven results."
Before she can find help for her missing child, a woman must first convince the police that she's on the right side of the law. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DON'T ORDER DOG by C.T. Wente
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 30, 2013

"A fiendishly tricky (sometimes-overcomplicated) thriller with a brain, a sense of humor and a promising heroine."
Anonymous love letters sent to a young bartender catch the attention of a Homeland Security agent in this debut thriller. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SOUTH by B.C. Hall
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1995

"An enjoyable enough survey, burdened by excessive historical flights of fancy that add up to nothing very clear."
A folksy, meandering look at the American South's past and present. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 4, 1992

"Hall and Wood's humorless and mundane responses to their odyssey leave their recital as flat as the Mississippi Delta: Stick with Twain. (B&w photographs throughout.)"
Superficial, pseudo-folksy report on a trip down the ``Father of Waters'' undertaken by Hall (English/Arkansas Tech Univ.) and Wood (an economist/consultant) in 1991. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2005

"Plenty of child appeal here, in topic and presentation both. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-8)"
The title isn't all that's wordy in this new publisher's debut offering, but Reynolds's tale of a ruby-throated hummingbird's journey from a Costa Rican rain forest to a favorite garden on the U.S.'s eastern seaboard will leave young readers wowed by the tiny bird's endurance and toughness. Read full book review >