Search Results: "Carole E. Barrowman"


BOOK REVIEW

BONE QUILL by John  Barrowman
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 9, 2013

"Those looking for a detailed magical world should just stick with Harry Potter. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
The magic—and confusion—of Hollow Earth (2012) continues in this befuddling sequel. Read full book review >

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HOLLOW EARTH by John  Barrowman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 2012

"Hopefully the sequel will draw a more coherent storyline. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
J.K. Rowling meets Blue Balliett in this series opener in which imagination comes to life—literally. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DRAGON MOON by Carole Wilkinson
ADVENTURE
Released: May 6, 2008

"For all the tale's uneven pacing and quality, Ping's loyalty, intelligence and tenacity make her an admirable character, and dracophiles will enjoy watching the puppylike Kai at least begin (dragons are very long-lived) to come into his own. (glossary, Pinyin pronunciation guide) (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Young Ping at last finds a haven for her beloved dragon hatchling Kai in this contrived but adequate conclusion to a trilogy that began with Dragon Keeper (2005). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DRAGON KEEPER by Carole Wilkinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2005

In this award-winning but uneven import, a young slave, her pet rat and a very old dragon flee across the ancient empire of the Han. Read full book review >

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THE STAR OF INDIA by Carole Buggé
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 15, 1998

"A lovely read page by page, then, though it reminds you of Doyle's own problems sustaining a novel-length adventure."
Sherlock Holmes is immortal, of course, and lately Carole Nelson Douglas has given Irene Adler a new lease on life as well. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"Style without substance, glamour without beauty, form without function."
Another woebegone childhood propels this thin mix of style and attitude. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NIGHTMARE POINT by Carole Berry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 25, 1993

"Crisp pacing, vivid minor characters, and a chilling psychological profile add up to absorbing storytelling that showcases a versatile talent."
The author of the cheerful series featuring Bonnie Indermill (Island Girl, etc.) is on a different tack here. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 9, 2001

"A fine reference and research tool, written with a gracefulness that belies its thoroughness."
An examination of the extraordinary contributions of female primatologists to the advancement of the field, from primatologist and documentary filmmaker Jahme. Read full book review >

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THE AMERICAN WOMAN IN THE CHINESE HAT by Carole Maso
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 1994

"All voice and no story."
Exquisite stylist Maso (The Art Lover, 1990) pursues a form for her lushly hysterical phrase-spinning. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DEATH OF A DIFFICULT WOMAN by Carole Berry
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

It isn't enough that Bonnie Indermill, signing on as a temporary assistant to the coordinator of relocation operations for Nutley, Eggers, Rivers, and Davis (NERD), is suddenly catapulted into the hot seat when her boss takes a hike and leaves her holding the moving boxes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DOUBLE BOND by Carole Angier
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2001

"A revealing companion to Levi's own considerable body of work, and an uncommonly thoughtful example of biography as literature in its own right."
English biographer Angier (Jean Rhys, 1991) gracefully explores the life of the great Italian writer and Holocaust survivor. Read full book review >