Search Results: "Carrie Host"


BOOK REVIEW

CARRIE by Stephen King
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 8, 1974

"But as they still say around here, 'Sit a spell and collect yourself.'"
Figuratively and literally shattering moments of hoRRRRRipilication in Chamberlain, Maine where stones fly from the sky rather than from the hands of the villagers (as they did in "The Lottery," although the latter are equal to other forms of persecution). Read full book review >

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HOST by Robin Cook
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"Essentially a rewrite of Cook's first blockbuster, Coma (1977), plugging in big pharma and amoral Russian oligarchs as 21st-century villains."
Blending a witch's brew of weird science and unbridled greed, Cook's (Cell, 2014, etc.) newest medical thriller will boost the blood pressure of anyone facing hospitalization.Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"A tender and pragmatic immersion into the bewildering depths of a terrifying illness."
Diagnosed at age 40 with a rare form of cancer, a writer and mother recounts the medical, familial and personal challenges of facing a life-threatening condition. Read full book review >

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HOST by Peter James
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 1995

"Like Mary Shelley's venerable monster, an ungodly pastiche, but also as gripping and thoughtful as its Promethean predecessor."
A first technothriller from veteran James (Prophecy, 1994, etc.) with a snazzy Robin Cook-meets-William Gibson twist: Stiffs in cryonic coffins await the day when science will be able to reanimate them. Read full book review >

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HOST FAMILY by Mameve Medwed
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 8, 2000

"A clever romance, full of warm and wry touches—though Daisy's final conundrum is a tad forced, sounding a minor discord in an otherwise charmingly harmonic story."
Returning to the ever-eclectic People's Republic of Cambridge, the scene of her successful debut (Mail, 1997), Medwed spins a similarly funny, if much less brisk, tale of romantic entanglements and divided loyalties as a woman struggles with starting over. Read full book review >

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SISTER CARRIE by Lauren Fairbanks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 7, 1993

"Pretentious nonsense."
Like Kathy Acker, first-novelist Fairbanks finds inspiration for her barely readable word collage in the works of Joyce, Beckett, and Burroughs. Read full book review >

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THE CARRIE DIARIES by Candace Bushnell
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2010

"Yes, the sex, drugs and drinking will titillate, but Carrie's sharp observations of her peers and human relationships give the book smart, sassy intellectual power. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Before she made a name for herself as a New York City sex columnist, Carrie Bradshaw lived in a small Connecticut town and navigated the perils of high school, the events of which she narrates here in the present tense. Read full book review >

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THE HOST by Stephenie Meyer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 6, 2008

"A clever premise and competent writing keep this from turning into a pastiche, though after a couple of hundred pages, readers may wish that just one artery would get punctured."
The body snatchers are coming, but they just want to talk—to themselves. Read full book review >

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THE HEAVENLY HOST by Isaac Asimov
Released: Sept. 25, 1975

"As little Wheel finally demonstrates his understanding to Jonathan's elders by staging a display of Christmas lights, this slight tale functions best as a sort of sci-fi greeting card."
"The little Wheel sparkled with rapid white flashes and there was the sound of laughter in Jonathan's head." Read full book review >

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CARRIE AND ME by Carol Burnett
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 9, 2013

"A mediocre book, but it's not difficult to understand why Burnett wrote it. Instead of buying it, rent Tokyo Pop, a 1988 cult classic starring a young, radiant Hamilton."
Comedian Burnett (This Time Together, 2010, etc.) limns her relationship with her eldest daughter, Carrie Hamilton, who died of cancer at age 38. Read full book review >

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LIPSTICK ON THE HOST by Aidan Mathews
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"A lyrical, offbeat debut—tainted at times by clichÇs and stereotyping—but generally full of wit and a profound understanding of the darker ironies of life."
Six racy, colorful stories from award-winning Irish poet and playwright Mathews that plunge gloriously into the psyches of precocious children, aging single women, and flinty old priests— and through to the bedrock of the human condition beneath. Read full book review >