Search Results: "Carrie Karasyov"


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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THE INFIDELITY PACT by Carrie Karasyov
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 26, 2007

"Karasyov's quartet of bratty heroines sorely lack likeability."
From Karasyov (Wolves in Chic Clothing, with Jill Kargman, 2005, etc.), a chatty novel about women who cheat. Read full book review >

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WOLVES IN CHIC CLOTHING by Carrie Karasyov
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2005

"An airy soufflé that, to its credit, never overreaches."
Countergirl gets fab new job at beloved jewelry store, but beware: the richies have claws. Read full book review >

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JET SET by Carrie Karasyov
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Part Gossip Girl, part Cinderella, this lighthearted, designer-label-laden look at teen relationship angst is predictable yet entertaining. (Fiction. YA)"
Yearning to put down roots after years of moving because of her career-Army dad, sophomore and rising tennis champ Lucy Peterson earns a scholarship to the elite Van Pelt Academy in Switzerland while her family is stationed in Germany. 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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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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Death on Windmill Way by Carrie Doyle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 3, 2016

"An appealing, three-dimensional heroine and some clever plot twists make this an enjoyable, quick read."
In this mystery novel, somebody's been killing the proprietors of a prestigious inn, and the newest innkeeper is determined to find out why before she becomes the next victim. Read full book review >

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The STATE OF GRACE by Carrie Hannah
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"An often engaging mystery, bolstered by complex, well-developed characters, exotic locations and an effective narrative structure."
In Hannah's debut novel, the past and present collide in unexpected and dangerous ways as a woman searches for her missing friend. Read full book review >

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MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Bebris cleverly entwines the characters from Persuasion in the sixth of her mysteries (The Matters at Mansfield, 2008, etc.) based on Jane Austen's beloved novels. The mystery, written in Austen's style, conceals many suspects in a cloak of respectability."
A visit to Lyme draws the sleuthing Darcy family into a difficult and dangerous situation. Read full book review >

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ENTICE by Carrie Jones
FANTASY
Released: Dec. 7, 2010

"Fans of the first two will continue to swoon, enjoying prose that's idiosyncratically casual (Valhalla feels 'ungettable') and indulgently, oh-so-teen-like angsty ('Your sigh smells like sorrow'). (Paranormal romance. YA)"
Jones picks up directly after the end of Captivate (2010), when Zara allowed Astley to kiss her and turn her into a pixie. Read full book review >

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GIRL, HERO by Carrie Jones
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"But readers will respond to the self-aware but vulnerable Lily as she grows over time into her own unique hero. (Fiction. 10-14)"
In a quirky but deliberate voice both serious and funny, Lily navigates her complicated life by writing to John Wayne. Read full book review >