Search Results: "Charles Fox"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 7, 2013

"A difficult book to read, partly due to its shifting perspectives, partly as a result of its strong odor of wasted lives."
Magazine writer Fox, who died last year, looks back at the sensational kidnapping saga that he started exploring four decades ago. Read full book review >

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CHARLES TAYLOR

Reliant as they were on call girls, cars, corpses, and Kris Kristofferson, the B-movies of the 1970s may not qualify as high art, according to cultural critic Charles Taylor, but at least they took American audiences seriously.

“For me, the staying power of these movies has to do with the way they stand in opposition to the current juvenile state ...


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YOUR BEST BETS FOR FASCINATING SF/F/H READS IN JULY
by John DeNardo

Summer reading season is in full swing, and if you'd like to join the beach party, there's plenty of entertainment to be found in the pages of science fiction, fantasy, and horror books. July's cream of the crop includes stories about a robot hitman, a dark and previously unseen perspective on Peter Pan, a woman with supernatural ...


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THE CAT, THE DOG, LITTLE RED, THE EXPLODING EGGS, THE WOLF, AND GRANDMA by Diane Fox
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Too smart for its own good. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A metafictive examination of "Little Red Riding Hood." Read full book review >

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TYSON THE TERRIBLE by Diane Fox
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 26, 2006

"A bouncy little tale with a winning finale. (Picture book. 2-6)"
All the other dinosaurs fear the arrival of the tyrannosaurus. Read full book review >

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THE EAGLE KITE by Paula Fox
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 1995

"Fans will want to read this; it has its heart-wrenching moments, but ultimately founders and disappoints. (Fiction. 11+)"
Liam's father is dying of AIDS and despite the lies told to him about tainted blood transfusions, Liam, 13, knows how he got it. Read full book review >

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MONKEY ISLAND by Paula Fox
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

A fine author considers what it means to be a homeless 11- year-old in N.Y.C. Clay Garrity's dad, an art director, was out of work; Clay's mother trained for a good job—but it wasn't enough, especially with a baby coming. Read full book review >

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BORROWED FINERY by Paula Fox
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Austere yet painfully moving: a refreshing contrast to the spate of whiny memoirs currently crowding bookstore shelves."
Acclaimed novelist Fox (Desperate Characters, reprinted 1999, etc.) describes with astonishing detachment a peripatetic childhood buffeted by the whims of her neurotic parents. Read full book review >

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Becoming Green by Stuart Fox
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 6, 2013

"Overexplains the disease but still an insightful, composed story to spark a series."
Fox's scientific-thriller debut, the first in a series, has scientists scrambling to contain and identify a mysterious infection in a small California community before it becomes a full-scale plague. Read full book review >

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FLY AWAY WITH ME by Susan Fox
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 25, 2017

"This first book in Fox's Blue Moon Harbor series is the perfect scorching summer read."
Eden Blaine, a lawyer on a mission, is all business. Aaron Gabriel, a laid-back pilot, is allergic to the idea of anything serious. Can destiny help them find a happy middle ground on a small island near Vancouver? Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 16, 1997

"A first-rate work of journalism in the public interest."
A disquieting, highly effective assault on the American way of producing and eating food. Read full book review >

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Death Dealer by Graylin Fox
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 26, 2013

"Fans of fantasy and the paranormal will often enjoy this series debut despite its reliance on clichés."
In this first Arcane Court novel, Fox (Contessa: Princess of Summer Fae, 2014, etc.) tells the story of a dragon who tries to protect his secret from humans as he battles demons terrorizing New Orleans with his supernatural crew.Read full book review >