Search Results: "Charles Porter"


BOOK REVIEW

SHALLCROSS by Charles Porter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"Surreal, poetic and unforgettable: a truly original voice."
In this one-of-a-kind novel, a South Florida man living with hallucinations falls in love and meets danger along the way. Read full book review >

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FLAME VINE by Charles Porter
FICTION & LITERATURE

"Another beautifully original, striking, and poetic novel."
Porter's prequel to Shallcross (2015) explores the first 42 years of a South Florida man living with hallucinations.Read full book review >

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THE RISE AND FALL OF OSCAR THE MAGICIAN by Matthew Porter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"A fine first caper for budding fans of mystery, monkeys, or magic. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Who will be the Magician of the Year? Will honesty or treachery win the day? Read full book review >

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FOX ON THE LOOSE! by Matthew Porter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Here's hoping Porter gets paired up with a writer equal to his visual talents. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
A fox is stymied in his nocturnal prowling by a bevy of noisy barnyard animals. Read full book review >

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TAILS CHASING TAILS by Matthew Porter
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 9, 2013

"A delightful and playful romp worthy of an enthusiastic following. (Board book. 1-3)"
In this circular tale (or tail?), readers are encouraged to guess which animal is being chased off the page. Read full book review >

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THE THUNDERBOLT EXPRESS by Matthew Porter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"A hoot for younger children fond of monkeys (not to mention, in one scene, monkeys in underpants!). (Picture book. 4-6)"
Monkeys who met previously in MonkeyWorld ABC (2012) get names as well and occupations on a thrill-a-minute train ride. Read full book review >

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SWEET DREAMS by Sue Porter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 13, 1996

"The book comes loaded with flexible, sturdy lift-up flaps to reveal hidden places (under the bed and such), and the illustrations are cheery confections sure to keep demons at bay. (Picture book. 3-7)"
When his baby sisters and brothers arrive, a rabbit moves to a new big bed. Read full book review >

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PINK LION by Jane Porter
by Jane Porter, illustrated by Jane Porter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"It does indeed seem that it's love that makes a family. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A story about a lion raised by flamingos and nature versus nurture. Read full book review >

BLOG POST

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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BOOK REVIEW

THE TWICE LOST by Sarah Porter
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 2, 2013

"In the end, it's really about teen girls just trying to get along and face growing up in a sometimes-hostile world but with the extra burden of being mermaids—making it altogether too similar to so much that's already on the market. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
The final installment of the Lost Voices trilogy continues to drown readers with sluggish details. Read full book review >

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WAKING STORMS by Sarah Porter
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 3, 2012

"These efforts are foiled by a surreal island encounter with unexplained, strange voices and a rushed ending that sets up another conflict—and another sequel. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
The slow ebb and flow of Luce's mermaid world in Lost Voices (2011) resumes in this equally sluggish sequel. Read full book review >

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LARK by Tracey Porter
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 24, 2011

"Harrowing. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
After the rape and murder of a suburban 16-year-old, two girls learn to cope in a world that stubbornly insists on continuing without her. Read full book review >