Search Results: "Charlie Fletcher"


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THE REMNANT by Charlie Fletcher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 14, 2017

"A thoroughly enjoyable conclusion, the trilogy satisfyingly complete yet perfectly set up for future extensions."
Final installment (The Paradox, 2015, etc.) of Fletcher's rich and splendid Victorian gothic fantasy trilogy, and once again independently intelligible. Read full book review >

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STONEHEART by Charlie Fletcher
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2007

"More intriguing are his philosophies about stone and 'makers' (builders), and the protagonists' family histories, but these are too sparse, leaving the whole unsatisfying. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
This series opener has appealing motifs but is tedious and longer than necessary. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2009

"Mostly for fans of the livelier second installment. (Fantasy. 10-13)"
George and Edie remain admirably stoic heroes, but dry prose inhibits this conclusion's pace. Read full book review >

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THE PARADOX by Charlie Fletcher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 18, 2015

"As good as or better than the opener. Grab."
Second installment of an evocative Victorian gothic ("supranatural") fantasy trilogy, following The Oversight (2014). Read full book review >

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THE OVERSIGHT by Charlie Fletcher
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 6, 2014

"Intriguing and with enough potential bubbling underneath to keep readers agreeably optimistic about future installments."
First of a Dickensian supernatural—or, as Fletcher prefers it, "supranatural"—fantasy trilogy, from the screenwriter and author of Stoneheart (2006, etc.). Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 20, 2008

"Fast-paced, serious and gruffly tender. (Fantasy. 10-13)"
A rousing middle volume makes up for the flaws in its predecessor, Stoneheart (2007). Read full book review >

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MRS. FLETCHER by Tom Perrotta
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"More spot-on satire with heart and soul from a uniquely gifted writer."
In Perrotta's latest (Nine Inches: Stories, 2013, etc.), a mother and son experience existential tizzies following his departure for college. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 30, 2010

"Multilayered, provocative and highly accessible, this will appeal to Chan fans, scholars and general readers."
China-born poet and critic Huang (English/Univ. of California, Santa Barbara/Transpacific Imaginations: History, Literature, Counterpoetics, 2008, etc.) recounts the making of an American folk hero. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 6, 2010

"Most readers will agree with the authors' final assessment that Finley was an innovative, infuriating jackass whose braying was sometimes sensible, even wise."
Two aerospace researchers examine the labyrinthine life of one of baseball's most notorious owners, displaying both revulsion and grudging respect for their subject. Read full book review >

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FLETCHER AND THE SPRINGTIME BLOSSOMS by Julia Rawlinson
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Beeke's sun-dappled paintings glory in the hues and textures of spring, giving the lie to Fletcher's concerns with every page turn. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Young Fletcher has made it through the winter, and so has the anxiety that marked his debut (Fletcher and the Falling Leaves, 2007). Read full book review >

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THE LIVES OF KELVIN FLETCHER by Miller Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Only the strengths of 'Coley's War' give the collection its stature."
Debut collection of seven stories and a novella, by Arkansas poet and translator Williams. Read full book review >