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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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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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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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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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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ZUBERT by Charlie Sutcliffe
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"It's a playful, even psychedelic feast for the eyes, but don't get it for the story. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Attendees at a convention of extraterrestrials mingle with equally strange, large-headed children as young Zubert rides with his mother in her van to deliver flowers to the best hotels in London. Read full book review >

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DAREDEVIL DUCK by Charlie Alder
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2015

"Simple, sweet, and very effective. (Picture book. 3-6)"
He braves the wild and performs daring stunts...in his dreams. Read full book review >

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JIMMY BENCH-PRESS by Charlie Stella
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"Almost redeeming."
Born Jimmy Mangino, he's known these days, some 35 years later, as Jimmy Bench-Press, marking the time he lifted 402 pounds while marking time in the slammer. Read full book review >

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ARTISTIC DIFFERENCES by Charlie Hauck
Released: June 24, 1993

"Each chapter is preceded by a mildly amusing showbiz anecdote, maybe to compensate for the sour taste of what follows."
Another version of the showbiz story about the Impossible Star who makes life hell for everybody—this time in the context of a TV sitcom. Read full book review >

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FIRST IMPRESSIONS by Charlie Lovett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 20, 2014

"The freshness that marked Lovett's debut is less evident in this second novel, a predictable tale of romantic suspense that becomes progressively weaker in its closing chapters."
Was Jane Austen a plagiarist? Modern-day bibliophile and Austen fan Sophie Collingwood hopes not, but can she establish the truth about her favorite author while exploring her beloved uncle's suspicious death and choosing between two attractive men, asks Lovett's lightweight new literary mystery?Read full book review >