Search Results: "Charlie Higson"


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THE DEAD by Charlie Higson
FICTION
Released: June 14, 2011

"With giant firestorms, rampaging hoards and continual life-and-death scenarios, though, Higson delivers an action-packed summer read. (Horror. 13-16)"
When all adults turn into zombies, kids must fend for themselves. Read full book review >

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THE ENEMY by Charlie Higson
FICTION
Released: May 18, 2010

"Intrigue, betrayal and the basic heroic-teens-against-marauding-adults conflict give this work a high place on any beach-reading list. (Suspense. YA)"
Nearly two years ago, the world changed; everyone over 16 became horrifically ill and began to crave fresh meat. Read full book review >

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YOUNG BOND by Charlie Higson
ADVENTURE
Released: June 1, 2006

"A page-turning read. (Fiction. YA)"
Adventure, intrigue, romance, pirates, murder, stolen treasures, deception, characters good and bad, teenagers both brave and clever and strange secrets all play a part in this suspenseful second entry in the Young Bond series. Read full book review >

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YOUNG BOND BOOK 1 by Charlie Higson
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2005

"A great read for fans of detective tales. (Fiction. 10-15)"
Higson sets his story in the 1930s as a young James Bond (only 14) embarks on a quest to solve the mystery of the missing Alphie Kelly. 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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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 2, 2012

"Trenchantly sardonic."
A wry, entertaining study of the history of blame. 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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PEAKS ON THE HORIZON by Charlie Carroll
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"A gripping, enlightening journey."
An English traveler examines the occupation of Tibet firsthand while crossing paths with a Tibetan refugee whose life exemplifies that conflict. Read full book review >

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SIX BAD THINGS by Charlie Huston
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2005

"A crime thriller so relentlessly violent that it could make even the hard-core hard-boiled amenable to the leavening touch of Agatha Christie. Still, a page-turner."
Huston returns with a bang-banger even gorier than his debut (Caught Stealing, 2004). Read full book review >

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THE MYSTIC ARTS OF ERASING ALL SIGNS OF DEATH by Charlie Huston
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 13, 2009

"Violent and uncomfortably graphic at times, but the dialogue is sharp and funny, and Huston (The Shotgun Rule, 2007, etc.), as always, does it his way."
A troubled young man tries to redeem his life. Read full book review >

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DETROIT by Charlie LeDuff
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 7, 2013

"A book full of both literary grace and hard-won world-weariness."
Iggy Pop meets Jim Carroll and Charles Bukowski in this gritty downer of a Rust Belt portrait. Read full book review >