Search Results: "Charlie Peters"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 14, 2009

"An overlong but thorough personal diatribe."
Antigovernment invective with some redeeming qualities. 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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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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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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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 >

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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 >

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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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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 2, 2012

"Trenchantly sardonic."
A wry, entertaining study of the history of blame. Read full book review >