Search Results: "Chris A. Bolton"


BOOK REVIEW

SMASH by Chris A.  Bolton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Three cheers for the underdog. Maybe in future episodes he'll acquire better homework habits. (Graphic fantasy. 9-11)"
In this webcomic's print opener, a 9-year-old acquires superpowers but still has issues, such as his fear of heights and the difficulty of sneaking out of the house at night to fight crime. Read full book review >

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AWAKENING by S.J. Bolton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 9, 2009

"Bolton (Sacrifice, 2008) overplots on occasion, but her heroine, so troubled and so valiant, is irresistible."
There is love, murder and snakes in the grass in a picturesque English village. Read full book review >

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A DARK AND TWISTED TIDE by Sharon Bolton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 3, 2014

"The aquatic maverick heroine is pulled from water so many times that Bolton (Like This, For Ever, 2013, etc.) has to keep upping the ante. Nevertheless, Lacey's a brave and resourceful protagonist who earns her boss's and readers' respect."
A cop recovering from a near drowning discovers the first of several bodies in a mystery set near, along and in the Thames. Read full book review >

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BLOOD HARVEST by S.J. Bolton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 8, 2010

"Bolton (Awakening, 2009) neatly treads the line between the supernatural and the psychopathic in a very scary tale of village secrets."
Did you hear that? Mommy's calling. Read full book review >

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THE SOUL OF IT ALL by Michael Bolton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"An intermittently compelling memoir of music-biz perseverance that eventually lapses into worthless celebrity worship."
Easy-listening icon Bolton recounts his hard-won rise to fame and the spoils of success. Read full book review >

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IF YOU WERE A DOG by Jamie A. Swenson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"Swenson's rhythmic cadences coupled with Raschka's wry, upbeat illustrations yield a title that's a cheery picker-upper. (Picture book. 3-6)
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Addressing both a winsome girl character and child readers, Swenson invites kids to speculate what sort of dog, cat, fish, bird, bug, frog and dinosaur they might want to be. Read full book review >

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GAL by Ruthie Bolton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1994

"An inspiring journey of a contemporary pilgrim who, beset by all the worst demons, learned to love and forgive. (Author tour)"
A young African-American woman born and raised in Charleston, SC, movingly relates in unsparing detail her struggle to overcome a legacy of abuse and neglect. Read full book review >

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THE PICTURES by Guy Bolton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"An atmospheric if familiar noir that provides a pleasant tour of Hollywood's golden age."
An LAPD detective investigating a producer's apparent suicide is drawn into a web involving murder and blackmail among Los Angeles' rich and powerful. Read full book review >

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Rude Boy USA by Victoria Bolton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 9, 2015

"A scattershot story, but one that manages to deliver a historically edifying depiction of the 1960s."
A debut tale of organized crime, political unrest, and love in New York City during the 1960s. Read full book review >

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HIDDEN PICTURES by Linda Bolton
NONFICTION
Released: March 1, 1993

"A provocative book that will get readers thinking about the art, as well as the fascinating visual trickery. (Nonfiction. 9+)"
Using 23 paintings and drawings from Western art—from the Renaissance to Picasso, Dali, and Escher—Bolton presents an intriguing survey of visual ambivalence: anamorphic art, read in a convex mirror (reflecting paper, to roll into a tube, is provided); images whose distorted perspectives are resolved by viewing from a particular angle (getting these right isn't easy; still, the point is adequately made); pictures in which one image coexists with another (a 16th-century painting of a man, entirely composed of animals). Read full book review >

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LOST by S.J. Bolton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 4, 2013

"Bolton, who specializes in over-the-top psychological mayhem, ratchets up the tension with OCD diagnoses, past furies unresolved and a reworking of the Peter Pan story."
No 10-year-old boy is safe in south London. Read full book review >