Search Results: "Christine King Farris"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"This is an essential addition to family, church, school and public-library collections. (Informational picture book. 7-12)"
Farris, the sister of Martin Luther King Jr., offers her own singular perspective on the historic March on Washington and her brother's memorable "I Have a Dream" speech. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"A very welcome addition to the King story. (illustrator note) (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
In the years since his death, too many biographers of Martin Luther King Jr. have made him so much larger than life that to the current generation of children he has become more of an idealized heroic icon than a real person. Read full book review >

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DRAGONFLY by John Farris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Readers themselves are apt to feel seduced and abandoned when they find that none of the best storylines from the openingor the exciting pacesurvive once the novel passes through the plantation gates. (Literary Guild selection)"
Farris's latest (Sacrifice, 1994, etc.) opens at a frantic pace, seeming ready to move in two or three different directions, promising action and intrigue, then unexpectedly transforms itself into a sort of southern gothic romance. Dr. Joe Bryce makes his living by seducing and defrauding rich women, using the proceeds to live a carefree life in the Caribbean aboard his yacht. Read full book review >

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27 SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY & HORROR BOOKS TO READ IN SEPTEMBER
by John DeNardo

Is your bookshelf feeling lonely? Here are 27 titles that will make it happy again! This month's batch of tantalizing science fiction and fantasy includes stories about guilt-ridden robots, witches, magic hair, designer drugs, time travel and cloud cities.

Magicians Impossible by Brad Abraham

Brad Abraham serves up a cocktail of magic and intrigue in this fast-paced debut. Twenty-something ...


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BOOK REVIEW

KENNEDY AND REAGAN by Scott Farris
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"A fresh, welcome view of two much-revered leaders."
An engrossing "comparative biography" of two presidents who remain enduringly popular. Read full book review >

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YOU DON’T SCARE ME by John Farris
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 3, 2007

"A chilling ride in which the action never flags, with an oddly constructed script-like climax and wholly unexpected gem of an ending."
Teenaged math genius Chase Emrick's been on the run since she was 14, but she's never more than a step ahead of the evil presence that's already claimed everyone important in her life. Read full book review >

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SOON SHE WILL BE GONE by John Farris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 23, 1997

"Like the summer's action flicks: marvelous visuals, little substance."
Serial-kidnapper psychodrama set in the privileged precincts of the very wealthy, by the ever assured Farris (Dragonfly, 1995, etc.), a master of pitch-perfect dialogue be it backcountry or Manhattan art world. Read full book review >

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LIE STILL by David Farris
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"A routine thriller in surgical gear."
The overly long tale of a young doctor who gets caught up with the wrong woman in an ER, and of his subsequent efforts to redeem himself. Read full book review >

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HIGH BLOODS by John Farris
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 21, 2009

"Entertaining, if somewhat derivative."
Hard-boiled urban fantasy set in a near-future Los Angeles infested by werewolves. Read full book review >

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PHANTOM NIGHTS by John Farris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Strong, lip-smacking suspense with an occult overwash that more or less avoids genre categorization."
Perhaps Farris's best yet shows him, like Dean Koontz in his recent work, striving for greater substance. Read full book review >