Search Results: "Christine Poulson"


BOOK REVIEW

CHRISTINE by Stephen King
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 29, 1983

"King's blend of adolescent raunch, All-American sentiment, and unsubtle spookery has never, since Carrie, been more popcorn-readable—with immense appeal for all those fans interested in the 522-page equivalent of a drive-in horror movie."
The Exorcist meets My Mother, The Car. . . in a chiller that takes a nifty Twilight Zone notion and stretches it out to King-sized proportions—with teen-gab galore, horror-flick mayhem, epic foreshadowing, and endlessly teased-out suspense. Read full book review >

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STAGE FRIGHT by Christine Poulson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 16, 2005

"Poulson deftly keeps up the tension while manipulating the roles characters play on and off the stage: an academic cozy with attitude."
Professor Cassandra James (Murder Is Academic, 2004), adapting the Victorian warhorse East Lynne for the stage, discovers that the real melodrama is happening behind the scenes. Read full book review >

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MURDER IS ACADEMIC by Christine Poulson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 7, 2004

"Poulson's debut offers charming proof of Raymond Chandler's remark about the viciousness with which academics pursue their careers."
Even if you feel that your professor has the power of life and death over you, is that any reason to drown her while she's grading your work? Read full book review >

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CHRISTINE FALLS by Benjamin Black
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 6, 2007

"A good story, and gorgeous writing."
A boozy, bitter pathologist becomes a most unwilling detective when he uncovers a baby-trafficking scheme in Dublin in the 1950s. Read full book review >

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FEEDING CHRISTINE by Barbara Chepaitis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2000

"Four likable women and an unusual plot that lets readers learn to know them: a fine debut."
Memory, tradition, and family are the ingredients for a tale about how food can save the soul. Read full book review >

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PARADOX by J.E. Poulson
Released: Aug. 16, 2012

"A gripping mystery with sci-fi elements and an endearing protagonist."
In Poulson's debut novel, a London inspector searches for an elusive serial killer who seems to have been killing for nearly a century. Read full book review >

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THE VIPS by Scott Poulson-Bryant
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 5, 2011

"Hip, flimsy fiction."
Four friends from the 1980s get jarringly reacquainted when rap artist TNT gathers them together in his penthouse apartment and demands to know which one is his daddy. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 11, 2005

"A fairly shallow approach, partly redeemed by its honesty and originality of perspective."
Perhaps not the final word on black male sexuality, but an admirable attempt by journalist Poulson-Bryant to leave no taboo undiscussed. Read full book review >

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OLIVER CAT ON PLANET B by Christine Kettner
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2003

"The three stories overall are not stellar, but serviceable, as are the author's bright, simple illustrations. (Easy reader. 6-8)"
Oliver is a can-do sort of cat who moves cheerfully through three short chapters in this mid-level easy reader. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LILY AND THE PRESENT by Christine Ross
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Again, Ross's color-pencil art is humorous and appealing, though much of the delicate detail will be lost in group sharing. (Picture book. 4- 8)"
Lily's new brother ``came into the world with nothing,'' and Lily would like to get something ``big and bright and beautiful'' to supplement his other, boring presents. Read full book review >

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MY DAY WITH NUMBERS by Christine Powers
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1992

"A companion volume, My Day with Animals, is in the same format. (Picture book. 1-5)"
``One child'' puts on ``two slippers'' and is greeted by ``three muffins'' at breakfast, then uses ``four crayons'' to make ``five drawings,'' and so on through a day that ends with ``nine books'' and ``ten yawns'' (labeled with Arabic numerals in their one appearance here). Read full book review >