Search Results: "Chuck Greaves"


BOOK REVIEW

HUSH MONEY by Chuck Greaves
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 8, 2012

"An auspicious debut. Jack would be welcome back in the winner's circle any time."
Greaves' ebullient first novel asks who killed a beloved horse and how—and shows some interest in human casualties as well. Read full book review >

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THE LAST HEIR by Chuck Greaves
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 24, 2014

"Without ever breaking a sweat, Greaves gives an object lesson in how to work the greatest number of permutations with the smallest number of players. Pray that the man never takes up three-card monte."
Who exactly is the last heir to Napa Valley's Chateau Giroux? Read full book review >

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GREEN-EYED LADY by Chuck Greaves
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 25, 2013

"Greaves (Hush Money, 2012) plots far more waggishly than real life could hope to imitate. Not one reader in a thousand will guess the ending."
A California senatorial candidate's tumble into a honey trap is only the beginning of attorney Jack MacTaggart's brightly daffy second case. Read full book review >

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CHICKEN CHUCK by Bill Martin
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2000

"The story's absurdities may draw some chuckles, but children are likely to be far more dazzled by the illustrations; it's a spectacular debut for Salerno. (Picture book. 6-8)"
One of the prolific Martin's more surreal episodes, first published in 1946, earns a reissue with dandy new illustrations and packaging. Read full book review >

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CHUCK REDUCKS by Chuck Jones
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 22, 1996

"Jones's elegant and hilarious prose moves him closer to one of his idols, Mark Twain. (16 pages color illustrations, b&w illustrations) (Author tour)"
A delightful follow-up to the animation master's autobiography (Chuck Amuck: The Life and Times of an Animated Cartoonist, 1989) that will please anyone who has ever enjoyed a Warner Bros. cartoon. Read full book review >

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LUCKY CHUCK by J. Winslow Higginbottom
ANIMALS
Released: March 28, 1984

"But the book resembles nothing so much as a public-service offering from the motorcycle folk, jollied up for popular appeal."
The cautionary tale of a teenage cyclist who flouts the Motor Vehicle Code—in picture-book format and spoofy Dick-and-Jane form. Read full book review >

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CHUCK JONES by Hugh Kenner
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"The other two are Greg Sarris's Mabel McKay: Weaving the Dream, profiling the Pomo basket weaver and medicine woman, and Yvonne Fern's Gene Roddenberry: The Last Conversation, a discussion with the creator of Star Trek."
Dr. Seuss created the Grinch, but it took Chuck Jones to make him move. Read full book review >

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Chuck Yeager Goes Supersonic by Alan W. Biermann
Released: Dec. 28, 2012

"An excellent work of children's nonfiction that just may inspire the next Chuck Yeager."
This straightforward biography engages young readers' imaginations, respects their intelligence and takes them along on an exciting, real-life adventure. Read full book review >

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PANTS FOR CHUCK by Pat Schories
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Ultimately, since Chuck ends up smartly eschewing the pants at book's end, the title even ends up seeming like a misnomer. (Early reader. 5-7)"
A beginning reader with a silly story that may or may not hold up to interrogation about anthropomorphic animals and story logic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 16, 2017

"Even those who only dimly remember Royce White, Pavement, or Gnarls Barkley will find the reflections on them engaging."
A collection of journalistic pieces that remain provocative, or at least interesting, even if the subjects that inspired them have faded from memory. Read full book review >

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PIE FOR CHUCK by Pat Schories
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Fine for a read-alone but like dynamite for a read-aloud. (Picture book. 4-8) "
A pie cooling on a windowsill and passing miscreants of all stripes make for an inexorable combustion. Read full book review >