Search Results: "Chuck Hogan"


BOOK REVIEW

PRINCE OF THIEVES by Chuck Hogan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Hogan (The Blood Artists, 1998, etc.) writes with cool precision and a great eye for detail, progressively building suspense. Still, too much Doug and Claire and too little of the other thieves unbalances the story and gives it a disappointingly soft center."
The romance between a bank robber and one of his former hostages threatens both the unity and the safety of his criminal crew. Read full book review >

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DEVILS IN EXILE by Chuck Hogan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Grounded in a complex, nuanced portrait of Maven and a heartbreaking combination of grit and pathos, this character-driven thriller has more mainstream appeal than Hogan's previous efforts (Prince of Thieves, 2004, etc.)."
From Hogan, co-author of The Strain (2009) with Guillermo Del Toro, comes the story of a down-and-out Iraq war veteran who joins another in a thriving criminal operation. Read full book review >

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THE BLOOD ARTISTS by Chuck Hogan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 1998

"A masterfully suspenseful, character-driven potboiler paced with humor, shamelessly gratuitous destruction, and Grand Guignol gross-outs."
Sensational bugs-and-guts followup to Hogan's Ruby Ridgeinspired debut, The Standoff (1994). Read full book review >

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THE STANDOFF by Chuck Hogan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 10, 1995

"Tense, frightening, and all too believable, a certified page- turner. (Film rights to New Line Cinema; Book-of-the-Month Club featured selection)"
The nine-day siege of a white supremacist's fortress cabin in the Montana mountains is the focus of this absolutely smashing debut thriller. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 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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THE FALL by Guillermo del Toro
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Relentlessly paves the way for what promises to be an epic third book."
The second book in Guillermo del Toro (director of Pan's Labyrinth, Hellboy, etc.) and Chuck Hogan's (Devils in Exile, 2010, etc.) The Strain trilogy finds civilization teetering on the brink. Read full book review >

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CHUCK AND DANIELLE by Peter Dickinson
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1996

"Hats off to a winning canine antihero. (b&w illustrations, not seen) (Fiction. 9-11)"
The author of Shadow of a Hero (1994) and other profound, stimulating longer novels demonstrates his versatility with this brief, light-as-air tale of a highstrung whippet, nicknamed Chuck, and her fond young keeper, Danielle. Read full book review >