Search Results: "Clark Howard"


BOOK REVIEW

CITY BLOOD by Clark Howard
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"Jack-of-all- crimes Howard (Love's Blood, 1993, etc.) takes full advantage of the fact that, since his hero isn't a series character, anything could happen to him—right down to the quietly inconclusive ending."
Called to the scene of go-go dancer Ronnie Lynn's beating death, Chicago detective Joe Kiley and his partner, Nick Bianco, find a nasty lead: Tony, the boyfriend the victim was slated to meet, has the same name as Tony Touhy, kid brother of North Side mobster Phil Touhy, a silent partner in the club where she worked. Read full book review >

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LOVE'S BLOOD by Clark Howard
NON-FICTION
Released: April 7, 1993

"A rich mix of sex and blood with eroticism too strong for any Amy Fisher-type TV miniseries—though it's a Drew Barrymore natural. (Sixteen pages of b&w photos—not seen)"
Deeply engaging tale of a teenager who may—or may not—have helped kill her parents. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 25, 2000

"Though his heroes and heroines are invariably drawn from among life's losers, Howard, in his brief introduction, finds them distinguished by the professional or regional or personal pride that gives them one more chance at the brass ring: the gift of surviving another day."
Fans who haven't already overdosed on Five Star's recent collection of Howard's stories (Crowded Lives, p. 86) will welcome this competing volume of 12 tales (1980-94) by the perennial winner of Ellery Queen's Readers Award. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2000

"Mostly, though, the grim logic of Howard's heroes (City Blood, 1994, etc.) is so persuasive that the few (and relatively weak) happy endings here, which offer just enough false hope to juice the other stories, are even more depressing than the others."
Not all Howard's heroes are ex-cons, but they might as well be. Read full book review >

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Released: April 6, 2012

"Despite an abundance of eye-glazing minutiae, a revealing epistolary portrait emerges of life on the battlefield and at home."
A couple separated by war vents fears, frustrations and intense longing in this sometimes banal, sometimes passionate correspondence. Read full book review >

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BRAIN FREEZE! by Todd Clark
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 3, 2014

"Only the very specific audience Clark has in mind will care, and even they may not care very much. ('fun facts and activities,' not seen) (Fantasy. 8-10)"
In a series opener heavily sprinkled with references to butts, boogers and farting, a fourth-grader discovers that frozen treats give him superpowers. Read full book review >

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Released: April 14, 2012

"An authentic, if overpadded, document of the Vietnam era."
The menace of the Viet Cong pales beside the tantrums of a fussy newborn in these tense, ardent letters between a soldier and his put-upon wife. Read full book review >

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PARCHED by Georgia Clark
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 1, 2014

"Bold futurist adventure with unusual romance, riveting action and ominous ecological red flags. (Science fiction. 12-16)"
A gutsy teen living on an arid, depleted Earth two centuries in the future faces danger and shocking revelations when she covertly joins a subversive group. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 31, 1997

"Adroitly combines social, industrial, and labor history to demonstrate the impressive power of determined, organized women."
Historian Clark (Central Michigan Univ.) analyzes the early efforts of reform-minded women to obtain recognition of radium poisoning, win compensation for its victims, and prevent future harm. Read full book review >

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SHOCK RADIO by Leigh Clark
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"An overdose of gore, perverted family values, a pathetically loathsome antihero, and an L.A. setting that we've seen done much better elsewhere."
Masked, ultraviolent psychokiller pursues a Los Angeles radio shock-jock in a gory, gruesome tale that even Howard Stern would call sick. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Clark's observations of British political life are acute and his gossip hilarious."
The diaries of Clark, who held cabinet positions under British prime ministers Thatcher and Major from 1986 to 1992, have already caused something of a sensation in the UK. Read full book review >