Search Results: "Clayton D. Risher"


BOOK REVIEW

FLASH POINT by Clayton D. Risher
Released: Nov. 4, 2011

"A surprisingly complex novel with a simple, urgent message about corruption and redemption."
A political and military thriller that details the relationship between the global economy and the fallout of its wars, both figurative and real. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 7, 1992

"A fine addition to the literature of what can no longer be deemed a forgotten war."
Perceptive perspectives on the Korean War from James (Military History/Virginia Military Institute), author of the three-volume The Years of MacArthur (1970-85). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 3, 1995

"The consistently absorbing text has 11 useful maps, an index, and a savvy discussion of sources."
A succinct account of America's wide-ranging involvement in WW II from a distinguished duo. Read full book review >

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THE MISADVENTURES OF A LIFE LESS LIVED by Clayton D. Gerrard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"An amusing satire of self-discovery in the form of a madcap misadventure tale."
A college junior literally loses his life and must find a new one in this debut magical realism novel. Read full book review >

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A IS FOR AWESOME by Dallas Clayton
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 25, 2014

"Not awe-ful. (Inspirational picture book. 6-8, adult)"
The creator of An Awesome Book! (2012) and its titularly similar companions offers an alphabet of uplift. Read full book review >

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AN AWESOME BOOK OF LOVE! by Dallas Clayton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"As with most books that have an inherent tension within, readers will either enthusiastically respond to this title, with its outsider, hipster vibe, or pass due to its lack of polish and resistance to easily fitting into any single reader category. (Picture book. All ages)"
Clayton, the former self-publishing phenom, continues his series of books about awesomely big concepts. Here, he proclaims and exalts love in language best described as rhyming stream of consciousness. Read full book review >

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THE WHISPER by Emma Clayton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Mixing science-fiction ideas with the tension of a thriller guarantees reader approval. (Science fiction. 10-13)"
This sequel to The Roar (2009) finds twins Mika and Ellie and the other mutant children using their maturing superpower talents. Read full book review >

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PEARLS BEFORE SWINE by Mary Clayton
Released: April 17, 1996

"Murky but mildly engrossing."
Author of several historical novels under the name Mary Lide (Polmena Cove, 1995, etc.), Clayton turns here to present-day Cornwall and a contemporary protagonist—ex-Police Inspector John Reynolds—an early retiree and successful writer of detective fiction who lives alone in the once-thriving, now threadbare village of St. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 1, 1996

"The question remains: Will readers find it merely confusing and irritating—or sufficiently intriguing to come back for more?"
Another yarn with a portentous but essentially meaningless subtitle: the first of a trilogy from a veteran paperback author making her hardcover debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALONE TOGETHER by Clayton Junior
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Perhaps not a first choice in the competitive field of opposites books. (Picture book. 3-6)"
All kinds of animals are shown in varying settings to illustrate antonyms and contrasting concepts. Read full book review >