Search Results: "Clayton J. Schonberger"


BOOK REVIEW

BLADEBORN by Clayton J. Schonberger
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"Fantasy readers will find much to enjoy."
Schonberger (The First Harmony, 2010) returns to the fantasy realm with a warrior who battles mystic creatures as he searches unknown parts of the world. Read full book review >

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THE FIRST HARMONY by Clayton J. Schonberger
Released: Aug. 13, 2010

"A larger-than-life plot sharpened by a worthy quest that comes full circle."
Schonberger's sci-fi novel is the epic tale of a Venus-born, half-Elvin commando who battles his way toward destiny. Read full book review >

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RADIANCE by John J. Clayton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1998

"Uneven but distinctive short fiction from an author with a genuine gift."
paper 0-8142-0780-4 A second collection from English professor (U. of Mass.) and critic Clayton, the first winner of the Sandstone Prize for Short Fiction. Read full book review >

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WRESTLING WITH ANGELS by John J. Clayton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Mature, literate work."
Oy. Even if there's no one named Portnoy here, Clayton's well-crafted stories abound in existential complaints large and small. Read full book review >

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KUPERMAN’S FIRE by John J. Clayton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2007

"Pretentious and silly."
An ethical Jewish businessman fights corporate evil in this seriously flawed third novel (The Man I Never Wanted to Be, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >

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KUPERMAN’S FIRE by John J. Clayton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2007

"Pretentious and silly."
An ethical Jewish businessman fights corporate evil in this seriously flawed third novel (The Man I Never Wanted to Be, 1998, etc.). 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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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 >

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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 >

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AN AWESOME BOOK! by Dallas Clayton
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Share with your kid, or lay it on a new grad or parental unit for some literary feel-good action. (Picture book. 6-8, adult)"
An earnest invitation to dream big, dude, and then bigger yet. Read full book review >

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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 >