Search Results: "Clemency Pearce"


BOOK REVIEW

CLEMENCY POGUE by J.T. Petty
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2005

"Try it on the ten-year-olds. (Fiction. 8-12)"
This isn't much of a story, but it has a certain cleverness, and it includes an irresistible scene of a bad little boy tearing apart a set of sofabed cushions, peeing on them, and then being stuck inside the folded, wet and shredded bedding. Read full book review >

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THE NORTHERN CLEMENCY by Philip Hensher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 17, 2008

"Hensher's saga of 19th-century proportions is worth reading, even if the plot plods from time to time."
Full-to-bursting drama of family and place from Hensher (The Fit, 2005, etc.), a finalist for this year's Booker Prize. Read full book review >

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CLEMENCY POGUE: THE HOBGOBLIN PROXY by JT Petty
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2006

"Though a slim text featuring sporadic black-and-white sketches and approachable vocabulary looks younger, heavy topics of mental illness, abandonment and Inky's impending death suit this creative tale for mature readers. (Fiction. 9-12)"
This sharp and witty second installment in Petty's series quickly and efficiently brings readers up to speed on Clemency's continuing role in saving the fantastical and vividly drawn world of Make-Believe. Read full book review >

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Joseph Van Pearce and the Prophecy of the Dragon's Head Medallion by C.C. Brampton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 6, 2016

"A worthwhile adventure just beginning, with potential for further mystery and suspense."
Brampton kicks off his debut fantasy series with a 15-year-old boy following a series of riddles, courtesy of his grandfather, leading him to an otherworldly medallion. Read full book review >

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PHOENIX RISING by Bryony Pearce
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 17, 2017

"Thrilling steamship adventure overcomes wobbly worldbuilding. (Science fiction. 12-14)"
A pirate ship plies the garbage-strewn and poisonous seas of a late 21st century finally recovering from the eruption of the Yellowstone supervolcano. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE NEW WILD by Fred Pearce
NON-FICTION
Released: April 7, 2015

"Pearce's book could use some pruning and shaping of its own, but his theme is significant: There is no going back when change is the norm."
Environmental journalist Pearce (The Land Grabbers: The New Fight over Who Owns the Earth, 2012, etc.) examines the effects of introduced species and our responses to them. Read full book review >

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THE BRIDE BOX by Michael Pearce
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"As always in this comically understated series (The Mark of the Pasha, 2008, etc.), both crime and punishment are consistently upstaged by a lovingly detailed portrait of Egypt during the Great War. The result is a bit like a police procedural reimagined by Douglas Adams."
One young woman lost and another found are the keys to the Mamur Zapt's latest adventure in 1913 Egypt. Read full book review >

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A DEAD MAN IN MALTA by Michael Pearce
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"An amusing period tale. Seymour's seventh outing (Dead in Naples, 2009, etc.) shows a dry wit and an engaging touch with political folderol, familial brouhahas and mystery logistics."
Do-good ladies and do-bad gents discombobulate 1913 Malta. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"An able exposition of many of the ugly realities behind the global marketplace's attractive exterior."
New Scientist environment and development consultant Pearce (With Speed and Violence: Why Scientists Fear Tipping Points in Climate Change, 2007, etc.) looks at the stuff our consumer dreams are made of, drawing dire conclusions about globalization along the way. Read full book review >

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THE CAMEL OF DESTRUCTION by Michael Pearce
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"Rife with subterfuge, political intrigue, and state-of-the-art business chicanery, circa 1910, with dozens of sly asides and a glimpse of Egypt so pungent you can almost smell the camel dung."
When Gareth Cadwallader Owen, the Mamur Zapt of colonial Cairo, reaches into his in-box and pulls out the Widow Shawquat's petition that her husband's property be passed on to her son instead of to the distant relative who wants to sell the land out from under them, Owen politely tries to fend her off. Read full book review >

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THE INSIDE JOB by Jackson Pearce
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 12, 2016

"Wacky and action-packed. (Thriller. 9-12)"
After leaving the evil spy organization they were raised in, 12-year-old Hale and his younger sister, Kennedy, are determined to bring down the nefarious Sub Rosa Society, find their MIA parents, and save the world. Read full book review >