Search Results: "Clifford Alexander Parms"


BOOK REVIEW

MARRIAGE OF THE RAIN GODDESS by Margaret Olivia Wolfson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"So well are text and art wedded that readers will close the book and feel as if they are the ones who have been in a dream. (Picture book/folklore. 6-11)"
The Zulu rain goddess is looking for a husband and none of the gods appeal to her—they are all ``too busy with their spears and shields.'' She flies down to earth and finds a cattle herder who strikes her fancy, and sends him her proposal in a dream. Read full book review >

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RODEO RON AND HIS MILKSHAKE COWS by Rowan Clifford
ANIMALS
Released: May 24, 2005

"Though driven less by a nutritional agenda than by the pleasures of bright colors and cavorting cattle, there is a point, of sorts, here, painlessly presented. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Clifford crafts a Wild West burpfest for his first solo outing, pitting well-established soda-fountain kings Frothy and Fruity in a shake-off against newly arrived, Stetson-topped milk-bar impresario Rodeo Ron and his corps of bovine dispensers. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

An unsatisfyingly abstract and reductionist theory of human psychological growth. Read full book review >

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THE SPRING by Clifford Irving
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"In this case, the horizon, like Shangri-la itself, should have stayed lost."
A lumpy legal fantasy from an author more at home when he sticks to the courtroom (Final Argument, 1993, etc.). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 14, 2002

"A well-told tale of a place that breaches the centuries—a place to measure what has been lost."
A balanced report brought back by Los Angeles Times science and environmental editor Clifford after extensive rambles through the raw country of the US Continental Divide. Read full book review >

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THE CEO PAY MACHINE by Steven Clifford
NON-FICTION
Released: May 16, 2017

"A well-thought-out, clearly written exposé marred only by some repetition of the main points."
A former CEO of two corporations shatters the myths and explains the stupidity regarding astronomical salaries at the top of the business world. Read full book review >

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A TOUCH MORBID by Leah Clifford
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2012

"Chaotic. (Paranormal romance. 14-16)"
Angels and devils fight grim wars across the five boroughs. Read full book review >

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HARVEY'S MYSTIFYING RACCOON MIX-UP by Eth Clifford
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Another amusing little book from Clifford. (Fiction. 7- 10)"
One night Harvey (Harvey's Marvelous Monkey Mystery, 1987, etc.) and his cousin Nora see a prowler with a shotgun hanging out in Harvey's yard. Read full book review >

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SILICON SNAKE OIL by Clifford Stoll
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1995

"A staunch defender of library books and card catalogs, Stoll takes noble ideas and swamps them in a morass of overzealous grouching. (Author tour)"
A message for avid computer users from the author of The Cuckoo's Egg (1989): Get a life. Read full book review >

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THE TOOTH FAIRY by Clifford Chase
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 6, 2014

"Coherence is a contrivance of any life story, Chase implies in his candid and insightful memoir; some truths may be shared in words, others hidden between the lines."
Fragments come together to reveal a life. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 8, 2002

"One of Clifford's best: he keeps chest-thumping to a minimum as he creates a surprising picture of what it was like to be a high-seas rogue before the turn of the 18th century. (Photographs and illustrations throughout)"
Pirate-relic-hunter Clifford (Expedition Whydah, 1999, etc.) narrates a slice of the Golden Age of Piracy along the Spanish Main in this elucidating study of the buccaneer's life. Read full book review >

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A TOUCH MORTAL by Leah Clifford
FANTASY
Released: March 1, 2011

"Those enamored enough of troubled-but-cute heroes won't mind the chaotic prose, plot holes and unlikable side characters—and will be thrilled by the setup for volume two. (Fantasy. YA)"
An otherwise intriguing twist on the paranormal is let down by forced melodrama and inexplicable secrets. Read full book review >