Search Results: "Clive Chajet"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 16, 1991

"A mildly interesting, indifferently written primer on image usagea book that's finally not much more than a hard-sell promotional brochure for Chajet's corporate decorating firm. (Sixteen-page four-color insertnot seen.)"
Here, top corporate-image man Chajet, with the largely invisible aid of Shachtman (Decade of Shocks, 1983, etc.), tells a little about his professional activities. Read full book review >

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A BED FOR BEAR by Clive McFarland
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"Pleasant—though it does not plow particularly new ground. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This simple tale riffs on a perennial theme: "There's no place like home." Read full book review >

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ABARAT:  ABSOLUTE MIDNIGHT by Clive Barker
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"All in all, fans will revel and newcomers will be baffled. (Fantasy. 13 & up)"
The long-awaited third book of Barker's series has finally arrived. Read full book review >

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THE FOX AND THE WILD by Clive McFarland
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"There's lots that appeals: a polite but determined fox, just enough danger, and plenty of colorful art. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A fox named Fred quests for a life away from his native city. Read full book review >

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CATERPILLAR DREAMS by Clive McFarland
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 17, 2017

"A pleasing and amiable tale. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A caterpillar embarks on a great adventure only to find there's no place like home. Read full book review >

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THE TWENTIETH CENTURY by Clive Ponting
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1999

"Other than his highly relevant discussion of the 'new' nationalism, Ponting's conceptual analysis offers little that's edifying."
A bland and frustratingly abstract examination that emphasizes theoretical concepts, paying scant attention to specific people, places, and events. Read full book review >

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DEATH THROES by Clive Egleton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 20, 1995

"We the readers, however, get even less—thanks to 300-plus deftly written, occasionally humorous, but confounding-to-the- point-of-distraction pages."
Her Majesty's agent Peter Ashton (A Killing in Moscow, 1994, etc.) returns for more invigorating, albeit confusing, Eastern European derring-do. Read full book review >

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SHOCK WAVE by Clive Cussler
Released: Jan. 2, 1996

"Tireless mechanical nomenclature, but furious storytelling."
Cussler's most adult, least comic-strip-y entry yet in the Dirk Pitt sea sagas. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

Cyril Connolly (190374) was an aesthetic Georgian gadfly, and Fisher (Noâl Coward, 1992) relates in a fittingly tart, gossipy style his stingings and dartings about the Brideshead generation. Read full book review >

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A KILLING IN MOSCOW by Clive Egleton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 19, 1994

"Egleton nicely depicts the bureaucratic minefield and sea of red herrings confronting his hero, but he often strands readers in passages containing enough acronyms and jargon to require a glossary."
A convincing and muscular thriller that needs every sinew to bear its often weighty prose. Read full book review >

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WIDE-BODY by Clive Irving
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 14, 1993

"A well-done tract on how an American enterprise advanced the state of aviation art, in the process helping to make the planet a global village. (Photos—32 pp. b&w—not seen.)"
The art of designing a passenger plane now requires striking a fine balance among such factors as fuel efficiency, payload, range, and speed. Read full book review >

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EVERVILLE by Clive Barker
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 27, 1994

"Never mind."
A shelf-cracking sequel to The Great and Secret Show (1989) that begs the question: Is this sort of hermetic dross really worth the felling of defenseless forests? Read full book review >