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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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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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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DEAD RECKONING by Clive Egleton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"Overcomplicated, of course—this is Egleton, after all—but the action is brisk, the characters sharply drawn, and only le CarrÇ does bureaucratic backbiting better."
It's the intramural intrigue that's the most fun in this bristling, post-Soviet spy novel from prolific Egleton (Blood Money, 1998, etc.) Read full book review >

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PLAY ALL by Clive James
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"A gentler companion to Harlan Ellison's The Glass Teat (1970), the only flaw of which is that it's too short, leaving readers wanting more."
Eminent literary and cultural critic James (Latest Readings, 2015, etc.) comes back to an old beat: reviewing the offerings on the small screen. Read full book review >

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THE MAN FROM JAPAN by Clive James
Released: March 1, 1993

"Still, a diverting read."
The picaresque adventures of a Japanese intellectual with a retiring personality who ``craved danger'' in the Metroland of 1980's London, as chronicled by trend-noting British critic James (Flying Visits, 1986; Unreliable Memoirs, 1981, etc.). Read full book review >

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A DYING FALL by Clive Egleton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Egleton (Cry Havoc, 2003, etc.) has always been able to make quiet heroism engrossing. In Ashby, close kin to le Carré's Smiley, we see an early and interesting example."
Predating superagent Peter Ashton & Co., an entertaining tale by the veteran thrillmeister—first published in 1974 in England—deals with a quixotic attempt to shorten WWII. Read full book review >

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ASSASSINATION DAY by Clive Egleton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 19, 2004

"The Ashton step seems a bit less springy here. Or maybe it's just that the blur of enemies makes it hard for the reader to work up a really good, page-turning hate."
The prolific Egleton pits his Brit superspy against a blur of assorted enemies. Read full book review >

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ONE FOR SORROW, TWO FOR JOY by Clive Woodall
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 4, 2005

"Despite the New Age idioms, Woodall keeps his story light and its pace quick, suggesting parallels between animal warfare and the human world but never overwhelming us with message."
Already optioned by Disney, this British bestseller by first-time author (and ex-grocer) Woodall describes an avian civil war, with the crows and magpies trying to exterminate every other species. Read full book review >

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TREASURE by Clive Cussler
Released: April 7, 1988

"Just titanic."
In this latest chapter in the Dirk Pitt saga (Raise the Titanic!, Cyclops)—which finds the recovery mariner seeking a truly mind-boggling treasure—Cussler pumps out yet another preposterous plotboiler with uncappable good cheer. Read full book review >