Search Results: "Clive Davis"


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THE SOUNDTRACK OF MY LIFE by Clive Davis
Released: Feb. 19, 2013

"A touch overlong, but a pleasure to read, elevated and mensch-y at the same time."
Revealing, entertaining account of the fortunes—almost always waxing—of the music mogul. 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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ABARAT by Clive Barker
by Clive Barker, illustrated by Clive Barker
FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Still, with three promised sequels on the way, many readers will, like Candy, want to 'trust to Mama Izabella' to take them somewhere worth the trip. (Fiction. 12+)"
A new series revives the almost-extinct genre of the fantasy travelogue. 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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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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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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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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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 >

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MISTER B. GONE by Clive Barker
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 30, 2007

"An affected and pathetic narrative—nothing would be lost by confining it to the ninth circle of Hell."
Any narrative that begins "Burn this book" definitely merits attention—unfortunately, readers would be much better off were they to heed this advice. 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 >