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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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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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 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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Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Expect heavy demand. (Fantasy. 12+)"
Picaresque digression yields to plot development in this second entry about the archipelago of the Abarat, where each island is ruled by a different hour of the day. Read full book review >

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Released: April 14, 1989

A collection of 27 keen pieces dealing with historians and their readers. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 15, 1994

"Heroic polar firsts are a thing of the past, but going over these attempts still makes for an absorbing evening. (Illustrations, not seen)"
A trim, at times hypnotic, history of polar exploration. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"A refreshingly unromantic view of a war that all too often is remembered in sanitized form."
You'll never think of WW II as ``the good war'' again after reading Ponting's catalogue of catastrophic mistakes and horrific atrocities committed by political and military leaders on all sides. Read full book review >

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VALHALLA RISING by Clive Cussler
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 13, 2001

"Who is in top form here, easily tying together Viking relics, a Confederate submarine, and a lost ship running on seawater as Pitt's past rises up to claim him."
The ever-kinetic Cussler brings back Dirk Pitt, who recently discovered the lost continent of Atlantis in Antarctica (Atlantis Found, 1999).Read full book review >

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BLOOD MONEY by Clive Egleton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 13, 1998

"Edgy, indeed paranoid spy stuff."
British Intelligence operative Peter Ashton returns in Egleton's (Warning Shot, 1997) 27th high-tech, fact-laden international thriller filled with credible and complex characters in steady, steel-plated sentences. Read full book review >

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Released: July 23, 2011

"Lyrically descriptive and unabashedly steampunk; the first of what promises to be a rewarding series of novels."
An urchin, a prince and the prince's guards protect Victorian England from a threat to its monarchy in this debut novel. Read full book review >

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NIGHT PROBE! by Clive Cussler
Released: Aug. 3, 1981

"Utter folderol, but lots of zippy fun."
Exclamation-point-happy Cussler (Raise the Titanic!) is in zesty form here, inflating a balloon of nonsense that maintains a steady, technological-comic-strip interest. Read full book review >