Search Results: "Clive Thompson"


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SMARTER THAN YOU THINK by Clive Thompson
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 16, 2013

"A well-framed celebration of how the digital world will make us bigger, rather than diminish us."
A sprightly tip of the hat to the rewards and pleasures—and betterments—of our digital experiences. 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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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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THE ADVENTURES OF HOTSY TOTSY by Clive Cussler
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2010

"A publishing event that demands an apology to the industry, all children and the trees that gave their lives. (Magical adventure. 7-10)"
Casey and Lacey Nicefolk are itching for another adventure. Read full book review >

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CRY HAVOC by Clive Egleton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 29, 2003

"Over the course of 31 outings, Egleton has proved that few can make reptilian bureaucratic intrigue as intriguing as he can."
They've kicked him upstairs, sure, but superagent Peter Ashton hasn't lost a step. Read full book review >

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HOSTILE INTENT by Clive Egleton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 10, 1993

"Pages greased with Cosmoline, mentally quite slippery and hard to hang onto."
Armament-heavy spycraft as British Military Intelligence tries to unravel the murder of an agent in Dresden, apparently by Neo- Nazis, while the blood flows. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 15, 2016

"A colorful tale of the long revenge of the Templars that often makes for compelling reading."
A historical novel that dramatizes the survival of the Order of the Knights Templar. Read full book review >

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LATEST READINGS by Clive James
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"'If I ever had a plaque,' James confesses, 'I would like it to say: He loved the written word, and told the young.' Until the plaque is cast, this slim book will suffice."
A book lover's musings. Read full book review >

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TROJAN ODYSSEY by Clive Cussler
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2003

"Hurricane Clive at his most tumultuous."
Clive the Mighty has found a formula for his terrific escapist plots and sees no reason to alter it. Read full book review >

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Released: March 19, 2007

"Exemplary cogitations without a trace of jargon or better-read-than-thou condescension."
The humanities are everywhere, but humanism is at a premium. So observes British writer and television personality James (As of This Writing, 2003, etc.) in this collection, mixing amateurish delight and scholarly immersion in books and ideas. Read full book review >