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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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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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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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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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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MISUNDERSTANDINGS by Clive Collins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 30, 1993

"A most readable first collection."
A debut collection of ten stories that elegantly limns the power of the often innocent misunderstanding to wound the human heart. 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 >

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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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A LETHAL INVOLVEMENT by Clive Egleton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"Here, the mysteries are revealed with edgy ambiance (courtesy of the professional paranoia induced by downsizing democracies) in much the same way as one peels away an onion's layers to reach the pearl at the center."
Though finally separated from Her Majesty's Secret Intelligence Service, hard-to-handle agent Peter Ashton (Death Throes, 1995, etc.) is now recalled to duty by his erstwhile masters to investigate a seemingly simple case that soon turns complicated. Read full book review >