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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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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ONE MAN RUNNING by Clive Egleton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 13, 2002

"An old pro (The Honey Trap, 2001, etc.) proves again in his 30th novel what a dab hand he is at starting briskly and getting to the goal fast."
"The high-priced help"—that is, the senior members of Her Majesty's Secret Intelligence Service (SIS)—are as aggressively alert as ever they were. 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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THE ESSENTIAL CLIVE BARKER by Clive Barker
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 1999

"Barker's best fiction should be read in its entirety; still, this generous collection offers seductive proof of the redoubtable imaginative power of one of our boldest inventors."
A mega-anthology of (mostly) excerpts from novels and plays by the popular and critically acclaimed horror writer whose increasingly ambitious work keeps pushing against genre boundaries. 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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FLOOD TIDE by Clive Cussler
Released: Sept. 25, 1997

"Speedy storytelling and great fun."
Dirk Pitt returns for his 11th undersea adventure (Shock Wave, 1996, etc.), still as far out and full of derring-do as ever. 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 >