Search Results: "Colin Bateman"


BOOK REVIEW

OF WEE SWEETIE MICE AND MEN by Colin Bateman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1997

"More relaxed and less wildly funny than Divorcing Jack or Cycle of Violence (1996)—but then that's what you'd expect when the brutality is only a game."
Knockabout journalist Dan Starkey leaves the mean streets of Belfast for a season of even more violent insanity in the world of professional boxing. Read full book review >

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CYCLE OF VIOLENCE by Colin Bateman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1996

"But Bateman and his hero both pay a high price for the few sweet, funny moments they wring out of this vale of tears."
Exiled to darkest Crossmaheart after a spectacular drunk, Miller, a Belfast reporter who has his own weekly column but keeps his first name secret, falls in with waitress Marie Young, falls in love with her, falls into her bed. Read full book review >

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DIVORCING JACK by Colin Bateman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"The promised sequel can't arrive too soon."
Here's what happens as a result of Belfast columnist Dan Starkey's oh-so-brief dalliance with Margaret McBride, whose ``eyes were close together, but not so close as to suggest Catholicism'': Dan's tax-inspector wife Patricia catches the pair together and throws Dan out. Read full book review >

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BRING ME THE HEAD OF OLIVER PLUNKETT by Colin Bateman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2005

"A good choice for reluctant readers, but easier if they begin with the first in the series. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Eddie and his no name gang are back again to seek a valuable relic—a saint's head—stolen from an Irish church and hidden somewhere on the property of Scarface Cutler, the most violent criminal in Belfast. Read full book review >

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RUNNING WITH THE RESERVOIR PUPS by Colin Bateman
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 11, 2005

"Unpretentiously unpredictable. (Fiction. YA)"
Eddie's normal life takes a sudden veer into the complete pits when his mother announces they're not only moving, but a divorce means Dad is going elsewhere. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COLIN POWELL by Anne Schraff
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"For researchers, however, this is a straightforward—sometimes exciting—story of a remarkable life. (b&w photos, not seen, chronology, notes, further reading, index) (Biography. 11+)"
A chronicle of the life of the soldier, general, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, through his decision in the fall of 1995 not to run for president. Read full book review >

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COLIN POWELL by Carl Senna
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"B&w photos; chronology; source notes; bibliography; index. (Biography. 10-14.)"
The Gulf War showcased the skills and talents of our highest-ranking African-American general. Read full book review >

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COTTONBALL COLIN by Jeanne Willis
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Young children daunted by how dangerous to mice and other small creatures Colin's world turns out to be may be happier with the sibling support in Martin Waddell's Tiny's Big Adventure (2004), illustrated by John Lawrence. (Picture book. 5-7)"
In a tale pointedly addressed to overprotective adults, a mother mouse finally lets her littlest one go. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 15, 1991

"B&w and color photos; chronology; index. (Biography. 8-11)"
This unabashedly hero-worshipping biography of the head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff suffers from the very ``larger-than-life'' portrait it creates. Read full book review >

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COLIN POWELL by Catherine Reef
BIOGRAPHY
Released: July 1, 1992

"Selection of b&w publicity photos; bibliography; index. (Biography. 11-13)"
An uncritical portrait of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff who once reported, ``Mr. President, the world is at peace.'' Reef traces Powell's career path from mediocre South Bronx student to top soldier, devoting some attention to his private life but, except for noting his opposition to Operation Desert Storm, discussing his abilities and philosophy only in vague, conventional terms. Read full book review >

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COLIN FISCHER by Ashley Edward Miller
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 8, 2012

"Entertaining, but confused about its point of view. (Fiction. 11-16)"
The subgenre combining sleuthing with characters who have Asperger syndrome gets a new entry offering humor and interesting historical and scientific connections—but the narrative viewpoint drifts unsettlingly. Read full book review >

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COLIN FARRELL by Jane Kelly
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2006

"Plodding prose, factual errors, quotes culled from other interviews and sub-US Weekly photos add up to a pointless and poorly written celebography."
An unapologetically reverent celebrity tell-all without all that much to tell. Read full book review >