Search Results: "David Bowman"


BOOK REVIEW

BUNNY MODERN by David Bowman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 14, 1998

"Being out on the edge, as this one is, has its appeal, but with the tale's wild windings comes a large dose of gimmickry and calculation, rendering the whole hard to follow and harder to swallow. (Author tour)"
A near-future romantic fantasy in which electricity has vanished and most couples are infertile—creating the need for gun- toting warrior-nannies to protect the few infants still being born: a second novel no less wacky and wired than its predecessor (Let the Dog Drive, 1993). Read full book review >

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LET THE DOG DRIVE by David Bowman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

"A garish, thrill-a-minute roller-coaster ride, always bold if not particularly inspiring."
Bowman's picaresque first novel, winner of the publisher's 1992 Elmer Holmes Bobst Award for Emerging Writers, follows the wildly unlikely love affair of the hitchhiking young son of a TV evangelist with a middle-aged Detroit housewife: playful if insubstantial fare in the Tom Robbins tradition. Read full book review >

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THE AMAZING HAMWEENIE ESCAPES! by Patty Bowman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 26, 2015

"His owner's gift of a top hat and cape that exactly match the ones he's lost along the way gives the narrative a circular feel that seems quite fitting for this repetitive outing. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Hamweenie the marmalade cat makes good on his desire to escape the confines of his everyday life. Read full book review >

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I WISH I WERE BIG by Peter Bowman
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"As the animals under observation become larger, Ted appears smaller and smaller by comparison; he's in every spread, and children will want to locate him with every turn of the page. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Tiny Ted is a very small bear—considerably smaller than the mouse who helps him reach a raspberry for lunch. Read full book review >

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THE AMAZING HAMWEENIE by Patty Bowman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 25, 2012

"Clever and quirky, cat lovers will approve and understand, though others may be somewhat mystified. (Picture book. 4-7)"
This portrait of a pampered pet uses sly humor and illustrations with an old-fashioned feel to reveal a marmalade cat's essential feline nature. Read full book review >

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COUNT THEM WHILE YOU CAN by Anne Bowman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"With its pleasing song, breadth of information and world-wide scope, it should go over well in this country, too. (glossary of conservation status terms) (Informational picture book. 3-7)"
Lyrics set to the tune of "Over in the Meadow" introduce 10 species from around the world that have been deemed endangered or extinct in the wild. Read full book review >

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THE UNTAMED EARL by Valerie Bowman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 2016

"A sweet and simple Regency story of unrequited love, requited."
In love with one sister, betrothed to the other—what's an earl to do? Read full book review >

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THE REDEMPTION OF GEORGE BAXTER HENRY by Conor Bowman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"This Irish author's dire second novel is a major disappointment after his powerful debut (The Last Estate, 2010)."
Husband cheats and mother-in-law pounces in this short, profane, cartoonish novel. Read full book review >

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FORGED by Erin Bowman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 15, 2015

"Gripping but not at all for the faint of heart. (Dystopian adventure. 13-18)"
In the last of the Taken trilogy, Gray sets out with a few of his Expat buddies to discover what villainy is taking place at the Compound, an island fortress run by the evilly dictatorial Frank. Read full book review >

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VENGEANCE ROAD by Erin Bowman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"The novel starts with a bang in an interesting setting, but it quickly fizzles into melodrama. (Historical romance. 12-18)"
Kate Thompson seeks revenge at any cost after her father is killed by a gang of robbers who believe he had information about a mythical gold mine. Read full book review >

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SECRETS OF A RUNAWAY BRIDE by Valerie Bowman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 26, 2013

"A fun, delightful yet emotionally poignant late-Regency romance which succeeds on every level."
Annie Andrews is young, headstrong and determined to marry Mr. Arthur Eggleston; Jordan Holloway, Earl of Ashbourne, is a confirmed bachelor, best friend to Annie's new brother-in-law and determined to stop her. Read full book review >

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BEFORE I WAKE by Eric Bowman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 1997

"Top-drawer entertainment for devotees of the dangerous-games genre."
In an effective stalker shocker from the pseudonymous Bowman, a New York City cop helps out a homicidal author who's committing the very murders the cop is trying to solve—and it's anyone's guess as to who'll be the last man left alive. Read full book review >