Search Results: "David Cruise"


BOOK REVIEW

DAVID by Mary Hoffman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Nonfiction masquerading as a novel and failing as either sort of narrative. (character list, historical note, glossary) (Historical fiction. 13 & up)"
The author of the Stravaganaza series reveals the muse behind Michelangelo's David. Read full book review >

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CRUISE CONTROL by Victoria Jenkins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"Frank, probing, at once mobile and obsessive, but the whole is a bit less than the sum of its parts."
Jenkins's autobiographical second novel (after Relative Distances, 1990) explores the miasma that ensues in the wake of divorce, as Louise, a Seattle-based screenwriter and mother of two, steps right from signing the papers into an affair with a married movie director. Read full book review >

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TIGER CRUISE by Douglas Morgan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Stutters a bit getting started, but gathers momentum soon enough. Retired naval officer Morgan has the background to make it authoritative and the skill to keep it lively."
A brisk debut thriller about modern-day pirates and a hijacking at sea. Read full book review >

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CRUISE CONTROL by Terry Trueman
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"A riveting read with a sports flair that resolves too quickly to be quite realistic. (Fiction. YA)"
Angry Paul is the brother of Shawn, the severely disabled narrator of Trueman's Stuck in Neutral (2000). Read full book review >

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SILENT CRUISE by Timothy Taylor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"Watch out: the invader from the north is just run-of-the-mill enough to be a smash."
A debut collection of Canadian fiction and an early novella from the northland's chirpy hybrid of Bret Easton Ellis and Ethan Canin. Read full book review >

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Kiana Cruise by Jody Studdard
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 4, 2013

"An endlessly enjoyable espionage tale with an ultracool teen protagonist primed for her own series."
A teenage girl balances high school life with a career as a U.S. secret agent alongside her spy father in Studdard's (Adventures on Dinosaur Planet, 2013, etc.) YA thriller.Read full book review >

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KIDDIE CRUISE by Ron Pettit
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 16, 2007

"A suspenseful but stock crime thriller."
A deranged and determined killer is on the loose in this psychological thriller set on a 1950s naval base. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 16, 2010

"Given that the fight continues to protect wild horses and ban the slaughter of horses of whatever kind, this book is timely, though it pales next to Deanne Stillman's Mustang: The Saga of the Wild Horse in the American West (2008)."
Modest tale of a scrappy advocate for wild horses and her three-decade battle for their protection. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 26, 1997

"A well-told tale deftly combining adventure, outsize characters, and lively scenes of a wild land in the process of being explored and settled. (11 photos, 11 line drawings, not seen)"
A history of a little known 187374 expedition over a vast tract of Canadian wilderness by new police recruits, made to pacify Indians, monitor the long Canadian/US border, destroy the whiskey trade to the tribes, and bring law to Canada's wild west. Read full book review >

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DAVID BOWIE by Paul Trynka
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 18, 2011

"Bowie nerds will love it, and music nerds will admire it; regular nerds and most others will think it's about 150 pages too long."
Everything you always wanted to know about the Thin White Duke. Everything. Read full book review >

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DAVID COPPERFIELD by Charles Dickens
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Marks's storytelling skills are further demonstrated by the different sizes of the pictures, their distribution, and layout—on the whole, they evocatively conjure this hearty tale, and will send readers off to the original. (Picture book. 8-12)"
A more or less self-contained excerpt from the novel, in a creative abridgement done by Dickens for one of his public readings (Anthea Bell's afterword provides notes about these performances and the texts Dickens prepared for them). Read full book review >

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Death Takes A Cruise by Martin Dorenbush
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 20, 2015

"Love Boat infiltrated by Homeland—a solid premise with possibilities left unexplored."
A retired doctor takes a seniors cruise but discovers a terrorist plot to unleash smallpox on the ship. Read full book review >