Search Results: "David Mason"


BOOK REVIEW

SHADOW OVER BABYLON by David Mason
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 16, 1993

"A good time is promised to everyone in the novel's huge, exasperated target audience. (Film rights to United Artists)"
Just the ticket for everybody still smarting from our ineffectual Gulf War victory: a Day of the Jackal-esque fantasy recounting an elaborate postwar plot to assassinate Saddam. Read full book review >

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THE POPE'S BOOKBINDER by David Mason
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2013

"Gossipy, rambling and enchanting, alive with Mason's love for books of every variety."
Atmospheric, informative memoir by a Canadian seller of used and rare books. Read full book review >

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THE WATCHMEN OF PORT FAYT by Conrad Mason
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"A polished if unambitious adventure with a whiff of thinly disguised topicality. (maps) (Fantasy. 10-13)"
A motley squad of private police takes on smugglers, rival peacekeepers, and a mad witch in this tumultuous trilogy opener, first published overseas in 2012. Read full book review >

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Oldenglen by Robin Mason
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A well-written, engaging debut fantasy."
When Jackson's family moves to a forested area, he stumbles upon secrets that will change his life forever in this middle-grade novel. Read full book review >

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GIFT OF THE MAGPIE by Janeen Mason
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"But they don't hold a candle to Regina's magpie-enhanced sneaker for two. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Regina is a shoe-obsessed magpie. Read full book review >

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OCEAN COMMOTION by Janeen Mason
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 1, 2006

"A better introduction for young readers or listeners is Nicola Davies's One Tiny Turtle (2001). (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-8)"
Mason follows a loggerhead turtle, hatched in Florida, as she explores the oceans and, after many years, returns to her birthplace to mate and lay her eggs. Read full book review >

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RUNNING GIRL by Simon Mason
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"Paced like a television police procedural, with flashes of epiphany, false leads, and race-against-time dangers, this satisfying whodunit overcomes its characterization shortcomings. (Mystery. 13-15)"
Sherlock Holmes, if Holmes were a biracial, at-risk, 16-year-old slacker—a genius stoner who consorts with burglars and homeless dropouts. Read full book review >

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KID ALONE by Simon Mason
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 31, 2017

"Second swing and a hard miss. (Mystery. 13-17)"
Garvie Smith, the underachieving teen detective, returns in a new mystery with more murder, dangerous intrigue, and highly inconvenient exams. Read full book review >

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AND ON THE EIGHTH DAY SHE RESTED by J.D. Mason
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2003

"Well-intentioned: pulp with a cause."
A Cinderella makeover, a noble cause, and likable people don't quite rescue an amateurish debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHICKENHAWK: BACK IN THE WORLD by Robert Mason
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1993

"Enough of this author's life, already; henceforth, he should stick to his clever, winsome thrillers."
The trials and triumphs of a Vietnam vet, revealed in a soft- spoken, sometimes even bloodless sequel to Mason's acclaimed war memoir, Chickenhawk (1983). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAILY RITUALS by Mason Currey
Released: April 23, 2013

"The message? There is no preferred way—only the ways that work. An enjoyable book to dig into here and there."
A journalist and editor debuts by converting his blog (Daily Rituals) into a book that does precisely what its titles promise. Read full book review >