Search Results: "Derek Munson"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 7, 2009

"Exceedingly rosy-hued."
A former PR director for the New York Yankees celebrates the life of catcher Thurman Munson (1947-1979), who died in a plane crash at the age of 32. Read full book review >

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ENEMY PIE by Derek Munson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"Invite readers to order up a bowl of Betsy Everitt's Mean Soup (1992) instead, or a slice of Margie Palatini's Piggie Pie (1995). (Picture book. 6-8)"
Bland pictures and superficial presentation sink this problem-solver. Read full book review >

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DEREK JETER PRESENTS NIGHT AT THE STADIUM by Phil Bildner
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 26, 2016

"A direct riff on Night at the Museum. Also, by now younger readers will barely remember Jeter as a player, so the lionization may need some explanation. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A young New York Yankees fan gets some unexpected help in his quest for an autograph from his favorite (ex) player. Read full book review >

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CASEY AND DEREK ON THE ICE by Marty Sederman
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Pullen's oil paintings aptly complement the larger-than-life plot, the characters' earnest faces canvasses for their emotions as they give the game their all. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A "Casey at the Bat" for the hockey fan. Read full book review >

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LOS VAQUEROS by Sammye Munson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"While the Mexican influence on the origins of the cowboy is neglected, this book doesn't tend to the oversight. (b&w photos, not seen, glossary, bibliography) (Fiction. 7-10)"
A fictional narrator, Francisco, tells about life on his Texas ranch, and passes along the stories his grandfather told him about the vaqueros, the Mexican cowboys. Read full book review >

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THE NOVEMBER CRIMINALS by Sam Munson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 20, 2010

"Echoes of James Fuerst's Huge (2009) and the 2005 film Brick abound, but deft comic timing and a caustic, ambitious protagonist make this a perfectly valid entry in the teen noir subgenre."
High-school student with dreams of collegiate glory investigates the murder of a classmate. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Readers will certainly not agree with Munson in all cases, but he does a service in raising the issues and pointing to the needs of an aging society in which health care is anything but equitable."
One man's take on the art, science, and ethics of organ transplantation. Given the author's other life as a thriller writer (Night Vision, 1995, etc.), it's not too surprising that the take is often as melodramatic as the title. Read full book review >

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FAN MAIL by Ronald Munson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 10, 1993

"We like the chances you've taken with form, though, and we wish you success with your next and awaited novel."
Dear Mr. Munson: What a bright idea: an epistolary thriller, telling through letters, faxes, E-mail, phone messages, etc., how a TV anchorwoman is stalked by a homicidal fan self-dubbed ``The Watcher.'' And so timely, too, with the epistolary Griffin & Sabine cruising bestseller lists. Read full book review >

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THE WAR AGAINST THE ASSHOLES by Sam Munson
Released: June 16, 2015

"Is Munson's second novel (The November Criminals, 2010) an unsatisfyingly resolved stand-alone or the prelude to a larger series? It doesn't really matter."
Some teenagers joy ride; some join gangs; some do drugs; and some, apparently, do magic. Read full book review >