Search Results: "Devon Monk"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 3, 2012

"A high-concept but uneven genre combo."
Monk (Magic Without Mercy, 2012, etc.) delivers the second installment in her genre-blending Age of Steam series. Read full book review >

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MONK by Laurent de Wilde
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1997

"What he does have is a lot of half-digested and often inaccurate ideas about American racial, political, and jazz history."
De Wilde is a well-regarded jazz pianist, so a volume by him on Thelonious Monk (191882) ought to be worth reading. Read full book review >

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MONK EASTMAN by Neil Hanson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 5, 2010

"A quirky study that intriguingly snapshots a city in time as well as a life."
Hanson (Unknown Soldiers: The Story of the Missing of the First World War, 2006, etc.) pursues the glamour in New York City's Lower East Side gangland. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 2009

"Dense and definitive—best appreciated with a record player handy."
A comprehensive chronicle of the jazz legend's life. Read full book review >

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MONK CAMPS OUT by Emily Arnold McCully
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2000

"McCully's pen and ink and watercolor illustrations tell the story with humor and charm and round out the spare text. (Picture book. 46)"
Monk's first camping experience is difficult, especially for his parents. Read full book review >

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A MONK SWIMMING by Malachy McCourt
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1998

"Malachy is the entertainer in the family, but Frank is the writer. (Book-of- the-Month/Quality Paperback Book Club selection; author tour)"
Malachy picks up the family story—well, his part of it anyway—where older brother Frank left off in Angela's Ashes. Read full book review >

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THE DEVIL'S MONK by Sara Fraser
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"Although Fraser (The Drowned Ones, 2010, etc.) continues to provide social commentary and vivid descriptions of the harsh realities of the early 1800s, the mystery this time is weak."
A village constable is nothing less than a bloodhound on the trail of murder. Read full book review >

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THE MONK DOWNSTAIRS by Tim Farrington
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2002

"Sappy, sentimental, and painfully earnest: the sort of silliness that will appeal to anyone who has ever wept over Joseph Campbell or Enya."
The latest New Age soap opera from Farrington (Blues for Hannah, 1998, etc.) follows the perils and joys of a cloistered monk who moves to San Francisco. Read full book review >

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THE MONK WHO VANISHED by Peter Tremayne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"But gratuitous detail about, for example, four-chamber bellows and children's game balls can overwhelm any attempt to eliminate the red herrings in the interest of the atmospheric settings and occasionally gripping narrative."
Just when the seventh-century inheritors of ancient Irish feuds are meeting to talk peace, an assassin wounds both Colgu, the king of Muman, and his antagonist Donennach, prince of the Ui Fidgente. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1995

Ex-monk Fowler (Teaching Your Heart to Dance, not reviewed) tells the story of his life, celebrating self-discovery and scathingly attacking organized religion in general and Catholicism in particular. Read full book review >

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The Thirteenth Monk by Tom Hoffman
Released: Jan. 7, 2016

"An endlessly stimulating sequel that caters to intellectually fearless readers."
The second volume of Hoffman's (The Eleventh Ring, 2014) YA trilogy about anthropomorphic rabbits whose thoughts can shape reality.Read full book review >