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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WEDDING NIGHT by Gary Devon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1995

"The fastest read of the seasonprobably even faster than the TV movie it seems destined for."
Devon brings the feverish pace of Bad Desire (1990) to Mary Higgins Clark land in this tale of star-crossed newlyweds. Read full book review >

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PRETTY PENNY SETS UP SHOP by Devon Kinch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 28, 2010

"Despite its emphasis on community and sensible behavior, the leitmotif—financial fundamentals are fun—feels desperately forced. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Writing a book about earning money—working, that is—that will engage most young kids is no small potato, which is probably one of the reasons we are a nation of debtors. Read full book review >

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THE SECOND DEATH by Scott Devon
FICTION & LITERATURE

"Entertaining, thought-provoking, and original."
In this novel of the afterlife, an average Joe gets the chance to make things right with three figures from his past—and then things get strange. Read full book review >

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PRETTY PENNY MAKES ENDS MEET by Devon Kinch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 22, 2013

"More than a few pennies shy of a full dollar. (Picture book. 5-8)"
In her latest book, Penny uses her craft skills to help her grandmother pay for some home repairs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 28, 2011

"Lots of fun and disturbing stuff, even if the story is scattered and unfocused at times."
The hidden seraphic testers of humanity must adjust to drastic changes to their world in the aftermath of 2009's Probability Angels.Read full book review >

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NOW YOU SEE IT... by Bathsheba Monk
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2006

"A pleasurable, if at times too tenuous, examination of hardscrabble lives and hapless dreams."
This debut collection of 17 linked stories examines, often comically, the slow demise of a Pennsylvania coal town. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 4, 1996

"In Russell's paradox of a life, Monk uncompromisingly, enlighteningly reveals a complex mixture of caddishly cold behavior, profound intellectual passion, and a fierce social conscience. (illustrations, not seen)"
This first volume of Monk's biography cohesively, skeptically analyzes the aristocratic philosopher's mathematically logical intellect, Victorian purposefulness, and Edwardian mores. Read full book review >

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Strange Metamorphosis by P.C.R. Monk
Released: March 15, 2013

"An engaging, clever YA adventure about a boy's journey into young adulthood."
In Monk's debut young-adult novel, a boy on the brink of a life-changing decision finds his world suddenly, unexpectedly changed. Read full book review >

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NUDE WALKER by Bathsheba Monk
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 8, 2011

"An allegory of old society confronting a new world, and a rollicking good read."
Kat Warren-Bineki didn't join the National Guard to see the world. She joined to escape the rusty tentacles of Warrenside, a depressed steel town—and to avoid her mother. Read full book review >

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THE BANK MANAGER by Roger Monk
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 16, 2016

"An unassuming detective story, but one that offers a vibrant array of characters."
An Australian police detective investigates a bank manager's disappearance in Monk's (The Bank Inspector, 2014, etc.) thriller sequel.Read full book review >

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THE BATTLE BEGINS by Devon Hughes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Captivating but disturbing. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Only humans and animals acting together will be able to save the Unnaturals, a group of animals hybridized in a laboratory to fight like gladiators. Read full book review >