Search Results: "Doris Redhead"


BOOK REVIEW

THE DEATH OF AMBER TORLEY by Doris Redhead
Released: June 18, 2012

"A satisfying mystery that leaves one hoping for another installment in the story of Amber Torley."
The disappearance of two young girls is at the heart of Redhead's (Dead Man Calling, 2012) engaging new mystery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE REDHEAD by H.M. Howington
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 12, 2016

"An intriguing title, but a fitful tale of blackmail and murder."
This debut detective novel's eponymous figure embroils a Los Angeles private investigator in a convoluted case. Read full book review >

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DORIS THE BOOKASAURUS by Diana Murray
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 4, 2017

"As with most books about the awesomeness of reading, this is most likely to appeal to children who are already excited about books, but it makes for an agreeable affirmation. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Doris—a light-blue cartoon dinosaur who adores reading books—eventually wins over her skeptical, action-oriented brothers. Read full book review >

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CONSIDERING DORIS DAY by Tom Santopietro
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2007

"The author's writing is rough—the apt word, the eloquent phrase and a consistent tone elude him—but his perceptions will send readers to Day's CDs and DVDs for an overdue re-take."
This critique of Day's career shows that the major American icon was also a major American talent. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DEVIL’S REDHEAD by David Corbett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2002

"A frustrating thriller whose action is always a little off the mark. Corbett's brittle, intelligent writing and bittersweet veneer should have been put to better use."
Debut crime novelist Corbett gets lost in meticulous descriptions of late-night bars and lonely rooms at the expense of character development and plot momentum. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RISE OF THE UNDEAD REDHEAD by Meghan Dougherty
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2014

"While roller-derby tales are virtually nonexistent, this average effort has little to propel it past other athlete-focused tales. (Fiction. 9-12)"
New in town after her mother's virtual abandonment, Dorothy immediately runs into trouble with her middle school's popular girls, especially the angry and unhappy Alex. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GRANDMOTHERS by Doris Lessing
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 9, 2004

"When you're dealing with an author whose track record spans a half-century and paradigm-altering works like The Golden Notebook, it's too easy to simply praise another excellent effort. Where is this woman's Nobel Prize?"
Four novellas demonstrating that 84-year-old author (The Sweetest Dream, 2002, etc.) still boasts a range and power few writers half her age can muster. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEN, IN THE WORLD by Doris Lessing
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 10, 2000

"Isn't it about time this woman received serious Nobel Prize consideration? Few, if any, living writers can have explored so many forbidding fictional worlds with such passion and conviction."
Far from resting on her laurels, Lessing—who has been publishing for 50 years, and goes from strength to strength—offers this bleak monitory sequel to her harrowing The Fifth Child (1988). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARA AND DANN by Doris Lessing
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 8, 1999

"She isn't a stylist, and she takes no prisoners, but this writer remains one of contemporary fiction's genuine thinkers and visionaries, and it would be folly to ignore her."
Lessing's 22nd novel, a dystopian allegory set in "Ifrik" (formerly Africa) thousands of years hence, is a ponderous, hectoring, fascinating second cousin to her Memoirs of a Survivor (1975) and The Four-Gated City (1969) (and quite reminiscent, incidentally, of Norman Mailer's similarly forbidding Ancient Evenings). Read full book review >