Search Results: "E. J. Patten"


BOOK REVIEW

THE LEGEND THIEF by E. J.  Patten
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 5, 2013

"Alas, many will be unwilling to return to Exile. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
After moving to Exile and watching his Uncle Phineas get attacked then disappear (Return to Exile, 2011), Sky learned that monsters are real. A year later, he is monster-hunting with his friends when a greater threat comes to light. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RETURN TO EXILE by E. J.  Patten
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2011

"Young readers won't be able to tell who's on which side, and they won't much care. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
A preteen with a shadowy past and two odd scars on his palm is cast into a small town's ongoing struggle among multiple kinds of monsters and warring factions of monster hunters in this hefty setup volume. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PICASSO FLOP by Vince Van Patten
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 21, 2007

"Actor-turned-poker-celebrity Van Patten and veteran Randisi (Everybody Kills Somebody Sometime, 2006, etc.) keep the action coming with interesting poker detail. A promising series kickoff."
Multiple murder at a major Vegas poker tournament. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 14, 1998

"Patten uses his experience to develop a political philosophy, which is less interesting, but he is always engaging, thoughtful, provocative, and ruthless with cant. (Author tour)"
This account of Patten's five years as governor of Hong Kong (1992—97) is a rarity among books by politicians: it's candid, well-written, and it has something to say. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 1, 2000

"A fine tribute. (Picture book. 6-9)"
An ornamental alphabet book about the creation and endurance of planet Earth, full of reverberating symbols and images. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Dragon in the Room by J. K. E. Rose
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 3, 2013

"The poems' raw, emotional power remains overshadowed by their uneven quality."
In this poetry collection, the author airs her grievances on abusive relationships and raising children. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEATH LOGS IN by E. J. Simon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 15, 2014

"An action-laden plot and another open ending will have the series collecting many more fans."
CEO Michael Nicholas may have survived gangsters out for blood, but he's still in danger, facing assassination attempts and corporate takeover in Simon's (Death Never Sleeps, 2013) latest thriller. Read full book review >