Search Results: "Elliot S. Maggin"


BOOK REVIEW

KINGDOM COME by Elliot S. Maggin
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: March 26, 1998

"Still, if it induces even a handful of readers to switch from comics to books with lots of words, it will have done its job."
Based on a popular 1996 DC Comics series by Mark Waid and Alex Ross, and now novelized by Maggin, author of two previous Superman novels: a sort of Twilight of the Superheroes, with the expected action painstakingly, and painfully, eked out with psychologizing, religion, and meaningless flourishes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"May not make many converts, but should stimulate a brisk discussion among psychiatrists and other interested parties. (b&w illustrations)"
A biopsychologist deeply skeptical of the widely accepted biochemical approach to mental illness presents a well-documented argument against it. Read full book review >

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HENRY'S MAP by David Elliot
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2013

"Here's hoping for many more Henry-centric adventures. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Henry, an adorable pig, maps his farm world and puts everything in its place. Read full book review >

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A STITCH IN CRIME by Cathy Elliot
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 20, 2015

"Elliott, taking her turn in the author's seat for the Quilts of Love Series, produces pleasantly one-dimensional characters and a very slight mystery indeed."
Co-chairing a quilt show seems like a piece of cake until disaster strikes. Read full book review >

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MIRRORS OF THE UNSEEN by Jason Elliot
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 3, 2006

"A tempering treatise, one hopes, for those rushing to make war on Iran—and an education for those trying to stop them."
Does Iran belong on the list of rogue nations? Absolutely not, British journalist Elliot urges in this virtuoso work. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 18, 2015

"A sweet, simple system to foster positive personal action."
A self-empowerment speaker shares techniques and stories about harnessing the power of thought in this debut self-help guide. Read full book review >

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HENRY'S STARS by David Elliot
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2015

"A lovely story with fetching illustrations that needs a more developed ending to completely succeed. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Henry, the likable pig of Henry's Map (2013), is back in this picture book. Read full book review >

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EDDIE FITZ'S WAR by Elliot Schatz
Released: Dec. 7, 2012

"A well-written Vietnam-era novel that needs more character maturation."
A troubled teenager hitchhikes to an anti-war protest and experiences life on the road in this novel set during the Vietnam War era in America. Read full book review >

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THE REASONS I WON’T BE COMING by Elliot Perlman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2005

"Provocative and powerful fiction from one of the best new writers on the international scene."
A richly varied collection of nine stories, first published in 2000, from the Australian barrister and author whose 2004 novel Seven Types of Ambiguity was a major critical success. Read full book review >