Search Results: "Elton E. Mackin"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"A fine addition to WW I literature."
A real curiosity: a highly mannered WW I diary, published nearly 80 years after being written and 20 years after its author's death. Read full book review >

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PRETEND ALL YOUR LIFE by Joseph Mackin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2010

"A first novel that fails in every respect—plot, characterization and language mangled beyond belief."
Cheesy melodrama about a plastic surgeon, 9/11, AIDS, blackmail and revenge. Read full book review >

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THE SONGS by Charles Elton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2017

"A thoughtful but cool second novel. The melody doesn't linger on."
As a famous political folk singer fades into old age, scattered members of his circle contemplate their own incomplete relationships with this elusive man. Read full book review >

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PAST MORTEM by Ben Elton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2005

"Elton (High Society, 2003, etc.) brings off a fresh, funny, occasionally pointed, occasionally raunchy, irresistibly entertaining tour de force."
Someone is killing the worst bullies in England. Read full book review >

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LOVE IS THE CURE by Elton John
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 17, 2012

"An impassioned plea for understanding and a good layman's guide to the current state of the AIDS crisis."
The legendary entertainer shares the story of how he created the Elton John AIDS Foundation, which works to fund initiatives for prevention, outreach and treatment. Read full book review >

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BLAST FROM THE PAST by Ben Elton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 7, 1999

"An anti-fairy tale sadly lacking the wit or originality to lift it past the middle grade."
Standup comic, playwright, and novelist Elton (Popcorn, 1997) comes up with too little that's new to avoid the soporific in this account of lost love rekindled—to no good—among the back alleys of modern London. Read full book review >

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THE SWEET BY & BY by Jeanne Mackin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2001

"Mackin (Dreams of Empire, 1996, etc.) offers a deft combination of historical fiction and ghost story, as well as a compelling meditation on the power of the past to alter the present."
A journalist researching the story of a real-life 19th-century spiritualist, Maggie Fox, may have to contend with the ghost of her old lover. Read full book review >

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DREAMS OF EMPIRE by Jeanne Mackin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1996

"A richly intelligent and charming spellbinder."
The author of The Frenchwoman (1989) and The Queen's War (1991) again imaginatively (but responsibly, judiciously) samples French history and here constructs a witty, lightly satirical, entertaining amalgam of murder, greed, and revenge, all peculiarly attached to a kind of treasure hunt for an ancient Egyptian stela— a slab of stone picturing the goddess Hathor (appropriately, the goddess of love and laughter). Read full book review >

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INCONCEIVABLE by Ben Elton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 5, 2000

"Elton's chatty, frenetic style only emphasizes the underlying sourness of this dreary little tale: it's just not the kind of humor that travels well."
British funnyman Elton (Blast From the Past, 1999, etc.) offers a mostly unfunny take on the travails of infertility treatment. Read full book review >

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JACKHAMMER by Bob Mackin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 21, 2013

"An extremely confident debut that's face-paced and full of surprises."
Mackin's debut novel is a detailed historical thriller with a familiar and compelling premise—a labyrinthine plot to kill Hitler. Read full book review >

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LIGHT MY DIAL
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for Glow by Megan E. Bryant

Cover Story: Big (Watch) Face

BFF Charm: Meh and Yay

Swoonworthy Scale: 1

Talky Talk: First Person/Epistolary Face-Off

Bonus Factor: Radium Girls

Relationship Status: Didn’t Quite Light My Fire Dial

Cover Story: Big (Watch) Face

This cover has not one, not two, but three big faces—if you count the watch face ...


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