Search Results: "Elton Renfroe"


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The Salvation of Holytithe Tech by Elton Renfroe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 6, 2013

"A reliably amusing, sometimes inventive takedown of academia with shrewd social commentary."
Renfroe, in his debut novel, offers a wild, farcical deconstruction of higher education that chronicles the internal travails of a financially and academically bankrupt college. 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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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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HIGH SOCIETY by Ben Elton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2003

"A mixture of comedy with tragedy that fails to produce real black comedy: another decent but desperately uneven effort from Elton."
A member of Parliament takes on the bugaboo of drug decriminalization. Read full book review >

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DEAD FAMOUS by Ben Elton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"A delicious high-tech twist on the traditional locked-room mystery, and a fast, funny read."
The British reality TV series House Arrest— "One house. Read full book review >

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POPCORN by Ben Elton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 13, 1997

"There are a few lukewarm laughs here, but, overall, it's one more tired exercise in Hollywood-flogging."
A bad-boy Hollywood director is terrorized by a pair of mass murderers inspired by his violent films, in this tepid satire from British playwright and first novelist Elton. 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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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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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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MR. TOPPIT by Charles Elton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 7, 2010

"Skillfully written and oddly haunting: Elton may have even better novels in his future."
In this debut novel by British TV producer Elton, a peculiar American turns a series of English children's books into international bestsellers, with bad results for the author's family. Read full book review >