Search Results: "Ewan Clayton"


BOOK REVIEW

THE GOLDEN THREAD by Ewan Clayton
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"A four-millennia trajectory that nearly overwhelms with its incremental magnitude."
British calligrapher Clayton (Arts, Design and Media/Univ. of Sunderland) embarks on an enormous undertaking: the history of the written word. Read full book review >

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DEAD LINE by Chris Ewan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"This character-driven thriller by the author of the breezy Charlie Howard series (The Good Thief's Guide to Berlin, 2013, etc.) maintains a nice sense of pace and tension and has a handful of satisfying twists."
A savvy security expert tries to deal with a ruthless gang of kidnappers while protecting a deep and damaging secret. Read full book review >

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THE GOOD THIEF’S GUIDE TO AMSTERDAM by Chris Ewan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 15, 2007

"A decent first effort, even if Charlie Howard can't yet carry Bernie Rhodenbarr's lock-picks."
A gentleman thief gets involved with the Amsterdam cops. Read full book review >

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THE GOOD THIEF’S GUIDE TO VEGAS by Chris Ewan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 17, 2010

"As in his previous two outings (The Good Thief's Guide to Paris, 2008, etc.), Charlie's cheeky first-person narrative keeps his caper nicely afloat through numerous shaggy episodes, though sometimes Ewan is too infatuated with the sound of his own voice."
A player gets played. Read full book review >

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SAFE HOUSE by Chris Ewan
Released: Dec. 11, 2012

"Ewan (The Good Thief's Guide to Venice, 2011, etc.) delivers with an amped-up first-person narrative from the appealing Rob and a swift, if shaggy, plot."
A London private eye helps a distraught accident victim prove his implausible story. Read full book review >

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THE GOOD THIEF’S GUIDE TO PARIS by Chris Ewan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 11, 2008

"A feast for the amoral, but how many readers will take to a protagonist who unhesitatingly frames a friend in order to save his own hide?"
A tutorial in larceny leads to a study in homicide. Read full book review >

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A IS FOR AWESOME by Dallas Clayton
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 25, 2014

"Not awe-ful. (Inspirational picture book. 6-8, adult)"
The creator of An Awesome Book! (2012) and its titularly similar companions offers an alphabet of uplift. Read full book review >

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AN AWESOME BOOK OF LOVE! by Dallas Clayton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"As with most books that have an inherent tension within, readers will either enthusiastically respond to this title, with its outsider, hipster vibe, or pass due to its lack of polish and resistance to easily fitting into any single reader category. (Picture book. All ages)"
Clayton, the former self-publishing phenom, continues his series of books about awesomely big concepts. Here, he proclaims and exalts love in language best described as rhyming stream of consciousness. Read full book review >

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THE GOOD THIEF'S GUIDE TO BERLIN by Chris Ewan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Charlie's fifth romp (The Good Thief's Guide To Venice, 2011, etc.) rests much on the charm of its hero, which can at times wear thin."
Charlie Howard witnesses a murder, but since there's no body, nobody believes him. Read full book review >

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DARK TIDES by Chris Ewan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 8, 2015

"Solid, brooding suspense with a whodunit chaser from Ewan (Dead Line, 2014, etc.), author of the more upbeat Good Thief series."
A rookie policewoman probes frightening events from her youth that have haunted her ever since. Read full book review >

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THE FLIGHT OF THE OSPREY by Ewan Clarkson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 13, 1996

"There's some soothing, magazine-style nature writing here, but it's delivered by means of a threadbare YA plot, along with much lecturing on modern food production and the meaning of the food chain."
Veteran British nature writer Clarkson (Ice Trek, 1987, etc.) returns, this time with a thin if well-meaning story of a 37-year- old widow who rehabilitates an injured osprey. Read full book review >

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THE GOOD THIEF'S GUIDE TO VENICE by Chris Ewan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 16, 2011

"Ewan's fourth Charlie Howard romp moves briskly, relying once more on the boyish charm of its roguish narrator-hero."
Every time the gentleman thief tries to get out, they pull him back in! Read full book review >