Search Results: "H.C. Chester"


BOOK REVIEW

THE FEARSOME FIREBIRD by Lauren Oliver
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"Continued reliance on formula makes this third outing too much like the first two. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
Set in the 1930s, this third book of the Curiosity House series continues to follow four orphans who are performers and residents of Dumfrey's Dime Museum of Freaks, Oddities, and Wonders. Read full book review >

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THE SHRUNKEN HEAD by Lauren Oliver
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"Though ambitious, this Gothic misses the mark. (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
Four orphans employ highly unusual talents to solve a series of murders in 1930s New York City. Read full book review >

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THE SCREAMING STATUE by Lauren Oliver
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2016

"Strained and derivative, without sufficient depth to compensate. (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
Sam, Thomas, Max, and Pippa are in danger of losing the only home they've ever known, in Depression-era New York City. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 21, 2011

"Though the writing lacks polish, readers interested in elite military forces could hardly ask for a more honest rendering."
A West Point graduate looks back on his training and experiences as a Green Beret. Read full book review >

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THE STORY OF THE LAKE by Laura Chester
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1995

"Certainly sweeping, certainly vivid, but terminally thin."
Anthologist and novelist Chester (Bitches Ride Alone, 1991, not reviewed, etc.) revisits the Midwest's gilded age—here, in a lavishly detailed but rushed saga of four families' intertwined lives from the turn of the century to the present. Read full book review >

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HIDING GLORY by Laura Chester
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Associations aside, a chromatic fantasy full of panache and a clever sense of fun."
A heavenly blue horse introduces a young girl to a land of merriment that finds itself besieged by serpents and Kermudgins. Read full book review >

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MAD PRINCES OF RENAISSANCE GERMANY by H.C. Erik Midelfort
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 16, 1994

"Even so, more academic than popular."
A history of insanity among German royals from about 1450 to 1630, by the author of Witch Hunting in Southwestern Germany, 1562-1684 (not reviewed). Read full book review >

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ALEX, WHO WON HIS WAR by Chester Aaron
HISTORY
Released: Aug. 31, 1991

Alex Kellar, 14, longs for WW II to be over and his soldier brother, Oliver, to come home. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"While not as action-packed as the first two Yellow Green Beret books, this third certainly holds its own for readers interested in the U.S. military and life at West Point."
The third installment from author Wong (Yellow Green Beret Vol. II, 2012, etc.) about the nitty-gritty realities of life as a U.S. Special Forces officer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RANCHO WEIRDO by Laura Chester
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2008

"A masterful collection of new work from a time-tested author."
In her latest, Chester (Marvel the Marvelous, 2008, etc.) bursts forth on the page with 17 unpredictably fresh short stories. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 8, 2007

"Complex, quixotic attempt to sway the American public from the temptation to 'amuse itself to death.'"
A sobering view of today's entrenched corporate media giants as a threat to the concept of an enlightened electorate. Read full book review >