Search Results: "Hal Katkov"


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"A tongue-in-cheek effort to fatten up America that makes a valid point, repeatedly."
Katkov and Sobkowski's refreshing satire exposes the preposterous of diet crazes. Read full book review >

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JALAPEÑO HAL by Jo Harper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1993

"Harris's lively illustrations are in the proper spirit; with flat, bright colors rimmed in heavy, squiggly black line, they almost jump off the page. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When ``rough, tough cowboy'' Jalape§o Hal comes to Presidio, everyone keeps out of his way—except Kit, whose ambition is to eat enough hot peppers to grow up as tough as his hero. Read full book review >

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THE ESSENTIAL HAL CLEMENT by Hal Clement
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 2000

"At opening up new perspectives, Clement is masterful."
Follow-up to the first installment (1999), this one consisting of 17 stories, 1942-87, though on what basis they were selected isn't clear. Read full book review >

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BEING HAL ASHBY by Nick Dawson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2009

"A worthwhile portrait by a capable biographer."
The story of how a troubled boy from Utah who rarely watched films became the director of Being There and Harold and Maude, challenging Hollywood with his progressive attitude. Read full book review >

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SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 25, 1999

"Persuasive aliens, remarkable world-building, and splendid puzzles: fans partial to any of these will find Clement well worth investigating."
Three full-length novels from Clement (Still River, 1987) dating from an era when novels ran to 150—200 pages and didn't wear out their welcome. Read full book review >

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HAL AND THE VERY LONG RACE  by Lucy Bell
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2017

"It's an unassuming, sweet story, and sometimes that's enough. (author's note) (Picture book. 2-5)"
A timid hedgehog named Hal runs an impromptu race with his group of animal friends. Read full book review >

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MILLIONAIRES ROW by Norman Katkov
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 8, 1996

"Katkov (The Judas Kiss, 1991, etc.) plots as if he were throwing every intrigue he owned into a suitcase one jump ahead of the law, and heaven help any would-be heroes who try to wrestle this juicy soap opera into the kind of shape Sidney Sheldon fans will look for—and may not even miss."
The real-life 1930s suicide of an RJ Reynolds tobacco heir is the point of departure for this mind-bogglingly tangled southern-royalty melodrama. Read full book review >

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THE JUDAS KISS by Norman Katkov
Released: Oct. 11, 1991

"Katkov's syncopated prose and abrupt cuts forward make this read like a movie script, and maybe you should wait for the miniseries— even though its dramatic tension, like the novel's, is bound to depend a lot less on the cartoon characters than on historical hindsight."
Behind the lines in Nazi Vienna (and the requisite far-flung locales): a flatly politicized romantic triangle from the bestselling author of Blood and Orchids (1983). Read full book review >

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WHAT JENNIFER SAW by Hal Schweig
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 7, 2013

"A gripping tale of suspense, family dynamics and trauma's fallout."
Schweig's debut novel is a psychological murder mystery that traces the undoing of a family after tragedy strikes. Read full book review >