Search Results: "Jamie Mason"


BOOK REVIEW

THREE GRAVES FULL by Jamie Mason
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"Mason's written a dandy of a first outing with not a single boring moment."
Mason's quirky debut novel deftly weaves dark humor into a plot that's as complicated as a jigsaw puzzle but more fun to put together. Read full book review >

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Oldenglen by Robin Mason
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A well-written, engaging debut fantasy."
When Jackson's family moves to a forested area, he stumbles upon secrets that will change his life forever in this middle-grade novel. Read full book review >

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GIFT OF THE MAGPIE by Janeen Mason
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"But they don't hold a candle to Regina's magpie-enhanced sneaker for two. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Regina is a shoe-obsessed magpie. Read full book review >

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OCEAN COMMOTION by Janeen Mason
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 1, 2006

"A better introduction for young readers or listeners is Nicola Davies's One Tiny Turtle (2001). (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-8)"
Mason follows a loggerhead turtle, hatched in Florida, as she explores the oceans and, after many years, returns to her birthplace to mate and lay her eggs. Read full book review >

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CAMEL RIDER by Prue Mason
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2007

"Though the ending is pat and some characters aren't well defined, there's more than enough here to sustain interest and to open readers' eyes to a way of life they'll hardly believe actually exists. (author's note) (Fiction. 10-13)"
First-novelist Mason makes an auspicious debut with this Australian import about two boys from disparate cultures who form a bond under harrowing circumstances. Read full book review >

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PARTY GIRL by Sarah Mason
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 27, 2005

"Mason (Society Girls, June 2005, etc.) adds a warm familial tone to the eccentric proceedings in this featherweight Brit-chick romp."
Single London party planner has mixed feelings when tapped to arrange a charity ball at the country estate she once called home. Read full book review >

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POSTCAPITALISM by Paul Mason
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"A radical diagnosis and a bold prognostication bound to energize progressives."
Capitalism, writes a British journalist/broadcaster, verges now on self-destruction, and he forecasts an economic future quite unlike any we've known. Read full book review >

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THE ORACLE OF OIL by Mason Inman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 11, 2016

"Inman provides enlightenment on a persistently intractable topic and praise for the scientist who clearly saw the consequences of our reliance on oil."
The career of a hero of hydrocarbon exploration reminds us that it's a finite world after all. Read full book review >

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THE GOLDEN NINETIES by Lisa Mason
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 9, 1995

"Tremendously hardworking, with a heavy emphasis on seamy period detail, but neither the plot nor the time-travel framework adds upand the present-tense narrative merely compounds the difficulties."
Convoluted time-travel yarna sort of multiple-reality Chinatownfrom the author of Arachne (1990), etc. In the year 2496, Zhu Wong, a revolutionary Daughter of Compassion, is arrested for attempted murder, detoxed, then brought before the red-haired Chiron of the Luxon Institute for Superluminal Applications. Read full book review >

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RUNNING GIRL by Simon Mason
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"Paced like a television police procedural, with flashes of epiphany, false leads, and race-against-time dangers, this satisfying whodunit overcomes its characterization shortcomings. (Mystery. 13-15)"
Sherlock Holmes, if Holmes were a biracial, at-risk, 16-year-old slacker—a genius stoner who consorts with burglars and homeless dropouts. Read full book review >

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CHICKENHAWK: BACK IN THE WORLD by Robert Mason
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1993

"Enough of this author's life, already; henceforth, he should stick to his clever, winsome thrillers."
The trials and triumphs of a Vietnam vet, revealed in a soft- spoken, sometimes even bloodless sequel to Mason's acclaimed war memoir, Chickenhawk (1983). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1993

"Although stronger in explaining how we got into the current mess than what's to be done about it, Masons's slant on history— the human-animal orbit—is clever and subversive."
Throw a brick, suggests attorney Mason (coauthor, Animal Factories, 1980), and chances are good that you'll hit a ``dominionist''—someone convinced of the natural superiority of human beings and of their right to exploit all other living things. Read full book review >