Search Results: "Jeffrey Moore"


BOOK REVIEW

PRISONER IN A RED-ROSE CHAIN by Jeffrey Moore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 13, 2002

"Still, in certain of its ways, a charming tale about a loser in love."
Yet another unworldly intellectual goes off the deep-end with obsession for a mysterious girl who won't return his affections but also just won't get out of his life completely. Read full book review >

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THE EXTINCTION CLUB by Jeffrey Moore
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2013

"Nile and Céleste's relationship—at times bantering, at times lovingly hectoring—will give enthralled readers the stamina to deal with the stomach-turning descriptions Moore (The Memory Artists, 2004, etc.) provides of past and present animal cruelty."
Animals don't have rights, and they don't torture beings for fun. So why do we call people civilized? Read full book review >

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THE MEMORY ARTISTS by Jeffrey Moore
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 2006

"A kaleidoscopic melodrama that earns points for its high-art stylistics, yet still works all the emotions."
Memory can be as much a curse as it is a blessing. Read full book review >

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THE HAIR SCARE by Jeffrey Fisher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Ending in mid-thought with an ellipse, this is likely to engender little response in readers beyond wild gusts of indifference. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Setting a new standard for inane self-indulgence, this aimless, incomprehensible effort from a graphic designer pairs an opaque plot to postmodern illustrations constructed, seemingly, from feathers and finger-paints. Read full book review >

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THE STONE COLD AGE by Jeffrey Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"Captivated kids will be happy to see that Book 3 is on its way. (Graphic historical fiction. 9-12)"
Neanderthal siblings return for a blustery infoventure in the Ice Age. Read full book review >

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OH, LITTLE JACK by Inga Moore
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1992

"These soft, warm drawings are precious, in the best sense. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A simple, predictable story about a little rabbit who's too small to help his parents or join the play of his older siblings; fortunately, the tricycle Granpa has fixed for him is just the right size, as is Granpa's lap when they share a book later that evening. Read full book review >

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A BIG DAY FOR LITTLE JACK by Inga Moore
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Only someone with a heart of stone wouldn't love the winsome Rabbit family and this charming, undidactic approach to fears of the unknown. (Fiction/Picture book. 3+)"
When the youngest of the Rabbit clan (Oh, Little Jack, 1992, etc.) is invited to his first party, the rest of the family helps him get ready. Read full book review >

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DEADLY REUNION by Jeffrey Ashford
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1992

"There's a Highsmith quality to the suspense here, and a pleasure to be found in the pared-down prose."
Having recently lost his job, Gary Weston is vacationing alone on the Costa del Sol (his wife chose to stay home with her hypochondriacal mum) when an old school chum spots him, sets him up with a tootsie, then blackmails him into a clandestine sail (no running lights, etc.), during which they pick up three gun-toting Spaniards at a prearranged spot. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 15, 2005

"Moreover, Angry Wind merits a solid audience at the African desks of Western intelligence agencies. There's trouble brewing in the Sahel, Tayler warns: Don't say no one told you so."
An often scintillating if sometimes sluggish tour of the western Sahel, that narrow coast of dry land between the Central African rainforest and the oceanic Sahara. Read full book review >

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TWISTED JUSTICE by Jeffrey Ashford
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 15, 1993

"Intellectually interesting, but the plot borders on the outlandish."
On the night terrorist Roger Illmore escapes from the Torring Farm prison and heads for a place to hole up until he can flee England, young Andrew Stone, tiptoeing out of his girlfriend Joanna's house, has the bad luck to catch a glimpse of the fleeing prisoner. Read full book review >