Search Results: "John Robert Marlow"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 11, 2012

"Despite interesting insights from Paul Haggis, Walter Kirn, Rex Pickett, Vikas Swarup and others, this disjointed, often-repetitive book fails to find its purpose or focus."
A book about writing or adapting for the screen that doesn't seem to fit its title. Read full book review >

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NANO by John Robert Marlow
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"Never mind the cardboard characters, preachy dialogue, and over-the-top plot: Hollywood screenwriter Marlow's debut is a real page-turner."
A Bill Gates-like multibillionaire is assassinated at a press conference that's hyped as the announcement of a world-shattering breakthrough. Read full book review >

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HURRY UP AND SLOW DOWN by Layn Marlow
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2009

"Parents will not miss the intimation that they should emulate Tortoise's bedtime patience—just what the doctor ordered after a hectic day of trying to keep up. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Slow, deliberate Tortoise seems to spend his day listening to the always-in-a-rush Hare telling him to "Hurry up!" Read full book review >

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TARGET BLUE by Terry Marlow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Believable heroics and a breakneck pace."
Unmistakably authentic detail in action and atmosphere distinguish a thriller by and about Dallas policemen cracking car theft and drug rings in one very nasty week. ``Terry Marlow'' is (or are) a Dallas police sergeant and a former Dallas SWAT captain. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 27, 1992

"Despite occasional repetition and much melodrama, a mesmerizing peek into China's veiled backstage politics. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs; map—not seen.)"
A compelling and well-detailed biography of Kang Sheng, Mao's sadistic, Machiavellian head of secret police. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"A gold mine for anyone interested in one of the giants of Renaissance science."
We think of Big Science, with heavy government support and huge teams working on long-term projects, as typically modern, but Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe was thinking big in the late 16th century. Read full book review >

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A RUSSIAN JOURNAL by Robert Capa
Released: April 16, 1948

"The text of the book is about double the text that appeared in syndicated columns, but the deletions were for space not policy."
For a human picture of what life is like in Russia, as reported by a good observer and a perceptive photographer, A Russian Journal will help Americans know the Russians as people like themselves. Read full book review >

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THE ENTREPRENEURS by Kip Marlow
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: July 5, 2013

"Though it just scratches the surface, this worthy book offers entrepreneurial cheerleading for anyone thinking about starting a business."
A retired entrepreneur and business radio show host offers thumbnail profiles of entrepreneurs in an engaging format that makes for light, quick reading. Read full book review >

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LITTLE BY LITTLE by Amber Stewart
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2008

"Nevertheless, children will likely root for Otto and may be emboldened to try out something on their own 'CAN'T DO' lists. (Picture book. 3-5)"
There are lots of things Otto can do: "Forward roly-poly / Backward roly-poly / Being kind to frogs...." Read full book review >

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TOO SMALL FOR MY BIG BED by Amber Stewart
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"A didactic pipe dream. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Stewart tenders a piece of puff pastry that wishes nothing more than to send its readers to slumberland. Read full book review >

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BUG AND BEAR:  A STORY OF TRUE FRIENDSHIP by Ann Bonwill
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2011

"Apt for the very young. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Little blue Bug and little brown Bear become unlikely friends. Read full book review >

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I’M BIG ENOUGH by Amber Stewart
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2007

"A gentle tale for those struggling with giving up a loved object, but with some undertones parents should be aware of. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Bean is big enough to do lots of things, but giving up her blanket may be beyond her. Read full book review >