Search Results: "John Waters"


BOOK REVIEW

CARSICK by John Waters
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 3, 2014

"The book idles way too long, but once it takes off, it's a sweet and funny ride."
Face it: Wouldn't you rather strike out on the road with John Waters than Jack Kerouac? Read full book review >

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ROLE MODELS by John Waters
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2010

"An impressive, heartfelt collection by a true American iconoclast."
The famed cult-film director recalls the famous—and not-so-famous—people he has idolized over the years. Read full book review >

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SHARKS HAVE SIX SENSES by John F. Waters
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2015

"A distinct and refreshing change of pace from the usual melodramatic shark fare. (glossary, websites) (Informational picture book. 6-8)"
Paper-collage portraits with only an occasional flash of jagged dentifrice illustrate this appreciative description of how sharks use their extraordinarily sharp senses to find prey. Read full book review >

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KISS OF LIFE by Daniel Waters
FICTION
Released: May 12, 2009

"Dedicated Generation Dead fans are sure to enjoy it, however, especially the conclusion's sudden string of events and unanswered questions that shout 'sequel.' (Fiction. YA)"
It's been one month since Adam took a bullet to the chest and saved Phoebe, the girl of his dreams, in Generation Dead (2008). Read full book review >

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GLIMMER by Annie Waters
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 1997

"A valuable look at the sometimes painful experience of confronting the ideologies now swirling around college campuses, but Waters's characters unfortunately remain more sketched-in than real, making for a story that is frustratingly unsatisfying."
Responding to pressures that urge her to define herself racially, sexually, and every other way, a college freshman barricades herself in her dorm room: a sometimes affecting, often awkward depiction of the ways in which passing political fashions can have lasting and devastating personal effects. Read full book review >

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BREAK MY HEART 1,000 TIMES by Daniel Waters
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"Waters not only causes hearts to race, but brains to ponder the possibilities of ghosts. (Supernatural thriller. 12 & up)"
"Everybody's haunted by something." Read full book review >

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THE LONG RIDE HOME by Tawni  Waters
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Readers will resonate with this gritty, expletive-laced, fast-paced narrative about a strong young woman trying to come to terms with great loss. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Eighteen-year-old Juliet, also known as Harley for her beloved motorcycle, has two distinct sides to her personality. Read full book review >

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FINGERSMITH by Sarah Waters
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2002

"Nobody writing today surpasses the precocious Waters's virtuosic handling of narrative complexity and thickly textured period detail. This is a marvelous novel."
Imagine a university-educated lesbian Charles Dickens with a similarly keen eye for mendacity and melodrama, and you'll have some idea of the pleasures lurking in Waters's impudent revisionist historicals: Tipping the Velvet (1999), Affinity (2000), and now this richly woven tale of duplicity, passion, and lots of other good stuff. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 20, 2000

"Occasional bright spots, however, can't redeem an overwrought and overwritten collection."
Culling from six previous volumes, Waters has erected a monument to sentimentality and narcissism. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE STRANGER by Sarah Waters
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2009

"Flawed but nevertheless often gripping thriller from one of the most interesting novelists at work today."
A sinister ancestral home in an advanced state of decay, a family terrorized by its own history, and a narrator drawn into these orbits dominate this creepy novel from Waters (The Night Watch, 2006, etc.). Read full book review >

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AFFINITY by Sarah Waters
Released: June 5, 2000

"Waters has found a superb metaphor for the love that dares not speak its name, and developed it with remarkable ingenuity and power: another stunning performance by a young writer whose promise seems just about unlimited."
This ambitious second novel, a richly detailed exploration of the mysterious ‘affinity' that appears to unite two lonely women, boldly extends the range of the British writer (Tipping the Velvet, 1999). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1994

"Index. (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
In 1977, scientists discovered, miles beneath the sea, cracks in the earth's crust spewing out superheated water and chemicals, supporting astonishing life forms that are not dependent on light from the sun. Read full book review >