Search Results: "L. Mark Carrier"


BOOK REVIEW

THE CARRIER OF THE MARK by Leigh Fallon
FANTASY
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"Misses the mark. (Paranormal romance. 13 & up)"
This obsessive, Twilight-like romance and teen debut, first discovered on inkpop.com, misses the benefit of thorough editing in a rush to be published. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2010

"An uneven but often engaging memoir that provides a much-needed window into how serious genetic conditions affect families."
In her debut, Rough explores her family's history with a rare genetic condition and how it has affected her life. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Clancy's loyal followers, especially those in the military, are sure to love this rich look at our nation's most expensive floating hardware, but they will need to cut through Clancy's sabre-rattling along the way."
The best-selling author of Without Remorse (1993) and the nonfiction Submarine (1993) examines the past, present, and future of America's largest warships. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 27, 2012

"A bit overstated, but a clear warning against becoming someone who brings a smartphone to the dinner table."
A research psychologist argues that our overuse of technology and media is producing symptoms of serious psychological disorders. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CARRIER by Holden Scott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2000

"High-concept plotting, low-voltage cast."
In Scott's second `high concept` medical thriller (after Skeptic, 1999), a miracle cure goes awry. Likewise the novel. Read full book review >

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THE CARRIER by Sophie Hannah
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 13, 2015

"Fans will love the endlessly knotty complications; those unable to commit their full attention to the problem at hand may well quit in exhaustion before the denouement."
The smothering of a supremely unlikable woman provokes a conspiracy, a false confession, a hysterical outburst and round upon round of sifting through the evidence by DC Simon Waterhouse and his wife, DS Charlie Zailer (Kind of Cruel, 2013, etc.).Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Written too soon after the event to stifle self-dramatization—or to touch on the tenuous relationship between actual law practice and classroom drilling—this will be of interest only to masochistic, prospective law students but may mislead them, since Harvard's enormous classes, hothouse ambiance, and rock-rigid first-year requirements are less than representative of current options in legal education."
Like the hero of the book-then-film, The Paper Chase, Turow got all frazzled—smoking, drinking, making and breaking psychiatric appointments—by his first year at Harvard Law School (1975-76), the year with all the tough courses, heavy pressures, competitive snarls, and think-like-a-lawyer angst. Read full book review >

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EMILY L. by Marguerite Duras
Released: May 15, 1989

Duras (The Lover; The War, etc.) here offers a wise, graceful book, at once modern in its self-consciousness and classic in its clarity. Read full book review >

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THE FIRE CARRIER by Jean Hager
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 15, 1996

"Not one of Hager's better efforts. (Author tour)"
Police Chief Mitch Bushyhead of Buckskin, Oklahoma, has another murder on his hands (Ghostland, 1992, etc.). Read full book review >

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"An election-year must-read."
Becker's novel, republished from 1995, imagines an alternate political reality. Read full book review >

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MISSING MARK by Julie Kramer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 14, 2009

"Nicely done, if not groundbreaking, with a likable heroine in an intriguing profession."
TV investigative reporter Riley Spartz has an instinct about stories, and the unexplained disappearance of a groom-to-be gets her juices flowing. Read full book review >