Search Results: "Lee R. Schreiber"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 15, 1992

"Controversial—and, at times, illogical, emotional, and self- serving; but, still, an undeniably poignant, important, and informative salvo in a real war on drugs."
Courson, an offensive lineman for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 1977-85, continues his ``crusade...to tell the truth'' about the use of steroids in the NFL and the crucial need for more research into their long-term effects. Read full book review >

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AU REVOIR, CRAZY EUROPEAN CHICK by Joe Schreiber
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 24, 2011

"Filled with gratuitous violence, unnecessary vulgarity and unending cliché, this story often slides from merely bad into truly offensive. (Thriller. 14 & up)"
In Schreiber's debut novel for teens, an awkward high-school exchange student morphs into a beautiful assassin, changing a boring prom night into a dangerous race against time. Read full book review >

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Cajun Justice by Lee R. Hadley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"A relatively restrained, old-style yarn of supernatural retribution and redemption that may leave gore-hounds feeling a bit disappointed."
A batch of shirts bearing deadly serpents, obtained unethically by a shady businessman, spawns terror at a retailer convention in New Orleans. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"A fascinating account of an Indiana Jones-style fossil hunter and how his discoveries have changed the way we see human evolution. ('A New View of Evolution,' further reading, glossary/index, author's note) (Nonfiction. 10 & up)"
When 9-year-old Matthew Berger found a fossil, he "opened a door two million years back in time." Read full book review >

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CON ACADEMY by Joe Schreiber
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"Quick and entertaining, this comic romp fulfills its promising setup. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A boy from a con-artist family cheats his way into an exclusive private school only to find a rival grifter at work there. Read full book review >

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VAMPIRE KISSES by Ellen Schreiber
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Cheesily written, but cute. (Fiction. 10-14)"
An awkwardly endearing tale of teen angst and Goth romance. Read full book review >

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LAND OF DREAMS by Mordecai Schreiber
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 15, 1998

"A memoir of early Israel of uneven literary and historical worth. (b&w photos, not seen)"
An intermittently engaging memoir recollecting the difficult birth of the State of Israel, by a novelist and translator. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2004

"A fine bit of historical-detective work, drawing on interviews with survivors and duly honoring those who perished."
A vivid work of history, reconstructing a little-known act of resistance in the heart of Nazi-occupied Europe. Read full book review >

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ONCE IN A FULL MOON by Ellen Schreiber
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Dec. 28, 2010

"Still, bland heroine meets not-too-dangerous paranormal creature is a proven formula, and the author follows it faithfully. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)"
Bestselling paranormal author Schreiber (Vampire Kisses, 2003, etc.) tries her hand at a werewolf love story. Read full book review >

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COMEDY GIRL by Ellen Schreiber
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Frenetically flaky and mildly humorous, this definitely has teen appeal potential even though librarians may find it wearisome. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Goofy 17-year-old drama queen and comedienne Trixie Shapiro unexpectedly wins a contest at a local Chicago club and immediately is whisked into the stand-up scene. Read full book review >