Search Results: "Leslie Hodgson"


BOOK REVIEW

LESLIE by Omar Tyree
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 6, 2002

"Implausibly melodramatic portrait of a killer whose actions evoke horror rather than sympathy."
Tyree (Just Say No!, 2001, etc.), whose grim tales of life in the 'hood usually offer moments of grace or wisdom, tells a horrifying and essentially nasty story of a woman who murders those who get in her way. Read full book review >

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SHOOTING STARS by Leslie Hodgson
Released: Jan. 25, 2012

"A classic good-vs.-evil story set in a world ripe with opportunity for creative expansion."
In her debut novel, Hodgson invents a universe where nearly every star in the solar system contains life. Read full book review >

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PLAN Z BY LESLIE KOVE by Betsy Robinson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 2001

"A standard tale that features a particularly irritating adolescent narrator. The Curse of Holden Caulfield strikes again."
A trip back in time to the 1970s and all, supposedly, that was groovy. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"No quick fixes suggested here, but a thought-provoking, well-argued examination of the hypocrisy that surrounds America's view of its children, and the tragic consequences of that view."
America, which considers itself a child-centered society, is, according to Hodgson, anything but. Read full book review >

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JFK AND LBJ by Godfrey Hodgson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 26, 2015

"A deeply detailed, fascinating characterization of two men, a country, and an era. Sometimes it takes a non-American to see what we all missed."
British commentator Hodgson (Martin Luther King, 2009, etc.) dissects the administrations of John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson.Read full book review >

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THE TATTOOED MAP by Barbara Hodgson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 20, 1995

"Artistically less enthralling than Sabine, and a little too mysterious for its own good, but, still, it leaves a reader hungry for a follow-up: It's captivating but begs a better, or at least further, revelation of its secrets. (Over 65 color and 68 b&w illustrations)"
Newcomer Hodgson weighs into the illustrated novel/journal genre, † la Nick Bantock's Sabine trilogy, with a multimedia tale of mystery, magic, and travel in North America crammed full of maps, pictures, old postcards, and magazine cuttings. Read full book review >

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THE LAST CONFESSION OF THOMAS HAWKINS by Antonia Hodgson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2016

"Chock full of intrigue, heroism, wickedness…and even some redemption. A fun historical read."
A quasi-picaresque novel about an 18th-century gentleman/rogue convicted of a murder he didn't commit and his efforts to clear his name and track down the killer. Read full book review >

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THE MAN WHO KILLED SHAKESPEARE by Ken Hodgson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 14, 2007

"Hodgson (Season of the Burning Souls, 2006, etc.) has produced a historical mystery with no mystery or suspense (despite the three fatalities, two accidents and the suicide)."
The depths of the Great Depression are deepened further by dodgy doings at an abandoned mine. Read full book review >

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Jodie and the Library card by Julie Hodgson
Released: May 2, 2014

"A sci-fi kids' book that's prone to overexplanation, but offers a unique premise and an engaging protagonist."
The first in a new series by Hodgson (Sally Socket and the Fire Angel, 2013, etc.) takes young readers on a wild romp through time. Read full book review >

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THE DEVIL IN THE MARSHALSEA by Antonia Hodgson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 10, 2014

"Hodgson's plotting is clever, perhaps even overly intricate, and the local color hair-raising."
In 1727, a murder occurs in the Marshalsea debtors prison in London, and a recently incarcerated prisoner is promised his freedom if he finds the killer. Read full book review >

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TOMBSTONE BLUES by Ken Hodgson
Released: Aug. 15, 2012

"Apart from the tin-eared dialogue, relentlessly arch without being funny, Hodgson (The Man Who Killed Shakespeare, 2007, etc.) makes the first half genuinely amusing before those nuclear terrorists arrive and spoil it all."
Arsenic and Old Lace meets al-Qaida. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 23, 2008

"A jolly good memoir, served with savoir-faire."
Disarmingly bright memoir from a clever food critic. Read full book review >