Search Results: "Lex Thomas"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SAINTS by Lex Thomas
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 10, 2013

"Implausible, poorly written trash that, most damningly, bores. (Science fiction. 16-18)"
A slapdash continuation of the story of a high school in quarantine that started in The Loners (2012). Read full book review >

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THE LONERS by Lex Thomas
Released: April 24, 2012

"At least this battle for survival has gore going for it. (Science fiction. 14-18)"
Lawlessness and violence erupt in a quarantined high school. Read full book review >

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THE GIANT by Lex Thomas
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Quarantine this pointless book. (Science fiction. 16-18)"
The story of a supporting character from the first novel in the Quarantine series adds a fourth book to the trilogy. Read full book review >

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THE BURNOUTS by Lex Thomas
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 22, 2014

"By far, the fastest and funniest of the series. (Science fiction. 16-18)"
The final installment of Thomas' gross-out Quarantine series. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"The end result ought to be risible, but Jarvis pulls it off, to stunning effect. (Horror. 10-14)"
A rousing tale of horror and heroism, this last prequel to the Deptford Mice trilogy stands well alone, as the doughty shipmouse Thomas Triton at last reveals his tragic past. Read full book review >

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THOMAS CROMWELL by Tracy Borman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"A fine rags-to-riches-to-executioner's-block story of a major figure of the English Reformation."
A mildly revisionist biography of Thomas Cromwell (1485-1540). Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"A valuable aid in understanding a historical period that continues to resonate. (notes, further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 10-16)
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This exploration of Thomas Paine and his passionate writings in support of liberty provides insight into a turbulent period of change in the United States, England and France. Read full book review >

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THOMAS JEFFERSON by Cheryl Harness
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

Thomas Jefferson was a "man of contradictions," an eloquent champion of freedom and equality, yet a slaveholder who fathered several children with Sally Hemings, a slave and half-sister to Martha Jefferson. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 21, 1998

A thorough and sympathetic biography; Severance (Gandhi, 1997, etc.) focuses on the early education of Thomas Jefferson, especially on his sister Jane's encouragement of his interest in music and books. Read full book review >

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THOMAS MANN by Anthony Heilbut
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"With its unprecedented picture of Mann's character and accomplishments, Heilbut's biography opens up an important new perspective in Mann studies."
This recursive, elliptical study of Thomas Mann's life and writings successfully captures the total Mann, albeit with some sacrifice of narrative cohesion. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"Some mild friction between two bright men sparks striking observations about music."
Edited transcripts of nine intense interviews with the celebrated British composer. Read full book review >