Search Results: "Lore Segal"


BOOK REVIEW

HALF THE KINGDOM by Lore Segal
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"A sassy circumnavigation of hospital culture and mortality."
Is dementia catching? The possibility sends one emergency room into a tizzy in Segal's latest, a surreal black comedy. Read full book review >

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MORE MOLE STORIES AND LITTLE GOPHER, TOO by Lore Segal
ANIMALS
Released: April 13, 2005

In this second short story collection about Mole and his loving Grandma, Mole learns to deal with childhood challenges and tribulations. Read full book review >

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WHY MOLE SHOUTED by Lore Segal
ANIMALS
Released: April 6, 2004

"But, of course. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In a collection of four short stories told in her classically droll style, Segal conveys the tender bond between Grandmother Mole and her grandson, Grandmole. Read full book review >

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MORRIS THE ARTIST by Lore Segal
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2003

"A fascinating debut. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Morris is an artist; he doesn't want to attend Benjamin's birthday party, but his mother insists. Read full book review >

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THE FALL OF FIVE by Pittacus Lore
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Likely headed for the best-seller lists—but not on its merits. (Science fiction. 12-14)"
"Lore" (aka James Frey) moves his ponderous, jumbled science-fiction epic forward an inch by dropping a traitor into the band of superpowered refugees charged with saving Earth from evil aliens. Read full book review >

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THE POWER OF SIX by Pittacus Lore
FICTION
Released: Aug. 23, 2011

"Straight to blockbuster without any stops for character development, worldbuilding or internal logic along the way. (Science fiction. 12-14)"
The James Frey assembly-line approach to teen lit has generated another boomfest. Read full book review >

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I AM NUMBER FOUR by Pittacus Lore
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 17, 2010

"Maybe this is a natural extension of lightly hidden actual author James Frey's drive to fictionalize his life, but literature it ain't. (Science fiction. 11-13)"
If it were a Golden Age comic, this tale of ridiculous science, space dogs and humanoid aliens with flashlights in their hands might not be bad. Read full book review >

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FAR FAR AWAY! by John Segal
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2009

"Hilarious scenes of the little pig with his very porcine snout and corkscrew tail anthropomorphically riding in a grocery cart, astride a bike, tucked in a sleeping bag and dwarfed by a parka add layers of humor and charm to this otherwise simple story. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A piglet's plan to run away gives the familiar home/away/home theme new meaning. Read full book review >

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ALISTAIR AND KIP’S GREAT ADVENTURE! by John Segal
ADVENTURE
Released: May 6, 2008

"Even pre-readers will have no trouble following along on this up-and-down ride. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Segal pairs an impulsive cat and a hesitant dog on a quick but exciting nautical outing. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"Segal's analysis begins to fill a tremendous void in the literature and will be a welcome change to depressing and damaging stereotypes that depict all men as savage sexual beings and women as unwitting victims."
A fresh and welcome feminist perspective on the place and value of heterosexual sex in society. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 2, 2016

"A brief but comprehensive and enthusiastic guide to conducting thorough, legal investigations."
A manual for readers interested in tracking down facts that others might prefer to keep hidden. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALTAR MUSIC by Christin Lore Weber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2000

"If you like this sort of thing, Rumer Godden did it much better in Black Narcissus."
Altar Music ($23.00; Mar.; 251 pp.; 0-684-86866-0): First-novelist Weber draws heavily on her background as an ex-nun to provide a fictional portrait of convent life. Read full book review >