Search Results: "M.D. Payne"


BOOK REVIEW

FEAR THE BARFITRON  by M.D. Payne
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2013

"Buckets full of gross, but are readers guano scoop up an entire series? Snot likely. (Gross-out horror. 10-12)"
A blatant bid for the Goosebumps audience, with added gushes of vomit. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A GENERAL THEORY OF LOVE by M.D. Lewis
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"Eloquent writing gives weight to a simple, albeit New Age-ish message: feelings count more than intellect in fashioning a healthy psyche. (Charts and illustrations, most not seen) (Author tour)"
An engrossing argument that emotion plays a profound and perhaps prevailing role in a human being's ability to develop and find happiness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOUR IN ALL by Nina Payne
by Nina Payne, illustrated by Adam Payne
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2001

"The final page lists the poem in its entirety, 56 nouns in all. (Picture book. 4-7)"
An artistic collaboration between a mother and son, this freshman effort is laudable, though somewhat flawed. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANOTHER 365 DAYS by K.E. Payne
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 15, 2013

"Funny, engaging and accessible. (Fiction. 12-18)"
In a follow-up to 365 Days (2011), emotive British lesbian teen Clem Atkins writes a diary entry for each day of the year. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"A glamorized hypothesis that bubbles over with pithy, socially conscious observations, but the classic associations formed from them can be a stretch."
A droll comparison of the cult of celebrity to the Classics. Read full book review >

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THE BROKEN LADDER by Keith Payne
NON-FICTION
Released: May 2, 2017

"Though the author doesn't break much new ground, he provides valuable psychological insights into our daily behaviors."
The surprising consequences of inequality. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PROTOTYPE by M.D. Waters
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 24, 2014

"A good run at constructing an out-of-the-ordinary romance that never quite succeeds."
The sequel to Waters' dystopian Archetype (2014) is set in a world where women are in scarce supply and cloning has a creepy, but increasingly important, role in society. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"This is the best type of self-help: sound information as a starting point for seeking treatment."
Concise, thorough and up-to-date, this American Cancer Society guide offers concrete help to women who have been diagnosed with cancer of the reproductive system. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SCLERODERMA BOOK by M.D. Mayes
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1999

"A sound resource, both informative and practical."
A little understood disorder, scleroderma is a particularly thorny medical problem: neither cause nor cure is known, and the disease presents in multiple guises. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1998

"Like Barbara Kirwin's The Mad, The Bad, and The Innocent, this book focuses too much on the analyst. (Author tour)"
A psychiatrist who meets the criminally insane tells all. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANGEL DANCE by M.D. Grayson
Released: March 9, 2012

"With two more books in the works and a cast of interesting characters awaiting development, this author is worth watching."
A PI operates his firm with a tattooed female partner in this Pacific Northwest noir. Read full book review >