Search Results: "Marc Laidlaw"


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THE THIRD FORCE by Marc Laidlaw
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Beautifully composed and full of high-level concepts (such as a virtual library and binoculars that allow one to look upon the future), but weighed down, in the end, by a plot that is strictly Buck Rogers."
Doomsday tale suggested by a CD-ROM game called Gadget, by the author of Kalifornia (1993) and The 37th Mandala, published earlier this year. Read full book review >

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THE 37TH MANDALA by Marc Laidlaw
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 12, 1996

"Deserves high marks indeed—and those mandalas cry out for celluloid computerization."
Blending outrÇ-dimensional, drooly-tentacled, Lovecraftian slipslop weirdness with Robert A. Heinlein's The Puppet Masters, Laidlaw (Kalifornia, 1993, etc.) lays out a work far more fine- grained than Heinlein's and nearly as compelling as Lovecraft's. Read full book review >

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THE ORCHID EATER by Marc Laidlaw
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 17, 1994

"Not heartwarming."
Another well-written but depressing dystopian thriller by Laidlaw (Kalifornia, 1992; Dad's Nuke, 1985). Read full book review >

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KALIFORNIA by Marc Laidlaw
Released: Feb. 1, 1993

From the author of Dad's Nuke (1985), an in-jokey, cyberpunkish glimpse of a near-future West Coast, wherein everybody is ``wired'' with artificial nerves and thus able to receive full sensory experiences—including commercials—from those few rigged to ``wirecast''; the latter are, of course, the stars of Laidlaw's TV-gone-mad world. Read full book review >

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BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"This is an interesting but not quite satisfying addition to the Adventures in Art series and is also less suitable for the younger readers for whom it is intended. (Biography. 12+)"
Marc Chagall is a difficult subject for a biography, especially one for children. Read full book review >

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MARC CHAGALL by Brigitta Höpler
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"The book's creative design makes this highly appropriate for use in art-appreciation lessons at the elementary level. (Biography. 8-11)"
Playfully arranged multicolored text complements the artwork in this short but enticing introduction to Chagall's work. Read full book review >

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MARC CHAGALL by Jonathan Wilson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 13, 2007

"At times too brief, but written with clarity and compassion: a portrait Chagall would have enjoyed."
A brisk and very sympathetic biography of the celebrated painter by fiction-writer Wilson (An Ambulance Is on the Way, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >

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A PICTURE FOR MARC by Eric A. Kimmel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 25, 2007

"Simple black-and-white drawings have a childlike quality as if done by the young Chagall. (author's note, bibliography) (Fiction. 6-10)"
For a young Jewish boy growing up in Tsarist Russia, wanting to become an artist is not likely to meet with enthusiastic parental support. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1997

"A strong, fascinating portrait of a nation undergoing an astonishing transformation."
Riboud, a superb documentary photographer, has traveled repeatedly in China over the past 40 years. Read full book review >

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MARC BROWN'S PLAYTIME RHYMES by Marc Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Just right for family play, while honoring the tradition of passing these rhymes to future generations. (Picture book/poetry. 3-6)"
Twenty of Brown's favorite finger rhymes, complete with tiny pictograms to demonstrate motions and actions for each phrase. Read full book review >

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I AM MARC CHAGALL by Bimba Landmann
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"A timeline provides concrete facts, but the overall effect of the whole inevitably (and perhaps appropriately) emphasizes image over mere biography. (Picture book/biography. 7-12)"
Hot on the heels of Michelle Markel's Dreamer from the Village (2005) comes another picture-book biography of the great 20th-century surrealist, this one illustrated with stunningly three-dimensional mixed-media collages. Read full book review >

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THE VOICE INSIDE MY HEAD by S.J. Laidlaw
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 11, 2014

"A satisfying mystery peopled with characters readers will be happy they've come to know. (Mystery. 12-18)"
This absorbing mystery might or might not be paranormal, but it's certainly constantly interesting. Read full book review >