Search Results: "Marcus Luttrell"


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SERVICE by Marcus Luttrell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 8, 2012

"An action-packed, occasionally reflective saga of contemporary military service."
A Navy combat veteran showcases the deadly operations in Iraq, promoting American military duty as ennobling in the service of humanity. Read full book review >

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SNOW PUPPY by Marcus Pfister
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"This nicely captures a puppy's (or a child's) distractibility, and the Christmas tie-in adds the moral that Pfister's books never lack. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Pfister gets into the head and heart of a puppy experiencing the wonders of his first snow, as well as the heartache of his first time being lost. Read full book review >

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ANIMAL ABC by Marcus Pfister
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Pfister has a following, so adults who recognize his name will likely be drawn to the (hologram-free) artwork. Others may want to choose from among the more classic animal ABCs. (Alphabet book. 4-6)"
Animal alphabet books abound, so it takes something special to make one stand out; this one doesn't have it. Read full book review >

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RECESS WARRIORS by Marcus Emerson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"A welcome throwback to the way recess should be. (Graphic fiction. 7-11)"
Update that cootie shot: zombies have taken over the playground. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF DEAD DAYS by Marcus Sedgwick
FANTASY
Released: Oct. 12, 2004

"Much is left untold in this fascinatingly brooding tale, but Boy discovers in a final burst of warmth that Willow will be with him whatever his future holds. (author's note) (Fantasy. YA)"
In an 18th-century European city that's grand but decaying, a desperate and mysterious quest occurs during the year's "Dead Days." Read full book review >

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LAST GANG IN TOWN by Marcus Gray
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Gray's smug, repetitive prose utterly fails to put the Clash in a coherent context the way Jon Savage's towering England's Dreaming did for the Sex Pistols. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A hopelessly rambling and combative biography of the seminal punk band. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Tanner's concurrent personal explorations of the real and symbolic Irish landscapes bring an immediacy to this ancient fight. Unfortunately, such immediacy doesn't lend much hope for a solution ere long."
Tanner (Croatia, 1997, etc.) painstakingly scrutinizes the Irish struggles of the last half-millennium through the lens of religion, which by necessity brings to bear facets of ideology, class, politics, and the distribution of wealth and power. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 5, 2006

"Enormous fun for Twin Peaks freaks, Rothophiles, Ginsberg groupies and all who like to sit among the pins in a busy bowling alley."
Prophets are among us, declares Marcus (Like a Rolling Stone, 2005, etc.): singing and making films, writing novels and poetry. But we rarely listen to them until it's too late. Read full book review >

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TEETH by Marcus Damanda
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 26, 2007

"A terrific read for those looking for thrills, romance and some bite."
A loner with a secret disorder meets a gang of outlaw vampires in this captivating, violent thriller. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"Touching, lyrical, and often humorous. (Author tour)"
Another entry in what will no doubt be a long series of autobiographies by postbaby boom African-Americans helps place a new generation of memoirists on solid ground. Read full book review >

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NOTABLE AMERICAN WOMEN by Ben Marcus
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 12, 2002

"Dazzling, genius-driven—and, alas, often tedious."
Marcus follows up his extraordinary The Age of Wire and String (1995) with something of a disappointment. The verbal wizardry is still there, but the content has grown coquettish and slightened, no longer an engine sufficient to drive the whole. Read full book review >