Search Results: "Marcus Wohlsen"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 14, 2011

"Though there are not yet any solutions to the legal and ethical issues, Wolhsen provides a timely airing of what may be going on in a backyard near you."
Do-it-yourself comes to biotechnology in the form of young geeks who tinker with DNA in the garage, the kitchen or wherever they can set up a lab bench. 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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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 >

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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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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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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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MISTER MEMORY by Marcus Sedgwick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2017

"Marvelously imagined and sure to appeal to readers who enjoy an intelligent thriller."
Young-adult novelist Sedgwick (A Love Like Blood, 2015) returns to Paris in his second book for adults, this time to La Belle Epoque, weaving murder and memory into an intense thriller. Read full book review >

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GOOD PEOPLES by Marcus Major
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 6, 2000

"Major, with a gift for dialogue, creates an amiable work—though small in scale, it serves as a companionable distraction into the territory of romantic love."
A first novel, set in African-American and Latino communities, that offers some heartfelt insights gleaned from the bumpy road of courtship. Read full book review >