Search Results: "Margery Sharp"


BOOK REVIEW

SHARP by David Fitzpatrick
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Fitzpatrick slam-dunks readers into the grim, murky bowels of his psychotic ordeal, yet provides a promising coda for himself and those jonesing for a 'normal' life."
A young man harrowingly details the depth of a two-decade bout with mental illness. Read full book review >

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MARGERY KEMPE by Robert Glück
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 28, 1994

"Numbingly frenzied, frustrated, and futile."
GlÅck pushes the envelope way too far as he attempts to use the history of a failed, would-be saint from the 15th century to explore his own romantic obsession in the 1990s. Read full book review >

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SHARP SHOOTER by Nadia Gordon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2002

"The heroine's nickname perfectly suits Gordon's pleasant debut."
Sunny McCoskey is living your basic Northern California daydream. Read full book review >

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THE RESCUERS by Margery Sharp
Released: Oct. 29, 1959

"Here, on mouse scale, are all the elements of gang plotting, adroit execution, and hairbreadth escape. Here also is a sly humor which digs sharply into the human scheme. Good entertainment, funny, absurd, and thoroughly beguiling.</p>"
<p>An ingenious fantasy, an almost credible satire, this story—a departure from the author's usual material—deals with a trio of mice and their rescue of an imprisoned Norwegian poet. Read full book review >

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THE RESCUERS by Margery Sharp
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 29, 1959

"Here is a tale made to order for Walt Disney—but a strange departure for Margery Sharp."
An absurd and beguiling fantasy in which a trio of mice perform a heroic rescue of a Norwegian poet from the dungeon of an impregnable prison. Read full book review >

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SHARP EDGES by Jayne Ann Krentz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Krentz's usual lilting, charming prose and slightly eccentric characters find themselves at the service of a regrettably pedestrian suspenser."
Perhaps Krentz's fiction (Grand Passion, 1994, etc.) ought to be packaged with madeleines, if only to reinforce the sense of dÇjÖ vu her fans must feel with every page, tripping over bits and pieces that have been used in her historical romances, written as Amanda Quick, and that may well be incorporated in her science-fictional ones, written as Jayne Castle. Read full book review >

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MARGERY ALLINGHAM'S MR. CAMPION'S FAREWELL by Mike Ripley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2014

"Ripley (Angels Unaware, 2008, etc.) is almost too successful in fulfilling the bespectacled detective's ploy of making himself an ineffectual nonentity. Only toward the end of this meandering, fitfully amusing, resolutely twee story does Campion become more than a sad echo of an earlier age."
In his 22nd adventure, a gentleman detective takes on local politics and characters as eccentric as he is. Read full book review >

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THE SHARP TIME by Mary O'Connell
FICTION
Released: Nov. 8, 2011

"Sharp storytelling indeed. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Palpable grief plus irreverent humor equal one extraordinary debut novel. Read full book review >

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SHARP TEETH by Toby Barlow
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"A refreshing leap across genres."
Rival gangs of werewolves duke it out for control of Los Angeles in this dark but oddly tender free-verse novel. Read full book review >

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SHARP OBJECTS by Gillian Flynn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 10, 2006

"Piercingly effective and genuinely terrifying."
A savage debut thriller that renders the Electra complex electric, the mother/daughter bond a psychopathic stranglehold. Read full book review >

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TWELVE SHARP by Janet Evanovich
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 20, 2006

"Evanovich wisely soft-pedals the mystery, which has never been her strong suit, and finds exactly the right tone of danger-laden farce for Stephanie's duel with the false Ranger, spicing it with a million one-liners, aspiring bond enforcers and hapless criminals on the run."
Trenton's most renowned bounty hunter (Eleven on Top, 2005, etc.) becomes the prey of a delusional stalker. Read full book review >

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MARGERY WILLIAMS’S THE VELVETEEN RABBIT by Lou Fancher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Why not just wait? (Picture book. 3-5)"
In his note to the reader, Fancher (The Range Eternal, p. 1222, etc.) writes, "I've shortened the text to allow more room for the artwork," as an explanation for this abbreviated version of the beloved classic. Read full book review >