Search Results: "Mark Charan Newton"


BOOK REVIEW

NIGHTS OF VILLJAMUR by Mark Charan Newton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 29, 2010

"Readers who don't mind occasional violence will enjoy exploring this impressive world."
The first book of a promising fantasy series. Read full book review >

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THE BROKEN ISLES by Mark Charan Newton
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 1, 2014

"A disappointing end to what had been a distinctive series."
Final book of the Legends of the Red Sun series (The Book of Transformations, 2011, etc.), written in the style known as New Weird—meaning somewhere between bizarre fantasy and far-future science fiction; it was first published in the U.K. in 2012.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CITY OF RUIN by Mark Charan Newton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 28, 2011

"Less weird than some, with fairly orthodox plotting, characters and narrative that build to a satisfying conclusion while promising still more."
Second book of a series (following Nights of Villjamur, 2010), reaching U.S. shores after publication last year in the UK, where the author resides. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GLOBAL TILT by Ram Charan
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 26, 2013

"A thought-provoking presentation about already discernible global trends."
Business consultant Charan (The Talent Masters: Why Smart Leaders Put People Before Numbers, 2011, etc.) offers his view of where the world economy is headed in the next 20 years, along with his prescriptions for success. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CRASH BANG DONKEY! by Jill Newton
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2010

"Newton captures the boisterous fun without tipping over the edge into wildness—just right for a young audience. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This book, told with a sure storyteller's voice, will be a crowd pleaser. Read full book review >

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BORED! BORED! BORED! by Jill Newton
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2002

"Newton's dry humor will appeal to parents and teachers eager to teach a lesson and squelch a familiar lament; young readers will soak it up like a sponge. (Picture book. 2-6)"
British author/illustrator Newton (Where Are My Chicks, 2002, etc.) makes a splash in this tale about fitting in without fitting the mold. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAY & NIGHT by Teddy  Newton
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Bland, studiously inoffensive and robbed of most of its filmic progenitor's artistry and humor. (Picture book. 5-7)"
The writer and director of the wonderful Pixar animated short attached to Toy Story 3 shows here why he should stick to films. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GORDON IN CHARGE by Jill Newton
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Special less for the themes of bullying and posturing than for the super-expressive, always-in-motion illustrations. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Newton illustrates her two Gordons, goat and goose, with passionate feeling and motion as they vie for authority over the barnyard. Read full book review >

BLOG POST

MARK SUNDEEN
by Megan Labrise

Writing about the simple life proved anything but for immersive journalist Mark Sundeen.

His original manuscript—an unadorned account of three couples who, in varying ways, have opted out of everyday American consumerism—was accepted and revised when he withdrew it from publisher Riverhead Books.

“I had a close friend read it, call me, and say, I stopped reading at page 175 ...


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BOOK REVIEW

LET FREEDOM SING by Vanessa Newton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"A too-intentionally inspirational muddle. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This volume takes the song "This Little Light of Mine" and makes it an extended celebration of the heroes of the Civil Right Movement, from Rosa Parks to Barack Obama, who "let their lights shine." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE STONECUTTER by Pam Newton
Released: Oct. 16, 1990

Like Grimm's fisherman's wife, when the stonecutter is miraculously transformed he yearns for more and more elevated positions; unlike her, his wishes take him full circle so that he ends as he began, but now content. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Devotees of the First Amendment will be amply gratified by browsing through this volume of memorable news men and women."
The Freedom Forum's Newseum is the nation's only museum devoted to the history of journalism. Read full book review >