Search Results: "Mark E. Rogers"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SWORD OF SAMURAI CAT by Mark E. Rogers
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: April 23, 1991

"Irresistibly hilarious or depressingly imbecilic, depending on the viewpoint of the beholder."
Fourth in a series that has already achieved a certain notoriety. Read full book review >

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SAMURAI CAT GOES TO THE MOVIES by Mark E. Rogers
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Others may well find it mind-numbingly silly and occasionally offensive."
Miaowara Tomokato, the feline whose tongue is sharper than his sword, returns for a fifth engagement in this series by Rogers (The Sword of Samurai Cat, 1991, etc.). Read full book review >

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SAMURAI CAT GOES TO HELL by Mark E. Rogers
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: June 15, 1998

"Check one: (a) hysterically funny, I loved it, (b) appallingly stupid, I hated it, or (c) unsuitable for life-forms with more than minimal cognitive abilities."
Fifth and (the publisher says) final outing for Rogers's indescribable comedy fantasy (Samurai Cat Goes to the Movies, 1994, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE DREAMTUNNEL SEQUENCE by Mark E. Lacy
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 23, 2014

"Solid writing and a twisting plot make for a decent high-fantasy debut."
Two warriors unexpectedly touched by sorcery go on separate quests in an attempt to defeat a great evil. Read full book review >

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THE WATCHER IN THE SHADOWS by Chris Moriarty
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 28, 2013

"Exciting, action-packed and absolutely marvelous. (Fantasy. 10 & up)"
The magic is darker in this intense sequel to The Inquisitor's Apprentice (2011).Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 8, 1993

"A radical proposal, as polemical as it is utopian, but useful in isolating a severe, festering problem in American society, one that will require strong medicine to heal."
In no uncertain terms, social-welfare specialists Specht (UC- Berkeley) and Courtney (Univ. of Wisconsin) decry the trend toward private practice in their field over the last 50 years, demanding instead a return to community-based social programs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 12, 2015

"Horrifying, darkly comic, yet ultimately hopeful—a riveting account."
In this harrowing yet witty memoir, Tucker, a former heroin addict and alcoholic, recounts his experience being held hostage by a brutal madman on a nightmarish road trip. Read full book review >

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Released: May 15, 2007

"Nourishing food for thought, if less meaty than Vaclav Smil's kindred, superior Energies (1998)."
A trivia-rich yet coherent long view of what energy is, what physical laws govern it and why we should be using it less and better. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 5, 2007

"A think piece about personal choices that unearths more round holes for square pegs."
One of America's most influential pollsters carves the present into bite-sized pieces in an attempt to reveal future trends. Read full book review >

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SECRETS OF SHAKESPEARE'S GRAVE by Deron R. Hicks
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Readers who enjoy watching puzzles be solved will enjoy the entertaining revelations. (Mystery. 9-13)"
Twelve-year-old Colophon Letterford deciphers clues in an old portrait that lead her and her father's oddball cousin Julian to a literary treasure. Read full book review >

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Shelly's World! Goes to Japan by Sharon E. Gatlin
Released: March 7, 2013

"An amusing educational story to help kids see the Land of the Rising Sun."
An imaginative fourth-grader dreams of flying a plane to Japan with her family, while the family dog has his own secret adventures abroad. Read full book review >