Search Results: "Mark Frost"


BOOK REVIEW

ALLIANCE by Mark Frost
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"This muddled adventure won't leave readers impatient for Book 3. (Adventure. 12-16)"
Will West faces old and new adversaries during summer vacation in this sloppy sequel to The Paladin Prophecy (2012). Read full book review >

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THE SIX MESSIAHS by Mark Frost
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1995

"Haute folderol from a master of the game."
Another vastly entertaining outing for Arthur Conan Doyle, whom Frost (The List of 7, 1993) seems bent on starring in lurid adventures to rival those of the Scottish physician's own storied hero, Sherlock Holmes. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Fans won't argue the game's significance to the sport, but Frost's narrative is over-the-top and gushing, making it strictly for baseball die-hards."
A pitch-by-pitch account of the game best known for the image of the hopping, waving, ecstatic catcher Carlton Fisk, whose 12th-inning home run won the game for the Boston Red Sox. Read full book review >

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THE SECOND OBJECTIVE by Mark Frost
Released: May 15, 2007

"It doesn't spoil the suspense of this historical fiction to know which side wins."
Germany makes a last-gasp attempt to defeat the Allies and change the course of history, in the latest from Frost (The Six Messiahs, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE PALADIN PROPHECY by Mark Frost
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 25, 2012

"Superficial adventure with arbitrary authorial intrusions at every plot twist. (Fantasy. 12-16)"
New school and new mental powers meet ancient mysteries and ancient war. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 6, 2007

"An intriguing tale, capably written, but lacking a greater sense of significance, either to golf or to professional sports in general."
The latest from novelist and golf writer Frost (The Grand Slam: Bobby Jones, America, and the Story of Golf, 2004, etc.) examines a historic match, when legendary professionals Ben Hogan and Byron Nelson squared off against top amateurs Harvie Ward and Ken Venturi. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 6, 2002

"Captivating entertainment. (26 b&w photos, throughout)"
An award-winning TV writer (Hill Street Blues) turned novelist Frost (The Six Messiahs, 1995, etc.) proves just as skilled at nonfiction in his affectionate recreation of the dramatic 1913 US Open Golf Championship. Read full book review >

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THE LIST OF 7 by Mark Frost
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 17, 1993

"821, it far outclasses)—but a jolly good adventure yarn for that. (Film rights to Universal)"
History has it that Arthur Conan Doyle based Sherlock Holmes on his med-school teacher Dr. Joseph Bell. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET HISTORY OF TWIN PEAKS by Mark Frost
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"Like The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer (1990) and The Autobiography of F.B.I. Special Agent Dale Cooper (1991), this ambitious project will be less-than-essential for newbies but better than a damn good cup of coffee to members of the cult."
An exquisitely curated gift to superfans of the TV cult classic Twin Peaks. Read full book review >

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FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2004

"The notes on how the form in each poem works are of particular value to teachers eager to guide students in their own poetry writing. (Fiction. 10+)"
"You have to really look at things," Naomi says, and that's what each fifth-grader does in this look at life from many points of view. Read full book review >

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GOWANUS DOGS by Jonathan Frost
Released: April 6, 1999

"While the strong textures at times create a swirling energy reminiscent of Brian Pinkney's scratchboard illustrations, this more often resembles a first draft, a shadowy promise of the book- yet-to-be. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Frost debuts with a flawed but heartwarming dog story, set along an industrial canal in New York City and illustrated with large, freely drawn black-and-white etchings. Read full book review >