Search Results: "Mark Fuhrman"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 2, 2003

"Fuhrman's prose may plod, but it nonetheless convinces that a criminal justice system can be criminal and lack justice."
The notorious detective from the OJ trial examines some capital cases in Oklahoma and concludes that the death penalty should be abolished. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2001

"Mostly forsaking sensationalism for plodding detail, Fuhrman disappoints: this is only for people interested in the tedious nitty-gritty of apprehending a killer."
The grisly account of a Spokane, Washington, serial killer's spree, and a critique of the local police department's investigation of the crimes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A SIMPLE ACT OF MURDER by Mark Fuhrman
NON-FICTION
Released: April 11, 2006

"So Oswald did it alone after all. Hmmm. Watch for talk-show debates over this one—maybe involving Oliver Stone, whose 1991 film JFK provides the antithesis of Fuhrman's book."
If only Dealey Plaza could talk: a fresh, counterintuitive take on the JFK assassination. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys shows that Fuhrman had much promise, and it is unfortunate that we will never have the joy of seeing his talents bloom."
A light tale of rebellious eighth graders set in a Savannah Catholic junior high school in 1974, written by a young Georgian who died of cancer as he was completing this, his only novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Downeaster by Paul Thomas Fuhrman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 18, 2016

"A clever, riveting, and multifaceted tale about sailing, so vivid that readers should taste the salt spray."
A debut historical novel captures life on the ocean waves in the late 19th century. 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

MOON BEARS by Mark Newman
by Mark Newman, photographed by Mark Newman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 17, 2015

"Pair this with the collages and more lyrical text of Brenda Z. Guiberson and Ed Young's Moon Bear (2010) to extend the conversation with young readers and listeners. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
A wildlife photographer's images and accompanying descriptions of individual Asian moon bears from animal-rescue centers in Vietnam and China introduce these appealing creatures. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GIRL AND THE BICYCLE by Mark Pett
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 29, 2014

"Like an old black-and-white movie, this companion to The Boy and the Airplane (2013) will remain charming and relevant—the old story about what you get when you give never really gets old. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A girl spies a gleaming bike in a shop window and decides to earn enough money doing yardwork to buy it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOOD TRUCKS! by Mark Todd
by Mark Todd, illustrated by Mark Todd
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 3, 2014

"A tasty treat on trucks and takeout. (Picture book. 3-7)"

BOOK REVIEW

DESMOND PUCKET AND THE MOUNTAIN FULL OF MONSTERS by Mark Tatulli
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"The icing on the exploding birthday cake are the many pages from Desmond's notebook with instructions on duplicating his scary successes. (Humor. 8-11)"
Will monster maven Desmond Pucket get to ride the awesome, animatronic-enhanced Mountain Full of Monsters roller coaster with dreamy Tina Schimsky? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BOY AND THE AIRPLANE by Mark Pett
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 2, 2013

"Recalling both the ingenuity of Oliver Jeffers' Stuck (2011) and the sense of foreboding in Chris Van Allsburg's Jumanji (1981), Pett's winsome caricatures enact a quietly provocative drama certain to raise questions about the value of patience, the burden of ownership and the ethics related to this instance of 're-gifting.' (Picture book. 4-10)"
In this wordless title, a tousled boy in overalls receives a present that changes his life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE THREE LITTLE PIGS AND THE SOMEWHAT BAD WOLF by Mark  Teague
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"A fine addition to the fractured-fairy-tale shelf, though it does lack that certain something that made Eugene Trivizas' The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig, illustrated by Helen Oxenbury (1993), such a standout. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The classic fairy tale gets an update with a subtle message about healthy eating and a happy ending for a hungry wolf. Read full book review >