Search Results: "Mark Haddon"


BOOK REVIEW

BOOM! by Mark Haddon
ADVENTURE
Released: May 11, 2010

In the wake of his Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (2003), Haddon offers a slighter but nonetheless hilarious update of a tale originally published in 1993 as Gridzbi Spudvetch! Read full book review >

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A SPOT OF BOTHER by Mark Haddon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2006

"Takes too long to arrive at its farcical finale and seems too slight in the process."
A novelist of major potential puts his artistic ambition on hold with this minor follow-up to his audacious breakthrough. Read full book review >

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THE PIER FALLS by Mark Haddon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 10, 2016

"Haddon deserves credit for taking chances even if not all of them pay off."
Time and connection are recurring themes in this story collection from the author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (2003, etc.).Read full book review >

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THE RED HOUSE by Mark Haddon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 19, 2012

"A novel to savor."
A familiar premise inspires surprising and deeply moving results, fulfilling the British novelist's considerable promise. Read full book review >

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THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME by Mark Haddon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 17, 2003

"A kind of Holden Caulfield who speaks bravely and winningly from inside the sorrows of autism: wonderful, simple, easy, moving, and likely to be a smash."
Britisher Haddon debuts in the adult novel with the bittersweet tale of a 15-year-old autistic who's also a math genius. Read full book review >

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OCEAN STAR EXPRESS by Mark Haddon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 15, 2003

"Purchase multiple copies if you've got demand—the paperback binding is strong, but won't hold up like a hardcover. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Joe and his mum and dad are vacationing at the Ocean Star Hotel. Read full book review >

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FOOTPRINTS ON THE MOON by Mark Haddon
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2009

"In a season full of such exemplary offerings as Brian Floca's Moonshot (2009), this import, first published in Britain in 1996, ranks as an additional purchase, though it will strike a chord with other moon-watchers whose childhoods included that momentous small step. (Picture book. 5-8)"
This memory-piece will resonate more with adults of a certain age than with children, but it is a pleasant enough interlude regardless. Read full book review >

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MISSING MARK by Julie Kramer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 14, 2009

"Nicely done, if not groundbreaking, with a likable heroine in an intriguing profession."
TV investigative reporter Riley Spartz has an instinct about stories, and the unexplained disappearance of a groom-to-be gets her juices flowing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 20, 2001

"A coffee-table volume that someone might actually read—and enjoy. The wonders of Burns and Company never cease. (110 b&w and 40 color illustrations)"
What comes after baseball, the Civil War, and jazz? Mark Twain, of course. Read full book review >

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EXCLAMATION MARK by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Funny and spirited (and secretly educational, but nobody will notice). (Picture book. 4-8)"
Punctuation with pizzazz. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 19, 2012

"This smart, stylish series opener raises the bar for paranormal fiction, leaving readers impatient for the next installment. (author's note) (Urban fantasy. 12 & up)"
Crime noir meets paranormal romance in this addictive thriller about two London teens in whom the fae awakens, conferring abilities at once exhilarating and harshly stigmatized. Read full book review >

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PAPA’S MARK by Gwendolyn Battle-Lavert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 15, 2004

"Heartfelt. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Talk of the upcoming election permeates the African-American community because, for the first time, they will be permitted to vote alongside their white neighbors. Read full book review >