Search Results: "Mark Haddon"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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

LaRUE FOR MAYOR by Mark  Teague
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2008

"Though less an election-year primer than a tale for dog lovers of every breed, this merits a spot alongside Doreen Cronin's wickedly satiric Duck For President, illustrated by Betsy Lewin (2004) as a waggish take on the theme. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Giving fans even more reason to "Like Ike"—the dog, that is—Teague pits his irrepressible, letter-writing canine against "Law and Order" candidate Hugo Bugwort in a race for Mayor of Snort City. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROBOT DOG by Mark Oliver
by Mark Oliver, illustrated by Mark Oliver
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Like Chris Raschka's Arlene Sardine (1998), the meaning here definitely depends on the reader. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Twee tale of damaged mechanical doggies finding their bliss—or satirical religious allegory? Read full book review >