Search Results: "Mark Hodder"


BOOK REVIEW

THE RISE OF THE AUTOMATED ARISTOCRATS by Mark Hodder
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"More of a mixed bag than hitherto, but regulars will find it hard to resist."
Final entry in Hodder's steampunk/time travel series (The Return of the Discontinued Man, 2014, etc.) featuring Victorian explorer/translator Sir Richard Francis Burton and his improbable sidekick, the poet Algernon Charles Swinburne.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 24, 2012

"Enthralling, dizzying and as impressive as they come."
Third entry (The Curious Case of the Clockwork Man, 2011, etc.) in Spain-resident Englishman Hodder's time-travel/alternate-reality/steampunk saga; though originally billed as a trilogy, the ending here leaves considerable scope for further augmentation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RETURN OF THE DISCONTINUED MAN by Mark Hodder
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 2014

"Series addict? Go right ahead. You know you want to."
Fifth in Hodder's steampunk series (The Secret of Abdu El Yezdi, 2013, etc.) starring Victorian explorer/translator Sir Richard Burton and his improbable sidekick, the poet Algernon Charles Swinburne. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RAT PRINCE by Bridget Hodder
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 23, 2016

"Though Philip Pullman did it earlier and funnier with I Was a Rat! (2000), this take still feels fresh enough, despite misgivings. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
A new "Cinderella" retelling includes the perspective of a rat living in her home. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Split Rock by Holly Hodder Eger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 5, 2016

"This well-written work benefits from the heroine's admirable willingness to examine herself honestly."
In this debut novel, a married woman confronts her might-have-beens and searches for her true self. 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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MARK HELPRIN
by Rhett Morgan

In both his travels and his writing, novelist Mark Helprin purposefully avoids the well-known icons and emblems associated with Paris, opting instead for everyday suburban streets and lesser-known architectural gems like the Hôpital Pitié-Salpêtrière. “That’s one of the reasons that Paris is so beautiful,” the author of Paris in the Present Tense points out. “They’ve taken such great ...


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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

MOVING HOUSE by Mark Siegel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"A stronger message and more coherent magic would have made this charming story even more appealing. (Picture book. 4-7)"
This contemporary eco-fable suffers from a lack of internal logic, but the positive message and attractive retro artwork may still find favor with progressive parents. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 13, 2010

"Bright, glossy and flawed; excellent idea, less-than-excellent execution. (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
This shiny, cheerful lesson has mixed success conveying concepts. 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 >