Search Results: "Mark Leonard"


BOOK REVIEW

LET THERE BE LIGHT by Mark Leonard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 28, 2015

"A fast-paced adventure involving dinosaurs that should appeal to creationists."
In this debut YA novel, a time traveler discovers that the Ice Age occurred several thousand years ago, matching the biblical account of Creation. Read full book review >

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WHAT DOES CHINA THINK? by Mark Leonard
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2008

"Useful reading for students of contemporary politics and international affairs."
A brief view of China's emergence as a world player, politically as well as economically. 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

A COYOTE’S IN THE HOUSE by Elmore Leonard
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2004

"Good fun. (Fiction. 9-13)"
The author of Get Shorty turns to children's books with a character study of three very different types. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 4, 1990

This biography of the volatile basketball coach profits from the author's sense of fairness and objectivity but, lacking Thompson's cooperation and input—and that of friends, associates, and players—fails to get to the man behind the great teams and bitter controversies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 29, 1989

Cullings from the "Missing Links" column that paleontologist Khrishtalka writes for a bimonthly Carnegie Institution magazine. Read full book review >

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THE GLASS MOUNTAIN by Leonard Wolf
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 17, 1993

"Wolf's ease with the genre (which allows us to savor his crisp reenactment of stock fairy-tale scenes) falls short of an ability to integrate its ancient symbols with the angst of his alienated royals."
The Polish fairy tale ``The Glass Mountain'' appeared in Lang's The Yellow Fairy Book (1894) and more recently was given a mordant urban twist by Donald Barthelme in a short 1970 piece (same title). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A WILD PEOPLE by Hugh Leonard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2002

"Delightfully witty, funny, and true-to-life: Leonard's debut novel should travel better than Guinness."
A rollicking yarn, in the best J.P. Donleavy tradition, about an Irish scribbler on the make, told with wit and style by playwright Leonard (Out After Dark, 1991, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UNDERKILL by Leonard Chang
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 5, 2003

"A gripping story laced with action, though moody Allen's determination to see everything that's happened to Linda's family as an echo of his own life keeps it from the breakneck pace of his scorching debut."
Now that he's flushed every last skeleton from his family's closet (Over the Shoulder, 2001), Allen Choice is ready to start on his girlfriend Linda Maldonado's. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 1956

"Flying fists and bullets."
A prisoner at Five Shadows, a territorial penal institution, is offered the chance, by Karla, to try for acquittal by law, or to gamble on escaping, by Lizann, with a gun. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 15, 2003

"Inspiring and very readable portrait of a free-spirited genius."
A former Caltech physicist pulls no punches as he recalls his encounters with Richard Feynman. Read full book review >