Search Results: "Mark Pagel"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 27, 2012

"An intriguing combination of information on the latest advances in genomics and epigenetics, with an optimistic prediction of a future global society in which inventiveness and cooperation prevail."
Pagel (Evolutionary Biology/Univ. of Reading; Evolutionary Genomics and Proteomics, 2007) examines the human species and the importance of culture and the social environment. Read full book review >

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HERE’S THE CHURCH, HERE’S THE STEEPLE by Tempa Pagel
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 15, 2006

"Pagel hits the bull's-eye in her first attempt with vivid flashbacks to the first murder, intriguing dollops of history and crusty characters in both time frames."
A death in the distant past may be the motive for murder in the present. Read full book review >

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THEY DANCED BY THE LIGHT OF THE MOON by Tempa Pagel
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 19, 2014

"Like Andy's first case (Here's the Church, Here's the Steeple, 2006), this one is studded with flashbacks to the historical past, this time providing provocative insights into the now defunct system of asylums."
A delightful dinner at a posh hotel ends in murder. 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

BENDING THE LANDSCAPE by Nicola Griffith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1997

"Well and confidently crafted and often sexually challenging, but in other respects neither particularly original nor surprising."
From the Seattle-based Griffith (Slow River, 1995, etc.) and White Wolf publishing executive Pagel, the first of a gender- bending series of anthologies (a volume of sf stories and another of horror are projected) whose purpose is to have ``some queer writers write fantasy for the first time, and for some genre writers to explore queer characters,'' not to mention a table of contents set in a typeface so bizarre as to be almost indecipherable. Read full book review >

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ABSOLUTE MAGNITUDE by Warren Lapine
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1997

"The only problem with it is a common one nowadays: You wish the best stories were novels, while the runners- up tend to fade from view."
Sixteen tales, written between 199397, that first appeared in the eponymous magazine or its predecessor, Harsh Mistress. Read full book review >

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BENDING THE LANDSCAPE by Nicola Griffith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 18, 1998

"Annoying, too, how often the phrase 'deliciously sly' crops up in the editorial bits."
A companion volume to 1997's gender-bending BTL: Fantasy with, this time, science fiction themes and ideas given a gay/lesbian perspective—though the contributors include non-gay/lesbians and mainstream writers. Read full book review >

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BENDING THE LANDSCAPE by Nicola Griffith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 26, 2001

"As a whole the anthology really registers. Whether gay, lesbian, or straight, readers may get the haunted feeling that they are reviewing their own lives."
Griffith and Pagel carry on their gay and lesbian series (Bending the Landscape: Science Fiction, 1998) with 18 original horror tales. Read full book review >

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 >

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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 >