Search Results: "Mark Rawlinson"


BOOK REVIEW

A CLOCKWORK ORANGE by Anthony Burgess
Released: Jan. 8, 1962

"What happens to Alex is terrible but it is worse for the reader."
The previous books of this author (Devil of a State — 1962 — The Right to an Answer — 1961) had valid points of satire, some humor, and a contemporary view, but here the picture is all out—from a time in the future to an argot that makes such demands on the reader that no one could care less after the first two pages. Read full book review >

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THE RICHMOND DIARY by Peter Rawlinson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 28, 2001

"Rawlinson (Indictment for Murder, 2000, etc.) has great fun anglicizing the Answered Prayers antics whereby Truman Capote skewered all his supposed good friends—it's certainly amusing catching the barristers' wigs askew—but there's one bathetic revelation too many here."
Privy to all the juiciest society hostesses' and politicians' secrets, aging queen Francis Richmond jots them down in a diary. Read full book review >

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CARGO by Jane Rawlinson
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Released: March 1, 1989

After The Lion and the Lizard (set in Iran) and Cradle Song (set in Kenya), Rawlinson takes another biting look at the Third World—this time following the parallel, not-quite-intersecting fortunes of the Stillmans, two stereotypically awful American tourists cruising the Caribbean, and that of Ophelia, a beautiful young woman fleeing fictional Monday Island in hopes of realizing her greater ambitions in the US. Read full book review >

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THE CAVEREL CLAIM by Peter Rawlinson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 10, 1998

"A splendid fifth novel (Indictment for Murder, etc.) from Rawlinson, himself a former Lord Chancellor."
Recently widowed Lady Andrea Caverel lives on the English estate called Ravenscourt with her small son Francis. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MULE SCHOOL by Julia Rawlinson
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2008

"Chapman's bright, cartoonish chalk pastels heighten the humor. (Picture book. 4-6)"
In this quirky but direct take on the "it's okay to be different" theme, Stomper, a polite and caring mule, struggles with his school's curriculum, which focuses entirely on mastering stubbornness skills. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A SURPRISE FOR ROSIE by Julia Rawlinson
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2005

"Readers will definitely share Rosie's delight. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Veteran Warnes creates an idyllic, ground-level (until the end, anyway) woodland setting for this debut tale of a young rabbit's search for a promised surprise. Read full book review >

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FLETCHER AND THE FALLING LEAVES by Julia Rawlinson
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"A poetic tribute to winter and fall, Fletcher's story is sure to resonate with young readers. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Fletcher is a young fox concerned about his favorite tree. Read full book review >

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FLETCHER AND THE SPRINGTIME BLOSSOMS by Julia Rawlinson
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Beeke's sun-dappled paintings glory in the hues and textures of spring, giving the lie to Fletcher's concerns with every page turn. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Young Fletcher has made it through the winter, and so has the anxiety that marked his debut (Fletcher and the Falling Leaves, 2007). Read full book review >

BLOG POST

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

I AM A POETATO by John Hegley
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2014

"Wide-ranging poems and whimsical illustrations combine to yield uneven degrees of comedic success. (Poetry. 9-13)"
British poet Hegley here assembles 45 poems offering light, sometimes wildly offbeat perspectives on a variety of topics. Read full book review >