Search Results: "Mark Richard Clements"


BOOK REVIEW

Tall Trees by Andrea Bouvier
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 2012

"An engaging, inspiring rise above a traumatic childhood, but it's dampened by a narrative that's more sketch than story."
In Bouvier and Clements' debut novel, Thomas Paul Stanton's upbringing is a Dickensian nightmare. Read full book review >

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NO TALKING by Andrew Clements
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 26, 2007

"A strong addition to the 'waging peace' genre. (Fiction. 9-11)"
A vintage tale from the master of the theme-driven, feel-good school story. Read full book review >

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TROUBLE-MAKER by Andrew Clements
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 26, 2011

"With easygoing prose enhanced by occasional sketches, this slender school story does its job with no trouble at all. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Clay learns that it's easy to get into trouble but far more difficult to get out of it in this breezy Scared Straight-type novel for the elementary-school set. Read full book review >

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THE LAND OF NOD by Mark A. Clements
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 23, 1995

"When the plot finally takes hold at midnovelafter a long setting upit's as fun and inventive as Clements' earlier fundamentalist humanoids."
Horror schlockmeister Clements's fourth outing rises above 1993's Children of the End, again posits a brilliant plot idea, and again slips and slides looking for traction. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN OF THE END by Mark A. Clements
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 28, 1993

Comic-strip horror novel padded with science fantasy and no sex trimmings. Read full book review >

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NO TALKING by Andrew Clements
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 26, 2007

"A strong addition to the 'waging peace' genre. (Fiction. 9-11)"
A vintage tale from the master of the theme-driven, feel-good school story. Read full book review >

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ABOUT AVERAGE by Andrew Clements
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 24, 2012

"More than a feel-good story with a message, this is another good read. (Fiction. 9-12) "
How can a plain girl with few talents possibly achieve the triumphal moment of a sixth-grader's dreams? Read full book review >

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LOST AND FOUND by Andrew Clements
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2008

"Another fast-paced, believable and funny offering from a master of school stories (Frindle, 1996, etc., etc.) and father of identical twin boys. (Final art not seen.) (Fiction. 9-12)"
For 12 years, Ray and Jay Grayson have been "the twins," nearly indistinguishable even to their parents. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 15, 1998

"Though this work is generally frustrating to read, Clements's best work deals fruitfully with evolving new family patterns and her tracing of various historical contexts in which single women have found themselves."
What could have shed light on changes in the lives of post-Cosmo girls instead gets mired down by a rather disjointed writing style. Read full book review >

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EVERYONE’S DEAD BUT US by Mark Richard Zubro
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 15, 2006

"Yes, it's a letdown after Tom and Scott's elaborate wedding (Here Comes the Corpse, 2002). And yes, Tom could use a few anger-management sessions. But Scott continues to be a dreamboat, whatever your sexual inclination."
A gay take on Christie's Ten Little Indians. Read full book review >

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SORRY NOW? by Mark Richard Zubro
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"All in all, sort of dull, even with murder around the edges."
Zubro, author of two earnest mysteries featuring a gay schoolteacher sleuth (The Only Good Priest, Why Isn't Becky Twitchell Dead?), now introduces an earnest, gay widower-cop, Paul Turner of the Chicago PD, assigned to investigate the murder of right-wing politico Reverend Mucklewrath's daughter. Read full book review >

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DEAD EGOTISTICAL MORONS by Mark Richard Zubro
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 4, 2003

"Paul (Sex and Murder.Com, 2001, etc.) is once again so noble and knowing that he could audition for the title role in Father Knows Best."
A pop band is rocked when the Boys4U national tour ends in Chicago with a real bang. Read full book review >