Search Results: "Mark Smith"


BOOK REVIEW

In the Shadow of a Pale Horse by Mark Smith
Released: Jan. 25, 2013

"Even though it drags in places, Smith's first novel successfully blends deep family drama with dark, supernatural elements."
A supernatural soap opera with compelling family dynamics at its center. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2001

"Exquisitely revealing and written with real polish: a first-class account."
A history of the modern stock market, detailing its transmogrification from a "gambling hell" run by speculators and cronies to a rational, sophisticated exchange open to all. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PEACOCK CRIES by Hong Ying
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"More politics than novel. A movie version could be more interesting than the print."
A political drama set against the backdrop of the Three Gorges Dam project in China. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ROAD TO WINTER by Mark Smith
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 13, 2017

"A breakout new series full of romance, danger, and a surprisingly engaging world. (Post-apocalyptic adventure. 14-adult)"
A deadly virus has devastated the population of Australia, leaving pockets of humanity to survive as best as they can. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"A treat for policy wonks and students of economics—and worth reading for anyone who plays the market."
If you have a rage for chaos, you'll love the stock market—beg pardon, the equity culture—of the future. 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

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Twain admirers will find this volume indispensable and will eagerly await the third volume."
In which the great American author, aided by his scholarly editors, continues to spin out a great yarn covering his long life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RAW by Mark Haskell Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 3, 2013

"Satire doesn't get any broader or easier, but that doesn't mean that the book's not at least fitfully fun."
LA writer Smith is back with another frothy satire (Moist, 2007, etc.). Read full book review >

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DELICIOUS by Mark Haskell Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2005

"Rated NC-17 for intermittent comic violence, good-natured swearing, cannibalism, humorous amorality and some truly perverse sex."
Carl Hiaasen, meet Hannibal Lecter. Read full book review >

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CARAVAGGIO by Mark David Smith
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 15, 2016

"Combining the timeless allure of action and young-love romance with the historically accurate and turbulent life of the painter Caravaggio, this story succeeds on all levels. (Historical fiction. 12-15)"
Late Renaissance Italy comes to life in this upper-middle-grade novel featuring the painter Caravaggio and a young friend. Read full book review >

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NAKED AT LUNCH by Mark Haskell Smith
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 2, 2015

"A thoughtful and entertaining analysis of why so many still want to ditch their clothes and let it all hang out."
An open-minded writer drops his skivvies at various locations around the world in an amusing and earnest attempt to understand the appeal of nudism. Read full book review >

BLOG POST

GOOSEBUMPS
by Leila Roy

When sleep finally comes, I sink into a murky world of shadows. There is a tunnel before me, with bright light in the distance. The ground rumbles. White fog surrounds me. My heart is pounding. Something is coming, but I do not know what, and only feel its presence, a terrible shadow that slithers along the ground, leaving a trail ...

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