Search Results: "Marshall Karp"


BOOK REVIEW

CUT, PASTE, KILL by Marshall Karp
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 8, 2010

"The amusing byplay between the main characters moves the story along. It's a shame that so much of the humor depends on juvenile stereotypes and mild bigotry."
Lomax and Biggs go up against a killer who seems to be quite a cut-up. Read full book review >

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NYPD RED by James Patterson
Released: Oct. 8, 2012

"Characters shoot their way through an entertaining script right to a conclusion with a hole in it."
Patterson (Kill Alex Cross, 2011, etc.), here with co-writer Karp, moves to the posh confines of the Big Apple's Upper East Side as he delves into crimes against the tabloid-dwelling rich and famous. Read full book review >

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FLIPPING OUT by Marshall Karp
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 7, 2009

"Glib, trendy and not so much plotted as delivered in comedy-club one-liners, with an over-the-top final twist."
What do cops' wives do when their husbands are on the job? Get killed, it seems. Read full book review >

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THE RABBIT FACTORY by Marshall Karp
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 5, 2006

"A bloated piece of work, devoted more to the pleasure of reading than the offer of a dazzling dénouement."
A big, leisurely paced thriller, the first novel for playwright and screenwriter Karp, traces an insidious, insider terrorist attack on a Disney-like cartoon empire in L.A. Read full book review >

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THE RAGTIME FOOL by Larry Karp
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2010

"In the final volume of his Ragtime trilogy (The King of Ragtime, 2008, etc.), Karp seamlessly weaves real people like Campbell into an interesting historical yarn with a whodunit kicker."
Ragtime music and racial tensions rise and clash in the 1950s, leading to murder. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1992

"Occasionally strident, always implacable and severe, these essays express in many ways the prevailing mood of dissatisfaction in the country today."
Eighteen trenchant essays on American politics and society during the cold war. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE KING OF RAGTIME by Larry Karp
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Impressively researched, with a substantial bibliography, Karp's second Joplin mystery (The Ragtime Kid, 2006) paints a full-bodied portrait of Harlem back in the day. Though the plot rambles, it takes you places you'll be glad you visited."
The dying Scott Joplin gets tangled up in murder and writes his final masterpiece. Read full book review >

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A HONEY OF A DAY by Janet Marshall
ANIMALS
Released: March 31, 2000

"A clever idea, but one that is unsuccessfully executed. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A host of wild animals attends the wedding of two bears set among the abundant wildflowers that have inspired this story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BANANA MOON by Janet Marshall
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 1998

"The pages of the book are thick and coated, making them durable and easy for small fingers to turn. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Marshall (Look Once, Look Twice, 1995, etc.) uses die-cut illustrations as a tease, for objects glimpsed on the other side of a hole are not what they appear: Candy canes turn out to be the sails of sailboats, and salt-water taffy is transformed into the whorls of a turtle's shell. Read full book review >

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LOOK ONCE, LOOK TWICE by Janet Marshall
ABC BOOKS
Released: March 1, 1995

"But the guessing game is fun, and may encourage children to look more closely at patterns in everyday life. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The bold colors, sharp graphics, and pure design of this alphabet book will nab children's attention initially, but the ideas beyond that first look may confuse even older readers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JAMES MARSHALL'S MOTHER GOOSE by James Marshall
POETRY
Released: Sept. 28, 1979

"When Marshall is good he's pretty funny, and when he's bad he's not horrid, merely flat."
You'll skip right through this Mother Goose—partly because Marshall's selections are consistently bouncy and light, but partly because his goofy, one-note pictures don't often invite poring over. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LOST SOCK by Rodrigo Karp
by Rodrigo Karp, illustrated by Rodrigo Karp, developed by Rodrigo Karp
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 30, 2013

"Sadly, the originality of this app's design is not supported by illustrations that extend the story. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
Children will enjoy the novelty of navigating around 3-D rooms to follow this story, but unfortunately, this app still leaves much to be desired. Read full book review >