Search Results: "Matt Curtis"


BOOK REVIEW

The Saeshell Book of Time Part 3: Paradise Lost by Rusty Biesele
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"A dense sci-fi tale that will likely appeal primarily to fans of previous books in the series."
In the third installment of Biesele's (The Saeshell Book of Time: Part 2: Rebirth of Innocents, 2013, etc.) sci-fi/fantasy series, two Earthlingsembrace their destinies as allies and enemies complicate their path. Read full book review >

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TO BE A CAT by Matt Haig
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 11, 2013

"Simultaneously predictable and quirky, this will likely appeal to the author's fans but may not attract new readers. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
This offbeat tale offers an uneasy mix of magical transformation, violence and bullying, and the dreary misery of family dysfunction. Read full book review >

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BIG BROTHER, LITTLE BROTHER by Marci Curtis
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2004

"Why bicker when there's enough room on the skateboard for two and a frosted donut for every mouth? (Picture book. 3-6)"
This gathering of brothers—sharply etched, bright photographs of pairs of them, younger and older, multicultural—celebrates harmony with nary a discord in sight (minor differences of opinion are of the most benign sort). Read full book review >

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ANIMALS YOU NEVER EVEN HEARD OF by Patricia Curtis
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 1997

"Still, both children and adults will marvel at these eccentricities of the natural world and will quickly become concerned for them. (index) (Picture book/nonfiction. 8-11)"
Curtis (Aquatic Animals in the Wild and in Captivity, 1992) briefly describes the characteristics and plight of a dozen unusual endangered species of wildlife in habitats that range from the foothills of the Andes to the rain forests of Vietnam and Laos. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1992

"Index. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
Six aquatic habitats (freshwater lakes and wetlands; rivers; estuaries and salt marshes; coasts; coral reefs; and the open sea) and the animals that live in them are described, together with an overview of new aquariums that emphasize displaying animals in naturalistic settings plus chatty facts about birds, mammals, fish and invertebrates living in and around the waterways. Read full book review >

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POINT OF IMPACT by Jack Curtis
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"Kind of a sophisticated cops-and-robbers variant of the spaghetti western: tough yet sentimental, unwieldy yet grand, suspenseful yet utterly predictable as its textured yet super-macho hero and villains vector toward their inexorable fates."
Big and brawny British police procedural—London cop vs. serial killer and cohorts—by the talented author of Glory and Crow's Parliament. Read full book review >

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COMMUNION by Curtis Smith
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 30, 2015

"Other good humans may find inspiration in these humanist homilies."
An essayist muses on faith and fatherhood. Read full book review >

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NO MERCY by Jack Curtis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 14, 1995

"44, that's what, in a bloody, simple- minded finale that'll remind frustrated crusaders everywhere why vigilante fantasies like this will always have a place in the popular imagination."
Curtis follows his lethargic oater Pepper Tree Rider (1994) with a high-caliber tale of Montana revenge. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 19, 2010

"Overlong but well-balanced."
Veteran journalist Wilkie (Journalism/Univ. of Mississippi; Dixie: A Personal Odyssey Through Events that Shaped the Modern South, 2001, etc.) produces a meaty biography extolling the rise and fall of an infamously lucrative trial litigator. Read full book review >

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SPENCER TRACY by James Curtis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 18, 2011

"A monumental, definitive biography of one the finest film actors in the history of the medium."
Spencer Tracy (1900-1967), warts and all. Read full book review >

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THE FIRST BLACK ACTORS ON THE GREAT WHITE WAY by Susan Curtis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1998

"Well meaning and often instructive, yet terribly labored."
The author explores unto tedium the genesis of the first Broadway production to feature an all-black cast and wonders why it never survived along the Great White Way. Read full book review >