Search Results: "Michael Black"


BOOK REVIEW

NAKED! by Michael Black
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 6, 2014

"Doesn't cover particularly new nude territory, but children equally enthralled with going out in their altogethers will appreciate the enthusiasm here. (Picture book. 2-6)"
One boy's birthday suit gets a bit of a workout in this heartfelt paean to going au naturel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I AM NOT A COP! by Richard Belzer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 14, 2008

"A weird, surprisingly quick-witted comedic caper."
Take a plot inspired by old Hitchcock movies, stir in bad guys cribbed from Dostoevsky, apply a wisecracking, well-read New York City detective transported from the set of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and the result is this debut novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I AM NOT A PSYCHIC!  by Richard Belzer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Noncop, nonpsychic Belzer wisecracks his way from coast to coast."
Law and Order's Detective Munch takes a break from the Special Victims Unit to pen a tale of murder and corruption in the fantasy capital of the world. Read full book review >

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THERE'S A MONSTER IN OUR WOOD
by Sarah Pitre

BOOK REPORT for The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black

Cover Story: Not Too Shrubbery Shabby

BFF Charm: Yay!

Swoonworthy Scale: 7

Talky Talk: Straight Up With a Twist of Fae

Bonus Factors: Fairies, Joan of Arc, LGBTQ

Relationship Status: Enchanted


Cover Story: Not Too Shrubbery Shabby

As a person who still couldn't quite believe that she ...


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MICHAEL NESMITH
by Nick A. Zaino III

Michael Nesmith’s first big job in the music industry didn’t make much sense to him. He was hired—along with Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, and Peter Tork—to be part of a rock and roll band on television called the Monkees. It would change his life in ways he couldn’t quite comprehend. He addresses this in his new memoir, Infinite Tuesday: An ...


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MICHAEL FRANK
by Marjorie Baumgarten

Perhaps you recognize the names of Irving Ravetch and Harriet Frank Jr. A married couple, they were Hollywood screenwriters responsible for authoring such Oscar-nominated classics as Hud and Norma Rae. Active from the late Forties through the mid-Eighties, the collaborators built a reputation for quality scripts based on their eight films with maverick filmmaker Martin Ritt and their screen adaptations ...


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MICHAEL TWITTY
by Gregory McNamee

Recipes, like people, have DNA. It may take some ferreting out, some hard kitchen testing, some documentary research, and some more tasting and adjusting, but eventually that yellowed slip of paper tucked into grandmom’s copy of Joy of Cooking will yield its ancestry, reveal its origins through the patina of the past, and show how tastes and ingredients have changed ...


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ÉDOUARD LOUIS
by Rhett Morgan

In 2014 at the age of 22, Édouard Louis published his first novel, The End of Eddy, in France and caused a sensation in the French press. Like another recently celebrated European author, Karl Ove Knausgaard, Louis takes directly from his own life to craft bleak images. Also like Knausgaard, he came under intense media scrutiny as investigative journalists sought ...


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SPIN THE WHEEL OF SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY TO FIND A GREAT READ
by John DeNardo

Speculative fiction comes in many flavors.  Want to see for yourself? Spin the wheel of Science Fiction & Fantasy and find your next excellent read!

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In More of Me by Kathryn Evans, a teenage girl deals with the trials of her teenage years and then some. To all outward appearances, Teva appears like an ordinary teenager with all ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 28, 2012

"A slight but reliably amusing look at masculine insecurity and confusion."
TV funnyman on marriage, family and BMW shopping. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A KILLING FROST by Michael A. Black
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"A brawny debut so foursquare in its characters and prose that you can hardly wait till Shade finally gets to put those kickboxing skills to use."
Having lost his wife to overwork, his job with the Chicago Police Department to politics, his ancient car to natural causes, and his girlfriend to LA, private eye Ron Shade is about to give up his office—why keep it when he has no walk-in clients?—when his old friend, social worker Maria Castro, walks in. Read full book review >

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FREEZE ME TENDER by Michael A. Black
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 20, 2006

"Veteran police officer Black (Windy City Knights, 2004, etc.) is torn between glitz and noir, with a side of schmaltz. Okay for reading on a junket to Vegas . . . and leaving on the plane, finished or not."
Another Elvis sighting, only this time he's called Colton Purcell. Read full book review >