Search Results: "Michael Cadnum"


BOOK REVIEW

MICHAEL by Henry Flesh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Amen."
Flesh's X-rated debut novel, the Lambda Award-winning Massage (1999), told of life at the bottom of Manhattan's gay subculture. Read full book review >

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SEIZE THE STORM by Michael Cadnum
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 5, 2012

"A seafaring adventure with all the elements of a great puzzle but the solution. (Thriller. 12-16)"
An ocean thriller brings a family clinging to lost affluence into the path of a drug warlord. Read full book review >

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THE LEOPARD SWORD by Michael Cadnum
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"The details of medieval Europe are vividly realized, the characters and their relationships are sympathetic, the action can be thrilling—but somehow it all adds up to less than the sum of its parts. (Fiction. 12+)"
Two squires and their knights struggle to make their way back to England from the Holy Land after the bloody Siege of Acre. Read full book review >

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EDGE by Michael Cadnum
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"This haunting, life-affirming novel further burnishes Cadnum's reputation as an outstanding novelist. (Fiction. 12+)"
What begins as a portrait of a high-school drop-out is transformed into a fascinating study of the human spirit in this latest and mesmerizing novel by Cadnum (Zero at the Bone, 1996, etc.). Read full book review >

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TAKING IT by Michael Cadnum
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"A haunting tale that lingers long after the car crash, the revelation, and the last page is turned. (Fiction. 12+)"
An affecting work by a writer (Calling Home, 1991, etc.) who just gets better with every book. Read full book review >

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RUNDOWN by Michael Cadnum
Released: June 1, 1999

"Deep, dark, and moving, this is a model tale of adolescent uneasiness set amid the roiling emotions of modern life. (Fiction. 12-14)"
For a girl who is—by most standards—not perceived to be extraordinary, it is not easy living with a family of beautiful people. Read full book review >

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ZERO AT THE BONE by Michael Cadnum
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"A painful subject, mercilessly explored. (Fiction. 12-18)"
A teenage daughter's disappearance hits a North Oakland family hard in this bitter story from the author of Taking It (1995). Read full book review >

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GHOSTWRIGHT by Michael Cadnum
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 15, 1992

"Cadnum's hyperbolic horror tale, always gripping and smartly paced but usually shaded just this side of ludicrous—and sometimes not even."
A celebrated playwright is stalked by his muse in Cadnum's first non-occult novel, an overwrought thriller that's nonetheless as effectively macabre as his supernatural yarns (St. Read full book review >

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FLASH by Michael Cadnum
FICTION
Released: June 22, 2010

After a bungled bank robbery, Milton and Bruce Borchard drive off in a stolen Ford Taurus. Read full book review >

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HEAT by Michael Cadnum
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"In this gripping look at family relationships Cadnum finds painful shades of gray for Bonnie to face for the first time; in her will to grasp the manner and timing of her healing is evidence that she is one of Cadnum's most complex and enigmatic characters. (Fiction. 12-14)"
For Cadnum (In a Dark Wood, p. 55, etc.), there's nothing like a little uncertainty to throw a top athlete—or a father- daughter relationship—off, headed for a permanent setback. Read full book review >

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SAINT PETER'S WOLF by Michael Cadnum
Released: June 3, 1991

"Overlong, overcomplicated, and shamelessly melodramatic, with cliffhanging chapters and much emoting; but Cadnum's swollen style and poetic prose well suit his hero's Byronic status, helping to make this the most romantic and thoughtful of werewolf novels."
A werewolf novel with teeth, from the author of Nightlight and Sleepwalker (both 1990). Read full book review >