Search Results: "Michael Lindsay-Hogg"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 20, 2011

"An unusual story of a life lived among a galaxy of stars, told with enough insight and intelligence that even those who dismiss celebrity memoirs should enjoy this jaunt through the glitz."
A famous director recalls his boyhood and working life as the son of the beautiful Warner Brother's movie star Geraldine Fitzgerald. Read full book review >

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SHOW ME THE SKY by Nicholas Hogg
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2009

"A novice author's chameleon antics can't distract from the hollowness of his story."
Four stories involving disappearances fail to come together in this exceptionally confusing first novel from the British Hogg. Read full book review >

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CRIMES OF WAR by Peter Hogg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"A human face for 'the banality of evil,' Hannah Arendt's still serviceable phrase: sharply observed and well written, but unrelentingly painful to read."
A grim and unsettling first novel about an aging war criminal and his implacable young pursuer. Read full book review >

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THE PILLARS OF PONDERAY by Lindsay Cummings
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"Derivative and labored. (Adventure. 8-12)"
Following The Fires of Calderon (2014), Albert and the other members of team Hydra are once again called upon to bring balance to the Earth's Core.Read full book review >

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THE FIRES OF CALDERON by Lindsay Cummings
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"Unsuccessful both in concept and construct. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Eleven-year-old Albert Flynn is faced with a summer sorting mail in the dead-letter office, but a mysterious delivery promises an adventure beyond his wildest imagination. Read full book review >

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THE BIGGEST BED IN THE WORLD by Lindsay Camp
Released: Feb. 29, 2000

"This good-hearted tribute strikes many familiar notes, as do the spray of feet and arms akimbo depicted by Langley. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Overcrowding in the parental sack gets humorous treatment, if an unlikely ending, in this quest for a good night's sleep. Read full book review >

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A DARKLY BEATING HEART by Lindsay Smith
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Grounded in Japanese culture and Edo period history, a breezy yet layered read. (Fantasy/thriller. 14-18)"
Two worlds collide in this dark tale of time travel. Read full book review >

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 THE TRAITOR OF BELLTROLL by Lindsay Cummings
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"Though it lacks depth, the book will connect with its audience. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Albert, Leroy, Birdie, and newcomer Holt make up Team Hydra, a young group of Balance Keepers that have been called upon to save the planet from destruction. Read full book review >

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THE PECULIAR INCIDENT ON SHADY STREET by Lindsay Currie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Shivers aplenty; just the ticket for a cold autumn night. (Paranormal mystery. 8-13)"
A preteen overcomes fear to solve a century-old mystery. Read full book review >

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DESIRE by Lindsay Ahl
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2004

"Ahl writes with an intensity that never quite goes over the line into melodrama, although it comes close at times, and her evocation of Kenya is impressionistic and moving without being manipulative or touristy."
Quirky but appealing debut about a young woman who returns to her childhood home in Africa to set some family ghosts to rest. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 13, 2006

"A significant contribution to American beaux arts."
Journalist Pollock's sound, informative first book pursues the success story of a Russian émigré who translated her failure to become a painter into a lively business making American art worthy of view and sale. Read full book review >

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THE WAR AT TROY by Lindsay Clarke
Released: Sept. 17, 2004

"Clarke uses a modern idiom that's sometimes jarring ('Hera hissed, ‘Don't you dare take any notice of that mindless bitch' ') but never ridiculous, and he manages to keep the large cast of characters from stumbling all over each other on the page—more than can be said for Homer."
Whitbread-winner Clarke (The Chymical Wedding, 1989, etc.) offers a fresh and lively retelling of the Trojan War: a kind of ur-text of the events that made Homer famous. Read full book review >