Search Results: "Michael Marshall"


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WE ARE HERE by Michael Marshall
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"Though laborious at times, Marshall's novel rewards the reader's patience with its edgy storytelling and ambition."
In this thriller by Marshall (Killer Move, 2011, etc.), people are being stalked on the streets of New York but not in the usual fashion. The stalkers are part of a strange underworld of rejected "shadow people" who disappear as suddenly as they appear. Read full book review >

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KILLER MOVE by Michael Marshall
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 28, 2011

"A mildly enjoyable thriller that sets up a sequel on which only committed fans of the author may want to take a flyer."
A Florida realtor targeted by unknown antagonists is suspected of assorted crimes while a parolee returns to his old stomping grounds to avenge the death of the woman he was convicted of murdering. Read full book review >

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THE INTRUDERS by Michael Marshall
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 7, 2007

"Subtle, satisfying—and really scary."
Potent, character-driven thriller about personality manipulation and brainwashing. Read full book review >

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ONE OF US by Michael Marshall Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 10, 1998

"But heavy-handed deus-ex-machina action clobbers the story's more delicate facets."
Attempting to build on the success of last year's Spares, the London-based Smith serves up a nicely atmospheric but, in the end, overextended thriller about a caretaker of other people's memories who suddenly finds himself on everyone's most-wanted list. Read full book review >

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SPARES by Michael Marshall Smith
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1997

"If a novel was ever destined to follow Ridley Scott's classic filming of Philip K. Dick's Blade Runner, this is it. (Film rights optioned by DreamWorks SKG; author tour)"
British writer Smith's first US publication, an action fantasy about a future dystopia. Read full book review >

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FIVE LITTLE MONKEYS by Natalie Marshall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"An unnecessary book. (Board book. 6 mos.-3)"
A board-book reinterpretation of the well-known nursery rhyme. Read full book review >

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RATS ON THE ROOF by James Marshall
ANIMALS
Released: June 17, 1991

"Sure appeal; a natural for reading aloud. (Fiction/Young reader. 6-10)"
The author-illustrator of a fine array of comical easy readers, picture books, and creatively retold nursery tales adopts a new genre. Read full book review >

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POCKETFUL OF NONSENSE by James Marshall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

Fifteen traditional limericks and other nonsense rhymes, plus five in the same spirit by the late illustrator ("Antoinette Leach came in from the beach/with a lobster asleep in her curls..."), each visualized in fairly literal fashion, without many of the witty graphic embroideries at which Marshall was so adept. Read full book review >

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OLD MOTHER HUBBARD AND HER WONDERFUL DOG by James Marshall
ANIMALS
Released: May 31, 1991

"Predictably unpredictable and genuinely funny; and, of course, the art here is not only wickedly satirical but done with exceeding skill. (Folklore/Picture book. 4+)"
Marshall doesn't retell this old favorite, as he did in his revisionary nursery tales (Red Riding Hood, 1987); he uses it as springboard for a series of outrageously risible illustrations of the jowly old lady and her jowly pet frequenting imaginatively conceived shops or cozily at home, reading The Daily Drool or engaged in other industrious or self-indulgent pursuits. Read full book review >

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GEORGE AND MARTHA RISE AND SHINE by James Marshall
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 29, 1976

"To see Martha carrying a dainty pocketbook or hopping on her pogo stick, or George rump end up among the seats at the movie house or leaping onto the chandelier (and off the top of the page) at the sight of a snake, is to recognize the sunny incongruity that made them a success."
Five more tiny stories about Marshall's absurdly bloated-looking hippos—who though not blind to each other's foibles, are admirably indulgent. Read full book review >

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MONSTER, BE GOOD! by Natalie Marshall
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2013

"'If a monster is tired and grumpy, send it to bed and say, ‘GO TO SLEEP!' ' Like that would work. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A blatantly psychotherapeutic variation on Where the Wild Things Are and like empowerment fare.Read full book review >