Search Results: "Michael Schiefelbein"


BOOK REVIEW

BODY AND BLOOD by Michael Schiefelbein
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 6, 2007

"This clerical break from Schiefelbein's gay vampires (Vampire Transgression, 2006, etc.) is a sexually charged thriller without much mystery, but with a lot of heat."
The course of priestly love never did run smooth. Read full book review >

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VAMPIRE THRALL by Michael Schiefelbein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2003

"Really warms you up for turning gay-vampire. And, in a series like this, who knows but that Victor might not yet sodomize Christ?"
Sequel to the largely vacuous Vampire's Vow, about Roman centurion Victor Decimus and his gay heartbreak for Jesus. Grab ya? Read full book review >

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VAMPIRE TRANSGRESSION by Michael Schiefelbein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 2006

"Shallow characters in search of a story."
Third installment of Schiefelbein's gay vampire series (Vampire Thrall, 2003, etc.), featuring beautiful people, evil deeds and plenty of sex. Read full book review >

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PARTY by Tom Leveen
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 27, 2010

"Tepid afterschool-special fare. (Fiction. YA)"
The lives of 11 high-school teens—the burnout, the weirdo, the bitch, the good girl, the goofball, the jock, the straight edge, etc.—intersect, intertwine and break apart as they prepare for the biggest party of the year, thrown by an unknown host on the Santa Monica coastline. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"A treat for Cousteau fans and conservationists alike."
From Oscar-winning explorer-filmmaker Cousteau (1910-1997), a final bouquet for the planet he loved. Read full book review >

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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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BOOK REVIEW

LOST DOG by Michael Garland
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"A delightful story with wide appeal beyond the early-reader designation. (Early reader/picture book. 2-8)"
A huge dog named Pete gets really lost on the way to Grandma's house for a birthday celebration. Read full book review >

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MR. BALL MAKES A TO-DO LIST by Michael Townsend
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"A wild romp, with the volume turned up to 11. (Graphic early reader. 5-7)"
A manic Pac-Man lookalike loves making to-do lists, but he has a certain amount of trouble (read: major difficulties) following through. Read full book review >

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TUGBOAT by Michael Garland
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2014

"Children who love boats will thrill at the sights and see that small size does not preclude great strength. (Informational picture book. 2-5)"
It's all in a day's work for a tugboat. Read full book review >