Search Results: "Michael Schiefelbein"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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

RED by Michael Hall
by Michael Hall, illustrated by Michael Hall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"Smartly designed and appealing, Red's story offers much for discussion and affirmation. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When a red-labeled crayon discovers he's actually blue, he finds joy, ebullience and acceptance. Read full book review >

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THE TORTOISE AND THE SOLDIER by Michael Foreman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"An original middle-grade novella with unusual richness and depth. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
Trevor Roberts is a cub reporter in a small town in eastern England during the 1950s whose big break as a journalist comes when he interviews a World War I Navy veteran about his famous pet tortoise. Read full book review >

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TOILET PAPER MUMMY by Michael  Rex
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 28, 2013

"Hits the gross-out sweet spot. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Readers with a soft spot for gross-out humor will find plenty to keep them gagging in Rex's latest novel (Fangbone! Third-Grade Barbarian, 2012) for the early-middle-grade set. Read full book review >

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KASPAR THE TITANIC CAT by Michael Morpurgo
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 13, 2012

"Surprisingly (and disappointingly) dull. (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
Readers might be tempted to check the copyright date on this old-fashioned rags-to-riches tale that manages to turn a major historical disaster into just another incident in the narrator's very full life. Read full book review >