Search Results: "Michael Thomas Ford"


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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JANE GOES BATTY by Michael Thomas Ford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Less Pride and Prejudice than True Blood—not that there's anything wrong with that—and a witty demonstration of how beautifully the dilemmas of being Jane Austen and a vampire can comport with the tropes of chick lit. You'll thirst for the conclusion of the trilogy."
A rollicking second installment in the adventures of Jane Austen, vampire. Read full book review >

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Z by Michael Thomas Ford
FICTION
Released: Sept. 7, 2010

"For a quick escape, this is a sure-fire way to burn time. (Horror. 12 & up)"
Fifteen years after the zombie plague destroyed families and threatened the world, the ravenous creatures are once again confined to the video-game realm. Read full book review >

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HEALTH
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Extensive resources; glossary; index. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
A highly informative entry in the ``Open Door'' series, covering material neglected elsewhere—e.g., some women's indicators of disease that aren't included in the CDC definition of AIDS; how to make a dental dam; how to clean a syringe; different types of AIDS tests. Read full book review >

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SUICIDE NOTES by Michael Thomas Ford
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Unlike James Lecesne's Absolute Brightness (2008), this sometimes melodramatic story is redeemed by creative back stories and touching relationships. (Fiction. YA)"
Awakening in a psychiatric ward with gauze on his stitched-up wrists, 15-year-old Jeff tries to convince both his doctors and his parents that the cuts were just a bored teenage mistake. Read full book review >

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JANE VOWS VENGEANCE by Michael Thomas Ford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 28, 2012

"Fans will doubtless come running. But the dutiful cook's tour of stately buildings and the joyless whodunit conventions combine to make this the most earthbound installment of the trilogy, even though it keeps jumping the shark."
In the final installment of Ford's trilogy (Jane Goes Batty, 2011, etc.), Jane Austen, vampire, prepares to wed her swain, architectural restorer Walter Fletcher, but complications keep arising. And arising. Read full book review >

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JANE BITES BACK by Michael Thomas Ford
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 5, 2010

Armed only with her vampire powers, 192-year-old Jane Austen hits the publicity trail to promote what fond readers think is her first novel. Read full book review >

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THE VOICES OF AIDS by Michael Thomas Ford
HEALTH
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Ford's book, despite the subject, is uplifting because of the energy and commitment the interviewees bring to the fight against the disease. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
In this hard-hitting but wholly compassionate book, Ford (One Hundred Questions & Answers About AIDS, 1992) interviews people personally affected by the AIDS crisis. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"The end result ought to be risible, but Jarvis pulls it off, to stunning effect. (Horror. 10-14)"
A rousing tale of horror and heroism, this last prequel to the Deptford Mice trilogy stands well alone, as the doughty shipmouse Thomas Triton at last reveals his tragic past. Read full book review >

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Lily by Michael Thomas Ford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"In this moving and magical literary journey, a heroine grapples with a terrifying power."
A young girl gains the ability to see the death of anyone she touches in this debut "modern(ish)" fairy tale. Read full book review >

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HENRY FORD by Vincent Curcio
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2013

"An evenhanded study by an author determined to cover all the bases."
A nuts-and-bolts biography of the great American visionary portrays a character of enormous contrasts. Read full book review >