Search Results: "Mick Carlon"


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MICK by Chris Lynch
FICTION
Released: March 31, 1996

"Stay tuned: Lynch continues this harsh, headlong tale in two other entries in the Blue-Eyed Son series: Blood Relations (ISBN 0-06- 025399-1) and the upcoming Dog Eat Dog. (Fiction. 12+)"
When the bars, brawls, and trash-talk he's grown up with start to wear on an Irish-American teenager, he learns that it's not that easy to walk away. Read full book review >

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MICK by Christopher Andersen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 10, 2012

"Skip it and read Life instead."
Journalist and best-selling celebrity biographer Andersen (William and Kate: A Royal Love Story, 2010, etc.) brings his taste for the titillating tales of British royalty to this breezy, shamelessly shallow recap of rock god Mick Jagger's life so far. Read full book review >

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RIDING ON DUKE'S TRAIN by Mick Carlon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"In schools where students are lucky enough to experience classroom jazz studies, this title, combining rich musical history and a 'you are there' approach, is a natural. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
Utilizing his encompassing knowledge of Ellington's music, personnel and decades-long touring, Carlon (a veteran middle-school teacher) presents a kid's-eye view whose drama centers on the band's 1939 European tour. Read full book review >

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GIRL SINGER by Mick Carlon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"Part jazz panegyric, part world history tour, altogether readable."
When a jazz musician walks into the Harlem restaurant where 19-year-old Avery Hall works and leaves behind his phone number, Avery's life changes forever. Read full book review >

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MICK JAGGER by Davin Seay
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"You won't get no satisfaction here. (Sixteen pages of photographs—not seen)"
Unrevealing bio of the lead singer of the Rolling Stones. Read full book review >

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MICK JAGGER by Philip Norman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Not the definitive Jagger life, but an enjoyable, entertaining biography."
The second, livelier and all-around better of two major unauthorized Jagger biographies (after Christopher Andersen's Mick) out in time for the Rolling Stones' 50th year. Read full book review >

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MICK JAGGER by Christopher Sandford
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 16, 1994

"Sandford may manage to inch closer to the real Jagger, but only die-hard fans will be caught up in his account."
A sloppily rendered bio of the Rolling Stones' lead singer offers glimpses of a more human Mick Jagger than previously seen, but gets mired in contradictions and the details of the group's long decline. Read full book review >

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MICK HARTE WAS HERE by Barbara Park
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 20, 1995

"By the end of the book, readers miss him, too. (Fiction. 8-12)"
It's always difficult reading about the death of a child, especially when he's ``one of the neatest kids you'd ever want to meet.'' That's how Phoebe Harte, 13, describes her slightly younger brother Mick, in a poignant story by a writer more associated with making readers laugh (Maxie, Rosie, and Earl—Partners in Grime, 1990, etc.) than cry. Read full book review >

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DEATH BY DEMONSTRATION by Patricia Carlon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2001

"Her latest blast from the past to be published in the US shows Australian Carlon taking a holiday from her trademark tales of terror (Hush, It's a Game, 2001, etc.) to produce a vintage whodunit, complete with red herrings, an impossible crime, and a neatly turned solution."
Back in 1970, when this tale first appeared, political demonstrations were common, and so were the problems that followed in their wake: strikes, fires, looting. Read full book review >

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HUSH, IT’S A GAME by Patricia Carlon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Like the young heroine of The Unquiet Night (p. 596), whose plot this 1967 tale follows perhaps a bit too closely (though a more obvious model is Charlotte Armstrong's Mischief), Virginia is kept dangling between oblivious rescuers and a determined killer in another tour de force of suspense."
Three years after beating Isobel Tarks, his accomplice in a long series of petty robberies, into a coma for holding out his share of the proceeds, Frank Aldan ends the six-month parole that followed his Australian prison term with only one thought: revenge. Read full book review >

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THE UNQUIET NIGHT by Patricia Carlon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2000

"Not as suffocatingly suspenseful as The Price of an Orphan (1999), with its similarly threatened victim, but still a model of proficiency—as if it were Carlon's essay answer to an exam question about how to put the screws to an innocent without falling back on the bogeyman cliché."
Nothing goes right for Martin Deeford. Read full book review >

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THE WHISPERING WALL by Patricia Carlon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 18, 1996

"But in this masterfully suspenseful 1969 Australian original, Carlon (The Souvenir, 1996) excels her melodramatic original in realism, psychological acuity, and a diabolical sense of homely detail."
Paralyzed by a stroke, Sarah Oatland lies in her bed unable to move or speak or persuade her diffident nurse or her grasping niece Gwenyth that she can understand their prattling. Read full book review >