Search Results: "Mike Ashley"


BOOK REVIEW

ASHLEY BRYAN by Ashley  Bryan
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 6, 2009

"When he concludes, 'I've enjoyed walking the island with you,' readers will believe him. (Autobiography. 9 & up)"
A joyous photo of the author with outstretched arms on the cover invites readers to join him on a walk through his life, present and past. Read full book review >

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PRINCESS ASHLEY by Richard Peck
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 15, 1987

"Another winner."
Here, Chelsea narrates the events in her sophomore and junior years, when she modeled herself on Ashley—lovely, rich, and apparently self-possessed. Read full book review >

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FOR MIKE by Shelley Sykes
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: April 1, 1998

"An above-average mystery, with a supernatural twist, a romantic subplot, and answers and forgiveness at the end. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Strange, recurrent dreams and startling revelations follow the disappearance of a teenager's best friend in this well-knit debut. Read full book review >

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ASHLEY BELL by Dean Koontz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 8, 2015

"Albeit slightly drawn out as it rolls to its conclusion, Koontz's novel cuts between the fantastical and the believable to dissect evil, explore the power of imagination, and probe the parameters of consciousness."
Koontz (The City, 2014, etc.) searches the shadow lands of Elsewhere, a mystical terrain where Bibi Blair confronts a rare brain cancer.Read full book review >

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THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF AWESOME COMIC FANTASY by Mike Ashley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2001

"EWSLUGJK Rowling is far from alone in the making of merry magic."
The Mammoth master's third collection of silly, satiric, ridiculous, cute, pun-packed, cornball fantasy is often fun, but, well, not exactly awesome. Read full book review >

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CHARLIE MIKE by Joe Klein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"The compelling story of a continuing mission, rendered with sympathy and verisimilitude."
A savvy political observer presents his report on some veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan after they return home. Read full book review >

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MIKE STELLAR by K.A.  Holt
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 23, 2009

"Readers will enjoy watching Mike work his way through both muddled feelings and adult secrets with savvy sleuthing, sharp observation and courage in the clutch. (Science fiction. 10-12)"
Strange behavior from all the grown-ups and the over-hasty departure of an interstellar expedition raise a lad's suspicions in this adventure-comedy set in 2174. Read full book review >

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SHAKESPEAREAN WHODUNNITS by Mike Ashley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"The Collaborator,'' shows how much easier it is to succeed at the historical mystery when you're not taking characters carefully fashioned for one purpose by the greatest English dramatist and twisting them to another."
Twenty-five almost new stories (the oldest, Susan B. Kelly's sly ``Much Ado About Something,'' dates back to 1994) exposing the felonious underside of Shakespeare's plays from Henry VI to The Winter's Tale. Read full book review >

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THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF FAIRY TALES by Mike Ashley
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Those unfamiliar with the genre, or shopping for a gift for a younger reader, however, will find it a handy introduction to a rich, delightful form. (illustrations, not seen)"
It's hard, given the wealth of material in the field, to make a bad selection of fairy tales, and Ashley's, while not startling, does offer a nice mix of the usual (including such authors as George MacDonald, Edith Nesbit, L. Frank Baum, Charles Perrault, the Brothers Grimm, Oscar Wilde, Hans Christian Andersen, Jane Aiken, and Jane Yolen) and the less familiar (Liugi Capuani, Lawrence Schimel, and H.E. Bates, among others). Read full book review >

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THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF FANTASY by Mike Ashley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

The tireless and Argus-eyed Ashley, editor of Mammoths by the dozen (The Mammoth Book of Fairy Tales, 1997), focuses here on fantasy, 23 drafts of the pure stuff. Read full book review >

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ALGERNON BLACKWOOD by Mike Ashley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Blackwood comes across as a breath of fresh—if bizarre and spooky—air, an unfettered character that Ashley captures well but thankfully doesn't tether."
British Mammoth anthologist Ashley (The Mammoth Book of Fantasy, p. 1252, etc.) resurrects the wildly creative Algernon Blackwood, a master of dread and the spine-shudder. Read full book review >