Search Results: "Molly & Warren Murphy Cochran"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BROKEN SWORD by Molly Cochran
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1997

"Preposterous twaddle, what with the phony backdrops, ramshackle characters rushing aimlessly about, and threadbare doings strung together on a whim."
More modern Arthurian galumphing: a sequel to The Forever King (1992). Read full book review >

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THE FOREVER KING by Molly Cochran
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 1992

"In sum: unmitigated drivel—but it will probably find an audience."
Arthurian-revival yarn from the authors of High Priest (1989), with dismally unpromising ingredients. Read full book review >

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WORLD WITHOUT END by Molly Cochran
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 1996

"A yarn that begins engagingly enough but grows increasingly gnarled and absurd, with an ending compounded of equal parts hokum and the saccharine: for die-hard Atlanteans only."
Fantasy involving psychic powers, Atlantis, reincarnation, and sinister conspiracies, from the authors of The Forever King (1992). Read full book review >

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POISON by Molly Cochran
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Dec. 4, 2012

"Whether that's enough to keep fans reading the series remains to be seen. (Paranormal romance. 13 & up)"
When three cowen—nonmagical—girls at the Ainsworth School fall prey to a mysterious illness and Katy takes the blame, it's clear that evil forces have returned to Whitfield (Legacy, 2011). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOLLY by Nancy J. Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2000

"A pathway of good intentions."
A first-timer enters the let's rewrite Lolita sweepstakes—and, hands down, doesn't win. Read full book review >

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MIDDLE MURPHY by Mark Costello
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

Six stories, a return of Michael Murphy from Costello's The Murphy Stories, that are uneven but filled with a marvelous sense of detail and affectionate satire: they manage ironically to deflate their midwestern subjects without turning mean-spirited. ``Young Republican'' is a series of carefully modulated vignettes about the narrator's father, a Republican County Chairman, ``forty-eight years old when I was born,'' who gets punched in the nose by a hired hand for political reasons. Read full book review >

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SEDUCTION by Molly Cochran
ROMANCE
Released: Dec. 2, 2014

"Though not perfect, this is a layered and well-told story with an unlikely and endearing heroine. (Paranormal romance. 13 & up)"
With her boyfriend spending all of his time with his once-estranged uncle, 17-year-old Katy Ainsworth flees to Paris for cooking school and an adventure of her own. Little does she know that a summer abroad will nearly cost her her life. Read full book review >

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LEGACY by Molly Cochran
Released: Dec. 20, 2011

"Add a little romance and a few journeys to the spirit world, and the novel makes for a quick, entertaining read. (Paranormal romance. 13 & up)"
It isn't until 16-year-old Katy Jessavar is shipped off to boarding school 1,500 miles from home that she finally discovers "who—and what—" she really is. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 28, 1992

"So: a valentine to an allocator of capital who, by almost all accounts, is a credit to his demanding profession. (Photographs— not seen.)"
If diligence alone could yield a revealing portrait, Kilpatrick's biography of Warren Buffett—arguably the world's most astute, honest, and successful investor—would be a ten-strike. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EARL WARREN by Christine L. Compston
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 18, 2002

"But this is an adequate start. (chronology, further reading by and about Warren, index, picture credits, text credits) (Nonfiction. 12-15)"
Earl Warren, attorney general of Alameda County, California, and later of the State of California, then Governor of California, and finally Chief Justice of the United States, changed the judicial system and expanded civil rights and liberties. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WARREN BEATTY by John Parker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 15, 1994

"No sensational revelations here: just the glitz behind the tinsel."
The author of Five for Hollywood (1991) comes up with a galloping, hard-breathing bio of Beatty that recycles the gossip about his love life against the plots of his films. Read full book review >

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MURPHY, GOLD RUSH DOG  by Alison Hart
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"An adventure-filled tale set within a fascinating period of history. (historical note, bibliography, further reading) (Historical fiction. 7-10)"
Historical fiction for dog lovers. Read full book review >