Search Results: "Parke Puterbaugh"


BOOK REVIEW

PHISH by Parke Puterbaugh
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 24, 2009

"An even-keeled evaluation of an important American band—a must for Phishheads, even though they probably know most of the stories already."
The first biography of the undisputed king of modern jambands. Read full book review >

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ROBIN AND THE KING by Parke Godwin
Released: June 23, 1993

"Godwin enthusiastically pounds away at the 11th century, but the upshot is a grim, dull, fitful drama, from which any semblance to the legendary Robin Hood and his merrie deeds has long since departed."
Sequel to Sherwood (1991), the versatile Godwin's revisionist historical that recasts Robin Hood as Thane Edward of Denby, a Saxon resister to the invading Normans led by William the Conqueror. Read full book review >

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SHERWOOD by Parke Godwin
Released: Aug. 16, 1991

An author of works ranging from ironic science fiction (Waiting For the Galactic Bus) to plaintive historical fantasy (The Last Rainbow) attempts a drastic reworking of the Robin Hood legend—with plodding, off-key results. Read full book review >

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LORD OF SUNSET by Parke Godwin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1998

"Despite Godwin's high heart for this material, the style of his 16th novel remains a steady plod with a satisfied smile."
Enthusiastic prequel to Godwin's Sherwood (1991) and Robin and the King (1993), which drastically revised the Robin Hood story. Read full book review >

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THE TOWER OF BEOWULF by Parke Godwin
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 15, 1995

"Succeeds neither as historical reconstruction nor as heroic fantasy: a tame, uncompelling, sadly mediocre enterprise."
Following an unorthodox reworking of the Robin Hood legend (Robin and the King, 1993, etc.), the versatile Godwin attempts to novelize the famous Old English poem, Beowulf, with its sixth- century setting in Denmark and southern Sweden. Read full book review >

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NO HOPE FOR GOMEZ! by Graham Parke
Released: Jan. 12, 2011

"At times laugh-out-loud funny, occasionally just weird for the sake of weird, but consistently entertaining."
A drug trial participant blogs about his experiences on an experimental medication and questions whether the strangeness in his life is a side-effect or just weirdness as usual. Read full book review >

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THE ART OF EVIL by Daryn Parke
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 17, 2009

"Despite occasional bursts of inspiration, Parke's first mystery gets bogged down by abrupt shifts of time and place that would trouble even a psychic. They may be less essential in the romances (Lady Knight, 2007, etc.) she writes as Blair Bancroft."
A wounded FBI agent takes on a serial killer. Read full book review >

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OUR TRAGIC FLAW by Parke Burgess
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 19, 2008

"An insightful, fresh and sometimes ponderous view of the potential for a nonviolent world."
A deep look at our perilous times, how we arrived here and how to live ethically and joyously by changing our interior lives. Read full book review >

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CITY OF THIRST by Carrie Ryan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"A fiery climax and a hard choice set Marrill on course for further adventures on the Pirate Stream. Avast! (Fantasy. 10-13)"
On a second voyage upon the ocean of chaos that spans time and space, Marigold "Marrill" Aesterwest faces evil wizards and a mad king—not to mention friendly, giant bugs and snails, a sideways island, and a worlds-destroying Iron Tide. Read full book review >

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THE MAP TO EVERYWHERE by Carrie Ryan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 18, 2014

"Multifaceted characters, high stakes, imaginative magic, and hints of hidden twists and complexities to come add up to a memorable start to a projected four-volume voyage. (numerous illustrations, not seen) (Fantasy. 10-13)"
Two displaced young adventurers sail streams of raw magic from world to world in this vividly cast series opener. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 25, 1999

"An important step in illuminating many of the issues—ignorance, false assumptions, and power struggles—that hold men back from full participation in raising their children. (Author tour)"
A wide-ranging, cool-headed response to the current predilection for dissing all the dads. Read full book review >