Search Results: "Patrick Neate"


BOOK REVIEW

CITY OF TINY LIGHTS by Patrick Neate
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 4, 2006

"The main value of this trendy exercise in up-to-the-minute private investigation, in fact, may be its revelation of how strikingly postmodern that romantic knight errant Philip Marlowe was all along."
Despite the insouciant heading "Another Tommy Akhtar Investigation," this hunt for a missing prostitute marks the raffish Indian/Ugandan private eye's debut. Read full book review >

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THE LONDON PIGEON WARS by Patrick Neate
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2004

"Amusing, and just credible enough to be read straight, but Neate's (Twelve Bar Blues, 2002, etc.) third novel is too far-fetched to be swallowed whole."
Waugh's Vile Bodies is invaded by Hitchcock's The Birds: a bizarre fantasy about the high-jinks of a group of Bright Young Things moving through a fashionable London demimonde. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TWELVE BAR BLUES by Patrick Neate
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"A bit too crowded and busy but, still, a fine depiction, in vivid and indelible colors, of a bygone age."
Jazz, history, and love across a hundred years and several continents, in a US debut by British music journalist Neate, winner of the 2002 Whitbread Award. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2010

"A straightforward look at how music and hope can change the fate of an unmoored society."
Novelist Neate (City of Tiny Lights, 2005, etc.) and human-rights defender Platt celebrate the success of an influential musical organization. Read full book review >

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RENEE PATRICK
by Gerald Bartell

Reach for the popcorn. The silver screen sleuths from Paramount Pictures, one-time would be actress Lillian Fox and costume designer Edith Head (based upon the real life Oscar winner) team up for their second case in Renee Patrick’s Dangerous to Know. With Marlene Dietrich, Errol Flynn, Jack Benny, and George Burns firing off great lines, the caper is as much ...


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BOOK REVIEW

YOU ARE THE FIRST KID ON MARS by Patrick O’Brien
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

Pairing a present-tense text to photorealistic digital paintings, O'Brien invites readers to take an entirely credible journey to Mars. Read full book review >

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ROSIE RABBIT'S BOOK OF OPPOSITES by Patrick Yee
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"The bright paintbox colors and Rosie herself are the primary attractions for very young readers, but authors such as Rosemary Wells and Byron Barton did it first, and did it better. (Board book. 2-5)"
Yee juxtaposes images of Rosie the rabbit's front and back, Rosie on a hot day and a cold day, Rosie under an umbrella and over a gate. Read full book review >

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PATRICK HEMSTREET
by Rhett Morgan

Professionally, Patrick Hemstreet boasts experience as a neuroengineer, entrepreneur, patent-pending inventor, and Navy medic. Artistically, he has credits in acting, stand-up comedy, and, most importantly, writing. That long list of achievements feels impressive, but Hemstreet managed to distill his varied expertise into 2016’s surprise sci-fi bestseller, The God Wave. Originally self-published, Hemstreet’s novel explores advancements in human brain power—and the ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THANK YOU AND GOOD NIGHT by Patrick McDonnell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Small listeners will nestle deep under their covers feeling thankful for tender books that make bedtime a pleasure. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Clement, Jean, and Alan Alexander (a small rabbit, miniature elephant, and a pint-sized bear) enjoy a proper pajama party—complete with chicken dances, funny faces, balloon bounces, midnight snacks, stargazing, and lullabies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY by Patrick O’Brien
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"Though he characterizes Bligh as a brilliant sailor, it's the Captain's severe lack of people skills that comes through most clearly; still, an adventuresome tale, well told. (bibliography) (Picture book/nonfiction. 9-11)"
A specialist in nautical art, O'Brien finds a ready subject for his talents here, pairing dramatic, realistically detailed scenes of sailing ships and small boats tossed on rough waters (or anchored near idyllic Pacific islands) with a lucid account of the Bounty's troubled final voyage, and the amazing 3,600 mile journey that Captain Bligh and a small group of loyal crewmembers were forced to undertake in an open boat after the mutiny. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SABERTOOTH by Patrick O’Brien
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2008

"With a cover image of a snarling tiger, attractive design and relatively small amount of text, this may be irresistible, but buy with care. (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
Sabertooth is actually the name for a group of large prehistoric cats, distant cousins of today's tigers. Read full book review >

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MUCUMBER MCGEE AND THE LUNCH LADY’S LIVER by Patrick Loehr
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Adequate but forgettable. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Tummy troubles persist in this tepid follow-up to Mucumber McGee and the Half-Eaten Hot Dog (2007). Read full book review >