Search Results: "Pete Fornatale"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 26, 2013

"The Stones' dog-eared story is better told in a dozen other accounts."
A numbingly familiar look back at the Stones' 50-year career. Read full book review >

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Released: April 1, 2012

"Part science fiction, part adventure, part mystery, but every bit engrossing; be sure to start the hold list for the sequel. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
Vivid imagination and deft storytelling make for refreshing speculative fiction in this time-travel tale. Read full book review >

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BLANK CONFESSION by Pete Hautman
FICTION
Released: Nov. 16, 2010

"A sure hit with teen readers. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
A stranger rides into town on a battered old BMW motorcycle and with mad ninja skills stands up to the drug-dealing bullies in the high school, then walks into the police station and confesses to murder. Read full book review >

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PRODUCE PETE'S 'FARMACOPEIA' by Pete Napolitano
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 22, 1994

"Corny year-round. (75 illustrations, not seen)"
It is a sign of this book's lackadaisical presentation that even the subtitle (``from apples to zucchini, and everything in between...'') is inaccurate. Read full book review >

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SHORT MONEY by Pete Hautman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1995

"Not as funny or as light on its feet as Joe's manic debut, but still as relaxing as two weeks in a country-club prison."
A prequel to Drawing Dead (1993) that explains how ex-cop Joe Crow met Narcotics Anonymous stalwart Laura Debrowski and how he got his pink Jaguar, though not how he managed to stay alive long enough to star in the earlier novel. Read full book review >

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RING GAME by Pete Hautman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Effervescent yet inert, top-heavy with zanies afloat in their monumentally petty schemes. (Author tour)"
Funny, heartless Hautman overreaches himself in this fourth tale of feckless plotters who seem to have broken out of Hiaasen's South Florida and flocked to the Twin Cities. Read full book review >

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THE DRINKING LIFE by Pete Hamill
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 19, 1994

"Maybe it should have been a novel."
Earnest memoir of Hamill's drinking days as a Brooklyn youth and young reporter. Read full book review >

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THE TALL UNCUT by Pete Fromm
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 1992

"Fromm, a professional outdoorsman, is at his best when he stays close to what he knows—the way the wild reduces or enlarges human events."
A first collection of 17 stories set in the America West among men, and sometimes women, for whom hunting and fishing are self- defining actions. Read full book review >

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SUPER CASINO by Pete Earley
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 11, 2000

Award-winning journalist Earley (Circumstantial Evidence, 1995, etc.) takes a long, hard look at the rejuvenated Las Vegas casino industry, from the new breed of Disney-influenced megacasinos to the still-seamy underbelly of need, misconduct, and loss. Read full book review >

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NO MAN'S LAND by Pete Ayrton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2014

"It's a book to be read at random, too intense to digest in a single reading, but a worthy addition to any history buff's library."
"Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures," Emerson wrote, a thought that underpins 46 short pieces assembled by Ayrton (The Alphabet Garden, 1995) to define the "treacherous blundering tragi-comedy" that history labels World War I.Read full book review >

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SHELBY by Pete McCormack
Released: June 1, 1994

"McCormack's philosophical stance is refreshing; one hopes he will continue honing his craft."
A genuine, sometimes harrowing coming-of-age saga by a young Canadian writer. Read full book review >