Search Results: "Pete Johnson"


BOOK REVIEW

WOLVES OF THE REVENUE by Pete Johnson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2008

"Pertinent satire."
A spoof novel on the IRS, the American legal system and the perversion of language at the hands of politicians and the bureaucracy. Read full book review >

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by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for The Shadow Cabinet (The Shades of London #3) by Maureen Johnson

Cover Story: Smoke and Mirrors

BFF Charm: Yay

Swoonworthy Scale: 6

Talky Talk: Straight Up With A Sense of Humor

Bonus Factors: Cults, Underground London

Relationship Status: Where Do You Think You’re Going?

 

Cover Story: Smoke and Mirrors

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BOOK REVIEW

EDEN WEST by Pete Hautman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 28, 2015

"Ultimately, this is no more than a surface-level exploration of nontraditional religious faith. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Jacob's faith and commitment to his cult's restrictive lifestyle waver when he meets two outsider teens who introduce ideas from the outside world. Read full book review >

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INVISIBLE by Pete Hautman
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2005

"The deceptively simple prose doesn't keep secrets from its readers, but Dougie's harrowing mysteries are no less tragic for their visibility. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Dougie Hanson is invisible to nearly everyone in this haunting, lonely tale. Read full book review >

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THE FORGETTING MACHINE by Pete Hautman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"Tightly plotted mysteries lightened with wacky, ludicrous humor. (Science fiction. 8-14)"
In this sequel to The Flinkwater Factor (2015), Hautman returns to quirky Flinkwater for more technology-driven mysteries with spunky carrot-topped Ginger. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SLIDER by Pete Hautman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Winning views of a family pulling together, of young people stumbling into adolescence, and of an entertaining if controversial pursuit, 'reverse-eating events' and all. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Winning a competitive eating contest is David's only hope of avoiding being grounded for life after he does something stupid with his mother's credit card. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 1993

"Lively but not revealing—for that, see the Duncan or Ian Frazier's Great Plains (1989)."
America's Great Plains—as seen through a glass darkly. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VERSE BY VERSE by Pete Zenz
NON-FICTION
Released: March 8, 2017

"An ambitious if uneven effort to update the Torah."
Debut author Zenz offers a poetic rewrite that aims to make Scripture more accessible. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOREVER by Pete Hamill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 30, 2002

"A true Hamill piece: by turns fascinating, sentimental, hackneyed, and provincial in the best New York mode. It won't play in Poughkeepsie, but there are plenty of New Yorkers (and New York-ophiles) who will love it."
Journalist and author Hamill (the novel Loving Women, 1989; Why Sinatra Matters, 1998, etc.) offers a chronicle of 250 years of Manhattan life as experienced by an immortal Irish immigrant. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLOOD KNOT by Pete Fromm
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"The voices are varied and the emotions genuine, even if one strike comes to seem much like another: in all, probably as tender and sensitive a clutch of fishing-as-life yarns as one is likely to find."
Fishing (fly-fishing in particular) and the bonding experiences it engenders occupy each of these ten tales (six previously published) in a fourth collection from western storyteller Fromm (Dry Rain, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 19, 2001

"Unfailingly sharp, good-humored, and offbeat: sure to please Celtophiles of every greenish hue."
An affectionate portrayal of the eccentricities and charms of western Ireland by a quintessentially self-deprecating British traveler. Read full book review >