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 >

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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

MRS. MILLION by Pete Hautman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1999

"If Hautman's line-by-line writing is less joyously baroque than Hiassen's—and it's an awfully close race—his powers of invention and dexterity are even greater as he provides delightfully unexpected roles for Jayjay, Phlox, Gideon, and Barbaraannette's senile mother Hilde Grabo."
Hautman goes head-to-head against Carl Hiassen's Lucky You with his own hilarious take on the larcenous lemmings that swarm around a lottery winner. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ALAPHABET GARDEN by Pete Ayrton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"These two aside, the volume has little to offer."
A nondescript collection of 12 stories by younger and lesser- known European writers, all of which were commissioned for this volume published simultaneously in its authors' 12 native countries in conjunction with the 1994 Frankfurt Book Fair. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Death and capital punishment, southern style, and with all the trappings."
Sex, prejudice, murder, and lies are the familiar hinges to this gripping investigation into the deaths of two Alabama teenagers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PAPERBOY by Pete Dexter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"A big story laid out in a workmanlike manner, but thematically fickle."
Since winning the National Book Award in 1988 for Paris Trout, Dexter (Brotherly Love, 1991, etc.) has tried, without success, to recapture that novel's intensity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IN THE CITY OF BIKES by Pete Jordan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 16, 2013

"An excellent choice for bikers and those who appreciate how a city's history can be changed by the simplest of passions."
A history of bicycles and cycling in Amsterdam. Read full book review >