Search Results: "Pete Peters"


BOOK REVIEW

DON'T NEED NOBODY by Pete Peters
Released: Feb. 6, 1936

"A fine debut by a talented writer."
Lost souls pedaling through post-modern America try fitfully to connect in this bleakly engrossing novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 20, 1993

"A well-written and often hair-raising tale of serendipitous software success, given a special timeliness by the comparable corporate shake-out at Apple, including the firing of longtime chief John Sculley. (First printing of 25,000)"
How the Utah software empire of WordPerfect was built from scratch by three graduates of Brigham Young University. Read full book review >

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STRANGE CREATURES by David Peters
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 1992

"Index. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
A gallery of bizarre denizens, past and present, with vibrantly colorful illustrations and intriguing facts. Read full book review >

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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 >

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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 >

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

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 >

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THE PROP by Pete Hautman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2006

"Hautman is never without his pleasures. This time they mostly come in the first 100 pages, before he deals the flop."
Something new for switch-hitting Hautman, who shuttles between comic crime (Doohickey, 2002, etc.) and YA fables (Godless, 2004): a sweetly twisted tale of mayhem at a tribal casino. 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 >