Search Results: "Peter Connolly"


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POMPEII by Peter Connolly
Released: Nov. 8, 1990

"Index. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
An entry in the large-format, copiously illustrated "Rebuilding the Past" series that focuses on objects and architecture as they reveal daily life in the Roman city. Read full book review >

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HISTORY
Released: May 1, 1998

"Equally suited to casual readers or serious study, this takes a giant step past the Eyewitness-filled cheap seats and even beyond David Macaulay territory. (maps, diagrams, glossary, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
Strewn with minutely detailed cityscapes, cutaway views, and interiors, this hefty urban study recaptures the architectural glories of two great cities in their heydays, with as much specific information as assignment-driven readers or browsers could want. Read full book review >

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MONSTROUS by MarcyKate Connolly
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"The story may be spun with classic DNA, but in the end, it's sluggish and overwrought. (Fantasy. 12-14)"
A monster's search for identity and redemption, with betrayal, lies and madness at its core. Read full book review >

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THE HAPPIEST DAYS by Cressida Connolly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Composed, pleasant, stately, always interesting minor neo-classics of the genre."
Connolly debuts with a collection of smooth, alluring, and satisfying stories that are very much at home in the traditional mode, perhaps appropriately for a daughter of a great English journalist, critic, and author, the late Cyril Connolly. Read full book review >

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THE WHITE ROAD by John Connolly
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 11, 2003

"So, not your usual thriller. And the payoff comes singing like eelgrass in a stream."
Fourth in the Charlie Parker private-eye series (The Killing Kind, 2002, etc.) by former Dublin journalist Connolly: as ambitiously rich as ever, with lyrically dark watercolors. Read full book review >

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THE CREEPS by John Connolly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 22, 2013

"Connolly has perfected delivering clever, funny, offbeat tales that are guaranteed to delight both older and younger readers."
Connolly whisks readers back to the unsettling English village of Biddlecombe for another oddly entertaining adventure populated by hoards of demons, monsters, ghostly creatures and one valiant little boy with his small canine sidekick. Read full book review >

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THE LOVERS by John Connolly
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2009

"Though Charlie's investigation of his roots doesn't provide anything like closure to this heaven-storming series, it provides all the pleasures fans expect."
Bereft of his private investigator's license since his last horrific outing (The Reapers, 2008, etc.), Charlie Parker takes time out from tending bar in Portland, Maine, to confront the powers of Hell once more as he searches for the reason his father killed himself. Read full book review >

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DARK HOLLOW by John Connolly
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2001

"Long, but a strong stride forward."
New York PD Detective Charlie "Bird" Parker, relocated to his hometown in Maine after the murders of his wife and daughter in Every Dead Thing (1999), tracks a serial killer. Read full book review >

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BEING ELVIS by Ray Connolly
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"Connolly carefully and sympathetically paints the many faces of Presley, faces eventually shrouded in despair."
A veteran London-based journalist rehearses the rise and fall of Elvis Presley (1935-1977). Read full book review >

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THE INFERNALS by John Connolly
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 18, 2011

"Brilliantly funny, often touching, with enough action to keep adventure fans on the edges of their chairs, this novel combines top-notch writing with cutting wit."
Bestselling thriller writer Connolly continues his change-of-pace saga of an ordinary English boy, his loyal dog and their encounters with demons and dark lords in this devilishly entertaining follow-up to The Gates (2009). Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF LOST THINGS by John Connolly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 7, 2006

"A robust storyteller loses his way."
A child's nightmare odyssey through an alternate world inspired by the darkest aspects of fairy tales. Read full book review >

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IRONSKIN by Tina Connolly
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"An intriguing and ambitious fantasy tale."
Connolly, in her debut, delivers a supernatural spin on Jane Eyre set in a gothic, alternate version of the Victorian era, in the aftermath of a war with powerful, forest-dwelling beings called the fey. Read full book review >