Search Results: "Peter Rock"


BOOK REVIEW

SPELLS by Peter Rock
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 9, 2017

"The novel holds together surprisingly well considering the unusual genesis and process."
A novel that was created by the author in response to a selection of images taken by five photographers from around the country. Read full book review >

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MY ABANDONMENT by Peter Rock
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 12, 2009

"A moving evocation of life on the fringes, sparking many questions about our regulated society."
Does Father know best? His teenage daughter is forced to wonder after they're evicted from their city-park cave in this harrowing fifth novel from Rock (Writing/Reed Coll.; The Bewildered, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE SHELTER CYCLE by Peter Rock
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 2, 2013

"Written with a matter-of-fact flatness, the novel becomes indelibly unsettling as it progresses."
A metaphysically haunting, shape-shifting novel that keeps the reader off balance and can't be fully appreciated until its climax. Read full book review >

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THIS IS THE PLACE by Peter Rock
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1997

"The vivid vignettes of life in Nevada and Utah notwithstanding, this is a saga with an uncertain focus, some unlikely connections, and a lot, at the end, left unexplained."
A lonely old man with plenty of answers fixates on a lively young woman filled with questions, with the usual tragic results, in this forced debut from Utah-born Rock. Read full book review >

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THE BEWILDERED by Peter Rock
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 2005

"Elegantly paranoid but incomplete."
Preteen wasteland meets adult psychosis under rain-swept skies. Read full book review >

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KLICKITAT by Peter Rock
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 12, 2016

"Brooding, evocative, mysterious; a tale for mature readers to dig into—and then discuss. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Vivian, 15, who struggles with anxiety, feels her older sister, Audra, 17, a strong-willed free spirit, pulling away from her; before Audra vanishes, she promises Vivian she'll come back for her. Read full book review >

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THE UNSETTLING by Peter Rock
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2006

"A solid representation of this writer's mature work, notable for its detached intensity, but his stories' brevity and randomness will leave many dissatisfied."
Curiously dry, unsympathetic short stories by Utah novelist Rock (The Bewildered, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >

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PETER WATSON
by Gregory McNamee

Five hundred-odd years ago, in the time of Leonardo da Vinci, a scientist—a term then unknown—was a person of many parts, someone who might work in fields ranging from chemistry to botany, astronomy to metallurgy, to divine the hidden order of the universe.

Even as recently as the early Victorian idea, writes British science historian Peter Watson in his new ...


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WHEN DARKNESS FALLS
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for Nightfall by Jake Halpern and Peter Kujawinski

Cover Story: Are We Out of the Woods Yet?
BFF Charm: Bertie Bott's Every Flavor
Swoonworthy Scale:
 0
Talky Talk: Descriptive
Bonus Factor:
 LEGO Batman
Ambivalent Factor: World Building
Relationship Status: It's Not You, It's Me

 

Cover Story: Are We Out of the Woods ...


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7 MORE TIME TRAVEL BOOKS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT
by John DeNardo

If you like stories about time travel (and who doesn't?) here are seven recent time travel books you'll want to know about…

The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. by Neal Stephenson & Nicole Galland 

What do you get when one of science fiction's most meticulous authors teams up with an historical novelist? You get ...


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AUGUST'S MUST-READ SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY & HORROR BOOKS
by John DeNardo

The final month of Summer reading season is upon us but that doesn't mean there aren't new and awesome stories to be read. Here's a roundup of the speculative fiction books that you should be looking at in August. They include stories about a magic-infused alternate history, witches in the Old West, a journey beyond Earth's ...


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BOOK REVIEW

A GOOD STORY by Zack Rock
by Zack Rock, illustrated by Zack Rock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"Quirky and amusing, though pitched to a sophisticated audience that may feel it's beyond picture books. (Picture book. 9-12)"
An anthropomorphic pig in a conservative men's business suit and sensible shoes philosophizes about conforming to the stories that others create for us. Read full book review >