Search Results: "Peter Rock"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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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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 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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BOOK REVIEW

THE RHETORIC OF DEATH by Judith Rock
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 5, 2010

"Readers will divine the good guys from the bad much faster than the likable and conscientious hero, but Rock's fine eye for historic detail and well-drawn characters will continue to engage readers long after they've put a name to the villain."
Rock offers a debut novel rich with historical detail about everyday life in Paris, especially among the Jesuits, in the year 1686. Read full book review >

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MANTIES IN A TWIST by J.A. Rock
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2016

"Kinky, touching, emotional, and sexually intense."
Still mourning the loss of a friend due to an accident during sadomasochistic sex, Kamen moves in with his boyfriend, Ryan, and has to navigate a spectrum of mixed feelings as he and his close-knit set of friends move into their own lives, loves, and levels of kink. Read full book review >

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THE WHISPERING OF BONES by Judith Rock
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"Rock (A Plague of Lies, 2012, etc.) has painstakingly recreated 17th-century Paris, although with a decidedly modern emphasis on guilt as a prime motivator. A strong, sympathetic protagonist, however, atones for both the author's lapses and his own in this latest case file of an aspiring priest."
A former soldier-turned-Jesuit scholar solves a series of mysteries during the reign of Louis XIV. Read full book review >

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HOMER HENRY HUDSON'S CURIO MUSEUM by Zack Rock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 19, 2014

"Hudson claims, 'Everything has a story.' And through his personal descriptions and musings over each artifact, he knows how to tell a good one. (Picture book. 8-12)"
In Rock's debut picture book, an eccentric bulldog named Homer Henry Hudson collects "bits and bobs" from around the globe, displaying them floor to ceiling in his museum of curios. Read full book review >