Search Results: "Platte F. Clark"


BOOK REVIEW

FLUFF DRAGON by Platte F. Clark
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2014

"A Bieber joke at about the 100-page mark justifies the entire book. It will be dated by the end of the year, but by then, readers will be eagerly waiting for the next volume. (Fantasy. 8-13)"
This is a book that shouldn't work. Read full book review >

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BAD UNICORN by Platte F. Clark
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 16, 2013

"Like a comedian repeating the same joke louder each time: at first funny, then annoying; finally, just sad. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Harry Potter meets Diary of a Wimpy Kid in an initially witty debut that ultimately collapses. Read full book review >

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NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE: FORERUNNER TO AMERICAN HORROR
by Andrew Liptak

It’s almost a rite of passage in high school: your English teacher takes out Nathaniel Hawthorne’s classic American novel The Scarlet Letter, and you, as a student, have to slog through the antiquated prose and story for several weeks. Friends and family don’t remember the book fondly, but recently, I’ve begun to understand just how critical The Scarlet Letter and ...


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BOOK REVIEW

PARCHED by Georgia Clark
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 1, 2014

"Bold futurist adventure with unusual romance, riveting action and ominous ecological red flags. (Science fiction. 12-16)"
A gutsy teen living on an arid, depleted Earth two centuries in the future faces danger and shocking revelations when she covertly joins a subversive group. Read full book review >

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SHOCK RADIO by Leigh Clark
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"An overdose of gore, perverted family values, a pathetically loathsome antihero, and an L.A. setting that we've seen done much better elsewhere."
Masked, ultraviolent psychokiller pursues a Los Angeles radio shock-jock in a gory, gruesome tale that even Howard Stern would call sick. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Clark's observations of British political life are acute and his gossip hilarious."
The diaries of Clark, who held cabinet positions under British prime ministers Thatcher and Major from 1986 to 1992, have already caused something of a sensation in the UK. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 15, 1999

"Creative in its connections of genealogy and personal history."
An imaginative spiritual autobiography, by novelist and biographer Clark (James Beard, 1993; Mr. White's Confession, 1998; etc.). Read full book review >

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A PARLIAMENT OF SPIES by Cassandra Clark
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 31, 2012

"Mystery takes a back seat to copious historical detail in Hildegard's pleasing fourth adventure."
Sister Hildegard has had many a foreign adventure, but her latest escapade in 14th-century England is more dangerous than most. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 24, 1998

"For its historical and social significance, Children in Exile makes a valuable contribution to the literature of 20th-century Asian refugees."
A simple but moving memoir of three fiercely inspiring families. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 26, 2011

"Those expecting to find a biting commentary on the state of education will be disappointed, but this timely resource can make school a motivational and fun community."
Inspirational, easy-to-follow insights on how to grow smarter, healthier children and communities. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FIND COURTNEY by Melissa Clark
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Like a practiced spider, Clark (Devlyn, not reviewed) spins a surprisingly tensile web from the slenderest threads possible."
The perfect roommate disappears, leaving behind a perfectly impenetrable mystery. Read full book review >