Search Results: "R. Scott Franklin"


BOOK REVIEW

CLARITY IS DYING by R. Scott Franklin
Released: Feb. 11, 2012

"An uplifting story of a man revisiting his past to save the future for others."
In Franklin's debut novel, an obscure mountain town engages in legal fisticuffs versus Los Angeles over ownership of Lake Clarity. Read full book review >

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THE JUDGING EYE by R. Scott Bakker
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Best left to his devoted fan base; others may not have the stamina."
First installment of a new epic fantasy trilogy, set 20 years after Bakker's Prince of Nothing series. Read full book review >

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BOBBY ETHER AND THE ACADEMY by R Scott Boyer
Released: Sept. 12, 2013

"An intriguing debut adventure from Boyer with a cliffhanger ending."
A young teen basketball star discovers he has special powers in Boyer's debut YA adventure. Read full book review >

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DARK ENTITIES by R. Scott Campbell
Released: June 28, 2013

"A pleasing, atmospheric YA adventure."
A sci-fi/horror YA novel that focuses on a small town in the shadow of an ancient phenomenon known as the Tor. Read full book review >

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THE WHITE LUCK WARRIOR by R. Scott Bakker
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 2011

"It's the usual fantasy stuff, in other words, derivative of but much inferior to the Tolkien/Lewis/Peake schools of yore. Take it as good news or bad, but another volume in the series awaits."
By Crom and Ishtar, Batman: There's a minor epidemic of sword-and-sorcery epics out there, and now one of them is long-practicing fantasist Bakker's sequel to The Judging Eye (2009). Read full book review >

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TAH-TYE, THE LAST 'POSSUM IN THE POUCH by Mary Alice Fontenot
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"The illustrations portray the blue and green of a swamp in moonlight. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This book's dawdling pace may leave readers wondering just who's playing 'possum: the characters in the book or the book itself. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1992

"Marxist-Leninism."
Something rare: a fair-minded assessment of religious fundamentalism. Read full book review >

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DON'T WAKE THE BABY by Jonathan Franklin
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 1991

"The illustrations for this commendable debut are unusual for their energy and subtle use of vivid color; the concluding twist—the baby wakes Marvin—provides a satisfying irony. Especially appropriate for a parent/preschool group. (Picture book. 3-7)"
While Mother cautions eponymously from the next room, Marvin plays rambunctious imaginative games (cowboy, magician, pirate, etc.) around his sibling's crib, finally falling asleep in the crib. Read full book review >

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THE PRINCIPLES OF LOVE by Emily Franklin
FICTION
Released: July 5, 2005

"Often funny, sometimes wise, a good read. (Fiction. YA)"
The traditional saga of high-school girl meets two boys, done up with a literary and mature style. Read full book review >