Search Results: "Ralph Blanchard"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 17, 2009

"Thorough, clear and valuable information for entrepreneurs."
Entrepreneur Blanchard presents a manual for planning, nurturing, maintaining and selling a small business, with timely advice for the current recession. Read full book review >

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A TRIP TO THE BEACH by Melinda Blanchard
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Too long by half, and then again so. There are simply too many minor annoyances here, and not enough variety to fuel the Blanchards' story and keep readers' interest turning over."
A you-gotta-hand-it-to-'em story of building a new life and business in a foreign land that sinks in a quicksand of logorrhea. Read full book review >

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THE BREATHTAKER by Alice Blanchard
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 11, 2003

"Storywriter and second-novelist Blanchard (Darkness Peering, 1999) offers an intriguing cast and some good action scenes, but try as she will, she just can't make a print-bound storm powerful enough to blow readers away."
In a near-miss thriller, a twisted killer strikes only during twisters. Read full book review >

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CARE GIVER by Richard Blanchard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 20, 2013

"Beautiful, heartbreaking, and deceptive; this fine novel taps into real mystery."
In this deeply affecting short novel, a nursing home's paperboy becomes intertwined with a dying old man and his memories of a lost love. Read full book review >

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THE DEED by Keith Blanchard
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 4, 2003

"What a Christopher Buckley might have done with this scenario, or how far he might have taken it, we'll never know. But as it stands, The Deed is a monument to lazy writing and cliché-mongering."
Another reason why magazine editors should avoid writing books. Read full book review >

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Beckoning by Richard Blanchard
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A compact, potent mystery with sentences that have the condensed power of poetry."
This compact, allusive novella investigates the unexplained deaths of an old man, a young woman, and two dogs found in an Upper West Side residence. Read full book review >

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PHOENIX PROJECT by Robert Blanchard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 15, 2013

"Takes its time getting started, but once the story's finally underway, readers will need a deep breath before taking this exciting ride of bullet-laden action."
In Blanchard's debut action novel, a U.S. Naval test pilot travels to Europe and, among his father's inheritance, uncovers evidence of a Nazi device that the Nazis still desperately want. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Persuasively argued, this spirited work falters only in its failure to measure Jewett's achievements against the best, rather than the whole, literature of her time."
A laudable, if cautious, attempt to reclaim the literary status of an important American author from successive waves of neglect and politically charged reinterpretation. Read full book review >

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THE STUNTMAN'S DAUGHTER by Alice Blanchard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1996

The Stuntman's Daughter ($14.95 paperback original; May 1, 1996; 157 pp.; 1-57441-009-1). Read full book review >

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LIFE SENTENCES by Alice Blanchard
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 24, 2005

"Blanchard (The Breathtaker, 2003, etc.) is just a bit long-winded in two or three scenes, but his characters are exceptionally strong and his plotting is sure-footed."
In what could be Blanchard's breakout, a man strives to end a deadly disease by murdering all who carry it. Read full book review >

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THE LOOK by Nina Blanchard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 19, 1995

"Still, Garret's nefarious manipulations are over-the-top and amusing: His villainous imagination infuses this dusty model-war rehash with welcome fresh air."
The founder of a West Coast modeling agency uses the fashion world as a high-glam backdrop for a standard-issue tale of ambition and betrayalin a first novel written with screenwriter and author Barsocchini (Ghost, 1989). Read full book review >