Search Results: "Reavis Z. Wortham"


BOOK REVIEW

UNRAVELED by Reavis Z. Wortham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Despite the high body count and obligatory peeks inside the killer's mind, both mystery and suspense are subordinated to a leisurely survey of the locals, whose numbers seem only to increase as they're killed off."
A sixth journey back in time to Center Springs, Texas, in 1968 reveals a family feud ready to claim more victims. Read full book review >

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DARK PLACES by Reavis Z. Wortham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Once again, Wortham supplies something for everyone—especially fans of summer movies who love chase sequences so much that they don't care who's chasing whom."
1967: a fifth trip back to Center Springs, Texas, focuses on one regular's attempt to bust out of the place for good. Read full book review >

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VENGEANCE IS MINE by Reavis Z. Wortham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2014

"More wacky characters, complications, scandals and fatalities than a year's run of your favorite tabloid."
1967. Thimble-sized Center Springs, Texas, misses out on the Summer of Love but not, evidently, on one single other incident in this overstuffed shoot'em-up. Read full book review >

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BURROWS by Reavis Z. Wortham
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 3, 2012

"As in Ned's debut (The Rock Hole, 2011), his grandchildren, Top and Pepper, are on hand to provide welcome humor and lend perspective to the acutely and unobtrusively observed small-town landscape. The result is that rare bird, a mystery with something for everyone."
Another stroll down memory lane to Center Springs, Texas, where life in 1964 is a lot more eventful than you remember. Read full book review >

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THE ROCK HOLE by Reavis Z. Wortham
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2011

"Not just scary but funny too, as Wortham nails time and place in a sure-handed, captivating way. There's a lot of good stuff in this unpretentious gem. Don't miss it."
An accomplished first novel about life and murder in a small Texas town. Read full book review >

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Z by Therese Anne Fowler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 26, 2013

"Fowler has given us a lovely, sad and compulsively readable book."
The Jazz Age revisited through the tumultuous and harrowing life of Zelda. Read full book review >

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Z by Bob Mayer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

Although retired from the US Army, Dave Riley is not out of the action as he battles crafty villains and a deadly pestilence in southwestern Africa in this sixth installment of Mayer's absorbing and well-written series (Cut-Out, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >

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Z by Michael Thomas Ford
FICTION
Released: Sept. 7, 2010

"For a quick escape, this is a sure-fire way to burn time. (Horror. 12 & up)"
Fifteen years after the zombie plague destroyed families and threatened the world, the ravenous creatures are once again confined to the video-game realm. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

S/Z by Roland Barthes
Released: Sept. 9, 1974

"Barthes has brought new life to a foundering literary aesthetics with this synthesis of science and imaginative humanism, for those familiar with the terminology."
In this essential application of structural linguistics to the problems of literary criticism, Roland Barthes—a disciple of Saussure and one of the cardinal spokesmen of semiology—opposes both the goals and methods of classic rhetoric. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Z-RATED by Zane
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

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For the right audience, much of Zane's Z-Rated collection will be like a satisfying slam-bam-thank-you-ma'am sexual tryst with a fantasy lover—hot, quick and naughty."
An eclectic collection of erotic short stories from Eroticanoir.com, the popular website from best-selling author Zane. Read full book review >

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DIZZY Z by Matthew Holland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 22, 1998

"But it doesn't pull itself together, and it doesn't tell a story."
A fractious debut novel (``Read this book LOUD!'' urges a prefatory note) about a rock band threatened by internal discord and outside pressures, told by its eponymous hero (and lead guitar player) in a long, semi-drunken snarl. ``Dizzy Z`' (born David Dillinger Zimmerman) headlines the group Blood Cheetah, all of whose five members hail from working- class Dorchester, south of Boston. Read full book review >

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THE QUEST FOR Z by Greg Pizzoli
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"A superb snapshot of an adventurer. (author's note, appendix, glossary, selected sources) (Picture book/biography. 7-12)"
Pizzoli resurrects an early-20th-century mystery in this riveting portrait of Percy Fawcett, a renowned British explorer who vanished during an ill-fated hunt for a "lost" city. Read full book review >