Search Results: "Reavis Z. Wortham"


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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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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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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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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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THE ASHES OF WACO by Dick J. Reavis
NON-FICTION
Released: July 24, 1995

Rushed to press to catch the wave of summer congressional hearings on the Waco debacle, this account by former Texas Monthly senior editor Reavis may raise a few hackles both within the Beltway and beyond. Read full book review >

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Sustainable Fitness by Z. Altug
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 15, 2015

"A thorough, well-researched, and practical fitness book."
A health and fitness guide that goes far beyond basic mantras to deliver a complete method for improvement in even the smallest aspects of daily life. Read full book review >

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MUD CITY by Brenda Z. Guiberson
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2005

"The strength and specificity of the text justifies the whole; one hopes in subsequent works the illustrations will rise to the occasion. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-8)"
A young flamingo hatches and grows to maturity in a narrative that packs an enormous amount of information into what is a very simple story. Read full book review >

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PLASTIC JESUS by Poppy Z. Brite
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2000

"Missing: Brite's lyricism and soaring fantasy (as when R. Crumb physically enters Parker's music in Birdland), the very qualities germane to psychedelics, the Beatles, and the Peter Max years. Here, the originals overpower Brite's march of whimsy."
In earlier fiction, Brite used the music of Charlie Parker, the life and art of R. Crumb (the brilliant Drawing Blood, 1993), the necrophilia of Jeffrey Dahmer, and the anchovy shape and wormwood flavor of H. P. Lovecraft as entrance points into her own sparkling fantasy life in print. This time, it's John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Read full book review >

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ICE FORGED by Gail Z. Martin
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Better than average, but be prepared to settle in for the long haul."
First of a new fantasy series from the author of The Dread (2012, etc.), brewed from standard ingredients. Read full book review >