Search Results: "Richard W. Lacey"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1994

"British by birth but quite adaptable to American readers."
Charming, delightful, often richly depressing survey about what we eat, by Lacey (Medical Microbiology/Leeds;Unsafe for Human Consumption—not reviewed). Read full book review >

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FERRET ISLAND by Richard W. Jennings
ADVENTURE
Released: May 21, 2007

"Terrific, vintage stuff. (Fiction. 10-14)"
From an author who fairly defines "quirky" comes a downright loopy journey into territory both mythic and gleefully ridiculous. Read full book review >

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MYSTERY IN MT. MOLE by Richard W. Jennings
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 29, 2003

"A wry, witty, and always intelligent work that's as individualistic as its hero. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Nobody does quirky quite like Jennings, and this offering falls right into line with his other works. Read full book review >

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STINK CITY by Richard W. Jennings
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"A leisurely musing on matters olfactory and romantic, this offering features Jennings's trademark wit and offbeat characterization, lyricism alternating with humor to make its own unique literary perfume. (Fiction. 10-14)"
What do you get when the heir to the biggest—and smelliest—catfish-bait company in America decides that fish feel pain? Read full book review >

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SCRIBBLE by Richard W. Jennings
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"The narrative moves back and forth from the present to Lawson's days with the terminally ill Jip, his matter-of-fact narration by turns funny and achingly sad, the arbitrary nature of life and death—and life after death—mining the surreal for truth. (Fiction. 10-14)"
"That's the thing about missing somebody who's not coming back. . . . It's like trying to live without food." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1991

"Feminists will find Bailey's discussion of the masculine orientation of standard English particularly illuminating. (Twenty illustrations—not seen.)"
Drawing on his vast erudition about the uses of language, Bailey (English Language and Literature/Univ. of Michigan), associate editor of the Oxford Companion to the English Language, describes the history of the cultural, social, political, and even psychological attitudes toward the English language. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 5, 2012

"Swift, informative and not too scholarly for general readers."
A former associate editor of the Oxford Companion to the English Language identifies eight major centers of influence on American English and describes how each has helped shape the tongue of today. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 19, 2008

"Solidly positioned between textbook and self-help manual, Coan's cogent text will suit any reader seeking a nuanced understanding of his or her self."
An explanation of gender differences through the combined lenses of psychology and traditional mythology. Read full book review >

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THE RATTERS OF LIGHTNING RIDGE by Richard W. Holmes
Released: Oct. 23, 2012

"A rich, unusual story undercut by too little character development."
Rusty and Kate know that mining isn't easy or predictable, but they didn't expect to become embroiled in a potentially deadly adventure. Read full book review >

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THE PIRATES OF TURTLE ROCK by Richard W. Jennings
ADVENTURE
Released: April 28, 2008

"Something's mizzen in this mildly entertaining but unmemorable effort. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Young women swooning over Johnny Depp's Captain Jack Sparrow may take to this tongue-in-cheek tale of intrepid 16-year-old Jenny Snow, who falls for a teenaged pirate Lothario and becomes embroiled in his treasure-hunting schemes. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT WHALE OF KANSAS by Richard W. Jennings
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"There is nothing stale about this book; from start to finish, it is every bit as much of an original as Kansascetus humongous himself. (Fiction. 9-14)"
A quirky wonder about truth, perseverance, and the vagaries of fame. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FAST MONEY MOVES by Richard W Seeks
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 26, 2013

"A complicated but ultimately thin thriller that trades only in stock conventions."
In Seeks' debut thriller, a corporation's chief financial officer disappears on the eve of a major acquisition, and the ensuing search reveals a conspiracy that grows increasingly complex. Read full book review >