Search Results: "Rock Scully"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 2, 1996

"An American epic, if not exactly an American Beauty. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Interesting drugged-out memories from the original manager of the infamous hippie rock group. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BOB'S ROCK by Ann Hassett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"The controlled vocabulary and repetition make this picture book a good segue for fledgling readers. (Picture book. 5-6)"
Young Bob, introduced in Goodnight Bob (2016), is content to play with his pet rock while friend Max is frustrated by his dog's unresponsive behavior. Read full book review >

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DUNCES ROCK by Kate Jaimet
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"A cute and mildly amusing slobs-vs.-snobs tale. (Fiction. 8-12)"
The Dunces return (Dunces Anonymous, 2009), and this time they're battling their school's decision to cut music and drama.Read full book review >

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TENNANT’S ROCK by Steve McGiffen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2001

"Still, this slow-moving, impressionistic tale lacks dramatic edge, despite the harrowing circumstances."
A lackluster debut details the hardships of frontier life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARTIAN ROCK by Carol Diggory Shields
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"This saucy look beyond the stratosphere is bound to be a hit with children. (glossary) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Four intrepid Martian explorers set off in search of other life forms in this rollicking tour of the solar system from the pair behind Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp (1997). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RIVEN ROCK by T.C. Boyle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Vintage Boyle: a freakishly inventive black comedy, populated with irresistible eccentrics, that leaves a bracing and bitter aftertaste."
Division and separation are the dominant themes of Boyle's dark-hued and deftly plotted seventh novel, which bears strong incidental resemblances to his earlier World's End (1987) and The Road to Wellville (1993), though it displays a richer Dickensian brio throughout. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GRANDFATHER'S ROCK by Joel Strangis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"This isn't every family's answer; but its generosity is still worth pondering. (Folklore/Picture book. 4-9)"
A tale similar in theme to Grimms' ``The Wooden Bowl.'' Grandfather is too old to care for himself, so Father takes him in, though the family is so poor they have scarcely enough food. ``He fed me before I could work,'' he says. ``Now that he cannot work, I will feed him.'' Everyone loves the old man's stories- -especially the children, who forget their tasks to listen. Read full book review >

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ROCK GOD by Barnabas Miller
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"This book teaches kids to spell 'rock' with five Rs, and anyone who thinks that's good advice will find it an excellent instruction manual for life. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Here's a quick test to find out if this is your kind of book: "You blokes just happen to be on tour with Terry the Wünder-Dwarf and the Pirates of Munchausen!" Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WOLF ROCK by Peter Tonkin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2005

"A clever setup, larded fore and aft with rousing action scenes. Just don't expect much in the way of mystery."
A heroic rescue in a Channel storm sets the stage for darker skullduggery, in Tonkin's latest mix of seagoing action and criminal intrigue. Read full book review >

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CHIMNEY ROCK by Charlie Smith
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 1993

"Relentlessly emotional with impressive pyrotechnics, but ultimately overheated: those awaiting a story that holds together after the sound and fury subside will be disappointed."
Smith's gigantic talent, most recently on display in The Lives of the Dead (1990) and the novellas of Crystal River (1991), slips the harness once again to produce this lusty, fiery Hollywood saga in which world-class egos collide to fuel a family feeding frenzy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HARD ROCK by Ginger Rue
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2017

"If there were a reality show called Real Housewives of Tuscaloosa: The Middle School Years, this might suffice as the print version. (Fiction. 10-14)"
This second book of the Tig Ripley series continues as Tig and her all-girl band, Pandora's Box, struggle with middle school drama. Read full book review >