Search Results: "Roderick Gordon"


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TUNNELS by Roderick Gordon
ADVENTURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Dense but exciting. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
Will finds his way into a frightening underground world in this fantasy adventure. Read full book review >

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THE RED THREAD by Roderick Townley
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 6, 2007

"Captivating and shivery. (Fantasy. YA)"
A tangled mystery leads 16-year-old Dana to tangled emotions, some of which aren't her own, even though they are. Read full book review >

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KINGS OF FORTUNE by Roderick Cheung
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 21, 2015

"A fast-paced adventure that will excite lovers of anime and comics, but one that trades wider appeal for complex mythology."
In Cheung's novel, a man's boring life is interrupted by a gang of immortal bounty hunters trying to take his soul. Read full book review >

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A BITTER MAGIC by Roderick Townley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"Plenty of magic, a touch of romance, an appealing heroine, and a talking lobster lighten Townley's tale of deadly sibling jealousy. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
After Cisley's mother disappears into the shards of a black mirror during her illusion act, the 12-year-old must discover her own powers to learn whether her mother is alive and how to find her. Read full book review >

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VIRGIN LIES by Roderick Anscombe
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2007

"A bone-chilling tale showing how a decent man can cross the line."
Forensic psychiatrist Anscombe brings back compromised forensic psychiatrist Paul Lucas (The Interview Room, 2005) in a race to find an abducted little girl—by any means necessary. Read full book review >

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THE CONSTELLATION OF SYLVIE by Roderick Townley
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"As clever and captivating as its predecessors, this tale-about-a-tale will please fans of N.E. Bode's The Anybodies (2004) and its ilk. (Fiction. 11-13)"
In this third outing, the fictional but animate characters inhabiting The Great Good Thing (2001) find themselves headed for Jupiter, thanks to a switched dust jacket. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 27, 2009

"An intelligent author gracefully feeds readers a great deal of complicated dynastic information in a most palatable fashion."
Scottish writer and producer Graham (BBC's Elizabeth) delivers a robust, evenhanded life of Elizabeth I's Catholic cousin and eventual betrayer. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Anscombe's characters are richly drawn, and his pseudo- Victorian prose is a pleasure to read—though once we understand where poor Laszlo is headed, the suspense inevitably begins to falter."
Dracula's diary reveals a complex, all-too-human character in this lush, entertaining, and generally convincing first novel by an Oxford-trained psychiatrist. Read full book review >

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INTO THE LABYRINTH by Roderick Townley
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"This is all done in vivid, sparkling language, and knowing readers will see references to everything from TV's Jay Leno to Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. (Fiction. 10+)"
Princess Sylvie, the plucky and brave heroine of The Great Good Thing (2001), returns to adventures old and new in this brilliantly imagined sequel. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT GOOD THING by Roderick Townley
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: May 1, 2001

"With inspiration from Lewis Carroll to The Truman Show and The Purple Rose of Cairo, Townley has created that most impossible thing: a book beloved from the first page. (Fiction. 10+)"
Enchantment rules: the power of story; the uses of dream and memory; and the eternal childhood question of where beloved characters live when their book is closed are just some of the skeins of this utterly winning book. Read full book review >

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ARIADNE'S CHILDREN by Roderick Beaton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1996

First-time British author Beaton blends narrative forms- -history and fiction, mystery and myth—with ease in this unusual (if occasionally overwrought) story about a multigenerational obsession that refuses to die. Read full book review >

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THE INTERVIEW ROOM by Roderick Anscombe
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2005

"Along with the steadily mounting tension, Anscombe (Shank, 1996, etc.) provides enough exquisitely turned therapeutic dialogues between participants ferally skilled in talking around the point to create a heaven for connoisseurs of mind games."
A forensic psychiatrist asked to evaluate an accused stalker finds himself pulled into a nightmare in which nothing is what it seems—maybe not even himself. Read full book review >