Search Results: "Rodney Bolt"


BOOK REVIEW

RODNEY by Dick Baldwin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 9, 2007

"Readers who giggle at the wacky character names-as well as those who have exhausted the Christopher Moore catalog and are craving more silly vampires-may sate their bloodlust with this over-the-top debut."
A teenaged slacker becomes a vampire in this loony first novel. Read full book review >

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BOLT by Dick Francis
Released: March 1, 1987

"Still, it's all blandly readable—and that may be enough, along with the racecourse background, for loyal fans."
Kit Fielding, the rather colorless jockey-hero of Francis' last novel, Break In, returns—in a limp sequel that features a cardboard super-villain, no mystery whatsoever, and only sporadic flickers of genuine action-excitement. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 11, 2006

"A thorough, well-rendered account of Da Ponte's unique talents."
Lively biography of the Italian librettist of Mozart's three most famous operas emphasizes his restless desire for distinction. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"A grand entertainment for literary sleuths."
Poor Christopher Marlowe, dead in a barroom brawl, not yet 30. Things were tough in 1593. But what if Kit didn't really die? Read full book review >

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BOLT RISK by Ann Wood
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"The tale is threaded with admirably sharp prose and has a controlled, deliberately jagged pace, but the deliberateness of its own edginess sometimes gets the better of it."
You have to hand it to good girls: When they go bad, they work hard at it. They don't just try drugs, they take every drug, and they don't just get depressed, they get themselves committed and compare themselves to Sylvia Plath when they get electroconvulsive shock therapy. Read full book review >

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WHERE'S RODNEY? by Carmen Bogan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2017

"Combining the amazement offered by the natural world with an unconventional and poignant dose of social commentary, this story gives more to its readers than what meets the eye. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Can-never-sit-still Rodney really wants to be outside, but it seems the world conspires against his urges—but now, Rodney finally makes it outside, "more outside than [he's] ever been before." Read full book review >

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NUT AND BOLT by Nicole de Cock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Not since The Giving Tree has self-sacrifice been so celebrated. (Picture book. 3-5) "
Nut, a mouse, and Bolt, a donkey, enjoy a beautiful friendship. Kind of. Read full book review >

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Rodney and Rachel by Carol Nordquist
Released: Dec. 2, 2015

"While the book's lengthy prose seems aimed at lap readers, the soft illustrations and gentle tale make it an excellent choice for bedtime."
A mouse couple learn the value of trust and love in this illustrated retelling of the Noah's Ark story. Read full book review >

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Flowers for Rodney by Kristine E. Brickey
Released: June 3, 2014

"A YA tale about smart choices, family secrets and peer pressure.
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A mother's love has not been enough to save her teenage son from increasingly delinquent behavior in this realistic young-adult novel. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 13, 2005

"An intriguing, if at times over-reaching work."
A panoramic study of Western history, designed to draw a connection between Christianity and the rise of democracy and capitalism. Read full book review >

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EARLY BIRD by Rodney Rothman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 3, 2005

"Witty and conversational prose, peppered alternately with sarcasm and compassion: easy, enjoyable reading."
A former comedy writer for David Letterman does some up-close research on a common South Florida species—the senior citizen retiree—with "findings" more suited to stand-up routine than anthropological tome. The result: lighthearted fluff with a flair, and not without its educational value. Read full book review >

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Corporate America & The N-Word by James Rodney
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 20, 2014

"A compelling though unpolished analysis of racially motivated workplace harassment and its potential remedies."
A bleak recounting of harassment endured by African-Americans in the workplace over the last two decades. Read full book review >