Search Results: "Roger Lea MacBride"


BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE HOUSE ON ROCKY RIDGE by Roger Lea MacBride
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 30, 1993

"First printing of 100,000. (Fiction. 7-12)"
Rose Wilder Lane's sole heir draws on family papers, Lane's published works, stories she told, and historical research to extend her mother's fictionalized family history into the next generation. Read full book review >

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LITTLE FARM IN THE OZARKS by Roger Lea MacBride
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 1994

"Peaceful, wholesome fare. (Fiction. 9-12)"
With a pleasing simplicity of description, MacBride portrays life in the Ozarks 100 years ago during the Wilder family's first growing season. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 1974

"That we find these letters only intermittently interesting can hardly be blamed on Mrs. Wilder who intended them for her husband and friends, but at best they serve as an object lesson proving the English composition cliche 'write about what you know."
In 1915 Laura Ingalls Wilder was 48 and the publication of the first Little House book was seventeen years in the future; in a sense the well loved chronicler of pioneer childhood had not yet been born. Read full book review >

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THE SHATTERED SPHERE by Roger MacBride Allen
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 1994

"Hypercomplicated, bulging with ideas that unfortunately run way ahead of Allen's ability to express them."
More galactic hi-jinks in this sequel to Allen's paperback The Ring of Charon (1990), in which the Earth was stolen by alien Charonians (they resemble cyborg social insects) and inserted into an artificial solar system known as the Multisphere. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 1, 2008

"An older technology—the magnifying glass—will be necessary for reading the bibliography and source notes. (online resources, index) (Nonfiction. 10 & up)"
According to the authors, Abraham Lincoln was part of the last generation of Americans who didn't expect technology ever to change. Read full book review >

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REALITIES by Lea
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 29, 2006

"Like the better aspects of living theater, the author has turned the everyday into something deep and achingly soulful."
Three female friends experience sea changes of tsunami proportions in this novel of love's strange ways. Read full book review >

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BLIND EYE by Stuart MacBride
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 6, 2009

"Logan's fifth procedural (Flesh House, 2008, etc.) crackles with energy, humor and a refreshingly specific sense of place."
Aberdeen serial killer takes eyes, leaves notes, frustrates police. Read full book review >

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DYING LIGHT by Stuart MacBride
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 8, 2006

"Funny, occasionally brutal and surprisingly poignant. Though it's certainly overlong for a police procedural, the raffish cast of often inept coppers (think Scottish Keystone) will keep you along for the ride."
A beset Detective Sergeant in Aberdeen finds it's always darker before it turns Stygian. Read full book review >

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A SONG FOR THE DYING by Stuart MacBride
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 10, 2014

"But his gritty, immediate prose and righteous hero grab the reader from the get-go."
A tough Scottish cop emerges from prison with a boulder-sized chip on his shoulder and a single focus: justice. Read full book review >

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CLOSE TO THE BONE by Stuart MacBride
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 14, 2013

"MacBride's gritty prose and righteous, reckless hero (Birthdays for the Dead, 2013, etc.) improve his overstuffed, overheated plot."
A full plate of grisly and baffling crimes challenges Aberdeen DI Logan McRae and his contentious colleagues. Read full book review >

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BLOODSHOT by Stuart MacBride
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 23, 2007

"A procedural that manages to be authoritative, funny and at times surprisingly moving despite its ponderous length."
Long-suffering Detective Sergeant Logan MacRae (Dying Light, 2006, etc.) must maneuver around a high-profile crime wave, a tricky romance and a pair of bosses who could easily qualify as the Scylla and Charybdis of Scottish law enforcement. Read full book review >