Search Results: "Rorke Denver"


BOOK REVIEW

DENVER by David McKee
by David McKee, illustrated by David McKee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Ultimately there's no child-friendly story to enjoy, and neither the pro-status quo/anti-individualism message nor the unflattering portrait of the middle and working class as foolish and profligate is likely to resonate with U.S. readers. (Picture book. 6-8)"
An utterly odd paean to trickle-down economics, British-style, this adult-centric examination of wealth, generosity and greed won't garner much interest. Read full book review >

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DAMN FEW by Rorke  Denver
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 19, 2013

"'What can't these SEALs do?' To hear Denver tell it, when it comes to special operations, hardly anything at all. Good reading for military buffs."
A 14-year veteran of more than 200 combat missions reflects on a career training and leading the Navy's elite warriors. Read full book review >

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JOHN DENVER by John Collis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"As a biography, this book has about as much depth as Denver's songs. (6 photos)"
Shallow survey of the sandy-haired pop singer whose airy nature-loving ballads hid a darker life of drunkenness, emotional turmoil, and spousal violence. Read full book review >

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A FALL IN DENVER by Sarah Andrews
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 1995

"Too many emotional entanglements and too much psychobabble slow the pace, and some unlikely coincidences don't help, but Andrews's fine ear for regional speech and her feisty, dogged heroine provide a sporadically absorbing look at not-too-familiar territory."
A second adventure for geologist Emily (``call me Em'') Read full book review >

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EAST OF DENVER by Gregory Hill
Released: July 5, 2012

"A story about a father and son who bond against the odds, with an ending as quirkily satisfying as the rest of the book."
You can go home again, but Lord knows why you'd ever want to. Such is the lesson learned by rural drifter Stacey "Shakespeare" Williams in this agreeable, offbeat debut novel. Read full book review >

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TAKE ME HOME by John Denver
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 2, 1994

"This may resonate with Denver's still-sizable following but few others. (Author tour)"
A hazily rendered autobiography of the popular 1970s folk singer. Read full book review >

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The Indenture by F. Denver McGarey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"A well-crafted testament to the powers of resilience and redemption."
A boy born into one of New York's wealthiest families confronts the challenges of poverty and his relative's own moral failings in McGarey's expansive debut novel set in the 1970s. Read full book review >

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EVERYBODY CAN HELP SOMEBODY by Ron Hall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"For a more reflective illustration of kindness begetting kindness, consider Jacqueline Woodson's Each Kindness, illustrated by E.B. Lewis (2012). (Picture book. 4-7)"
Patronizing storytelling glosses over a tale of Christian kindness. Read full book review >

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FALLEN WOMEN by Sandra Dallas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 22, 2013

"A lightweight, innocuous narrative. For many readers, the resolution (when it finally comes) will be no great shock. Still, not a bad choice for a lazy, low-key weekend."
Murdered prostitutes, unsavory characters and high society provide fodder for scandal sheets—and for author Dallas (True Sisters, 2012, etc.)—in 1885 Denver. Read full book review >

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MASTERSON by Richard S. Wheeler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 12, 1999

"Strong on character, and as factual as possible, of course, as it moves smartly along, although wife Emma, about whom little is known, is largely a device for exposition."
Keeping Wheeler's printing history straight is not easy, since in a 12-month period he's published Dark Passage, Aftershocks, Sun Mountain (p. 487), Flint's Honor (p. 754) and now Masterson, for a grand total of sharply realistic novels that goes through the roof. Read full book review >

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ANTS by Deborah Hodge
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2004

"Well-designed, well thought-out, these will satisfy young listeners and encourage further research in slightly older kids. (Nonfiction. 3-8)"
Straightforward, pleasing explorations of two common insects presented by and with photographs from the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Read full book review >