Search Results: "Ryan G. Van Cleave"


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UNLOCKED by Ryan G. Van Cleave
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2011

"A concluding teacher's guide confirms the intended use of this tired-feeling novel. (Fiction. 12-16)"
School violence revisited. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 31, 2014

"An impressive primer on the roles of energy and consciousness in the physical world and human healing."
A Western doctor's persuasive testament to energy healing. Read full book review >

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FIVE MINUTES ALONE by Paul Cleave
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 21, 2014

"'All of this killing has made him feel,' Carl's exhilarated to realize. Readers following him through this season of Breaking Bad reworked by the Coen Brothers will feel the whole gamut right along with him."
Think vigilante killers have it easy? Cleave offers a macabre, compelling demonstration of how Murphy's Law dogs the efforts of ex-cop Carl Schroder to give victims of violent crime the five minutes alone they crave with the criminals who've ruined their lives. Read full book review >

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TRUST NO ONE by Paul Cleave
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"A vivid, jangled exploration of mental illness, dark imagination, and the nowhere territory in between ."
The horror of early-onset Alzheimer's deepens even further for a man who isn't sure whether he's a killer. Read full book review >

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INCENDIARY by Chris Cleave
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 5, 2005

"Who knows what? Whom can we trust? Like David Mitchell's Ghostwritten, Cleave's provocative debut will make readers a little uneasy—and that's okay."
A grieving widow and mother composes a letter to Osama Bin Laden. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS IN WINTER by Henrietta Bancroft
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 30, 1997

"An informative volume. (Picture book/nonfiction. 3-6)"
Winter is coming, and the animals are preparing: Some birds, bats, and butterflies migrate; other animals hibernate. Read full book review >

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GOLD by Chris Cleave
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 10, 2012

"In weaker hands this would seem a bit contrived, but Cleave knows how to captivate with rich characters and nimble plotting."
After the enormous popular success of his second novel (Little Bee, 2009, etc.), British author Cleave turns to the world of Olympic speed cyclists to explore the shifting sands of ambition, loyalty and love. Read full book review >

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LITTLE BEE by Chris Cleave
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"A solid sophomore effort, and hopefully a sign of even better things to come."
Cleave follows up his outstanding debut (Incendiary, 2005) with a psychologically charged story of grief, globalization and an unlikely friendship. Read full book review >

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COLLECTING COOPER by Paul Cleave
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 26, 2011

"Horrormeister Cleave (Blood Men, 2010, etc.), who is surely indebted to John Fowles' The Collector for aspects of his plot, will scare you to death, or at least to the point of keeping a night light on."
Serial killers collide in Christchurch, New Zealand. Read full book review >

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THE LAUGHTERHOUSE by Paul Cleave
Released: Aug. 21, 2012

"An intense and bloody noir thriller, one often descending into a violent abyss reminiscent of Thomas Harris, creator of Hannibal Lecter."
In Cleave's (Collecting Cooper, 2011, etc.) third psycho-thriller, Theodore Tate is the quintessential flawed hero, a damaged soul hunting deviants in a forest of moral quandaries. Read full book review >

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BLOOD MEN by Paul Cleave
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 20, 2010

"Neither Edward's existential struggle nor the tracking of the robbers are suspenseful enough to keep our interest."
Dad is a serial killer. Can his son avoid the same fate? That's the question posed by New Zealander Cleave in his exceptionally gory fourth novel (Cemetery Lake, 2009, etc.). Read full book review >