Search Results: "Samuel Muggington"


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The Abscission Zone by Samuel Muggington
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A gonzo but incoherent sci-fi story."
Plants threaten human existence in Muggington's (Who's the Lucky Guy?, 2015, etc.) interplanetary thriller.Read full book review >

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Who's The Lucky Guy? by Samuel Muggington
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"Not the most simpatico protagonist, but continuous mishaps make for a gloriously absurd tale."
A recently unemployed and terminally ill man's scheme to make millions growing saffron inadvertently sparks an international incident in Muggington's (Pomroy's World: Alone, 2015, etc.) droll comedy. Read full book review >

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FORCE FOR GOOD by Samuel Muggington
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 20, 2013

"A surprisingly upbeat thriller with loads of charm."
After a young boy is shot and killed, a group of high-school friends wages a digital war against a local gang in Muggington's (People of the Stones, 2013, etc.) techno-thriller. Read full book review >

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WAGA'S BIG SCARE by Samuel Hiti
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"The ending may leave younger or more sensitive readers unsettled, so save this slim, adrenaline-fueled tale for those who crave a true, if ephemeral, fright. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Waga is a monster that is mean, tricky and possesses the "biggest scare." But when Waga loses that scare, the monster's very existence is in jeopardy. Read full book review >

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THE ABSENTMINDED FELLOW by Samuel Marshak
Released: April 5, 1999

"Rosenthal's rubbery, Katzenjammer-Kids-style illustrations, replete with plewds, briffits, and amused onlookers, add a suitably madcap air to this wild, zany ride. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Translated from the Russian into rollicking verse, this droll character portrait will quickly have listeners chiming in on the chorus: "Oh, that absentminded fellow from Portobello Road!" Read full book review >

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THE AMERICAN STUDENT by Samuel Berkman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 2006

"An impressive debut novel; hopefully, there's more."
A boy's coming-of-age story runs through this debut novel filled with Cold War history (including a cameo by WillyBrandt) about a scary struggle with a villainous family. Read full book review >

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ONLY LOVE CAN BREAK YOUR HEART by David Samuel
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2008

"So-so and without much oomph."
A mixed bag of magazine pieces by a seemingly reluctant pop-culture scribe. Read full book review >

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ISLAND STORIES by Raphael Samuel
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1998

"As fascinating and politically astute as Island Stories is, it suffers nonetheless from a lingering incompletion. (illustrations, not seen)"
A collection of scholarly, oddly compelling essays that aim to unravel the complexities of British identity. Read full book review >

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THE UNSUBSTANTIAL AIR by Samuel Hynes
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 21, 2014

"Intimate and memorable portraits of these idealistic, daredevil young men are contained in a marvelously fluid narrative."
A deeply empathetic account of the first gentlemen pilots feeling their ways in uncharted territory. Read full book review >

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THE SILVER RINGS by Samuel Valentino
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 1, 2014

"A charming, funny and engaging fairy tale that's sure to delight admirers of the classics."
Valentino offers an engaging fantasy that draws upon familiar fairy tales and the romantic mix-ups of Shakespeare's lighter comedies. Read full book review >