Search Results: "Scarlett Savage"


BOOK REVIEW

SHE EFFIN' HATES ME by Scarlett Savage
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Nicely retains the sophisticated, urbane spirit of its theatrical origin."
Savage (Narcotic Nation, 2013) reframes her award-winning play, She F*&%ing Hates Me, into novel form, as three generations of Appelbaum women face their tribulations with family jokes and wry wit. Read full book review >

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IN YOUR FACE by Scarlett Thomas
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"Thomas strives to be clever, but her transparent clues, feeble attempts at misdirection, and whiney heroine are way off the mark. Maybe she'll put the more engaging Star and Lucy's dad front and center next time."
Three dead women and the missing tabloid reporter who put their How-I-Was-Stalked stories in print arouse the sleuthing quasi-expertise of quasi-hip 20-something Lucy Pascale. Read full book review >

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THE END OF MR. Y by Scarlett Thomas
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 2, 2006

"Delicious cross-genre literary picnic, breezy and fiercely intelligent, reminiscent of Haruki Murakami."
The curiosity of a young academic triggers a journey of wonder and danger. Read full book review >

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GOING OUT by Scarlett Thomas
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 8, 2004

"Sharply observed and dryly funny, but it somewhat too aptly illustrates Julie's warning to Luke that real life is not like TV: 'Stuff happens and there just is no structure.'"
A highly touted Bright Young Brit profiles six aimless friends marking time in Essex. Read full book review >

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OUR TRAGIC UNIVERSE by Scarlett Thomas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"For the omnivorous reader who, like Meg, can't get enough of the insights and passions and theories and inner lives of others, Thomas's fifth novel (The End of Mr. Y, 2006, etc.) should be an addictive delight."
Freewheeling intellectual journey with no destination. Read full book review >

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POPCO by Scarlett Thomas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 3, 2005

"Thought-provoking fiction for the Digital Age."
The author of the agreeable but aimless Going Out (2004) finds a sense of direction in this ambitious novel, which quietly but scathingly critiques consumerist society. Read full book review >

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DEAD CLEVER by Scarlett Thomas
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"But the drab heroine and the preposterous plot she's mired in make this debut less than auspicious."
The first of a trilogy inaugurating the Kate's Mystery Books imprint features unimpressive Lily Pascale, who hightails it back to Devon when she tires of her nonsuccess in London—a boyfriend who cheats on her and auditions that never lead to parts. Read full book review >

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DRAGON'S GREEN by Scarlett Thomas
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 2017

"A compelling new fantasy series with an unlikely heroine, quirky helpers, dragons, portals, witches, and wizards. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
This series opener introduces "unprepossessing eleven-year-old" Effie Truelove and her classmates at Tusitala School for the Gifted, Troubled and Strange who discover their magical powers trying to rescue some special books. Read full book review >

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INVISIBLE SHIELD by Scarlett Dean
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 18, 2007

"A provocative series kickoff that may inaugurate a new subgenre, the paranormal police procedural."
A murdered homicide detective's spirit helps her sister solve the mystery of her own demise. Read full book review >

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SEASIDE by Scarlett Thomas
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"This buoyant chick-lit mystery boasts crowds of droll characters and moves like lightning. Even traditionalists should smile."
Which beautiful twin is dead, and was it murder or suicide? Read full book review >

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THE SEED COLLECTORS by Scarlett Thomas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 10, 2016

"Thomas is a literary star in the United Kingdom. She should be in the United States, too."
A gnarly family drama from the acclaimed author of Our Tragic Universe (2010) and The End of Mr. Y (2006).Read full book review >

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LITTLE TUG by Stephen  Savage
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Though this cute-but-mighty tug's strengths are oddly undercut by the syrupy gear-switch at the end, the bright, attractive pictures will appeal to boat-loving toddlers. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Graphically spiffy and textually brief, this exploration of an anthropomorphic harbor tugboat's working role tacks on a maudlin shtick in the final quarter. Read full book review >