Search Results: "Scott Charles Adams"


BOOK REVIEW

NEVER DREAM by Scott Charles Adams
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 24, 2004

"Adams has created something worthwhile, but he has also sabotaged what could have been an impressive novel."
Two vampires, a mortal and a werewolf fight to keep a book with mysterious powers from falling into the hands of ill-intentioned, power-hungry vampires. Read full book review >

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HOW TO FAIL AT ALMOST EVERYTHING AND STILL WIN BIG by Scott Adams
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 22, 2013

"While Adams implores readers not to consider this book's suggestions as advice ('It's never a good idea to take advice from cartoonists'), he does turn the many lemons of his work history into something akin to a helpful guide for young adults stumbling through the early career years."
Failing and succeeding, the sarcastic comic-strip-artist way. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1998

"There is a definite need for better understanding and real reform of taxation in the US, but discussions that embrace popular prejudice and self-interest more than careful consideration of relations between government and society are not likely to be helpful. (illustrations, not seen)"
This reads like a selectively informed version of a barroom conversation on April 15: lots of venom, little thought. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2000

"The world will little note nor long remember this poorly reasoned, quarrelsome little tract."
From Adams (Those Dirty Rotten Taxes, 1998), a selectively argued, sometimes absurd polemic against Abraham Lincoln and the Union. Read full book review >

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PRIMED AND READY
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Violet Grenade by Victoria Scott

Cover Story: Pretty Deadly
BFF Charm: Caution!
Swoonworthy Scale: 6
Talky Talk: Unreliable Narrator
Bonus Factor: Mysterious Loner Dude
Anti-Bonus Factor: Awful Grownups
Relationship Status: Friends?

Trigger Warning: Violet Grenade features scenes of attempted assault, abuse, and bullying, and touches on very dark themes of death and murder. Some situations might be ...


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MAGIC TIME: GHOSTLANDS by Marc Scott Zicree
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 1, 2004

"Not hugely original, but fantasy fans will eat it up."
Last entry in Zicree's post-apocalypse Magic Time trilogy (Angelfire, 2003, etc.) about world technology giving way to magic. Read full book review >

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CHARLES TAYLOR

Reliant as they were on call girls, cars, corpses, and Kris Kristofferson, the B-movies of the 1970s may not qualify as high art, according to cultural critic Charles Taylor, but at least they took American audiences seriously.

“For me, the staying power of these movies has to do with the way they stand in opposition to the current juvenile state ...


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YOUR BEST BETS FOR FASCINATING SF/F/H READS IN JULY
by John DeNardo

Summer reading season is in full swing, and if you'd like to join the beach party, there's plenty of entertainment to be found in the pages of science fiction, fantasy, and horror books. July's cream of the crop includes stories about a robot hitman, a dark and previously unseen perspective on Peter Pan, a woman with supernatural ...


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BEST BOOKS OF 2016: PATRICIA BELL-SCOTT
by Maya Payne Smart

In The Firebrand and the First Lady, scholar Patricia Bell-Scott illuminates the unlikely friendship between two historic American women. Radical civil and women’s rights activist Pauli Murray and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt corresponded for years and swayed one another’s social justice aims and strategies. Their views never converged, but Bell-Scott makes a compelling case that they grew with and toward ...


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BOOK REVIEW

GARY AND RAY by Sarah Adams
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Lovely. (Picture book. 3-8)"
All the other animals seem to have family or friends with whom to interact, but Gary the gorilla has no one. Read full book review >

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GOING FOR OYSTERS by Jeanie Adams
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"To include a glossary. (Picture book. 5-10)"
An affectionate picture of Australia's aboriginal people on a traditional outing. Read full book review >

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DAVE AND VIOLET by Sarah Adams
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A fitting fable for the very young about friendship and diversity. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Violet's best friend Dave has a hard time fitting in. Read full book review >