Search Results: "Sean Ferrell"


BOOK REVIEW

MAN IN THE EMPTY SUIT by Sean Ferrell
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"A narrative that strikes the head more than it strikes the heart."
A time traveler has annual reunions with his younger and older selves, with surreal—and often confusing—results. Read full book review >

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I DON'T LIKE KOALA by Sean Ferrell
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"Slightly creepy, funny and fun. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A boy receives a stuffed animal that he really doesn't like—and it's not hard to see why. Read full book review >

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NUMB by Sean Ferrell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"Even though Ferrell's exploration of identity comes up short, that's a small blemish on this artfully barbed entertainment."
He's an accident-prone amnesiac, the lead, but his inability to feel pain brings him celebrity; Ferrell's eye-catching debut is a mordant take on contemporary culture. Read full book review >

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THE SNURTCH by Sean Ferrell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"Original in its visual and linguistic presentation of behavioral problems, this important call for understanding should sit on library, classroom, and bedrooms shelves—the high ones, just above a Snurtch's reach. (Picture book. 2-8)"
The Snurtch sits in Ruthie's seat at school, all furry, spiky, goofy, and googly-eyed, waiting—just as she expected. Read full book review >

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THE ANSWER IS ALWAYS YES by Monica Ferrell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 20, 2008

"A pyrotechnic debut."
A first novel more focused on phrasing than plot. Read full book review >

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HOME FOR THE DAY by Anderson Ferrell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 1994

"Brevity, overwrought language, and episodes with little bearing on the plot combine to give this the feeling of an excellent short story padded into a so-so novel."
A slight, drifting novel full of emotion but lacking in action. Read full book review >

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ROBERT LUDLUM’S THE LAZARUS VENDETTA by Keith Ferrell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 19, 2004

"The science stuff is terrific, though the paranoia level is lower than old Bob's."
Fifth entry in the Ludlum fiction factory's Covert-One series, this time from notes fleshed out by historical novelist Larkin (Passing Judgment, 1996, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 5, 2001

"Simplistic at best."
Apparently disgruntled by the lack of appreciation for his efforts to improve the landscape through street singing, spraying graffiti, and putting a smelly couch in an intersection as "an act of political resistance," the author concludes that a race and class war is being waged against "outsiders and outlaws" over control of public space. Read full book review >

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SCREWBALL by David Ferrell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2003

"For all who believe the worst about baseball management."
The Boston Red Sox acquire a fabulous young pitcher who has, as they say, an issue. Read full book review >

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PASSING JUDGMENT by Keith Ferrell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1996

"A tepid, tedious tale that fails to capitalize fully on a potentially intriguing theme: apostles of the Religious Right finding themselves at odds with their own values as well as with those of secular society."
A wunderkind film director forced into early retirement becomes embroiled in old causes and ancient crimes in this too- tentative thriller from Omni editor-in-chief Ferrell (John Steinbeck, a 1986 YA title, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE PRESIDENCY OF CALVIN COOLIDGE by Robert H. Ferrell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 29, 1998

"A well-researched account of American policy and society during the 1920s, which should become a standard reference, to the extent one is necessary, on this anything-but-visionary president."
From presidential biographer and historian Ferrell (Indiana Univ.; The Dying President?, p. 168; Harry S. Truman, 1994; Ill-Advised, 1992), a thoughtful, suitably prosaic treatment of the life, career, and legacy, such as it is, of Silent Cal. Read full book review >