Search Results: "Sean Ferrell"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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 >

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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 >

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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HARRY S. TRUMAN by Robert H. Ferrell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"An incisive study of a gutsy underdog who rose to the occasion."
An estimable biography that portrays Truman, the patron saint of beleaguered pols, as an ordinary American but an extraordinary president. Read full book review >