Search Results: "Seth Greenland"


BOOK REVIEW

SHINING CITY by Seth Greenland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2008

"One character's adage that '[t]he world is made up of masters and slaves' proves hilariously prophetic in this novel about a 'Family-values' pimp."
Rarely do novels that are so ruthlessly satiric have such a warm heart. Read full book review >

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THE BONES by Seth Greenland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 14, 2005

"An often hilarious kitchen sink of a debut, one more example of a satire providing new examples left and right of the excesses it thinks it's condemning."
Comedy is not pretty for either writers or performers in playwright/television writer Greeland's exuberant, massively untidy first novel. Read full book review >

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I REGRET EVERYTHING by Seth Greenland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"Some of the complications that ensue are predictable, but others are so dark it remains a challenge for the author to retain his light touch."
What begins as a lighthearted love story and comedy of manners comes to encompass suicide attempts, mental institutions, death, broken families, legal transgressions and a possible killing. Read full book review >

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THE SHADOW OF SETH by Tom Llewellyn
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"Read this mystery more for its local interest than its plot. (Mystery. 12-17)"
Old friends become suspects when a working-class Tacoma teen investigates his mother's murder. Read full book review >

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THE SLAYERS OF SETH by P.C. Doherty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 12, 2002

"Except perhaps for those with a special interest in the period, Amerotke's latest forgets that even in ancient Egypt, less could have been more."
Thirty years after winning a war against the cruel Hyksos of the Red Lands, the remaining heroes of the conflict, the Panthers of the South, are living, rich and prosperous, under Queen Hatusu's reign in Thebes—until they begin to fall victim, one by one, to the hand of an unknown slayer. Read full book review >

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SIR SETH THISTLETHWAITE by Richard Thake
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Cressida Cowell's How to Train Your Dragon books, Kate McMullan's Dragon Slayers' Academy and the storied Magic Tree House all render this painfully patronizing series unnecessary. (Fantasy. 7-10)"
Two boys imagine an adventure in the kingdoms of Thatchwych and High Dudgeon. Read full book review >

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SETH BAUMGARTNER’S LOVE MANIFESTO by Eric Luper
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 1, 2010

"Derivative but supremely enjoyable. (Fiction. YA)"
When Seth's girlfriend dumps him during her lunch break at Applebee's, he is not only heartbroken but totally grossed out: While Veronica squelches his dreams of love with nonsensical platitudes like, "I'm too comfortable with you," Seth spots his father having an intimate meal with a sexy woman who is definitely not his mother. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"A more self- sacrificing guide an armchair traveler never had. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Stark joins the ranks of hands-on journalists who willingly, shamelessly, risk life and limb at extreme sports, all because it keeps them where they like to be: out in the cold and over their heads. Read full book review >

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NO ONE THINKS OF GREENLAND by John Griesemer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

A comic-sardonic first novel, set in 1959 at a remote army base in that far northern frozen wasteland, charts the chaotic experiences of Corporal Rudy Spruance, an engaging misfit assigned to produce a camp newspaper sufficiently entertaining to raise the morale of the base's numerous wounded and traumatized Korean War casualties. Read full book review >

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SIR SETH THISTLETHWAITE AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CAVES by Richard Thake
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2011

"The potential strength of this presentation would be as a read-aloud to grade-schoolers, who would, no doubt, enjoy the difficulties the adult reader would encounter, wading through all the wacky words. (Fantasy. 8-11)"
Two imaginative 10-year-old boys embark on a disbelief-suspending adventure in this second of a series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WIMBLEDON GREEN by Seth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2005

"A humble hobby is pursued with Indiana Jones-style vigor."
How did the world's greatest comic collector get to be so great? And what's with the hats? Read full book review >

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Journey to Galumphagos by Seth Eisner
Released: Aug. 4, 2013

"A well-paced, delightful children's book with a moral that's clear without being heavy-handed."
In this entertaining, fantastical adventure for middle-grade readers, three siblings discover that running away from problems might create more of them. Read full book review >