Search Results: "Simon Plaster"


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HMMM? by Simon Plaster
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 27, 2016

"A humorous take on genre conventions in which the farce overtakes the mystery."
An Oklahoma reporter and a fairly novice shamus work a case involving presumed adultery and a strong possibility of murder in Plaster's (Boobs, 2015, etc.) sendup of traditional whodunits. Read full book review >

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Released: July 4, 2012

"Good for a chuckle, though as its title implies, a muddle, perhaps more accurately reflecting the political system it seeks to satire than the author intended."
A satirical send-up of everyone involved in American politics—the Electoral College, journalists, Democrats, Republicans, and especially the South—poking fun at a culture that takes itself too seriously, from an author who doesn't. Read full book review >

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BOOBS by Simon Plaster
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 8, 2015

"A zany, if sometimes-excessive, novel that makes a mockery of many topical issues."
Plaster (Ticks, 2014, etc.) offers a satirical novel about political correctness in America.Read full book review >

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SIMON by Richard Kennedy
Released: Feb. 25, 1954

"Historical romance on an old theme, broad enough to give it new life."
England during Cromwell's revolution, and especially that part of Devon which saw the heat of it, backgrounds an adventure of loyalties and plots, highlights a character and vividly paints the issues with which he has to deal. Read full book review >

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SIMON by Alexander Masters
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2012

"A rarefied glimpse at bizarre brilliance."
The breezy biography of a highly eccentric mathematician. Read full book review >

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PLASTER CITY by Johnny Shaw
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2014

"Despite some tendency to ramble, Jimmy's second 'fiasco' (Dove Season, 2011) has plenty of grit and pace."
If you've left your criminal past behind for the straight life, what can you do when your desperate best friend needs help finding his missing daughter? Read full book review >

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SICK SIMON by Dan Krall
by Dan Krall, illustrated by Dan Krall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 13, 2015

"Though the science is not particularly solid, the message is an important one, and with the level of gross in the illustrations, it is sure to get through to young audiences. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Krall's latest is a disgusting, tongue-in-cheek lesson in contagiousness. Read full book review >

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SIMON SAID by Sarah R. Shaber
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 11, 1997

"Still, an accomplished debut."
A first novel set in Raleigh, N.C., where Pulitzer Prizewinner Simon Shaw teaches history at small, prestigious Kenan College, built largely on the estate once owned by the Bloodsworth family—now reduced to a distant cousin and her son Bobby Hinton, a student at Kenan. Read full book review >

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SIMPLE SIMON by Ryne Douglas Pearson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1996

"The Chicago landscape, meantime, is dimly glimpsed, and the climactic, glass-shattering shoot-out on top of the Sears Tower seems lifted from the Die Hard movies. (Film rights to Universal)"
A crowded, violent thriller involving an autistic boy who effortlessly cracks a supposedly unbreakable government communications code—and then becomes the target of murderous villainy from shady Washington spies and a sadistic Japanese hit- woman. Read full book review >