Search Results: "Stacey Richter"


BOOK REVIEW

MY DATE WITH SATAN by Stacey Richter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 13, 1999

"Then it won—t matter' ') and a strong eye for character."
Thirteen stories, most depicting the various confusions of the clever and the young. Read full book review >

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RICHTER 10 by Arthur C. Clarke
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 1996

"Long-windedly un-Clarke-like but engagingly peopled, and, while improbable, never dull."
Collaboration between the veteran Clarke (The Hammer of God, 1993, etc.) and the late McQuay (Puppetmaster, 1991, etc.) about near-future earthquakes, politics, and environmental disaster. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"A hallmark in recent Native American historiography that merits wide attention."
An excellent, ambitious attempt to restore to history long-overlooked Indians who "neither uncompromisingly resisted . . . nor wholeheartedly assimilated" in the face of white encroachment. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 25, 2011

"An astute, thoroughly enjoyable mixture of political, economic and social history that culminates in a turbulent 18th-century North America whose people did not consider themselves on the verge of revolution but knew that things were not right."
Readers will find little ancient history in this deceptively titled work, but rather a lucid, thought-provoking history of North America to the 1760s. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Still, anyone with a shred of interest into the mechanics of 2001 will find the behind-the-scenes travails and breakthroughs worth the windy iterations. (Illustrated)"
Here's the story behind "The Dawn of Man" sequence that opens Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey, told by the alpha ape himself, Moonwatcher, a.k.a. mime/choreographer Richter. Read full book review >

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SOMETHING IN VALLARTA by Robert Richter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"Well-worn storytelling with a nostalgic counterculture feel, all as comfortable as your old pair of Weejuns."
A first novel following an expatriate American, hiding from the draft and regular employment, through a lazily unspooling reel of intrigue in 1972 Mexico. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 10, 2016

"A laudable sci-fi yarn that's both irreverent and relevant."
In Richter's (Mating Rituals of Migratory Humans, 2013) dystopian novel, a lowly citizen may be the "Chosen One," destined to lead a revolution against a government that thrives on fear. Read full book review >

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DARK EYES by William Harlan Richter
Released: March 15, 2012

"Full of thrills and screaming for a sequel. (Thriller. 14 & up)"
A drop-dead-gorgeous heroine, evil dudes with guns and a perilous race through the streets of New York City make for a page-turning read. Read full book review >

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BEYOND THE STATION LIES THE SEA by Jutta Richter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"A good choice for discussion. (Fiction. 8-13)"
In this outwardly simple story, two homeless children, Niner and Cosmos, long to escape the hard city streets and find the sea. Read full book review >

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IF SNOWFLAKES TASTED LIKE FRUITCAKE by Stacey Previn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"Like the fruitcake-flavored flakes, pass on this one. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An imaginative look at snowflakes and what we might do with them if they tasted of anything but winter. Read full book review >

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FIND SPOT! by Stacey Previn
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 17, 2014

"The concepts have gone slightly askew, but the book can spark discussion, which just might be the only educational bent needed. (Picture book. 2-5)"
In a style reminiscent of Laura Vaccaro Seeger, Previn uses die cuts and simple phrasing to explore many different kinds of spots. Read full book review >

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FOR THIS LIFE ONLY by Stacey Kade
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"Poignant and powerful. (Fiction. 14-18)"
When Jacob's near-death experience fails to live up to his Christian beliefs, he is desperate to find out the truth. The person he turns to in his fear and doubt shocks even him. Read full book review >