Search Results: "Stephanie Clifford-Smith"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Not for the faint of heart, but certainly the inquisitive mind—or libido."
Funny, intriguing personal accounts of the kinkier side of sex. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EVERYBODY RISE by Stephanie Clifford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 18, 2015

"Clifford's debut tries to be a Bonfire of the Vanities for our time but doesn't make it."
A young woman who works at a tech startup tries to shoehorn her way into New York's high society. Read full book review >

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OTHER NATURE by Stephanie A. Smith
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"The backdrop's an infuriating mixture of the enigmatic and the obvious, and too much happensnot always convincinglyin the last few pages; still, a smoothly handled, intriguing, sometimes unsettling drama."
First science-fiction outing for the author of Snow-Eyes, etc. (not reviewed). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RODEO RON AND HIS MILKSHAKE COWS by Rowan Clifford
ANIMALS
Released: May 24, 2005

"Though driven less by a nutritional agenda than by the pleasures of bright colors and cavorting cattle, there is a point, of sorts, here, painlessly presented. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Clifford crafts a Wild West burpfest for his first solo outing, pitting well-established soda-fountain kings Frothy and Fruity in a shake-off against newly arrived, Stetson-topped milk-bar impresario Rodeo Ron and his corps of bovine dispensers. Read full book review >

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IT WAS A PLEASURE TO BURN
by Mandy Wan

BOOK REPORT for The Arsonist by Stephanie Oakes

Cover Story: Fire and Water Big Faces
BFF Charm: Let Me Love You x 3
Swoonworthy Scale:
 2
Talky Talk: She Says, He Said, She Said
Bonus Factors:
 Unsolved Mystery, Loyal Pet
Relationship Status: Keeping the Fire Alive

Cover Story: Fire and Water Big Faces

It's rare, but every once in ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

An unsatisfyingly abstract and reductionist theory of human psychological growth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SPRING by Clifford Irving
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"In this case, the horizon, like Shangri-la itself, should have stayed lost."
A lumpy legal fantasy from an author more at home when he sticks to the courtroom (Final Argument, 1993, etc.). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 14, 2002

"A well-told tale of a place that breaches the centuries—a place to measure what has been lost."
A balanced report brought back by Los Angeles Times science and environmental editor Clifford after extensive rambles through the raw country of the US Continental Divide. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CEO PAY MACHINE by Steven Clifford
NON-FICTION
Released: May 16, 2017

"A well-thought-out, clearly written exposé marred only by some repetition of the main points."
A former CEO of two corporations shatters the myths and explains the stupidity regarding astronomical salaries at the top of the business world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FAMILY FOR SALE by Eth Clifford
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1996

"Too undeveloped to satisfy. (Fiction. 9-11)"
A weak tale of five brothers and sisters trying to take care of themselves while their hard-working mother gets some rest. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIFE IN THE MARBLE PALACE by Clifford Stearns
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 4, 2016

"An assemblage of admirably forthcoming first-person essays about the practice of American legislation."
A former Republican congressman recalls a lifetime of public service. Read full book review >