Search Results: "Stephen C. Sutcliffe"


BOOK REVIEW

ATOM by Stephen C. Sutcliffe
Released: Feb. 28, 2002

"An ambitious but awkwardly executed thriller."
In Sutcliffe's debut novel, spoiled rich kids take nuclear Armageddon into their own hands. Read full book review >

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HOP ALONG BOO, TIME FOR BED by Mandy Sutcliffe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"A snooze. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A lullaby sends Belle and her stuffed bunny, Boo, off to sleep. Read full book review >

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THE WHITE HOUSE IS BURNING by Jane Sutcliffe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"Elegant and illuminating. (source notes, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
A graceful narrative skillfully draws from primary sources to shed light on a key historic day. Read full book review >

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WHATEVER MAKES YOU HAPPY by William  Sutcliffe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2008

"A sweet, funny and refreshingly original look at generational conflict."
London-born author Sutcliffe (Bad Influence, 2004, etc.) takes a look at immature men and the mothers who love them. Read full book review >

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Any Resemblance To A Coincidence Is Accidental by Stephen C. Bird
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 16, 2015

"An offbeat work of carnivalesque proportions, populated by zany, outspoken, and eccentric personalities."
An ambitious book offers an amalgam of opinion, satire, and character sketch. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 16, 2012

"This raucous avant-garde comedy will sweep you along with its vigor and originality."
Lurid satirical riffs hold up a fun-house mirror to the world in this fantasia. Read full book review >

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ZUBERT by Charlie Sutcliffe
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"It's a playful, even psychedelic feast for the eyes, but don't get it for the story. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Attendees at a convention of extraterrestrials mingle with equally strange, large-headed children as young Zubert rides with his mother in her van to deliver flowers to the best hotels in London. Read full book review >

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THE WALL by William  Sutcliffe
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 4, 2013

"The book might be effective in a classroom setting; it's likely to be confusing unmediated. (Fiction. 11-13)"
An Israeli settlement in the occupied territories forms the thinly disguised setting of a tale inappropriately introduced with an epigraph from the Gospels. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SUNSTORM by Arthur C. Clarke
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 2005

"By the time the exposition-stuffed narrative gets around to reporting on the main event, few readers will care."
Hostile aliens intend to blow up the Sun and wipe humanity out in this sequel to Time's Eye, (2004), where one reappearing character, unlike anybody else, retains memories from the previous adventure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FIRSTBORN by Arthur C. Clarke
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 26, 2007

"Readable, but more science travelogue than science fiction—and if you were anticipating a conclusion, or at least an alien encounter, forget it."
Wrapping up the Time Odyssey trilogy—according to the publishers anyway. The book's contents speak otherwise. Read full book review >