Search Results: "Susan Carroll"


BOOK REVIEW

THE DARK QUEEN by Susan Carroll
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2005

"Stock characters and predictable situations, not worth revisiting in the promised sequel involving younger sister Gabrielle."
Carroll's latest romance (The Bride Finder, 1998, etc.) fulfills the generic rules in pedestrian fashion, swinging back to a time of witchery in France on the eve of the St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre. Read full book review >

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THE LADY OF SECRETS by Susan Carroll
Released: Dec. 11, 2012

"Skillful story weaving insures that readers will only know the answers to the book's questions at the end."
A practitioner of white magic becomes embroiled, against her will, in the Guy Fawkes conspiracy. Read full book review >

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THE BRIDE FINDER by Susan Carroll
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1998

"Unsurprising but satisfying."
A yeomanlike romance, with a heavy emphasis on the uncanny. Read full book review >

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THROUGH THE WOODS by Emily Carroll
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: July 15, 2014

"A sure winner for any reader with a yen to become permanently terrified. Brilliant. (Graphic horror. 13-18)"
A print and Web comics artist offers five creep-out chillers (four new) with folk-tale motifs and thoroughly disquieting art. Read full book review >

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THE ASCENSION by Michael Carroll
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 2011

"One of those rare sequels that exceed the first. (Adventure. 10-14)"
Carroll heads back to the world he created for Super Human (2010) for a second adventure in teen-superhero territory. Read full book review >

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BLACK SWAN RISING by Lee Carroll
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"Clever and assured, with an authentic NYC setting. What it lacks is a few jagged edges."
Urban fantasy from a pseudonymous New York City resident couple, of whom the distaff side is mystery novelist Carol Goodman—no connection with Lee Carroll the "channeling" author of the Kryon and Indigo Children books. Read full book review >

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THE WATCHTOWER by Lee Carroll
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Seemingly interminable, with a decent sonnet or two thrown in."
The second entry in Carroll's urban fantasy trilogy begun with Black Swan Rising (2010). Read full book review >

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BATHING THE LION by Jonathan Carroll
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 21, 2014

"Though short, the novel is not a breezy read; it's a quiet, character-driven musing on the value of life and death that lovers of magical realism should embrace but that readers wishing for a more cohesive story will find frustrating."
Five people share a miraculously detailed and disturbing dream in Carroll's latest speculative fiction (The Woman Who Married a Cloud, 2012, etc.). Their experience sparks a need to understand their roles in a cosmic drama played out over eons.Read full book review >

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KISSING THE BEEHIVE by Jonathan Carroll
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 8, 1998

"With this terrifically entertaining tale, he has improved the quality of the water."
A gripping and often quite amusing literary thriller from the expatriate American author of After Silence (1996), and several other exercises in often very imaginative comic surrealism. Read full book review >

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OUTSIDE THE DOG MUSEUM by Jonathan Carroll
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"Each page feels like a magpie's pastiche."
Another surreal trip into magic realism by Carroll (A Child Across the Sky, 1990, etc.). Read full book review >

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PEAKS ON THE HORIZON by Charlie Carroll
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"A gripping, enlightening journey."
An English traveler examines the occupation of Tibet firsthand while crossing paths with a Tibetan refugee whose life exemplifies that conflict. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Well-done popular history that will delight older fans while providing a solid introduction to newer students of the game. (One hundred b&w photos—not seen)"
An informal retrospective on pro football in the 1960's, skillfully blending facts, figures, and historical analysis with a fan's joyful nostalgia. Read full book review >