Search Results: "Tania Carver"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SURROGATE by Tania Carver
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 24, 2011

"A good premise that's long on promise, but the choppy writing, dominated by melodramatic one-liners, and stilted repetition of phrases (no one simply drinks anything, instead they take mouthfuls of their drinks) prove more distracting than thrilling."
Carver's debut novel, a thriller with a decidedly British flair, isn't for the squeamish or easily frightened. Read full book review >

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THE CREEPER by Tania Carver
Released: Sept. 15, 2012

"Carver doesn't stint on the fun-house shocks and shivers, and gourmands of violence, physical and psychological, will have a field day. But there's so much straining to get in your face, so many chapters from the Creeper's point of view, and such a pat motive for all the mayhem, that the nasty thrills never upstage the dysfunctional relationships within the Colchester constabulary."
A sadistic killer targets the few young women of Colchester to have survived Carver's blistering debut (The Surrogate, 2011). Read full book review >

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THE BLACK ROAD by Tania Carver
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 2014

"Overly long and lacking in polish."
Carver (the pen name of a British husband-and-wife team) adds another grisly layer to her Marina Esposito series. Read full book review >

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SKY CARVER by Dean Whitlock
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 18, 2005

"A nice blend of introspection and action. (Fantasy. 10-13)"
A flowing quest explores industrialization and personal magical talents through three likable characters. Read full book review >

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GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER by Tonya Bolden
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Published in conjunction with an exhibition at Chicago's Field Museum. (source list) (Biography. 10-12)"
Bolden follows up MLK: Journey of a King (2007) with this shorter but equally lucid profile of the second-most-well-known African-American. Read full book review >

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RAYMOND CARVER by Carol Sklenicka
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 24, 2009

"The epic biography that Carver deserves."
A rich portrait of a master of the American short story. Read full book review >

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DREAM CARVER by Diana Cohn
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2001

"Begin it now'—may exceed the grasp of the children for whom the book is intended, but Cordova's depictions of Mateo's animals may win them over. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Mateo, a young boy who lives in the southern Mexican village of Monte Alban, learns to carve traditional wooden toys (juguetes) at his father's side. Read full book review >

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THE ANGEL CARVER by Rosanne Daryl Thomas
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 1993

"Like Walker Percy in his early novels, Thomas possesses a real gift for the lyrical and fabulous: an impressive, oddball pleasure."
Downtown meets Brooklyn, Pygmalion meets Faust, and Marilyn Monroe meets the devil—in this rollicking contemporary fairy tale by first-novelist Thomas. Read full book review >

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GRIFF CARVER, HALLWAY PATROL by Jim Krieg
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 29, 2010

"Still, this is a fast-paced read characterized by knowing, kid-friendly humor, and middle-grade readers will enjoy getting to know Hallway Patrolman Carver. (Mystery. 10-12)"
Junior Philip Marlowes or Sam Spades—or readers fed up with schoolyard miscreants—will welcome the exploits of this hard-boiled, seen-it-all seventh-grade "hall cop." Read full book review >

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STARRING SHAPES! by Tania Howells
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Not for beginners, but older children may use this as a springboard for their own shape hunts. (Math picture book. 4-7) "
Howells give familiar shapes both personalities and back stories in her authorial debut. Read full book review >