Search Results: "Taylor Clark"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 5, 2007

"An absorbing account bolstered by solid reporting."
Clark, who cut his journalistic teeth in Oregon writing for Portland's hip Willamette Week, rehearses the history of the ubiquitous chain that's made coffee-drinking equally hip. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 6, 2011

"A compassionate psychological page-turner."
Clark (Starbucked: A Double Tall Tale of Caffeine, Commerce and Culture, 2007) examines how people react under pressure. Read full book review >

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NO ONE REMEMBERS YOUR NAME, WHEN YOU’RE STRANGE
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for Strange the Dreamer (Strange the Dreamer #1) (ISBN13: 978-0-316-34168-4) by Laini Taylor

Cover Story: Sparklemoth Split
BFF Charm: Yay x2
Swoonworthy Scale: 7
Talky Talk: Dreams of Libraries and Godspawn
Bonus Factors: Librarians, Tasty Business
Relationship Status: Missing My Other Half

Cover Story: Sparklemoth Split

Although I’m not crazy about the font, this is such a pretty ...


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CHARLES TAYLOR

Reliant as they were on call girls, cars, corpses, and Kris Kristofferson, the B-movies of the 1970s may not qualify as high art, according to cultural critic Charles Taylor, but at least they took American audiences seriously.

“For me, the staying power of these movies has to do with the way they stand in opposition to the current juvenile state ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE HOUSE THAT CRACK BUILT by Clark Taylor
HEALTH
Released: June 1, 1992

"An effective, non-preachy tool for drug educators at any level. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 3+)"
A harrowing takeoff on ``The House That Jack Built,'' this cumulative rhyme takes readers from a large, comfortable house somewhere in Latin America, through the network of cocaine production and distribution, to the ``Girl who's killing her brain/Smoking the crack that numbs the pain'' and the ``Baby with nothing to eat/Born of the girl...'' The haunting, rhythmical text is enhanced by stylized, shadowed color illustrations featuring desperate-looking figures roaming an urban landscape, their heads cocked or even upside-down. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"Harmless—but not particularly riveting or enlightening."
In the tradition of soft, self-congratulatory autobiographies, a young former Bush Administration media-relations director reveals the secrets of her success. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PARCHED by Georgia Clark
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 1, 2014

"Bold futurist adventure with unusual romance, riveting action and ominous ecological red flags. (Science fiction. 12-16)"
A gutsy teen living on an arid, depleted Earth two centuries in the future faces danger and shocking revelations when she covertly joins a subversive group. Read full book review >

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CITY BLOOD by Clark Howard
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"Jack-of-all- crimes Howard (Love's Blood, 1993, etc.) takes full advantage of the fact that, since his hero isn't a series character, anything could happen to him—right down to the quietly inconclusive ending."
Called to the scene of go-go dancer Ronnie Lynn's beating death, Chicago detective Joe Kiley and his partner, Nick Bianco, find a nasty lead: Tony, the boyfriend the victim was slated to meet, has the same name as Tony Touhy, kid brother of North Side mobster Phil Touhy, a silent partner in the club where she worked. Read full book review >

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SHOCK RADIO by Leigh Clark
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"An overdose of gore, perverted family values, a pathetically loathsome antihero, and an L.A. setting that we've seen done much better elsewhere."
Masked, ultraviolent psychokiller pursues a Los Angeles radio shock-jock in a gory, gruesome tale that even Howard Stern would call sick. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Clark's observations of British political life are acute and his gossip hilarious."
The diaries of Clark, who held cabinet positions under British prime ministers Thatcher and Major from 1986 to 1992, have already caused something of a sensation in the UK. Read full book review >

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BECAUSE SHE CAN by Bridie Clark
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 12, 2007

"Predictable Devil Wears Prada clone."
In Clark's debut novel, an ambitious young editor is stretched to the limit when she takes a job with a monstrous book-publishing diva. (N.B.: The author once worked for book-publishing diva Judith Regan.) Read full book review >