Search Results: "Tina L. Hook"


BOOK REVIEW

ENCHANTED BY STARLIGHT by Tina L. Hook
Released: Aug. 6, 2012

"Enchanting, though the desire for an enthralling tale might not be fulfilled."
Be careful what you wish for: For good or ill, magic comets fulfill the wishes of three women. Read full book review >

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HOOK by C.J. Songer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 7, 1999

"Fans hooked by Meg's heady debut (Bait, 1998) will find her just as swaggering as ever, even in full flight, and just as determined to confound the genre's gender roles by being the manliest little shamus in Southern Cal."
For a woman who's slinky enough to slither into a sheath dress and masquerade as a call girl in order to serve Sylvia de la Pe§a's wife-beating husband with divorce papers as he sits in a Beverly Hills restaurant, Mary Margaret Gillis spends an awful lot of time proving her manhood. Read full book review >

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HOOK by Ed Young
Kirkus Star
by Ed Young, illustrated by Ed Young
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2009

"Arresting and absorbing, this tale soars. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An unusual bird soars through striking art and powerful imagery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TINA MODOTTI by Pino Cacucci
Released: March 23, 1999

"A life of mystery, passion, dedication, and talent that begs, 'Tell us more.' (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Here's a blockbuster romance waiting to be filmed: Beautiful, gifted Italian immigrant turns Soviet spy and is loved by Edward Weston, befriended by Diego Rivera and Frieda Kahlo, and, after her mysterious death, mourned by Pablo Neruda. Read full book review >

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TINA MODOTTI by Margaret Hooks
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 18, 1993

"A bit marred by unleavened prose, but a thorough account in words and photographs of an exceptional woman whose tragic life was nevertheless one of uncommon achievement. (125 b&w photographs)"
Hooks (a Mexico-based journalist) offers a well-researched, deeply sympathetic, and superbly illustrated biography of the passionate Tina Modotti (1896-1942), whose love of Communism, photography, and men made her a legend in her own time. Read full book review >

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RED HOOK by Reggie Nadelson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 3, 2006

"Big Apple navel-gazing at its glummest."
Marriage brings little joy to Artie Cohen, NYPD. He packs his new bride off to New Jersey while he searches the Brooklyn waterfront for an old friend's killer. Read full book review >

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RED HOOK by Gabriel Cohen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2001

"The protagonist is flawed, often self-hating, and yet deeply sympathetic in this accomplished first novel: a police procedural with heart."
Brooklyn homicide detective Jack Leightner reacts violently to the dead body, and at first can't understand why. Read full book review >

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THE HOOK by Donald E. Westlake
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 2, 2000

"The set-up borrows a bit from Strangers on a Train, but the insider's view of the writer's life and the publishing industry are Westlake at his most trenchant—and several of those failed Bryce plots sound suspiciously like the work of Robert Ludlum."
Since blockbuster novelist Bryce Proctorr is blocked and can't write a word, while midlist author Wayne Prentice can't find a publisher for his new book, since each of his titles has sold even less well than the one before, Bryce offers Wayne half of his million-plus advance if he can palm Wayne's finished manuscript off as his own—with a few changes, of course—and one small hook. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TINA AND THE PENGUIN by Heather Dyer
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Funny bits demonstrate the text; don't miss the penguin in the refrigerator or the room full of penguin feathers. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A penguin stages a breakout from the zoo, aided and abetted by young Tina, in this toast to good intentions, no matter they go astray. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALIAS HOOK by Lisa Jensen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 2014

"Peter Pan aficionados may enjoy this revisionist history, but there's not much to offer the general fantasy or historical fiction reader."
Peter Pan grows up, unfortunately. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CAPT. HOOK by J.V. Hart
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"A thought-provoking character portrait, though modern readers will make heavy weather of the first part's dated references and dialogue. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
In a first novel only tangentially related to the film Hook (1991), for which he wrote the screenplay, Hart casts the renowned villain as a strong-minded teenager undergoing some early formative experiences both on and off the playing fields of Eton. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SNAP HOOK by John R. Corrigan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 5, 2004

"A muffled, forgettable mystery highly recommended for golfers, golf widows and widowers, and everybody who's ever wondered what the fuss is about."
A dyslexic journeyman PGA golfer and sometime sleuth struggles to read greens and clues better than pages in this modest sequel to Cut Shot (not reviewed). Read full book review >