Search Results: "Tom Collins"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 19, 2012

"Somewhat formulaic but nonetheless fun and atmospheric Southern murder mystery."
A twisty little mystery involving a secret wine cellar. Read full book review >

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GERMS by Ross Collins
by Ross Collins, illustrated by Ross Collins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 20, 2004

"The premise of a good-hearted chicken-pox germ that can choose to work against illness doesn't make sense and belies the implied science education, but well-designed pictures provide cartoony amusement for the snot-loving crowd. (fact file) (Picture book. 4-7)"
Sweet, eagerly gross illustrations improve this tale that's unsure whether it wants to be partly educational or just goofy. Read full book review >

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RELIC  by Renee Collins
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"Simplistic characters undermine an exciting, creative fantasy world. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
Plot trumps characterization in this Wild West fantasy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 1, 2009

"Exemplary scholar-adventurer writing."
The intricate, improbable story of how the first collection of Shakespeare's plays (1623) became the holiest—i.e., most expensive—of grails in Biblioland. Read full book review >

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LOST SOULS by Michael Collins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 9, 2004

"Nicely done: relentlessly dark, unfailingly well written."
Ireland's Collins (The Man Who Dreamt of Lobsters, 1993; etc.) decamps to Amish country for a neatly constructed tale of murder and mayhem. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2009

"Packed with interesting gastronomical morsels, but the dry presentation may send diehard foodies to the television to watch and learn instead of reading about it."
Comprehensive but dense chronicle of the genesis of food presentation in the media. Read full book review >

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Notown by Tess Collins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 7, 2013

"An ambitious story of a tough woman's experiences across four decades."
The first novel of Collins' (The Hunter of Hertha, 2015, etc.) Midnight Valley Quartet tells the story of a Kentuckian's long fight for survival.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"A grandiose, caffeinated tale that could use additional editing."
A sweeping epic of love, war, family loyalty, duty to one's queen and revenge. Read full book review >

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MISUNDERSTANDINGS by Clive Collins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 30, 1993

"A most readable first collection."
A debut collection of ten stories that elegantly limns the power of the often innocent misunderstanding to wound the human heart. Read full book review >

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GENTS by Warwick Collins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1997

"A deceptively simple tale with an unorthodox setting and near- zero commercial potential, Collins's novel covers considerable social ground in a brief span—and is eminently successful."
Collins, author of The Rationalist (1994), a Booker contender, shows himself once again to be a daring, unconventional, accomplished writer, with a quirky story of the life and times of a London public toilet. Read full book review >