Search Results: "Tom Adams"


BOOK REVIEW

MATTER MATTERS! by Tom Adams
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2012

"Younger flapoholics are unlikely to absorb much of the content, and older lab rats will do better with more systematic surveys. (Informational novelty. 7-10)"
Lots of flaps and the occasional pull-tab or pop-up don't make these swift passes at chemistry any less superficial. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GARY AND RAY by Sarah Adams
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Lovely. (Picture book. 3-8)"
All the other animals seem to have family or friends with whom to interact, but Gary the gorilla has no one. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOING FOR OYSTERS by Jeanie Adams
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"To include a glossary. (Picture book. 5-10)"
An affectionate picture of Australia's aboriginal people on a traditional outing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAVE AND VIOLET by Sarah Adams
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A fitting fable for the very young about friendship and diversity. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Violet's best friend Dave has a hard time fitting in. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PLAYDATE by Thelma Adams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"A snappily told middle-class morality tale which, due to a meandering story line and unattractive characters, fails to catch fire."
With a wildfire approaching, marriages are already smoldering, in a brittle social comedy by Us Weekly's film critic. Read full book review >

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TO DANCE WITH THE DEVIL by Cat Adams
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"Frazzled and annoying. It is likely even dedicated fans will be rolling their eyes."
Another outing for the supernaturally powered professional bodyguard Celia Graves (The Isis Collar, 2012, etc.). She should have stayed home. Read full book review >

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TOM, DICK AND DEBBIE HARRY by Jessica Adams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"The Tasmanian-born author's US debut may not quite know what it wants, but it makes a valiant effort of getting there: Tom, Dick and Debbie Harry should find a respectable following by virtue almost of its name alone."
Goofy goings-on in Tasmania as the aftershocks of a guy's second marriage send tremors through the surrounding characters' lives. Read full book review >

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RICH REWARDS by Alice Adams
Released: Sept. 10, 1980

"Painless—but the thinnest work yet from an initially alluring, superficially polished, increasingly banal and repetitive writer."
Here, more than ever, Adams (Listening to Billie, Beautiful Girl) seems to be dressing up women's-magazine fiction as serious literary work—with some style but little real authority. Read full book review >

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I’M A BELIEVER by Jessica Adams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"Skillfully crafted and drolly amusing, but Adams's second novel never quite manages to marry its twin strings of downbeat sarcasm and airy metaphysics."
Clueless teacher's girlfriend dies, leading to much misery and soul-searching. Read full book review >