Search Results: "Vince Natale"


BOOK REVIEW

FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Teens young and old will enjoy these gothic tales. (Short stories/horror. 12-15)"
A slim volume of seven stories, ranging from shivery to downright chilling, meant to be told or read aloud. Read full book review >

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TRANSFER OF POWER by Vince Flynn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 6, 1999

"The prose is pedestrian, the plotting predictable, the characters comic strip, and the end long in coming. (Author Tour)"
Second-novelist Flynn (Term Limits, 1998) returns, this time with an overstuffed political thriller about bad guys kidnapping the White House. Read full book review >

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VIOLENCE, NUDITY, ADULT CONTENT by Vince Passaro
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Things begin to sag near the end, as Passaro gets too involved in the actual cases—this is a legal story with legal aspects that aren't terribly interesting—but the whole remains powerful, filled with heartbreak and surprising flashes of poetry."
An arrogant lawyer's life gets a shellacking in this bruising first novel about marriage, the law, and, most of all, New York City. Read full book review >

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MILLHOUSE by Natale Ghent
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2014

"A patchwork effort that makes neither hay of its protagonist's unusual talents nor much sense. (cast list) (Animal fantasy. 8-11)"
A hairless guinea pig with self-esteem issues sheds them after several adventures. Read full book review >

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NO SMALL THING by Natale Ghent
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2005

"Gorgeous writing, subtle characterizations and a few very good scenes make this book initially seem better than it is. (Fiction. 10-14)"
How much tragedy equals a pony? Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 15, 1998

"Rather less than a social history and far from comprehensive, but full of entertaining if trivial facts presented with good humor."
A lighthearted look at a fading American institution and the products found on its shelves. Read full book review >

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OL' DIZ by Vince Staten
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 26, 1992

"A scrupulously documented, well-rounded portrait of an American original. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
A comprehensive and entertaining biography that offers appreciably more detail on the life and times of the storied baseball star than does Robert Gregory's Diz (reviewed above). Read full book review >

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TERM LIMITS by Vince Flynn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 7, 1998

"A sure-fire hit for readers who share Flynn's political outlook—the government as ogre. (Author tour)"
An underwhelming first technothriller—originally self-published. Read full book review >

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A FINE DAY FOR WISHES by Vince O'Neill
Released: May 5, 2009

"A moving love story that handles deep emotions with a light touch."
Tragedy forces a cantankerous old man to reconnect with the world in this luminous fable. Read full book review >

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THE THIRD OPTION by Vince Flynn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"Weak writing, implausible characters, threadbare plotting. It's Flynn's third time out (Transfer of Power, 1999, etc.), but he still hasn't found the charm."
A plodding thriller in which all the good hit men shoot all the bad hit men, but everything else misfires. Read full book review >

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PAPERBOY by Vince Vawter
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2013

"An engaging and heartfelt presentation that never whitewashes the difficult time and situation as Little Man comes of age. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Little Man, whose real name isn't revealed until the conclusion, stutters badly, a situation that presents new difficulties now that he's taken over his friend's paper route for a month. Read full book review >