Search Results: "William Pearson"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 10, 1995

"Not for every reader, but true Beatles fanatics should find it enormously winning. (16 pages color and b&w photos, not seen)"
The Beatles' producer fondly recalls the recording sessions that resulted in one of the 1960s' cultural landmarks. Read full book review >

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HILDA AND THE BLACK HOUND by Luke Pearson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2014

"Though definitely an underachiever when it comes to merit badges, Hilda's broad curiosity and willingness to stand up for the undergnome will make her a winner in most readers' eyes. (Graphic fantasy. 7-9)"
In a never-a-dull moment third outing, blue-haired Hilda joins Sparrow Scouts, finds out where lost household items go and meets some of Trolberg's supernatural residents. Read full book review >

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BEST BOOKS OF 2016: WILLIAM GIRALDI
by Joe M. O'Connell

Novelist William Giraldi found writing his memoir The Hero's Body at once arduous and simple.

The book entwines his experiences as a teenage bodybuilder, the story of his ultra-macho working-class family and his father's untimely death in a motorcycle crash when he was in his 40s, the author in his 20s.

"I really started writing it when my ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE RITES & WRONGS OF JANICE WILLS by Joanna Pearson
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: July 1, 2011

"Serve to readers who like their chick lit with a side of humor. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Who better to study adolescent behavior than Janice Wills, a budding anthropologist and teenager herself? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE KINGDOM KEEPERS by Ridley Pearson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Though the adventure makes cunning use of Disney's mythos—a scene in which the 'It's a Small World' dolls attack the adventurers while singing their famous song is chilling—flat characters and an anticlimactic finale detract from the cleverness. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
When Finn is selected as the model for a holographic guide in the Magic Kingdom, he never imagines it will pit him against the evil forces plotting to destroy Disney World. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RED ROOM by Ridley Pearson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 17, 2014

"Filled with bromides about tradecraft—'We don't know who we're working for. We don't know who we're working against'; '[t]he easy answer is never the right one'; 'too many unknowns'—that are all too appropriate to this Rubik's cube of a thriller."
A third adventure takes globe-trotting independent contractor John Knox and forensic accountant Grace Chu to Istanbul—and all around, over and beneath this crossroads city as well. Read full book review >

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THE ANGEL MAKER by Ridley Pearson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 9, 1993

"Band-Aids emit low-level radioactivity from being sterilized): a top-flight offering from an author who's clearly found his groove."
Potent blend of medical thriller and police procedural that resurrects the cop-hero of Pearson's Undercurrents (1988) and pits him against—of all things—a maniacal veterinarian. Read full book review >

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I THINK I LOVE YOU by Allison Pearson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Big-hearted exploration of the bittersweet pleasures of unrequited love."
Welsh teenager obsessed with pop star David Cassidy finally gets an opportunity to meet her idol, 24 years later than expected. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CRY ME A RIVER by T.R. Pearson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 7, 1993

"The genius is not in the tale, but in the telling—generous in spirit, deft in design."
Pearson's latest comedy of bad manners (Gospel Hour, 1991, etc.) confirms his status as a master storyteller. Read full book review >

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PARALLEL LIES by Ridley Pearson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2001

"Stick with the slow opening movement and you'll be rewarded with a bravura display of acceleration, even before the call for that fatal train. "
Pearson gives Seattle cop Lou Boldt (Middle of Nowhere, 2000, etc.) a well-earned sabbatical to concentrate on the high-speed pursuit of a vengeful saboteur obsessed with wrecking trains. Read full book review >

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KILLER SUMMER by Ridley Pearson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 30, 2009

"A throwback to the time when plotting and pacing were the detective story's sine qua non; Pearson shows once again how it's done."
Sun Valley Sheriff Walt Fleming (Killer Weekend, 2008, etc.) must guard bottles of wine that once belonged to John Adams—or did they? Read full book review >