Search Results: "Zoe Barton"


BOOK REVIEW

ALWAYS NEVERLAND by Zoe Barton
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"There are many good stories still to tell about the Boy Who Never Grew Up, but this isn't one of them. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
A petulant brat brings Girl Power to a Neverland devoid of whimsy and charm in this unnecessary sequel to Peter Pan. Read full book review >

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SECOND SHOT by Zoe Sharp
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 6, 2007

"Sturdy distaff pulp, though Charlie won't abate your dreams of James Bond, or even Modesty Blaise."
Tough cookie Charlie Fox is back, acting as bodyguard to a woman whose sudden wealth has put her at risk on both sides of the Atlantic. Read full book review >

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I WILL BE CLEOPATRA by Zoe Caldwell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Some good gossip, a few great parties (one from dusk till dawn for Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy), lots of intelligent observations about acting and the stage: a treat for fans of theater autobiography."
Four-time Tony Award-winner Caldwell's engaging memoir of her apprentice years. Read full book review >

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FIRST DROP by Zoe Sharp
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 30, 2005

"Slick, hard-boiled fare with enough gunplay and mayhem to keep Vin Diesel happy, while offering a sop to the romantically minded."
The U.S. debut of private security guard Charlie Fox, a gal with moxie and deadly accuracy with a Sig Sauer. Read full book review >

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I'M TRYING TO LOVE SPIDERS by Bethany Barton
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 7, 2015

"Both arachnophobes and arachnophiles will find useful debate fodder squashed within these pages. (Picture book. 3-12)"
What if "trying" not to hate spiders doesn't quite cut it? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY CAR by Byron Barton
by Byron Barton, illustrated by Byron Barton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"With a dazzling kaleidoscope of energetic hues illuminating the pages, small children will be entranced by this appealing tale. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Fledgling car-enthusiasts can learn all about the wonderful world of automobiles as Sam proudly touts the merits of his zippy red car. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEELS by Byron Barton
Released: March 16, 1979

"Useless."
Just about the least inventive, least rewarding treatment of the subject imaginable: even the pictures aren't worth looking at. Read full book review >

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THE SPEECHWRITER by Barton Swaim
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 14, 2015

"Candid but not especially compelling."
A former speechwriter for an ex-South Carolina governor offers a glimpse into what it really meant to be a "fashioner of words" for a self-obsessed politician who fell from grace. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PASTURE ART by Marlin Barton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 17, 2015

"Barton is generous and sympathetic toward his characters, no matter how much of a handful they are. A pleasing collection, humane and well-written."
Literate, deftly constructed stories of backwoods Alabama. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHERE'S AL? by Byron Barton
Released: Sept. 21, 1972

"With no words but the few that come in cartoon-style bubbles from the boy's mouth and almost no details on the black-outlined shapes of primary color, this might be described as minimal pop and it's minimally amusing."
Through city traffic that looks like it just emerged a little wobbly and shaken from Anne Rockwell's Thruway, a boy chases his runaway dog as the dog chases a cat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KILLER MATERIAL by Dan Barton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2000

"Short on plot, wit, and laughs: a debut from a professional comedian that succeeds mostly in making funny men drab."
Who steals a professional comedian's jokes steals . . not trash, or merely cash, but something akin to a piece of the soul. Read full book review >