Search Results: "stephen booth"


BOOK REVIEW

BOOTH by David Robertson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"Lively, colorful, but finally an uncomfortable mix of fact and fancy. (Illustrated with 12 b&w period photographs)"
A first novel about the conspiracy to kill Abraham Lincoln, riveting in its depiction of time and place but less convincing in its characterizations. Read full book review >

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PHOTO BOOTH by Lewis Helfand
Released: June 21, 2011

"Ambitiously constructed but ultimately falling short. (Graphic fiction. 14 & up)"
An intriguing—though fussily intricate—premise is hampered by an unfortunately disjointed execution. Read full book review >

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STEPHEN SPENDER by John Sutherland
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"Pays fitting tribute to a man who was as admirable as he was gifted."
An excellent account of the British poet's life, particularly strong on his personality, literary friendships, and political activism. Read full book review >

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STEPHEN FAIR by Tim Wynne-Jones
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: April 1, 1998

"An intense study in friendship and troubled family relations, in which the steadiest characters are the teenagers. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Recurrent nightmares and a strong feeling that his mother is hiding something haunt a teenager in this ethereal novel from Wynne-Jones (The Maestro, 1996, etc.). Read full book review >

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STEPHEN CRANE by Mark Sufrin
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 30, 1992

"Bibliography; b&w photos and index not seen. (Biography. 12+)"
An intelligent, beautifully written portrait of ``the first great pyro-technician of the novel, [who] probably wrote more trash than any other serious novelist of his time'' (Alfred Kazin): a strait-laced Methodist minister's rebellious son, who died in 1900, at 28, after a remarkably eventful life. Read full book review >

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BLACK DOG by Stephen Booth
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"You don't even have to supply your own rain."
An eternal cloud seems to have been hanging over the Peak District village of Edendale even before Harry Dickinson reports finding the Reebok trainer of 15-year-old Laura Vernon. Read full book review >

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BLIND TO THE BONES by Stephen Booth
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Complex and challenging, but equally rewarding."
Unsolved murders are just the beginning of this bleak, perplexing tapestry of menace. Read full book review >

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STEPHEN HAWKING by Kitty Ferguson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"A fascinating portrait of a complex figure who ponders the place of man and God in the universe and who still loves the 'Eureka moment of discovering something that no one knew before.'"
Ferguson (Pythagoras, 2010, etc.) brilliantly updates her 1991 children's biography of Stephen Hawking for an adult audience. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"B&w photos; graphs and diagrams; full source notes; bibliography; glossary; index. (Nonfiction. 13+)"
Hawking is both a scientific superstar and a man widely admired for overcoming—indeed, all but ignoring—the degenerative muscular disease ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease), which has robbed him of almost all movement but left his mind intact. Read full book review >

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THE DEAD PLACE by Stephen Booth
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2007

"Fry and Cooper (One Last Breath, 2006, etc.) are not the most companionable characters to spend time with, and their author's penchant for lecturing rather than storytelling is another turnoff. Fans of real-life body-snatchers Burke and Hare, however, may find some refreshing moments here."
A thorough, and thoroughly ghoulish, primer on death rituals. Read full book review >

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DANCING WITH THE VIRGINS by Stephen Booth
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 13, 2001

"A strong brew for readers who can take it."
Six weeks after solicitor Maggie Fry is found wandering Ringham Moor in an amnesiac daze after a knife slash leaves her face horribly scarred, Jenny Weston is even less lucky. Read full book review >

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BLOOD ON THE TONGUE by Stephen Booth
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 22, 2002

"The plotting is solid, the local color vivid, and the thorny romance fun to follow."
Winter in frosty Edendale, Derbyshire, is always bleak enough for law enforcement, but these days the local CID, budget-struck to the bone, is undermanned and overwhelmed by a dismaying diversity of murder most foul. Read full book review >