Search Results: "the right word bryant"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 1, 1996

"In all, an assortment to entertain even some language lovers who find Buckley's politics less than amusing."
A whimsical miscellany that is essentially what Vaughan (Buckley's editor at Doubleday), in his introduction, calls it, a "book on language," although it does not hold itself opprobrious, reprehensible, or peccant for wandering off topic. Read full book review >

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THE RIGHT WORD by Jen Bryant
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2014

"In a word: marvelous! (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
After award-winning collaborations about poet William Carlos Williams and artist Horace Pippin, Bryant and Sweet return to investigate the life of Peter Mark Roget. Read full book review >

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BRYANT & MAY ON THE LOOSE by Christopher Fowler
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"Neither the mystery nor the solution is up to Fowler's best work. But the reunion of the PCU is cause for such joy that only the most curmudgeonly fans will quibble."
Locked out and disbanded at the end of The Victoria Vanishes (2008), London's Peculiar Crimes Unit comes back from the grave to solve yet another bizarre case. Read full book review >

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BRYANT & MAY AND THE BLEEDING HEART by Christopher Fowler
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 2, 2014

"Not to worry: Everything is wrapped up logically, if not exactly convincingly, in the end. Sleep well, Your Majesty."
As if London didn't provide enough live citizens to worry about, the Peculiar Crimes Unit (The Invisible Code, 2013, etc.) is presented with one at least briefly returned from the dead.Read full book review >

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BRYANT & MAY OFF THE RAILS by Christopher Fowler
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 28, 2010

"Bryant and May don't shine as detectives, and the unguessable solution depends on some whopping coincidences. But the culprit is well drawn, the PCU staff sterling company and the encyclopedic information about the London Underground irresistible."
London's Peculiar Crimes Unit has exactly a week to solve a case that promptly blossoms into two cases. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BEAR BRYANT FUNERAL TRAIN by Brad Vice
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 10, 2005

"Distinguished and disturbing work, from a lavishly gifted new writer."
Defrocked academics and football freaks, good ol' boys and enticingly wicked women mingle to fine effect in Mississippian Vice's impressively varied debut collection. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WORD by Hubert Crouch
MYSTERY THRILLER

"A topical, lively legal thriller.
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Crouch (Cried For No One, 2013) returns to the high-stakes world of Texas civil litigation with the next Jace Forman thriller.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SUBWAY STOPS AT BRYANT PARK by N. West Moss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 19, 2017

"Definitely worth reading."
A slim debut collection of stories that deftly slip into the lives of everyday New Yorkers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"A captivating celebration of a life among words."
A witty memoir from a dictionary editor who insists he is not a "word lover." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MAGIC WORD by Mac Barnett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Parents beware: there are a lot of 'magic' words kids will have to try out before getting to 'please,' and if you see a walrus, run! (Picture book. 4-8)"
Getting everything you want isn't all it's cracked up to be. Read full book review >