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David Michael Slater

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David Michael Slater is an acclaimed author of over 20 works of fiction for children, teens and adults. His work for children includes the picture books Cheese Louise!, The Boy & the Book, and Hanukkah Harvie vs. Santa Claus; the early chapter book series Mysterious Monsters, which is in development for animation; and the teen series Forbidden Books. His young adult novel Sparks is due in the fall of 2021. David's work for adults includes the comic-drama Fun & Games, which the New York Journal of Books called "hilarious.” David teaches in Reno, Nevada, where he lives with his wife and son. ...more

Average rating: 3.76 · 961 ratings · 252 reviews · 50 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Boy & the Book

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3.57 avg rating — 358 ratings — published 2015 — 4 editions
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The Book of Nonsense (Forbi...

3.69 avg rating — 198 ratings — published 2008 — 9 editions
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The Bored Book

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3.72 avg rating — 43 ratings — published 2009 — 2 editions
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We're Doing It Wrong: 25 Id...

3.55 avg rating — 31 ratings — published 2018 — 2 editions
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Seven Ate Nine

3.85 avg rating — 27 ratings — published 2007 — 3 editions
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Fun & Games

3.93 avg rating — 28 ratings — published 2013 — 4 editions
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Jacques & Spock

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3.76 avg rating — 21 ratings — published 2004
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Cheese Louise!

3.64 avg rating — 22 ratings — published 1999 — 3 editions
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The Book of Knowledge

4.20 avg rating — 25 ratings — published 2009 — 7 editions
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The Book of Nonsense The Book of Secrets The Book of Knowledge The Book of Maps The Book of All Things The Book of Names The Book of Letters
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The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz
The Plot
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I'm back to save you from the hype again (although I should be so lucky to get such hype). The Plot, a story about a mostly unlikable struggling author who steals/uses a story a student shared with him before dying having never written it down, is a ...more
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The Kid Stays in the Picture by Robert Evans
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Hard to review The Kid Stays in the Picture, the autobiography of Robert Evans, legendary and notorious Hollywood producer of films like Funny Girl, The Godfather, Rosemary's Baby, Chinatown, and... the list goes on. On one hand, the story is unputdo ...more
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The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner
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The Mars Room is not for everyone, but it is a remarkable read. It's an utterly immersive account of life in a women's prison told in multiple voices but revolving mostly around one memorable young woman, Romy Hall. The book has no real plot, yet it' ...more
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The Bomber Mafia by Malcolm Gladwell
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I think the criticisms by those well informed about the development of the Air Force's bombing campaigns in WWII--that The Bomber Mafia is a bit superficial and dubious in its conclusions--are probably justified. But if the subject is not one you're ...more
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Blow Your House Down by Gina Frangello
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Gina Frangello's memoir is hyperliterate, cleverly constructed, and completely compelling. It's an account of her affair that wrecked her family and a chronicle of lifelong suffering inflicted by multiple debilitating illnesses and the rage of men. I ...more
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The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
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Another wildly popular book I cannot recommend. I picked it up because I'm a sucker for any story about magical books. In the Midnight Library, a suicidal woman finds herself in a purgatorial library full of books that allow her to try out alternativ ...more
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Blindness by José Saramago
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Blindness presents a twist on the post-apocalyptic scenario. Here, a blindness epidemic blights nearly everyone in the world, which quickly descends into a horrific nightmare for all. I didn't much enjoy it because it's written in a very detached, al ...more
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Born Standing Up by Steve Martin
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I never found Steve Martin's stand-up funny, and a check of youtube confirmed that I still don't. But I was impressed with pretty much the rest of his career: the movies, banjo-playing, writing, and more. That said, I didn't get much out of this memo ...more
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Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro
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I really wish I could agree that "Klara And The Sun Is A Masterpiece About Life, Love And Mortality." Remains of the Day remains, in my mind, a perfect novel. In Klara, Ishiguro examines many of his favorite themes: selfless service, regret, love, lo ...more
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Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline
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RP2, sadly, fails to live up to the original, although it starts well (story-wise: the writing is still very poor). The next-level technology is suitably next level, the villain is a worthy and creative foe, and the stakes are dramatically higher. Bu ...more
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