Search Results: "The Ink Circle"


BOOK REVIEW

THE PIRATE KOOSTOE by Michael Scotto
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 20, 2011

"A bit livelier than the simultaneously published print edition, but the digital enhancements are anemic at best. (iPad storybook app. 6-8)"
A young would-be pirate learns that kindness and other intangibles are the real "treasures" in this lesson-driven episode. Read full book review >

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BE A BUDDY, NOT A BULLY by Michael Scotto
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 16, 2012

"The affordable price of this app makes it a low-risk investment, and parents may find the story helpful in stimulating conversation about bullying. But they'll likely need to fill in a lot of holes. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
A well-meaning but weak story about dealing with bullies. Read full book review >

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THE CIRCLE by Dave Eggers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 8, 2013

"Though Eggers strives for a portentous, Orwellian tone, this book mostly feels scolding, a Kurt Vonnegut novel rewritten by the Electronic Frontier Foundation."
A massive feel-good technology firm takes an increasingly totalitarian shape in this cautionary tale from Eggers (A Hologram for the King, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE MISSING INK by Philip Hensher
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"Informative, amusing and idiosyncratic—just like an interesting letter written in unique hand."
Critic and novelist Hensher (Creative Writing/Univ. of Exeter; King of the Badgers, 2012, etc.) laments the loss of handwriting instruction and surveys the history of our love affair with the pen. Read full book review >

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THE WEIGHT OF INK by Rachel Kadish
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2017

"Chock-full of rich detail and literary intrigue."
A mysterious collection of papers hidden in a historic London home sends two scholars of Jewish history on an unforgettable quest. Read full book review >

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THE INK DRINKER by Éric Sanvoisin
by Éric Sanvoisin, translated by Georges Moroz, illustrated by Martin Matje
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Matje's inspired, eccentric illustrations recall the styles of Tomi Ungerer and Edward Gorey. (Fiction. 7-10)"
The story of an ink-drinking vampire, and the boy who discovers his nefarious behavior. Read full book review >

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INK by Amanda Sun
by Amanda Sun, illustrated by Ross Siu
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 1, 2013

"For readers wanting a multicultural version of a familiar romantic storyline. (Paranormal romance. 12-17)"
An American girl falls in love with a being from Japanese mythology. Read full book review >

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THE CIRCLE by Peter Lovesey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2005

"Lovesey, who can out-Christie Dame Agatha when he sets his mind to it, offers a smorgasbord of red herrings, a nifty plot twist, charming bits of doggerel and delicious digs at writers of the unpublishable."
An old-fashioned whodunit with the style and deviousness you'd expect from a master storyteller. Read full book review >

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THE CIRCLE by David Poyer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1992

"Poyer's depictions of the contemporary American Navy continue to be unequalled for authenticity."
The first cruise of a newly commissioned Annapolis graduate takes him to the brink of war in the Arctic—in another realistic naval adventure by the author of The Med (1988) and The Gulf (1990). Read full book review >

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THE CIRCLE by Sara B. Elfgren
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 2, 2013

"Muddled but ambitious, with much to please fans of character-driven fantasy; here's hoping the next two volumes proceed more smoothly. (Fantasy/horror. 13-18)"
Coming into witchy powers and learning to use them responsibly is complicated by intense teen Sturm und Drang in this doorstopper import. Read full book review >

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IF THE OCEANS WERE INK by Carla Power
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 7, 2015

"Intelligent and exceptionally informative."
An award-winning journalist's account of the year she spent probing the meaning of the Quran with a conservative Muslim religious scholar. Read full book review >