Search Results: "Adam Sternbergh"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BLINDS by Adam Sternbergh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Every time the reader thinks this story's turning right, it takes a hard left. But it never wanders in circles, and it does move like a championship stock car toward a climax that, however shattering, implies there's more to come."
A tense, broiling, 21st-century Western with a crafty premise and a gruesomely high body count. Read full book review >

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NEAR ENEMY by Adam Sternbergh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 13, 2015

"The machinations of all this sinister reality remain rather abstract and thus wind up having far more interest to Spademan than to the reader."
Spademan—the garbageman-turned-noir hit man introduced in Sternbergh's first novel, Shovel Ready (2014)—returns to save New York from a terrorist threat.Read full book review >

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SHOVEL READY by Adam Sternbergh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"Telegraphic in style, this book is tough, sordid and definitely not for every taste."
A postmodern view of a dystopian, bombed-out New York City, as recounted by Spademan, a hired assassin. Read full book review >

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BOOK REPORT for History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera

Cover Story: Night and Day
BFF Charm: Big Sister
Swoonworthy Scale: 4
Talky Talk: Past and Present
Anti-Bonus Factor: Mental Illness
Relationship Status: Let’s Be Friends

Cover Story: Night and Day

One boy walks in the night. The other, in the day. Never the twain shall meet.

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BOOK REVIEW

NAUGHTY KITTY! by Adam Stower
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 27, 2014

"Funny enough to create sincere longings for a hapless house cat and its large rampaging cousin. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Is Lily's soft, tiny kitty wreaking havoc, or might there be an escaped tiger lurking about? Read full book review >

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EDDA by Adam Auerbach
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 24, 2014

"While this will introduce readers to aspects of Norse mythology, there's not enough detail to satisfy; the questions this will raise far outweigh any comfort those new to school may gain from it. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Wagner's operas inspired this Valkyrie-themed look at the first day of school. Read full book review >

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FRANKENSTEIN TAKES THE CAKE by Adam Rex
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Some of the humor will resonate more with adults than kids, but there's something in here for just about everyone—even a grouchy raven. (Picture book/poetry. 7-12)"
A snort-inducing companion to 2006's Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich, Rex's return to horror-poetry finds the green-skinned monster getting ready for his wedding, complete with a comic-strip visit to his future mother-in-law ("I'm not trying to be mean, but I never thought my little girl would be marrying someone green") and best man Dracula encountering garlic bread at the buffet. Read full book review >

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NOTHING RHYMES WITH ORANGE by Adam Rex
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Fruitful in every sense of the word. (Picture book. 4-8)"
As page after page uses rhymes and puns to celebrate fruits, an orange, who is sadly aware of its nonrhyming name, provides commentary that encompasses a wide range of emotions—ending with a feeling of acceptance from the greater fruit community. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FIRST FRENCH KISS by Adam Bagdasarian
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 30, 2002

"Perhaps other sons dealing with critical fathers can take heart in that message. (Short stories. 12+)"
An autobiographical short-story collection from Bagdasarian (Forgotten Fire, 2000) chronicles his childhood and adolescence. Read full book review >

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UNDER THE WOLF, UNDER THE DOG by Adam Rapp
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"A certain grim humor sometimes relieves the heavy narrative, which does end with a gleam of hope for readers who have stuck with the long, disturbing story. (Fiction. YA)"
Like so many teen protagonists, Steve Nugent is struggling with his mother's death from cancer. Read full book review >

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THE COPPER ELEPHANT by Adam Rapp
Released: Nov. 30, 1999

"Often gripping, sometimes blackly funny in a squalid way, this will remind readers of Russell Hoban's Ridley Walker (1980) and other tales of post-apocalyptic devastation. (Fiction. 13-15)"
Envisioning a nightmarish future in which children deemed small or otherwise defective are worked to death breaking rocks, and the constant rain is so acid it raises blisters, Rapp (Buffalo Tree, 1997) crafts another lurid shocker. Read full book review >