Search Results: "Ahmet Hamdi Tanpinar"


BOOK REVIEW

THE TIME REGULATION INSTITUTE by Ahmet Hamdi Tanpinar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 31, 2013

"Like all great satire, this book will make readers laugh and cringe in equal measure."
A Turkish novel published more than 50 years ago is now translated into English for the first time. Read full book review >

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THE MONSTROUS MEMOIRS OF A MIGHTY MCFEARLESS by Ahmet Zappa
ADVENTURE
Released: July 25, 2006

In an immediate attention-grabber, Minerva and Max McFearless's dangerous adventure begins in medias res, with the pair of young monster hunters hanging in a cage over a pit of fiery molten lava. Read full book review >

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ENDGAME by Ahmet Altan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 18, 2017

"A gripping existential thriller in the vein of Vikram Chandra's Sacred Games (2006)."
A jaded crime novelist retires to a Turkish village on the brink of civil war. Read full book review >

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BECAUSE I'M YOUR DAD by Ahmet Zappa
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 16, 2013

"Funny though the illustrations are and loving though the text is, the book falls short due to lack of nuance. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Unabashed sentimentality dominates the text in this loving promise from a father to his child. Read full book review >

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GOOD WISH GONE BAD by Shana Muldoon Zappa
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Back-story heavy and with a large, difficult-to-keep-straight cast, this is only for fans of the original series as they age out of chapter books. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
The Star Darlings series expands from chapter books (and television) to middle grade with this book launching the new line. Read full book review >

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LIBBY AND THE CLASS ELECTION by Shana Muldoon Zappa
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"It's enough better than the first to give some hope for the next 10 books. (Fantasy. 7-11)"
Immediately following (and published simultaneously with) Sage and the Journey to Wishworld (2015), people-pleasing Star Darling Libby travels to the Wishworld to grant a wish during student-council elections.Read full book review >

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SAGE AND THE JOURNEY TO WISHWORLD by Shana Muldoon Zappa
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Complicated, retrograde, and very sparkly. (Fantasy. 7-11)"
A new student at the academy for Wish-Granters joins a specially selected group for secret missions. Read full book review >