Search Results: "Alastair Sim"


BOOK REVIEW

THE UNBELIEVERS by Alastair Sim
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 14, 2010

"Victorian yet gritty, a debut that will intrigue fans of police procedurals and historical fiction alike."
A police inspector tracks a Duke's killer in 1865 Scotland. Read full book review >

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TWO LGBTQ FAIRY TALES
by Ana Grilo

2017 might already be here but I am still catching up with a few 2016 reads that I – sadly – was not able to get to last year.  I recently read two lovely YA Fantasy novels with LGBTQ characters and romance – and both had a fairy tale feel to them.

Princess Princess Ever After by Katie O’Neill ...


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BOOK REVIEW

MR. BLEWITT’S NOSE by Alastair Taylor
ANIMALS
Released: May 30, 2005

"EWSLUGp2003 or William Kotzwinkle's and Glenn Murray's Walter the Farting Dog (2001). (Picture book. 6-8)"
When helpful young Primrose Pumpkin finds a human nose on a park bench—"something you rarely see on an average street in a normal town on a humdrum sort of day. Read full book review >

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TIMEKEEPER by Tara Sim
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"The numerous mysteries left unsolved point to potential sequels; here's hoping that their craftsmanship lives up to the concept. (Steampunk. 14-18)"
"Two o'clock was missing." Read full book review >

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CHAINBREAKER by Tara Sim
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 2, 2018

"Although the story has plenty of ambition and moments of admirably lyrical prose, in the end, it does not fully realize its promising premise. (Steampunk. 14-18)"
In 1876, someone is destroying the clock towers that control India's time. Read full book review >

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Double Rainbow at Full Moon by B.A.K. Sim
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 2013

"A well-written, fascinating look at day-to-day life in a nation on the brink of collapse."
In this novel set in Zimbabwe in the early 2000s, a Danish former diplomat and her Canadian husband cope with hardships as the country's economy collapses in the wake of Robert Mugabe's disastrous land reforms. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

My Survival In The Killing Fields by Mao Sim
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 30, 2014

"A compelling, if flawed, account of the dire Cambodian genocide and its aftermath, told by a woman who survived this terrible era through her personal fortitude and Christian faith."
A Cambodian immigrant to the United States tells a harrowing tale in this debut memoir that recounts her struggles and religious journey. Read full book review >

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GIGGLI BUILDS A SPACESHIP by Sim Tillerman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 23, 2013

"Eye-catching animations show promise, but multiple design and stability issues keep this on the launch pad. (bookplate, shareable poster-photos) (iPad storybook/game app. 3-5)"
In a distinctly rough-hewn app that ends, appropriately, by crashing, a green-haired child builds and blasts off in a cardboard rocket. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Anyway, an imaginative riot that should provide hours of entertainment. (Picture book. 5+)"
For Waldo fans, another oversize wordless book to pore over. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SWOLLOBOG by Alastair Taylor
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

"For those children, especially ones who may have one of Swollobog's cousins at home, this British import will hit the spot. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A wry tall tale about a dog that eats everything—and that really means everything. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"A hefty buff book. (108 b&w illustrations)"
The prolific shelter magazine writer chronicles the shifting architectural conceptions of an airport, from classical shrines to the dreams of Lindbergh and the Wrights to passenger-processing "tunnels to nowhere." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALL IN THE MIND by Alastair Campbell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2009

"Campbell has a talent for imagining lost souls, but he needs a story worthy of them."
A psychiatrist wrestles with his clients' demons—and his own—in the first novel from Tony Blair's former spokesperson. Read full book review >