Search Results: "Alexis Seabrook"


BOOK REVIEW

GIFT by Andrea J.  Buchanan
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: March 27, 2012

"A fantastical and historical ghost story that benefits from technology and the presence of young love. (Paranormal romance. 15-17)"
An interactive ghost tale weaves together historical fiction and a supernatural love story with satisfying results. Read full book review >

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MERRYN'S JOURNEY by Brian Hastings
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Merryn's role here is refreshingly active, but readers really have only the author's word for it. (map) (Picture book. 6-8)"
In this video game spinoff, a fisherman's daughter builds a submarine and sets out to find her missing father. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 16, 2000

"It's a report from a cultural black hole."
A New Yorker staffer explores the convergence of highbrow and lowbrow—nobrow—as salesmanship replaces worth. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2012

"Another excellent wake-up call about the need to prevent the destruction of our natural environment."
Atlanta Journal-Constitution environmental writer Seabrook (Cumberland Island: Strong Women, Wild Horses, 2002, etc.) opens the door to the world that lies between the land and the ocean, the tidal salt marsh. Read full book review >

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ALL THE DEVILS ARE HERE by David Seabrook
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2001

"An entertaining catalogue of the devils of East Kent, stranger than the fiction many of them engendered. (b&w illustrations)"
Edgy British writer Seabrook makes his US debut with a fraught tour of the coast of East Kent, finding the place home to a fiendish lot indeed, very noir and quite Victorian too. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"Though the salted-in autobiographical details are endearing and Seabrook is an enthusiastic tour guide, he doesn't do anything on the Net that a reader couldn't duplicate in one good night on America Online."
A chronicle of one writer's foray onto the Internet and his initiation into its eccentric, often hostile online community. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 5, 2015

"A revelatory ear-opener, as the music business remains in a state of significant flux."
New Yorker staff writer Seabrook (Flash of Genius: And Other True Stories of Invention, 2008, etc.) examines the seismic shifts in the music industry. Read full book review >

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THE EMPIRE OF THE SENSES by Alexis Landau
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 17, 2015

"Landau's talents suggest she might do well with a more directly historical novel, but she has produced some strong characters in this highly readable, oddly sanitized look at assimilation and its discontents."
This first novel follows one family through two wars, four romances and one death with enough thought and craft to remain several shelves above the potboiler section. Read full book review >

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LOOKING FOR GROUP by Alexis Hall
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 29, 2016

"Hall (Waiting for the Flood, 2015, etc.) takes 10,000 geeky inside jokes and weaves them together with the challenges facing young people, whether they're nerdy or not, including game/life balance, understanding different kinds of friendship, and all the stops and starts of coming into yourself."
A young gamer meets the girl of his dreams in a massively multiplayer online game and is surprisingly OK with the discovery that the hot dark elf is a guy IRL. Read full book review >

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THE HIDDEN KEYS by André Alexis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"A wry and reflective literary puzzle about family, love, honor, and adventure."
A smooth criminal is persuaded to investigate a complex riddle left as a strange inheritance to a junkie in Toronto. Read full book review >

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A MOONLESS, STARLESS SKY by Alexis  Okeowo
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Cleareyed, lyrical, observant, and compassionate—reportage at its finest."
Examining conflicts in four African countries through the eyes of those experiencing and trying to fight them. Read full book review >

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THE SWAN BOOK by Alexis Wright
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 28, 2016

"Readers up to the challenge may enjoy puzzling through Wright's intricate, imperfectly explained mythology, while others may find the narrative obstacles thrown up along the way too much bother."
A severely damaged girl embodies the soul of the Australian continent in Wright's searing dystopian novel. Read full book review >