Search Results: "Antony John"


BOOK REVIEW

ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA by Colleen McCullough
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2007

"Outsized personages richly recast against a convincing backdrop will keep readers riveted throughout Antony's slow unraveling and ultimate sacrifice, and Octavian's methodical ascent."
The latest volume in McCullough's ancient Rome series tracks Antony's precarious alliances with his lover, Cleopatra, and his nemesis, Octavian. Read full book review >

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JOHN!  by Rolin Bruno
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 24, 2015

"While sometimes offering a confusing tangle of voices that lack individual features, this tale delivers a fresh and well-researched fictionalization of the assembling of the Apostles from John's point of view."
A young John the Apostle leaves his home to follow Jesus in this debut biblical novel. Read full book review >

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JOHN by Niall Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Irish novelist Williams (Four Letters of Love, 1999, etc.) takes spiritual issues seriously—and continues to write compellingly about them."
John the Apostle, now a revered Master in exile with a small band of Christian brothers on the island of Patmos, confronts heresy, schism and doubt. Read full book review >

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FIVE FLAVORS OF DUMB by Antony John
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"Complex characterizations, authentic dialogue and realistic ups-and-downs give this title chart-topping potential. (Fiction. YA)"
Piper—gutsy, savvy and, yes, deaf—has signed her way into a gig that promises a big, necessary payoff: manager of Dumb, Seattle's Battle of the Bands winners. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

Flute-playing band loser Kevin unexpectedly ups his mojo but loses respect when superjock Brandon Trent signs him on to compile The Book of Busts, a secret notebook that lists the body measurements of all the girls who go to the school. Read full book review >

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IMPOSTER by Antony John
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Aims for thrilling; reaches trite. (Thriller. 12-16)"
A teenage thespian battles ubiquitous paparazzi and parasitic producers. Read full book review >

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RENEGADE by Antony John
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 13, 2014

"Fun but ultimately unremarkable. (Post-apocalyptic historical adventure. 12-16)"
The action-packed conclusion to the dystopic alt-history trilogy. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2009

"Preston ably conveys her admiration for the Egyptian queen."
Historian Preston (Before the Fallout: From Marie Curie to Hiroshima, 2005, etc.) casts Cleopatra as the fulcrum of power in the one of the world's first power couples. Read full book review >

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ELEMENTAL by Antony John
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 21, 2012

"Readers may not catch all the loose historical connections, but they'll like the action in this occasionally exciting story of survival. (Post-apocalyptic adventure. 12-16)"
The lost colony of Roanoke Island meets Captain Kidd. Read full book review >

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THOU SHALT NOT ROAD TRIP by Antony John
Released: April 12, 2012

"Readers who stick around for the back story will be rewarded; many, however, will lose faith. (Fiction. 12 & up) "
Luke Dorsey, the 16-year-old author of bestselling "spiritual chronicle" Hallelujah, goes on a calamitous road trip to promote his book. Read full book review >

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JOHN WAYNE by Scott Eyman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2014

"Insightful, exhaustive and engrossing—a definitive portrait of the man and the legend."
A comprehensive and compelling examination of The Duke. Read full book review >

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JOHN KEATS by Nicholas Roe
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"Roe's biography acutely displays the intensity, anguish and triumph of a great life for whom the clock was always ticking."
Roe (English/Univ. of St. Andrews; Fiery Heart: The First Life of Leigh Hunt, 2005, etc.) delivers a tightly focused and highly useful biography of the great English Romantic. Read full book review >