Search Results: "Austin Grossman"


BOOK REVIEW

SOON I WILL BE INVINCIBLE by Austin Grossman
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 2007

"For all the special effects, a debut novel that's lifeless and inert."
Superheroes square off against a supervillain in a high-tech fantasy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOU by Austin Grossman
Released: April 16, 2013

"While Grossman's imagination is fertile, the narrative is overly discursive and rambling."
Calling all video gamers...here's a novel about designing, playing and ultimately becoming obsessed with fantasy and science-fiction games. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CROOKED by Austin Grossman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 28, 2015

"A worthy pop-cult amusement, if sometimes reading like cutting-room-floor Stephen King mixed up with a little Boris and Natasha."
Henry Kissinger, dark lord of the universe? Read full book review >

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KING GROSSMAN
by Poornima Apte

King Grossman had just returned from participating in the Dakota Access Pipeline protests when Kirkus caught up with him. His desire to become an active citizen informs the backbone of his debut indie venture, Letters to Alice. The novel has a feel for the zeitgeist of our times with Occupy Wall Street and the Arab Spring woven into its threads ...


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BOOK REVIEW

JUNKYARD by Mike Austin
by Mike Austin, illustrated by Mike Austin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"While some kids will be fascinated with the robotic Munching Machines, the takeaway is unclear, and the represented ease of getting rid of garbage is certainly wrong. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The title on the cover is a clue to the tale—"JUNK" is rendered in a rusty-colored scribbly style, while "YARD" is a light green with a grassy pattern—but the ultimate message is murky. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHERE IS MILO'S BALL? by Mike Austin
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 25, 2012

"Just as visually appealing as the app at first glance, and possibly even more durable—but showing considerable fall-off in narrative quality and awareness of audience. (Board book. 2-3)"
The blue cat that starred in the excellent app A Present for Milo (2010) makes an awful crossover from the digital domain. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MONSTERS LOVE SCHOOL by Mike Austin
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 24, 2014

"Though most readers would probably rather not face a Cyclops principal, hopefully they will have as good a first day as Blue and come to love school. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Austin's scribbly, lovable monsters are back, this time going beyond an exploration of colors (Monsters Love Colors, 2013) to tackle the biggest adventure of all—Monster School. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COUNTDOWN WITH MILO by Mike Austin
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 25, 2012

"An amusing, imaginative launch into outer space. (Board book. 1-3)"
Milo and Mouse have an out-of-this-world adventure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MAGICIAN KING by Lev Grossman
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 9, 2011

"Fabulous fantasy spiked with bitter adult wisdom—not to be missed."
Now a king in the magical land of Fillory, Quentin embarks on a quest to save the universe in Grossman's searing sequel to The Magicians (2009, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"An important and convincing human document, essential reading for those concerned with establishing a just and workable solution to a decades-old conflict."
Powerful and persuasive reporting by the author of The Yellow Wind (1988). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 26, 2001

"That's certainly more likely than finding one here."
Billed by its "Low Modern" author as a "HOW TO" book, this collection is presented as the "autobiography of the SIGHTED SINGER, the American poet who has dreamed the dream of the poet's vocation." Read full book review >