Search Results: "B.A. Blackwood"


BOOK REVIEW

BLACKWOOD by Gwenda Bond
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Readers will be lost, indeed. (Speculative fiction. 13 & up)"
The only mystery here is how one of America's oldest unsolved events—the Lost Colony of Roanoke—becomes tedious in this piece of speculative fiction. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 14, 2012

"An intriguing premise navigated by an affable heroine."
In this trilogy opener, Blackwood pulls readers into the world of fallen angels through the eyes of Ariel, a spunky college freshman. Read full book review >

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ALGERNON BLACKWOOD by Mike Ashley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Blackwood comes across as a breath of fresh—if bizarre and spooky—air, an unfettered character that Ashley captures well but thankfully doesn't tether."
British Mammoth anthologist Ashley (The Mammoth Book of Fantasy, p. 1252, etc.) resurrects the wildly creative Algernon Blackwood, a master of dread and the spine-shudder. Read full book review >

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BLACKWOOD FARM by Anne Rice
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 31, 2002

"With a little nip in the night, Anne's fangs offer us the Dark Gift."
The Vampire Chronicles Annual Rice Report on vampirism in Louisiana (Blood and Gold, 2001, etc.) finds Queen Anne's tiara firmly in place for a sweeping plot. Read full book review >

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IVY LOVES TO GIVE by Freya Blackwood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Right on target for young children, this offering seamlessly captures the world of a toddler and presents a nice blend of humor and warmth along with an affectionate acceptance of the learning process and a most satisfying finale. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Ivy is a particularly generous toddler who is learning where things belong. Read full book review >

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GOODBYE, FRIENDS by B.A. Phillips
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 8, 1993

"Two of these have been published in small literary magazines; the whole, however, is finally disappointing and merely competent- -neither original nor surprising enough to be quite ready for prime time."
The best of these 11 stories about contemporary women involve adolescent rebellion and resentment over the disposition of a will. Read full book review >

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AROUND THE WORLD IN 100 DAYS by Gary Blackwood
ADVENTURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"The synthesis makes for a thrilling, thoroughly road-worthy joy ride. (Historical fiction. 10 & up)"
It's 1891, and young Harry Fogg's obsession with automobiles has landed him in jail. Read full book review >

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MYSTERIOUS MESSAGES by Gary Blackwood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

Writing with the same animation that infuses his other accounts of historical enigmas and events (Perplexing People, 2006, etc.), Blackwood plunges into the history of codes and ciphers, cryptograms, nomenclators and steganography. Read full book review >

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MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: April 15, 1993

"Glossary; index. (Nonfiction. 8+)"
A wealth of information and hundreds of illustrations, compactly presented but marred by sloppy editing and a cluttered layout. Read full book review >

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NONFICTION
Released: May 1, 2008

"The solid bibliography, end notes and guide to websites will take interested readers further. (index) (Nonfiction. 10+)"
The automobile had only been around for two decades and was seen as no more than "an ingenious toy" when, in 1908, the French paper Le Matin and the New York Times co-sponsored a New York-to-Paris auto race. Read full book review >

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THE LAST OF THE DUCHESS by Caroline Blackwood
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 22, 1995

"A terrifying look at how far the mighty can fall when infirmity and poor judgment put them into nefarious hands."
The chronicle of dogged journalist/novelist Blackwood's quest to discover the fate of Wallis Simpson—for whom King Edward VIII gave up the throne and settled for the title duke of Windsor—after the death of her husband. Read full book review >