Search Results: "Barnaby Martin"


BOOK REVIEW

HANGING MAN by Barnaby Martin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"A book that offers great clarity on an important subject without succumbing to oversimplification."
A British journalist with considerable experience in China illuminates the significance of artist and activist Ai Weiwei and his embodiment of cultural upheaval. Read full book review >

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MY CHILDREN'S BOOK GHOST FILE
by Julie Danielson

Over at NPR last week, I heard a pop culture critic talk (here) about what he calls his Ghost File, or the books, television shows, and movies he didn’t review during the year. “[I]t's the great frustration,” he said, “that every year I'm haunted by all the terrific things I haven't talked about … ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 15, 2007

"The result, centuries later, is sectarian division that shows no signs whatever of healing—and that figures heavily in the world news. Rogerson capably explains its beginnings."
A well-crafted glimpse into the origins and early years of Islam, even then torn by dissension and violence. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SECOND LIFE OF JOHN WILKES BOOTH by Barnaby Conrad
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"A superfluous novel, more interesting as a literary artifact."
A fictional reimagining of the ultimate fate of Lincoln's famous assassin. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NAME DROPPING by Barnaby Conrad
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"About as entertaining as a hangover. (12 line drawings, not seen)"
Conrad (Time Is All We Have, 1986) tries in vain to recapture the heady days at the San Francisco bar he opened in 1953 with the proceeds from his best-selling novel, Matador. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOME OF THE PARTS by Hannah Barnaby
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"A touching depiction of the pain of grief. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Tallie was driving with only a learner's permit the night that her brother, Nate, died in a car crash. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 20, 2012

"Infused with nostalgia and affection, this celebration of the deliberately constructed self will hold readers in its spell from beginning to end. (Historical fiction. 13 & up)"
Fourteen-year-old Portia joins a circus freak show looking for the father who abandoned her, but she finds much more. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLIP! by Barnaby Richards
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"A sweet introduction to sequential art. (Graphic early reader. 4-6)"
What happens if your spaceship crash-lands on an alien planet and your vocabulary happens to be very limited? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BAD GUY by Hannah Barnaby
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 9, 2017

"The humor feels accidental here, with illustrations that fail to establish a consistent visual subtext. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Another wannabe bad guy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEATH BEFORE DISHONOUR by Barnaby Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"As energetic, and superficial, as a 'See Seven European Capitals in Seven Days' tour."
British author Williams makes his US debut with the tale of an ancient noble family almost destroyed by war, taxes, and a blue-blooded murderer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANOTHER MAN'S WAR by Barnaby Phillips
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"A remarkable story about a war during which thousands followed Fadoyebo's example and fought valiantly for, and with little recognition from, the British Empire."
One Nigerian soldier's poignant history highlights the enormous and little-known contribution of West African troops in the British Army during World War II. Read full book review >