Search Results: "Brian X. Chen"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 7, 2011

"A relevant, refreshingly charismatic nod to personal technology, its innovators and, of course, everything Apple."
A swift, engaging analysis of how the iPhone is changing the way technology is integrating contemporary society. Read full book review >

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BRIAN NINE by Craig L. DeLue
Released: Dec. 12, 2011

"DeLue proves to be a wizard of his craft as he builds Carpella into a world imbued with natural human emotion, savory plotlines, memorable characters, history-changing situations, a fight for freedom and everlasting glory in this epic page-turner."
In DeLue's debut, teenagers Brian Nine and Will Star are onboard a spaceship when a bolt of lightning causes an accidental launch and the subsequent discovery of a new, inhabited planet. Read full book review >

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X by Ilyasah Shabazz
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Readers for whom pre-civil rights America is ancient history will find this poetic interpretation eye-opening and riveting. (notes about characters, timeline, family tree, historical context, bibliography) (Historical fiction. 14 & up)"
Teaming with veteran Magoon, the third daughter of Malcolm X draws upon history and family stories to create a novel about her father's life before the "X." Read full book review >

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X by Sue Grafton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Grafton's endless resourcefulness in varying her pitches in this landmark series (W Is for Wasted, 2013, etc.), graced by her trademark self-deprecating humor, is one of the seven wonders of the genre."
What does X stand for? Xanakis, XLNT, maybe even Father Xavier, all features of Kinsey Millhone's dense, meaty 24th case. Read full book review >

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BRIAN BORU by Morgan Llywelyn
FICTION
Released: June 1, 1995

"A satisfying tale of majesty and magic. (b&w illustrations, not seen) (Fiction. 12+)"
Adapted from the author's bestselling adult title Lion of Ireland (1980), about the charismatic man who united the Irish under his rule in the tenth century. Read full book review >

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BRIAN JONES by Paul Trynka
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 9, 2014

"An intimate portrait of the multifaceted and beguiling Jones, who forever changed popular music and culture."
A lively biography of the enigmatic founder of the Rolling Stones, who was dethroned and died just as the band approached its artistic peak. Read full book review >

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BIG BRAVE BRIAN by M.P. Robertson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2007

"This fits well into the pantheon of scary stories for younger children. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Big Brave Brian tackles common childhood fears: Something is under the bed or something is in the closet, for example. Read full book review >

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X-ISLE by Steve Augarde
ADVENTURE
Released: July 13, 2010

"A powerful, disturbing story laced with quirky, memorable characters and fast-paced masculine action and interaction—perfect for male teens. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
In a devastated future world, two boys struggle to survive a brutal, bizarre existence on X-Isle. Read full book review >

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CHILD X by Lee Weatherly
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 11, 2002

"Melodrama with teen style. (Fiction. 11-15)"
Thirteen-year-old Jules Cheney's father, Ben, is her devoted chauffeur, cook, and confidante until a fight between him and Jules's workaholic mother forces him to leave without a trace. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 3, 1997

"Detailed, Berton RouechÇstyle accounts of medical detection in support of a powerful doomsday warning. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen) (Radio satellite tour)"
From the author of The Forgotten Plague (1993), which sounded an alarm about the resurgence of tuberculosis, comes another dire warning, this time about the threat of new plagues from emerging viruses. Read full book review >

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MALCOLM X by Walter Dean Myers
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

A fervent portrait of the controversial man who "put the hard edge on the [civil rights] movement" and "scared America" with his anger. Read full book review >

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MALCOLM X by Michael Friedly
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 29, 1992

"1290; Benjamin Karim's Remembering Malcolm, reviewed below), the most revealing about the killing. (Eight-page photo insert.)"
One of three Malcolm X books (so far) set to appear along with Spike Lee's epic film. Read full book review >