Search Results: "Brooks Horsley"


BOOK REVIEW

THE WIND AND THE EAGLE by Brooks Horsley
Released: Dec. 23, 2011

"A virile immersion in traditional Viking values."
Modern man Miles Drake transcends time and space to arrive in the medieval world of the Vikings in Horsley's debut fantasy novel. Read full book review >

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BLACK ELK IN PARIS by Kate Horsley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 14, 2006

"An often enjoyable read, but one whose main conflict fails to convince, depriving it of force."
Horsley's dreamy, dark concoction imagines the sojourn of Native-American mystic and healer Black Elk in 19th-century Paris. Read full book review >

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THE AMERICAN GIRL by Kate Horsley
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"Throughout her novel's shifts in narration and chronology, Horsley plays the reader as cleverly as she does the characters."
A reporter and an exchange student fight their way through a dangerous psychological maze in coastal France. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2008

"At least the supremely self-obsessed and hateful Horsley has the good manners not to leave readers on a note of false uplift. This is one dandy who will go sneering into the grave, bitching from beyond about the quality of guests at the funeral service."
A guide to supremely selfish hedonism. Read full book review >

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HUMAN BODY LIFT-THE-FLAP by Susie Brooks
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 8, 2014

"Still, anatomy books for this age are scarce, and this one is relatively sturdy and amusing to browse, perhaps compensating for its other issues. (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
A lift-the-flap board book briefly explores the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Read full book review >

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CANDY by Kevin Brooks
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2005

"Otherwise, this is a psychological page-turner adeptly capturing love's hypnotic feel. (Fiction. YA)"
A gripping, fast-moving love story set in a dangerous underworld. Read full book review >

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KISSING THE RAIN by Kevin Brooks
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2004

"Less of an actual mystery than it first seems, but effectively oppressive. (Fiction. YA)"
Despite too many CAPITALIZED WORDS, this Catcher in the Rye-style narrative told by an English teenager pulled into a murder trial is successfully disquieting. Read full book review >

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SELKIE GIRL by Laurie Brooks
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Oct. 14, 2008

"But Brooks, a playwright making her novelistic debut, ultimately pulls off this retelling of the selkie myth with compelling, compassionate characters and creatively detailed descriptions of the terrain above and below the surface of the sea. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Life on Shapinsay Island in the Orkneys is tough for Elin Jean. Read full book review >

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THROWING SMOKE by Bruce Brooks
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2000

"Pushy parents and coaches might find food for thought here, too. (Fiction. 10-12)"
The cerebral Brooks (Vanishing, 1999, etc.) puts a characteristic spin on this Matt Christopher-style tale of a ragtag Little League team that gets some unexpected help. Read full book review >

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VANISHING by Bruce Brooks
Released: June 30, 1999

"Rex and Alice speak with wise older voices, but thoughtful readers will glean that character and plot are less important here than the shimmering web of ideas, ironies, motives, and options they convey. (Fiction. 11-15)"
PLB 0-06-028237-1 Framed as it largely is in conversations between two preteen hospital patients, this cerebral meditation on death and independence reads like a converted stage play. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 15, 1993

"Excellent, well-placed color photos; useful, discursive glossary; brief index. (Nonfiction. 9+)"
Compared to Predators! and Nature by Design (both 1991), this third in the award-winning novelist's Knowing Nature series shines; now, rather than distracting, the jocular informal tone engages and amuses, while Brooks expresses even complex ideas in a lucid, wonderfully accessible style (``Once you begin to pay attention, the natural world is suddenly a wildly noisy place, and behind each noise is intention''). Read full book review >