Search Results: "Charlie Higson"


BOOK REVIEW

THE ENEMY by Charlie Higson
FICTION
Released: May 18, 2010

"Intrigue, betrayal and the basic heroic-teens-against-marauding-adults conflict give this work a high place on any beach-reading list. (Suspense. YA)"
Nearly two years ago, the world changed; everyone over 16 became horrifically ill and began to crave fresh meat. Read full book review >

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THE DEAD by Charlie Higson
FICTION
Released: June 14, 2011

"With giant firestorms, rampaging hoards and continual life-and-death scenarios, though, Higson delivers an action-packed summer read. (Horror. 13-16)"
When all adults turn into zombies, kids must fend for themselves. Read full book review >

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YOUNG BOND by Charlie Higson
ADVENTURE
Released: June 1, 2006

"A page-turning read. (Fiction. YA)"
Adventure, intrigue, romance, pirates, murder, stolen treasures, deception, characters good and bad, teenagers both brave and clever and strange secrets all play a part in this suspenseful second entry in the Young Bond series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOUNG BOND BOOK 1 by Charlie Higson
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2005

"A great read for fans of detective tales. (Fiction. 10-15)"
Higson sets his story in the 1930s as a young James Bond (only 14) embarks on a quest to solve the mystery of the missing Alphie Kelly. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 12, 2008

"Whether he'll get back home in time for tea is anybody's guess. (Fantasy. 8-10)"
On pages designed to look as if they come from a grubby notebook, an eight-year-old explorer records and illustrates fantastical adventures that start (and perhaps stay, to judge from internal hints) in his own backyard. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 30, 2010

"Multilayered, provocative and highly accessible, this will appeal to Chan fans, scholars and general readers."
China-born poet and critic Huang (English/Univ. of California, Santa Barbara/Transpacific Imaginations: History, Literature, Counterpoetics, 2008, etc.) recounts the making of an American folk hero. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 6, 2010

"Most readers will agree with the authors' final assessment that Finley was an innovative, infuriating jackass whose braying was sometimes sensible, even wise."
Two aerospace researchers examine the labyrinthine life of one of baseball's most notorious owners, displaying both revulsion and grudging respect for their subject. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHARLIE & MOUSE by Laurel Snyder
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"A top-notch early reader, with words and art in perfect step. (Early reader. 6-9)"
Two brothers create four fine and loopy entertainments to fill their day. Read full book review >

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HELLO CHARLIE by Charlie Hess
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Comes off as an R-rated episode of Cold Case."
Ex-cops track a killer in Colorado. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1993

"Among the more memorable of Vietnam reminiscences, at times as piercing as a splinter in the soul."
An ex-grunt's probing, painful account of coming of age in the hellfire of Vietnam. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHARLIE OPERA by Charlie Stella
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2003

"Violent, brutal at times, but the pace never slows, and you'll like tough, tenderhearted Charlie a lot."
Stella's Goodfellas (Jimmy Bench-Press, 2002, etc.) do their wild and crazy thing once more. Read full book review >