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 >

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

CHARLIE BUILDS by Bob Bianchini
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Father/son construction projects have never been more tender. (Board book. 2-4)"
Charlie and his dad build sand castles, bridges, towers, and more together. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >