Search Results: "Chip Kidd"


BOOK REVIEW

THE CHEESE MONKEYS by Chip Kidd
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 16, 2001

". . . suck brains with a genius who really is a genius: that is, when you Read This Book."
Sheer charm <\b>most of the way in debut fiction by acclaimed book-cover artist Kidd, associate director of jackets at Knopf. Read full book review >

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THE LEARNERS by Chip Kidd
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 18, 2008

"Whimsical, at times bordering on fey, but also keen-edged and original."
Graphic designer Kidd (The Cheese Monkeys, 2001) writes a novel about a graphic designer. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 8, 2014

"A practical personal-finance book that stands out in a crowded field."
A debut guide that offers sound advice on how to achieve financial independence. Read full book review >

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SAMMY CARDUCCI'S GUIDE TO WOMEN by Ronald Kidd
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 1991

"Readers who enjoy comedies of embarrassment will laugh through this while absorbing the author's suggestion that they needn't rush to maturity. (Fiction. 11-14)"
An antic, lightweight tale about suburban sixth-graders in pursuit of the opposite sex. Read full book review >

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DREAMBENDER by Ronald Kidd
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"There are plenty of novels about kindly-but-oppressive dystopian societies in which a child has a designated future path; skip this one. (Fantasy. 10-13)"
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a society in which 13-year-olds are assigned careers must be in want of a savior. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2003

"To be shelved alongside Into Thin Air and On Death and Dying: for outdoors buffs and Hemlock Society members alike."
A life consciously, if eccentrically, lived becomes a death carefully arranged—and the subject of this thoughtful meditation on the virtues of knowing when it's time to check out. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"Lively writing throughout—just take some of it with a grain of salt."
Walter (Science Writing/Carnegie Mellon Univ.) celebrates Vive la différence—not so much between the sexes as between us and other primates. Read full book review >

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AN AMERICAN IN VIENNA by Chip Wagar
Released: Jan. 25, 2011

"A satisfying mixture of history and romance."
A budding reporter gets more than he bargains for on a trip to reconnect with distant relatives in this dramatic look at the European homefront on the eve of World War I. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 28, 2014

"An inventive, delectable take on Stoker's classic."
In Wagar's (An American in Vienna, 2011) historical horror novel, detectives in 1896 Transylvania suspect that the enigmatic Count Dracula is responsible for numerous disappearances in the area. Read full book review >

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THE YEAR OF THE BOMB by Ronald Kidd
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 9, 2009

"He also gives Paul plenty of food for thought about the hazards of rushing to judgment, of taking people at face value and, most profoundly, of living in a pervasive climate of fear—all decidedly relevant topics for today's readers to mull, too. (Historical fiction. 11-13)"
Ever-so-aptly billed "Stand By Me meets Invasion of the Body Snatchers," this multilayered historical novel features a quartet of quarrelsome—but loyal in the crunch—13-year-olds responding to the anxieties of the McCarthy-era Cold War. Read full book review >

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ROOM OF SHADOWS by Ronald Kidd
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"An introduction that might tempt readers to explore Poe's own nightmares. (Fantasy. 9-13)"
What kind of horror might Edgar Allan Poe perpetrate in today's world? Read full book review >