Search Results: "Chris Taylor"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"A smart, engaging book for the completist that only suffers from being a touch too complete; it could have lost 100 pages easily. Still, welcome reading for fans of Star Wars—or, for that matter, of THX 1138."
Help us, Obi-wan: There's a Star Wars sequel looming, and it may just feature—shudder—Jar Jar Binks.Read full book review >

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Riding the Dragon by Chris Taylor
NON-FICTION
Released: May 19, 2013

"An intriguing but overreaching effort that struggles to become more than a mess of details."
The sum of two years' travel, Taylor's ambitious travelogue considers the complex history and vagaries of contemporary China. Read full book review >

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NO ONE REMEMBERS YOUR NAME, WHEN YOU’RE STRANGE
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for Strange the Dreamer (Strange the Dreamer #1) (ISBN13: 978-0-316-34168-4) by Laini Taylor

Cover Story: Sparklemoth Split
BFF Charm: Yay x2
Swoonworthy Scale: 7
Talky Talk: Dreams of Libraries and Godspawn
Bonus Factors: Librarians, Tasty Business
Relationship Status: Missing My Other Half

Cover Story: Sparklemoth Split

Although I’m not crazy about the font, this is such a pretty ...


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CHARLES TAYLOR

Reliant as they were on call girls, cars, corpses, and Kris Kristofferson, the B-movies of the 1970s may not qualify as high art, according to cultural critic Charles Taylor, but at least they took American audiences seriously.

“For me, the staying power of these movies has to do with the way they stand in opposition to the current juvenile state ...


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BOOK REVIEW

MY FRIEND THE MONSTER by Eleanor Taylor
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Taylor's tale is just about average, but her adorable monster is a winner. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Young Louis finds a big, shaggy surprise in the family's new house. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TSUNAMI WARNING by Taylor Morrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 2007

"Older readers will relish the text and come away with a greater appreciation for the scientists who struggle to understand natural disasters in order to keep people safe. (glossary, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 8-14)"
"Shaking ground, an exposed sea floor, and a loud roar are natural warnings." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2009

"Like her All the Stars in the Sky: Native Stories of the Heavens (2006), this digestible gathering will draw young readers—but fewer storytellers, as there are no source notes. (afterword) (Folktales. 9-11)"
In a slim and watery collection of northerly First Nations tales, land-dwellers fall in love with sea-dwellers, contentious humans are nearly all wiped out in a flood sent by exasperated spirits and the kindly Great Spirit temporarily gives over the souls of the dead to his opposite number, Evil Minded, but keeps them safe from harm by transforming them into ground mist. Read full book review >

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ACTION by Kim Taylor
by Kim Taylor, photographed by Kim Taylor
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: May 1, 1992

"Glossary, index. (Nonfiction. 8+)"
Splendid color photos coupled with a simple, precise text make this and Taylor's other three titles in the new ``Flying Start Science'' series (Structure; Water; Light) engrossing and exciting introductions to both physical science and the natural world. Read full book review >

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I THOUGHT HE WOULD BE IN JAIL by Steve Taylor
Released: Aug. 7, 2015

"An anecdotal memoir that could possibly appeal to a new generation of free-range parents."
Taylor (Wheels Up, 2014) offers tales of his Southern youth that ramble easily from one high-risk adventure to another. Read full book review >

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NEON DANCERS by Matt Taylor
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 1991

"Overly busy but mostly engaging—and much enhanced by its likable journalist-sleuth."
Palmer Kingston—ace reporter for the Tribune in the small city of Marlinsport, Florida (Neon Flamingo)—now lives in a Spanish mansion he shares with girl reporter A.C. Egan of the rival Times, and collections of neon signs and vintage cars. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT UNKNOWN by Taylor Morrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Still, this inviting presentation has certain reader appeal and might even inspire future paleontologists. (further adult readings, glossary) (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
Two hundred years ago, a farmer in upstate New York discovered some giant bones while digging in peat bogs. Read full book review >