Search Results: "Chris Westwood"


BOOK REVIEW

HE CAME FROM THE SHADOWS by Chris Westwood
FICTION
Released: April 15, 1991

"A macabre story (this British author's first YA book) with a memorable title character and a riveting first chapter. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Ragged, grinning Mr. Stands knows your deepest wishes and— horribly—wants to grant them. Read full book review >

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VIRTUAL WORLD by Chris Westwood
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Few readers—up on the latest technobabble or not—will want to download this diatribe. (Fiction. 12-14)"
From Westwood (Brother of Mine, 1994, etc.), a silly, slippery cyberspace tale. Read full book review >

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BROTHER OF MINE by Chris Westwood
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 18, 1994

"Compared to the conflict in Paterson's Jacob Have I Loved (1980), the twins' relationship here is more confusing than complex; at least, by the end, they're less at odds. (Fiction. 12-16)"
The atmosphere of Westwood's horror novels (e.g., He Came From the Shadows, 1991) infuses this nasty but muddled take on a classic premise: twins pursuing the same woman. Read full book review >

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GRAVEYARD SHIFT by Chris Westwood
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2012

"A jumble of contrived events and nonsensical details, this book is neither suspenseful enough to work as drama nor funny enough to be a sendup. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Two London teens train to escort souls into the afterlife in this thoroughly muddled fantasy. Read full book review >

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SHOCK WAVES by Chris Westwood
FICTION
Released: Oct. 19, 1992

"Slow-moving and perfunctory. (Fiction. YA)"
From Westwood (He Came From the Shadows, 1991), a disappointingly lackluster horror story about an apparently human creature who seduces women and then draws their life essence. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"A highly readable cultural study of one of the greatest teams in sports history."
Smith examines the remarkable college basketball dynasty of Coach John Wooden's UCLA Bruins, who won 10 NCAA titles between 1964 and 1975, with a focus on the profound cultural and societal changes during that period. Read full book review >

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The Body of Chris by Chris Cole
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A colorful, faith-based memoir of recovery."
In his debut memoir, Cole recounts his struggles with eating disorders, substance abuse, and mental illness. Read full book review >

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THE CHRIS FARLEY SHOW by Tom Farley Jr.
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 6, 2008

"Essential for Farley and SNL fans, and a sterling example of oral biography—well-structured, consistently engaging and simultaneously heartwarming and heartbreaking."
Family, friends and colleagues remember the late Saturday Night Live star. Read full book review >

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COLLIDING WITH CHRIS by Dan Harder
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"A small dog that appears on the copyright page joyfully keeps pace with Chris to the satisfying conclusion in this small but funny episode. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Harder's first book is aimed at bicyclists, including those still soldiering on with training wheels. Read full book review >

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MONOGRAPH BY CHRIS WARE by Chris Ware
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2017

"This collection has a last-word feel to it, offering a delightful summation of a fruitful and very busy last few decades. Fans, of course, will want much more, but this makes a great start."
The noted artist, collector, and visionary offers a personal anthology/memoir, complete with junior high photos and memories of the cul-de-sacs of Omaha. Read full book review >

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THE SLEEPWALKER by Chris Bohjalian
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 10, 2016

"Sensational subject matter aside, this thriller is a sleeper."
Bohjalian's latest considers the impact of a sleepwalker's disappearance on her husband and children. Read full book review >

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MY FAIRY GODMOTHER IS A DRAG QUEEN by David Clawson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 16, 2017

"A fresh, funny, new twist on a classic fairy tale. (Fiction. 14-18)"
When Prince Charming meets his beau…. Read full book review >