Search Results: "Christine Brodien-Jones"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SCORPIONS OF ZAHIR by Christine Brodien-Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 10, 2012

"Loose ends and a fuzzy mythology are flaws that will likely be overlooked by readers who enjoy immersing themselves in adventures featuring creepiness of both the historical and otherworldly varieties. (Fantasy. 9-13)"
Combine a complicated and not entirely explained premise involving the link between a mysterious planet and a half-buried desert city, giant scorpions with the power to communicate, and an eccentric cast of characters, and you've got a wild ride indeed. Read full book review >

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THE OWL KEEPER by Christine Brodien-Jones
ANIMALS
Released: April 13, 2010

"Tedious. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Another cookie-cutter tale of a "Chosen One" informs this awkward mishmash of science fiction and fantasy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GLASS PUZZLE by Christine Brodien-Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 9, 2013

"The interesting premise is bogged down by narration that doesn't seem to fully trust readers' intelligence and by characters who defy credibility, keeping it from rising above the bevy of middle-grade fantasies. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Cousins Zoé and Ian must find the key to a glass puzzle or risk the destruction of their Welsh town. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHRISTINE by Stephen King
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 29, 1983

"King's blend of adolescent raunch, All-American sentiment, and unsubtle spookery has never, since Carrie, been more popcorn-readable—with immense appeal for all those fans interested in the 522-page equivalent of a drive-in horror movie."
The Exorcist meets My Mother, The Car. . . in a chiller that takes a nifty Twilight Zone notion and stretches it out to King-sized proportions—with teen-gab galore, horror-flick mayhem, epic foreshadowing, and endlessly teased-out suspense. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHRISTINE FALLS by Benjamin Black
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 6, 2007

"A good story, and gorgeous writing."
A boozy, bitter pathologist becomes a most unwilling detective when he uncovers a baby-trafficking scheme in Dublin in the 1950s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FEEDING CHRISTINE by Barbara Chepaitis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2000

"Four likable women and an unusual plot that lets readers learn to know them: a fine debut."
Memory, tradition, and family are the ingredients for a tale about how food can save the soul. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JASPER JONES by Craig Silvey
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 12, 2011

"A richly rewarding exploration of truth and lies by a masterful storyteller. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Charlie is catapulted into adulthood when Jasper Jones knocks on his window on a blisteringly hot Australian night and leads him to a hidden glade where a girl is hanging from a tree, bruised and bloody. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SKIPPYJON JONES by Judy Schachner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Both feline hero and story are full of beans (more Mexican-jumping than pinto) but ay caramba, mucho fun. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Skippyjon Jones insists he's not a Siamese cat despite ears too big for his head and a head too big for his body. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHUCK JONES by Hugh Kenner
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"The other two are Greg Sarris's Mabel McKay: Weaving the Dream, profiling the Pomo basket weaver and medicine woman, and Yvonne Fern's Gene Roddenberry: The Last Conversation, a discussion with the creator of Star Trek."
Dr. Seuss created the Grinch, but it took Chuck Jones to make him move. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FEARLESS JONES by Walter Mosley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2001

Even before sultry Elana Love walks into mild-mannered Paris Minton's life three months after his Watts bookstore opens, Mosley can't resist his signature scene: A pair of cops stroll into the shop determined to push Paris around just because he's a black man and it's 1954. Read full book review >