Search Results: "Colleen Doran"


BOOK REVIEW

MASCOT TO THE RESCUE! by Peter David
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Holy page-turner! (Fiction. 9-12)"
Fans of comic books will find a lot to like in this breathless, funny novel about 12-year-old New Yorker Josh Miller, whose life seems uncannily parallel to that of Mascot, the sidekick in his favorite comic-book series. Read full book review >

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MANGAMAN by Barry Lyga
Kirkus Star
by Barry Lyga, illustrated by Colleen Doran
FICTION
Released: Nov. 14, 2011

"An inventive offering, sure to please fans of both American and Japanese comics. (Graphic fiction. 13 & up)"
A daring piece of graphic-novel meta-fiction explores the tropes of manga versus Western comics. Read full book review >

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AMAZING FANTASTIC INCREDIBLE by Stan Lee
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A worthwhile primer for adoring acolytes, but too much P.T. Barnum and not enough behind-the-scenes insights for a broader audience."
Comic book legend Lee offers fans a graphic autobiography in his inimitably jaunty style. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2005

"Bets are that Doran spends more time in Italy now than he does in California."
He gave up television for a home in Tuscany, and he grouses about it? Read full book review >

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MARGINALIA by Doran Larson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"Competently written but thoroughly flat and ultimately annoying."
Extended meanderings through the thickets of pleasure and regret, without a convincing summing up. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ACK and Back by Dennie Doran
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 14, 2013

"An often entertaining, if unevenly executed, crime caper."
Doran's (ACK Attack, 2011) secondcozy mystery featuring Maggie Marshall and her crime-solvingfamily. Read full book review >

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A PRISON OF LIES by Robert Thomas Doran
NON-FICTION
Released: May 7, 2012

"A confused and overstuffed tale of psychological illness and recovery."
A young man's traumatic failures in love drive him to madness in this debut book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! by Colleen Madden
Released: May 1, 2017

"A suitably festive deployment of the familiar song, now safely in the public domain. (Picture book. 3-adult)"
A gift book featuring an expanded version of the "Happy Birthday" song with new verses, accompanying illustrations, and even a button to push that plays a recording of the familiar song. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 24, 2016

"A readable popular history told largely through the actions of swashbuckling tycoons."
A biography of two unlikely oilmen from outside the United States who broke the global domination of John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil Company. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"A disturbing history that clearly reveals the dangerous 'collective American delusion' about the Middle East, which the author believes still persists today."
Seeking to align Egypt with the West, Dwight Eisenhower enacted disastrous foreign policy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

250 HOURS by Colleen Nelson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"A potentially intriguing tale hampered by a romance that never really lights a spark. (Mystery. 14-18)"
Manitoba teens Jess and Sara Jean both know the terrible feelings of loss and doubt a child faces from having a parent abandon them. Read full book review >