Search Results: "Cory Basil"


BOOK REVIEW

THE ORPHANAGE OF MIRACLES by Amy Neftzger
Released: May 28, 2013

"An earnestly optimistic and uplifting fairy tale."
Neftzger (Confessions from a Moving Van,2012) makes a promising entry into young-adult fantasy with this sincere, whimsical allegory that's built on the trope of the hero's quest and explores themes of freedom, creativity and teamwork. Read full book review >

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Princess Trinka and Basil by Carolee Wells Henney
Released: April 29, 2015

"A fun story with traditional appeal."
Young fairy-tale lovers and cat enthusiasts will purr over this predictably sweet story of royal feline fancy. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 25, 2007

"There may be a run on the Metropolitan (a map is provided); there will surely be a run on the book."
Elaine Konigsburg's first sharp bite of suburban life, Jennifer, He- cate, Macbeth...(131, J-43) was a dilly; this one's a dandy—just as fast and fresh and funny, but less spoofing, more penetrating. Read full book review >

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THE THIRTEENTH KNIGHT by Basil Jay
Released: Oct. 12, 2010

"An earnest fantasy story and a passable stand-in for the classic tales it emulates."
Basil (65 Days to Delhi, 2012) delivers a tale of courageous medieval knights on a quest to fulfill a prophecy. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1992

"He offers a rich and fascinating history, essential for any understanding of modern Africa's troubles—and a welcome contrast to the blame-the-Africans-for-their-problems books that have proliferated in the past decade."
For 40 years, Davidson (Can Africa Survive?, 1974, etc.) has fought to secure Africa's place in world history. Read full book review >

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THE STORY OF FROG BELLY RAT BONE by Timothy Basil Ering
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Over-designed, overburdened, overbearing nod to easy environmentalism aimed directly at the Grandma market. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Shrieking "Parable!" at every page turn, this takes its design concept from another, arguably more lasting parable. Read full book review >

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HENRY FIRST by Basil Lawrence
Released: June 1, 2014

"Satirical look at the restaurant industry and those who feed and are fed by it, with witty conversations and an intriguing man in the kitchen."
A restaurateur takes desperate measures in Lawrence's delectably dark debut novel. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"Davidson has his biases, and they show—but so, too, do his great affection and goodwill for a continent too often maligned or ignored."
A mixed bag of 20 essays and lectures (most reprinted from The New Statesman and other journals) by Africa-expert Davidson (The Black Man's Burden, 1992, etc.), selected by the author in commemoration of his 80th birthday. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WALKAWAY by Cory Doctorow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 2017

"A truly visionary techno-thriller that not only depicts how we might live tomorrow, but asks why we don't already."
Doctorow (Information Doesn't Want to Be Free, 2014, etc.) offers a counterintuitive alternate (possible?) future in this gritty yet hopeful sci-fi epic. Read full book review >