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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INFORMATION DOESN'T WANT TO BE FREE by Cory Doctorow
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Doctorow has spoken and written on these issues many times before but never quite so persuasively. Required reading for creators making their ways through the new world."
In his best-selling novel Ready Player One, Ernest Cline predicted that decades from now, Doctorow (Homeland, 2013, etc.) should share the presidency of the Internet with actor Wil Wheaton. Consider this manifesto to be Doctorow's qualifications for the job. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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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FOR THE WIN by Cory Doctorow
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2010

"Fans, future bankers and future gametechs will be in heaven; those without interest will skim or give up by the halfway mark. (Science fiction. YA)"
In a future so close it will be easily mistaken for today, teens all over the world play massively multiplayer online role-playing games, but not all are in the game for fun. 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 >