Search Results: "Damon Knight"


BOOK REVIEW

ONE SIDE LAUGHING by Damon Knight
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 26, 1991

"Knight's novels, paradoxically, have an irritatingly juvenile feel, with disappointingly vacuous contents; whereas his stories are almost always charming, vivid, subtle and—as, emphatically, here—a pleasure to read."
Seventeen variations, 1965-86, from respected editor-writer- critic Knight (most recently the CV trilogy), each a delightful fusion of craft and ideas. Read full book review >

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HUMPTY DUMPTY by Damon Knight
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Weird, amusing, confusing, arresting, and yet the whole is disappointingly less that the sum of the myriad, often wonderful, parts."
Distinguished editor, writer, and critic Knight's new novel (after A Reasonable World, 1993, etc.) opens in Milan, where Wellington ``Bill'' Stout—he ``travels in ladies' underwear''—is shot in the head while dining in a restaurant. Read full book review >

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DAVE’S HAIRCUT by Damon Burnard
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2003

"Kathleen Krull's Clip, Clip, Clip (2002) or Jarrett J. Krosoczka's Baghead (2002) treat this common domestic crisis less heavy-handedly. (Picture book. 7-9)"
In a trite episode aimed at shaggy readers convinced that any haircut's a bad haircut, Burnard offers a just-beyond-easy reader that smacks of graphic novel shrunk to fit the intended audience. Read full book review >

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ROCKET BOY by Damon Lehrer
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2017

"An evocative—albeit restrained—odyssey into the imagination. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A boy journeys to a mysterious land when his drawings blast off the page in this wordless, haunting picture book. Read full book review >

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BURGER! by Damon Burnard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Whether parents and educators will be able to stomach it is a different matter. (Fiction. 8-10)"
A graphic novel with plenty of gross-out appeal, featuring space travel, giant maggots, and carnivorous grade-schoolers. Read full book review >

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OVERRULED by Damon Root
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"An intriguing account of judicial and economic policy reflecting controversies within conservatism over civil rights and other issues."
Explaining why Justice John Roberts' surprising support for the Affordable Care Act remains within the bounds of conservative jurisprudence is the takeoff point for Reason senior editor Root in this exploration of how a 150-year-old political and legal conflict has shaped the country.Read full book review >