Search Results: "Darwyn Cooke"


BOOK REVIEW

RICHARD STARK’S PARKER THE HUNTER by Darwyn Cooke
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: July 22, 2009

"Fans of the noirest noir, such as Frank Miller's Sin City series, will find a lot to like in this well-executed adaptation."
Graphic-novel version of dark 1950s crime fiction. Read full book review >

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NICHOLAS COOKE by Stephanie Cowell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Seething and turbulent: Cowell's debut is a moving picaresque- -as well as a detailed portrait of Shakespearean England—and a delight to read."
The splendor and squalor of Elizabethan England come sharply into focus in this saga of a talented, troubled actor's search for himself: a first from Renaissance specialist Cowell. Read full book review >

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ADDISON COOKE AND THE TREASURE OF THE INCAS by Jonathan W. Stokes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"This book is the first in a series; here's hoping future entries have better-authenticated backbones. (Adventure. 8-12)"
Twelve-year-old Addison Cooke must find two missing keys that will lead to an ancient Incan treasure if he is to save his archaeologist relatives from an evil kidnapper. Read full book review >

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ADDISON COOKE AND THE TOMB OF THE KHAN by Jonathan W. Stokes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"Been there, done that. (Adventure. 8-13)"
Pompous, pedantic, school-blazer-sporting Addison Cooke is off to the Gobi Desert. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HER BRILLIANT CAREER by Rachel Cooke
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 2, 2014

"Cooke's history of these uncelebrated heroines admirably fills in the gaps in the continuing story of women's role in the workplace."
British journalist Cooke recounts the stories of 10 women whose personal and professional lives shattered the common image of a repressed 1950s homemaker. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HAYATI, MY LIFE by Miriam Cooke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"The Palestinians deserve a larger fictional presence, but this agenda-driven tale, unfolded by paper-thin narrators and ranging over a period of more than six decades, is too eager to detail the horrors the principals suffer to do justice to a complex issue."
From a professor of Arabic literature, an elegantly written but programmatic debut novel attempts to illuminate the plight of the Palestinians in a tale of three generations of women caught in the crossfires of history. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A LITTLE BOOK OF SLOTH by Lucy Cooke
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 5, 2013

"While Cooke's intentions are commendable, the main message she unintentionally conveys is that too much cuteness can be cloying—and counterproductive. (Informational picture book. 6-8)"
Children might enjoy the myriad pictures of cute critters in this photo essay set at the Aviarios del Caribe sloth sanctuary, but it's not likely they'll sit still long enough to listen to the text. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AMOR AND PSYCHO by Carolyn Cooke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 9, 2013

"Cooke writes with passion, empathy and considerable humor as her characters face life-changing issues of divorce, illness, self-destruction and impending death."
Erotic, whimsical, profound—almost all of Cooke's stories illustrate what Matthew Arnold terms "the eternal note of sadness." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2009

"Skillful, unsettling arguments that the world is headed toward nuclear disaster from two different directions."
Diligent history of nuclear proliferation and peaceful nuclear energy makes a good case that they are intimately connected and equally out of control. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE AMERICAN HOME FRONT by Alistair Cooke
NON-FICTION
Released: May 16, 2006

"A vivid, endlessly interesting view of the home front."
Revealing portrait of America in the early years of WWII. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BOSTONS by Carolyn Cooke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2001

"Cooke's attractive voice alternately thrusts bluntly and lilts poetically, keeping the reader alive to the shifts of emotional texture and mood that enrich this promising debut."
A seductively written, engaging first collection organized around a family of "Bostons," the name native Maine residents assign vacationers from the south. Read full book review >