Search Results: "Dave Freer"


BOOK REVIEW

THE STEAM MOLE by Dave Freer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 4, 2012

"Diverting, if not riveting fare for fans. (Steampunk. 11-15)"
In 1953, on an alternate Earth still powered by steam, high-level political intrigue and racism in the Outback threaten Clara Calland and her family. Read full book review >

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CUTTLEFISH by Dave Freer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 24, 2012

"Steampunk and the Cuttlefish's coal engines might be hot, but tepid storytelling sinks this tale. (glossary) (Steampunk. 12-15)"
An overwhelming wealth of precise detail bogs down this steampunk effort from adult-fantasy author Freer. Read full book review >

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FEARLESS DAVE by Bob Wilson
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Children trained to expect action on every page may find the episode a bit wordy and slow-going, but there's certainly food for thought here, as well as an amiable, silly story. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Younger readers who prefer their tales of knightly valor straight up should eschew this droll, double-stranded import. Read full book review >

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RATS, BATS & VATS by Dave Freer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Inventive and often smile-worthy, though it's far from certain that the authors' unlikely setup hangs logically together."
Noirish comedy alien shoot-'em-up, from paperback author Freer and collaborator Flint (1632, Feb. 2000, etc.). Read full book review >

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CRAZY DAVE by Basil Johnston
Released: April 1, 2001

"Not a happy ending, but nonetheless a lively and appealing memoir."
The author looks back on the history of his family, members of an Ojibway tribe driven out of Wisconsin in the 1850s to settle on an Ontario reserve. Read full book review >

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CAVEBOY DAVE by Aaron Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A lively series opener. (Graphic fantasy. 7-12)"
In a time when brawn is prized, a scrawny caveboy must use his brains to pass an initiation and hunt a fierce beast. Read full book review >

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LAZY DAVE by Jarvis
by Jarvis, illustrated by Jarvis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"A delightfully drawn and amusing take on what the pet does when the owner is away. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Dave appears to be one lazy dog, but what his unsuspecting owner doesn't know is that this sleepwalking canine might just save the day. Read full book review >

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THE SHADOW OF THE LION by Mercedes Lackey
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 2001

"Tor should get fantasists who write with this straightforward strength and avoid broadstrokes through heavy cream."
Supercolossal New Age fantasy set in 1537 Venice. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF DAVE by Will Self
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 14, 2006

"Thus, this is indeed divided: by turns acrid, funny and perversely moving, yet marred by sourness, shrillness and redundancy."
England in the future and (mostly) underwater is the post-apocalyptic setting for the brazen Brit author's ambitious dystopian satire. Read full book review >

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DAVE AT NIGHT by Gail Carson Levine
Released: Sept. 30, 1999

"Levine's writing is believable and personable; historical details ring true, especially the energy among African-Americans during the 1920s artistic flowering, and the particulars of Jewish and Yiddish culture. (Fiction. 8-12)"
PLB 0-06-028154-5 Knowing only that her father grew up in an orphanage in New York on the edge of Harlem, Levine (Ella Enchanted, 1997) weaves a tale of an adventurous boy who stumbles into the world of the Harlem Renaissance. Read full book review >

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DAVE BARRY IN CYBERSPACE by Dave Barry
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"And it can be read with zero RAM, too. (Author tour)"
User-friendly Barry, tour guide to the world and elsewhere (Dave Barry Does Japan, 1992, etc.), takes a crack at cyberspace and comes up with a loony naturalist's guide to computer geekdom. Read full book review >