Search Results: "David Benioff"


BOOK REVIEW

WHEN THE NINES ROLL OVER by David Benioff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Technical accomplishment that's matched by a generosity of spirit."
Eight deliciously accessible stories follow the author's first novel (The 25th Hour, 2001) and his screenplay for Troy.Read full book review >

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CITY OF THIEVES by David Benioff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 19, 2008

"This gut-churning thriller will sweep you along and, with any luck, propel Benioff into bestseller land."
Novelist and screenwriter Benioff's glorious second novel (The 25th Hour, 2000) is a wild action-packed quest, and much else besides: a coming-of-age story, an odd-couple tale and a juicy footnote to the historic World War II siege of Leningrad. Read full book review >

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THE 25TH HOUR by David Benioff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"As funny and sad as a John Cassavettes movie, but without all that midlife-crisis yammering."
Debut novelist Benioff pitches his tent next to a New York drug dealer in the grueling final hours before he goes off to begin a prison term. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIG NIGHT FOR SALAMANDERS by Sarah Marwil Lamstein
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2010

"An afterword describes the spotted salamander's life cycle and gives more information about Big Nights and vernal pools, but does not mention the animal's range—across most of the eastern United States. (glossary, index to back matter) (Picture book. 6-9)"
On the night of the first warm spring rain, Evan can hardly wait until after dark, when he and his parents will go out to slow cars on the road and help spotted salamanders cross from their winter burrows to the vernal pool where they will lay their eggs. Read full book review >

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THE CHRISTMAS THINGAMAJIG by Lynn Manuel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"The spreads that include both timeframes connect gracefully through various shared connecting devices: open doors, an old tree with spreading branches, or an open window, linking the past to the present. (Picture book. 5-10)"
A young girl named Chloe is reluctant to enjoy Christmas because of her beloved grandmother's recent death in this bittersweet, well-told story. Read full book review >

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POST-APOCALYPTIC FICTION. TOO SOON?
by Karen Schechner

The collective love for post-apocalyptic fiction might have dipped a bit since The Handmaid’s Tale started to hew too closely to reality. But it’s an irresistible subgenre. For those looking for more depictions of a frightening, all-too-plausible future run by religious zealots hungry for control, The Seekers series, by David Litwack, may suit.  

In the series’ debut, The Children ...


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HE MAKES HIS STAND IN THE AUDITORIUM
by Sarah Pitre

 

BOOK REPORT for Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story by David Levithan

Cover Story: Fabulous
BFF Charm: Extra Sparkly Platinum
Swoonworthy Scale: 3
Talky Talk: The Script
Bonus Factors: LGBTQ, Musical
Relationship Status: Season Ticket Holder

 

Cover Story: Fabulous

Since this book is written as a script, the cover is extremely fitting. But the most appropriate aspect ...


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DAVID OWEN
by Alex Layman

The American West has long been a place of myth and wonder, of dramatic canyons, mesas, and mountain ranges. These dramatic landscapes have wooed Americans for centuries, and The New Yorker’s David Owen isn’t immune to its siren song. Though Owen has lived in Connecticut for most of his adult life, he spent the summers of his youth in ...


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DAVID LEVITHAN CHANGES THE WORLD ONE KISS AT A TIME
by Sarah Pitre

 

 

BOOK REPORT for Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan  

Cover Story: PDAA
BFF Charm: Make It Rain
Swoonworthy Scale: 6
Talky Talk:  Whimsically Weighty
Bonus Factors: Diversity, World Record, YA Inside Joke
Relationship Status: Revolutionary

Cover Story: PDAA

Normally, when I see two people kissing on a cover, I consider it a defacement of the ...


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DAVID SAMUEL LEVINSON
by James McDonald

“I'm just furious,” David Samuel Levinson says, agitation lending his voice both energy and an edge. “I'm furious that we have to talk about this in 2017.” It was less than a month into the new administration when we discussed his novel, Tell Me How This Ends Well, and the dangerous implications for minority groups of ...


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IN THE NAME OF LOVE
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for You Know Me Well by Nina LaCour and David Levithan

Cover Story: I Left My Heart in San Francisco

BFF Charm: Yay x2

Swoonworthy Scale: 7

Talky Talk: Be Sure To Wear Flowers In Your Hair

Bonus Factors: LGBTQIA, San Francisco, Tami Taylor Award for Awesome Motherhood

Relationship Status: Insta-bestie

Cover Story: I Left My Heart in ...


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DAVID GARROW
by Gregory McNamee

Barack Obama has been portrayed as being many things over his life and political career. Some have thought him flippant, coasting by on charm and glibness. Others have thought him suspect. Admirers and detractors both have found him aloof, though very few have doubted the fact of his formidable intelligence.

And admirers and detractors alike have also found Barack Obama ...


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