Search Results: "David Macinnis Gill"


BOOK REVIEW

BLACK HOLE SUN by David Macinnis Gill
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Fans of science fiction and the strange will eat this up. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
Intrepid teen regulator Jake Durango leads a daring pack of fearless freedom fighters in a dystopian future where humans rage against ferocious, porcine creatures called Drau, who prey upon human flesh. Read full book review >

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SHADOW ON THE SUN by David Macinnis Gill
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 26, 2013

"A refreshingly nondystopic sci-fi adventure. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
In this fast-paced sequel (Invisible Sun, 2012, etc.), ex-Regulators Durango and Vienne are at it again in a race against time on a dangerous Martian landscape. Read full book review >

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INVISIBLE SUN by David Macinnis Gill
Released: April 1, 2012

"A weirdly tepid, stop-and-start mess of a sci-fi thriller. (Science fiction. 13 & up)"
Danger! Romance! Library ambushes! Read full book review >

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UNCANNY by David Macinnis Gill
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"A bloated, sloppy mess. (Paranormal romance. 12-adult)"
Willow Jane's power awakens—as does an ancient enemy. Read full book review >

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SOUL ENCHILADA by David Macinnis Gill
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2009

"All readers can do is buckle their seatbelts, close their eyes and take the plunge. (Fantasy. YA)"
Broke-down pizza-delivery heroine Eunice "Bug" Smoot's snake of a granddad sold his soul to the devil for a 1958 Cadillac Biarritz. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAVID by Mary Hoffman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Nonfiction masquerading as a novel and failing as either sort of narrative. (character list, historical note, glossary) (Historical fiction. 13 & up)"
The author of the Stravaganaza series reveals the muse behind Michelangelo's David. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RETURN TO GILL PARK by Amy Gordon
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"Intriguing, idiosyncratic and fun to read. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Living at home, Willy Wilson, 13, inherited owner of Gill Park, knows he cannot implement the posthumous wishes of millionaire Otto Pettingill. Read full book review >

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AA GILL IS AWAY by A.A. Gill
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 11, 2005

"Sometimes shocking, usually smart, always entertaining."
Vitriol, humor and lashings of insight as British columnist Gill visits a smorgasbord of far-flung places. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAVID BOWIE by Paul Trynka
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 18, 2011

"Bowie nerds will love it, and music nerds will admire it; regular nerds and most others will think it's about 150 pages too long."
Everything you always wanted to know about the Thin White Duke. Everything. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAVID COPPERFIELD by Charles Dickens
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Marks's storytelling skills are further demonstrated by the different sizes of the pictures, their distribution, and layout—on the whole, they evocatively conjure this hearty tale, and will send readers off to the original. (Picture book. 8-12)"
A more or less self-contained excerpt from the novel, in a creative abridgement done by Dickens for one of his public readings (Anthea Bell's afterword provides notes about these performances and the texts Dickens prepared for them). Read full book review >

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THE GORILLAS OF GILL PARK by Amy Gordon
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2003

"All in all, this offers good, clean fun, a rare commodity in many contemporary middle-grade novels. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Willy's aunt, a costumer, invites him to her city apartment for the summer as she sews 30 gorilla costumes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAVID LYNCH by Dennis Lim
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A streamlined and breezily engaging—but impressively rigorous—evaluation of a unique film talent; essential reading for fans of Lynch and the immersive, elusive worlds he creates."
The director of programming at the Film Society of Lincoln Center delivers a short, sharp reckoning with the dangerous visions of celebrated filmmaker David Lynch. Read full book review >