Search Results: "David Skinner"


BOOK REVIEW

SKINNER by Charlie Huston
Released: July 9, 2013

"A tale that may enthrall technogeeks while sending their elders scrambling through Hacking for Dummies."
A cyberterrorist attack against America looms in this grim, hard-edged thriller from Edgar Award-nominated author Huston. Read full book review >

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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 >

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Released: June 1, 1999

"Skinner's often humorous portrayal of young adolescents is on target, and while the stories resemble writing exercises, lacking the sustained, pulse-pounding poetic turns of his novels, they are consistently entertaining. (b&w illustrations, not seen) (Fiction. 9-14)"
In a well-written gambol through weirdness, Skinner (The Wrecker, 1995, etc.) offers four highly imaginative short stories about young people with supernatural powers. Read full book review >

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THE WRECKER by David Skinner
FICTION
Released: July 1, 1995

"Skinner stretches the boundaries of children's fiction with an unforgettable story. (Fiction. 12+)"
A mind-bender-cum-novel, set against the bleak landscapes of schoolyard bullying. Read full book review >

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The Antichrist of Kokomo County by David Skinner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"A stylish novel from a fine comedic storyteller who hopefully has more than one book in him."
Skinner's debut novel is a clever, funny chronicle of an apocalypse narrowly averted and of greatness diverted. Read full book review >

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SKINNER LUCE by Patricia Ward
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"High-caliber, often engrossing literary sci-fi."
Ward (The Bullet Collection, 2003) offers a tale of a woman discovering her alien origins.Read full book review >

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THE SKINNER by Neal Asher
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2004

"The whole impressive, ingenious enterprise hurtles along at a high-octane clip while swinging with nonchalant abandon between horror and comedy: call it black slapstick. In sum: a blast."
Riotous far-future SF yarn, a second from the British author of Gridlinked (not seen). Read full book review >

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B.F. SKINNER by Daniel W. Bjork
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 25, 1993

"More engaging when discussing ideas than when probing Skinner's roots or private life, and hardly the definitive biography; but, even so, Bjork gives a clear view of an American original whom posterity could judge more kindly than did his contemporaries. (Photos)"
A fair-minded, insightful portrayal of the life and ideas of one of America's most controversial thinkers, by Bjork (History/St. Read full book review >

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THE BIRD SKINNER by Alice Greenway
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 2, 2014

"Sensitive and finely written."
A visit from a wartime companion's daughter stirs up unwelcome memories for an embittered ornithologist in this follow-up to Greenway's Los Angeles Times Book Award-winning debut White Ghost Girls (2006). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"Perhaps too much Macdonald and not enough logo-geekery, but a well-researched, even loving, look at our language and its landlords."
Former Weekly Standard editor and current Humanities magazine editor Skinner debuts with the story of Webster's Third New International Dictionary, whose 1961 publication prompted assorted pundits to declare that the end of civilization was nigh. Read full book review >

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YOU MUST KISS A WHALE by David Skinner
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 24, 1992

"A How-I-Came- To-Terms-With-My-Parents-Even-Though-They-Let-Me- Down story that could use less symbolism and more sense. (Fiction. 11+)"
A story within a story, both surpassingly weird. Read full book review >

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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 >