Search Results: "David Wong"


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 >

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THE SAMMY WONG FILES by Eleanor Wong Telemaque
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 12, 2007

"This warm account of a Chinese family's assimilation in Minnesota during the anti-Communist '50s is a familiar, heartfelt American tale."
Under the scourge of McCarthyism, 21-year-old Chinese-American Telemaque was forced to question whether she was the all-American she always thought herself to be. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"A joyful return to the paroxysms of laughter lurking in the American Midwest."
Violence, soy sauce and zombie survivalists abound in this clever and funny sequel to John Dies at the End (2009). Read full book review >

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WHAT THE HELL DID I JUST READ by David Wong
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A frenetic, welcome return to Dave and John's grotesque but funny grindhouse nightmare."
Dave, John, and Amy are back to kick supernatural ass and chew bubble gum. And they're all out of bubble gum. Read full book review >

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FUTURISTIC VIOLENCE AND FANCY SUITS by David Wong
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Some of the sci-fi elements are comic book-y and the humor is as juvenile as ever, but the book more than makes up for any shortcomings with its Technicolor tomorrowland, mischievous humor, and frenetic action sequences."
A young woman who believes her father dead enters a cyberpunk theme park where everyone is trying to kill her for a secret she doesn't even know she has. 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 >

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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 12, 2007

"This warm account of a Chinese family's assimilation in Minnesota during the anti-Communist '50s is a familiar, heartfelt American tale."
Under the scourge of McCarthyism, 21-year-old Chinese-American Telemaque was forced to question whether she was the all-American she always thought herself to be. Read full book review >

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JOHN DIES AT THE END by David Wong
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Lowbrow, absurdist horror/comedy that works—a difficult trick to pull off."
Two wisecracking slackers attempt to thwart an invasion by supernatural beings. Read full book review >

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STANFORD WONG FLUNKS BIG-TIME by Lisa Yee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Parts of the story seem drawn out and not all of the complications are credible, but overall readers should find this story amusing, enjoyable and finally touching. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Yee's companion to Millicent Min, Girl Genius (2003) tells the story of the same pivotal summer that Millicent tutors Stanford Wong—but this time through Stanford's eyes. Read full book review >

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DAVID BOWIE by Dylan Jones
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A dishy but overstuffed and overly praiseful portrait."
A sweeping, gossipy biography of the chameleonic pop star in the form of an oral history, with input from dozens of collaborators, lovers, and admirers. Read full book review >

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Psyaint David by Wayne  Lanter
Released: May 22, 2016

"An unusual and artistically ambitious—but convoluted—account of a New York City gripped by fear."
A thriller chronicles a metropolis' descent into moral chaos. Read full book review >