Search Results: "Dustin Long"


BOOK REVIEW

ICELANDER by Dustin Long
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 10, 2006

"An overcooked, incoherent stew of references."
A debut work crammed with metatextual trickery, references to everything from Nabokov to Pynchon to Scandinavian mythology, and thickly ironic humor—a literary-gamesmanship machine kicked into overdrive. Read full book review >

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WILD AND WONDERFUL
by Julie Danielson

At the end of John Cage and Lois Long’s Mud Book, we see a birthday cake made out of mud with dried dandelions for candles. To boot, we’ve been instructed prior to that precisely how to make a mud cake. “Make a wish,” this last page states with unequivocal glee.

I love this. Could there be a better antidote ...


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BOOKS I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO IN JUNE 2017
by Leila Roy

Here we are, at the beginning of summer! (Well, supposedly we’re at the beginning of summer—it’s been cold enough here in Maine that we’re still making fires!)

Anyway! Here are a few of the books I’m looking forward to this month:

Saints and Misfits, by S.K. Ali

This book is easily—EASILY—at the top of my June Want List. I’ve ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE GOSPEL IN BRIEF by Leo Tolstoy
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 15, 2011

"Fresh translation destined to introduce a new generation to a fuller understanding of Tolstoy's mind."
A new translation of Tolstoy's rewriting of the Christian Gospels, first completed in 1881. Read full book review >

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Save Me Twice by E.A. Dustin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 3, 2016

"An engaging, if somewhat facile, novel of wartime."
Dustin tells the story of two brothers caught in the horrors of World War II in this debut novel. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 6, 2014

"For fans of Hamilton or those looking for spiritual guidance with their health advice, this guide will fill the bill. (author's note) (Nonfiction. 14-18)"
While this guide offers good information and an attractive layout, its focus is narrow. Read full book review >

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KEY GRIP by Dustin Beall Smith
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 5, 2008

"Slim—in every way."
Veteran film hand/hard drinker/coke sniffer/celebrity wannabe/Kerouac emulator/skydiver/Lakota sweat-lodger/adjunct undergraduate instructor Smith (English/Gettysburg Coll.) tells all. Read full book review >

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12.21 by Dustin Thomason
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 30, 2012

"A winning book."
Thomason (The Rule of Four, 2004) delivers a fast-moving tale that weaves ancient Mayan predictions of the end of the world with modern science. Read full book review >

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HI! by Ethan Long
Kirkus Star
by Ethan Long, illustrated by Ethan Long
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2015

"A completely satisfying, age-appropriate package. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
A clever, deceptively simple board book introduces animal sounds. Read full book review >

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OUT OF THE BOX by Ethan Long
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2014

"The perfect choice for after a move or whenever boxes are handy. (Early reader. 5-8)"
Cardboard boxes may never seem dull again. Read full book review >

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THE WING WING BROTHERS GEOMETRY PALOOZA! by Ethan Long
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Though the slapstick from their hysterical debut, The Wing Wing Brothers Math Spectacular (2012), is evident, the painless-learning piece is still missing. (Math picture book. 4-6)"
Those wild Wing Wing Brothers are back in their third escapade, this time exploring geometry. Read full book review >