Search Results: "Ed Falco"


BOOK REVIEW

TOUGHS by Ed Falco
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"Falco's style tends toward reportorial, which gives the book a texture different from classic noir yet provides an intriguing read for crime-fiction fans."
Falco (The Family Corleone, 2012, etc.) dissects a New York City gangland war over Prohibition speak-easies and rumrunning.Read full book review >

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A MIGHTY IMAGINATION
by Julie Danielson

Barbara DaCosta and Ed Young aren’t new to collaboration. In 2012, she wrote and he illustrated Nighttime Ninja, her debut picture book. Mighty Moby, on shelves in early August, is their second collaboration, and it came to exist in a way not typical for most picture books, what the author calls “an unusual method” and “backward.”

Evidently, Ed Young ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"Methodically weak, but, still, a good overview of prevention and treatment efforts."
Enthusiastic and well-researched but flawed survey of drug- prevention programs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ACID by Edward Falco
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"Falco's voice, though, is his own, and his work keeps getting better and better."
Author of a previous collection (Plato at Scratch Daniel's, 1990) and a novel (Winter in Florida, 1990), Falco writes tense, gritty fiction that portrays ordinary people caught between the claims of ``normal'' life and the lure of the forbidden and untasted. Read full book review >

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THE WHITE MAGIC FIVE & DIME by Steve Hockensmith
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 8, 2014

"Hockensmith (World's Greatest Sleuth, 2011, etc.) and Falco provide their tough-cookie heroine with such an appealing line of patter that it's no surprise when Logan asks her, 'Are you nuts or do you just not give a crap?'"
A telemarketer hikes out to the Arizona hinterlands to claim an unlikely inheritance from an even more unlikely mother. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 12, 2013

"A blur of pulpy violence that may appeal to those who romanticize the biker lifestyle. The book is quite similar to George Rowe's Gods of Mischief (2013)."
Fevered yet strangely generic account of a lawbreaker who came to enjoy a high-risk occupation: infiltrating outlaw motorcycle gangs. Read full book review >

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FOOL ME ONCE by Steve Hockensmith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 8, 2015

"Even if the mystery is fairly standard, Alanis' sophomore adventure (The White Magic Five and Dime, 2014) is delightfully quirky. As a bonus, several informative tarot readings are embedded in the narrative, and each chapter begins with a pertinent card and quotation."
A wisecracking magic-shop owner turns sleuth to exonerate a friend from a murder rap. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GIVE THE DEVIL HIS DUE by Steve Hockensmith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 2017

"It's every man, woman, and teen for himself as the authors uncork their third free-wheeling adventure set in the craziest town west of Maggody, Arkansas."
A fortuneteller gets the surprise of her life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BYE-BYE, BIG BAD BULLYBUG! by Ed Emberley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"The building of suspense should appeal to very young listeners, who also might be attracted to the accessibility of the minimal text and who will welcome a new Monster to the neighborhood. (Picture book. 2-5)"
In a return to the concept that produced the brilliant Go Away Big Green Monster (1993), Emberley offers a new character to stand up to. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I, DOKO by Ed Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"The dynamic, jewel-toned pastel, collage and gouache illustrations, bordered and flecked with gold give dignity, richness and power to a traditional Asian tale that embodies both the Golden Rule and respect for the elderly. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The epigraph from Kung Fu Tze—"What one wishes not upon oneself, one burdens not upon another"—aptly summarizes this simple parable set in Nepal. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SEVEN BLIND MICE by Ed Young
ANIMALS
Released: April 29, 1992

"Exquisitely crafted: a simple, gracefully honed text, an appealing story, real but unobtrusive values and levels of meaning, and outstanding illustrations and design—all add up to a perfect book. (Picture book. 3+)"
A many-talented illustrator (Lon Po Po, 1989, Caldecott Medal) uses a new medium—collage—in an innovative reworking of ``The Blind Men and the Elephant,'' with splendid results: a book that casually rehearses the days of the week, numbers (ordinal and cardinal), and colors while memorably explicating and extending the theme: ``Knowing in part may make a fine tale, but wisdom comes from seeing the whole.'' The mice (first seen as an intriguing row of bright tails on the elegantly spare black title spread) are the colors of the rainbow plus white; they, the white text, and the parts of the elephant (as they really are and as the mice imagine them) are superimposed on a dramatic black ground. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CAT AND RAT by Ed Young
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Inclusion of a page of horoscopes along with the Gregorian equivalents to the animals' years will intrigue readers, but the story may not keep them involved to the end. (Picture book/folklore. 4-8)"
According to the notes at the beginning of the book, when the Chinese calendar was created, the animals ran a race, and the 12 who came in first had a year named after them. Read full book review >