Search Results: "Emmanuel Guibert"


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THUNDER HORSE by Emmanuel Guibert
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 4, 2013

"A sitcom series between paper covers, offering familiar situations, occasional chuckles and a (not entirely) clueless young protagonist. (Graphic novel. 8-10)"
More mild mischief from a bookish donkey and his porcine best bud. Read full book review >

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ALAN’S WAR by Emmanuel Guibert
Released: Nov. 11, 2008

"Thankfully for readers, Guibert promises a prequel volume on Cope's childhood in California, in testament to 'the storyteller in him that I was drawn to—his personality, his style, his voice, and his astounding memory.'"
This epic graphic memoir spans oceans and generations, with a narrative as engrossing as the artistry that illustrates it. Read full book review >

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ARIOL by Emmanuel Guibert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 19, 2013

"Definitely on the Wimpy Kid bandwagon, but less vicious with the satire and therefore all the more welcome. (Graphic novel. 8-10)"
Scenes from the life of a middle-grade Everydonkey. Read full book review >

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SARDINE IN OUTER SPACE 2 by Emmanuel Guibert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

Young space pirate Sardine checks in for a dozen more mini-adventures, in most of which she, her sidekick Little Louie and hulking captain Yellow Shoulder get the better of evil Supermuscleman and his rubbery orange minion Doc Krok. Read full book review >

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SARDINE IN OUTER SPACE by Emmanuel Guibert
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2006

Taking a seat in first class aboard the graphic-novels-for-preteens train, this import features a carrot-topped lass who travels the starways with her piratical uncle Yellow Shoulders, foiling the plots of Supermuscleman, nefarious Chief Executive Dictator of the Universe. Read full book review >

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THE PROFESSOR’S DAUGHTER by Joann Sfar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2007

"No glorified comic book, this graphic novel aspires to fine art."
Mummies and fathers complicate a love story that spans centuries in this gorgeously illustrated fable. Read full book review >

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SARDINE IN OUTER SPACE 3 by Emmanuel Guibert
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

Doughty young Sardine and her cohorts continue to vanquish hilariously dopey Supermuscleman, mad scientist Doc Krok and other villains in nine more or less independent new adventures that range from helping out a crowd of cartoon characters angrily protesting because they're so lamely drawn ("Hey! Read full book review >

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WISDOM OF GOD by Emmanuel
NON-FICTION
Released: May 23, 2007

"Neither a strong, coherent spiritual guide nor a work of wisdom."
A spiritual guide for members of the New Church, a denomination whose teachings are from the book of Revelations. Read full book review >

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"A confusing mix of authentic 18th-century mysticism and New Age propheteering."
A dismaying work of theological plagiarism masquerading as revealed literature. Read full book review >

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MY PARENTS by Hervé Guibert
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1994

"A minor work that fails to define HervÇ and his parents clearly or memorably."
This disjointed account of life with Mom and Dad by French novelist and journalist Guibert (To the Friend Who Did Not Save My Life, 1991) is supposedly a blend of autobiography and fiction- -neither terribly exciting. Read full book review >

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GHOST IMAGE by Hervé Guibert
Released: Sept. 12, 1996

Echoes of Roland Barthes haunt this startling collection of autobiographical essays on photography. Read full book review >

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BLINDSIGHT by Hervé Guibert
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 16, 1996

"Hothouse-urbane, and not for every taste—though all should appreciate the brilliant pun that proves the novel's English title."
Blindsight ($17.50; Aug. 16, 1996; 120 pp.; 0-8076-1414-9): An intense short novel by the late journalist (and author of several confessional fictions—My Parents, 1994, etc.), this set in an institution for the blind and focused on the love-hate relationship of a pair of inmates who suggest a sadomasochistic David and Lisa. Read full book review >