Search Results: "Eric Charles May"


BOOK REVIEW

BEDROCK FAITH by Eric Charles May
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 4, 2014

"A perceptive and entrancing meditation on friendship and family, love and forgiveness."
In this debut, May (Fiction Writing/Columbia College Chicago) walks the streets of Parkland on Chicago's South Side, exploring race, community and religion. Read full book review >

BLOG POST

CHARLES TAYLOR

Reliant as they were on call girls, cars, corpses, and Kris Kristofferson, the B-movies of the 1970s may not qualify as high art, according to cultural critic Charles Taylor, but at least they took American audiences seriously.

“For me, the staying power of these movies has to do with the way they stand in opposition to the current juvenile state ...


Read the full post >

BLOG POST

COLOR COMMENTARY
by Julie Danielson

I’ve always found it difficult to answer the what’s-your-favorite-color question, as the answer depends entirely on my mood. (I like deep blues for more contemplative times, but I need sunny yellow to help wake me in the mornings.)

Perhaps it’s even harder for artists to pick a favorite color. Is it like asking them to pick a favorite child? I ...


Read the full post >

BLOG POST

YOUR BEST BETS FOR FASCINATING SF/F/H READS IN JULY
by John DeNardo

Summer reading season is in full swing, and if you'd like to join the beach party, there's plenty of entertainment to be found in the pages of science fiction, fantasy, and horror books. July's cream of the crop includes stories about a robot hitman, a dark and previously unseen perspective on Peter Pan, a woman with supernatural ...


Read the full post >

BLOG POST

A BOY AND HIS SKUNK
by Leila Roy

“I love him,” Bat said. He hadn’t meant to say it out loud. Mom laughed. “Careful, or you might make me jealous,” she said.
“But it’s true,” Bat said. “I love him.” 
Mom said they’d have to hand the kit over to the rescue center in a month. But Bat, holding the tiny animal in ...

Read the full post >

BLOG POST

START YOUR READING YEAR OFF RIGHT WITH JANUARY'S BEST SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY BOOKS
by John DeNardo

Another year of reading begins! What better way to start it off than with books that will stretch your imagination? This month's selection of the best science fiction and fantasy reads offers sword and sorcery, eldritch horrors, a richly-imagined forest world, deals with the Devil in the Old West, espionage across parallel worlds, and a 25th Century whodunit ...


Read the full post >

BLOG POST

FIRST CALL: GREETING 2017 WITH TROUBLE-FRAUGHT STORIES IN HAND
by J. Kingston Pierce

There are some years when it’s pretty easy to pick out which first-quarter crime, mystery, and thriller novels are destined to become the Big Reads, those books that enjoy extraordinary promotions and generate the most word-of-mouth. Such is not the case heading into the initial three months of 2017. There are so many promising new works by so many familiar ...


Read the full post >

BLOG POST

NEW IN MARCH 2017
by Leila Roy

There are HEAPS of books coming out this month, and I want to read a LOT of them.

Let’s take a look!

A Boy Called Bat, by Elana K. Arnold

I’ve already written about this treasure at length, but my love is such that I can’t let a single opportunity to recommend it pass me by. Buy it, read it ...


Read the full post >

BOOK REVIEW

BEARHEAD by Eric A. Kimmel
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 15, 1991

"A satisfying story in a handsome setting. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Kimmel states that he has adapted ``Ivanko the Bear's Son'' by giving the protagonist a bear's head on a man's body rather than the reverse, and by having him outwit a witch instead of his stepfather. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KIKI by Kyla May
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"A good choice for girls who love sparkles. (Fiction. 6-8)"
"I am Kiki, World-Famous Style Star!" Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALICE IN WONDERLAND by Lewis Carroll
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 30, 2016

"A bland if pretty treatment for adults who feel their children are not ready for the original. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Paired to creamy, surreal illustrations, an abbreviated and retold account of Alice's sojourn from her encounter with the Cheshire Cat on in this sequel to Alice in Wonderland: Down the Rabbit Hole (2015). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALICE IN WONDERLAND by Lewis Carroll
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Pretty, though as condensations go, less Wonder-full than Robert Sabuda's pop-up Alice (2003) or the digital Alicewinks (2013). (Picture book. 5-8)"
A much-abridged version of the classic's first five chapters, dressed up with large and properly surreal illustrations. Read full book review >