Search Results: "F.D. Reeve"


BOOK REVIEW

ROBERT FROST IN RUSSIA by F.D. Reeve
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"A must, in any case, for Frost fans."
Poet and translator Reeve provides a new introduction, new photos, and very useful endnotes to his slight journalistic account of Robert Frost's 1962 goodwill trip to the Soviet Union. Read full book review >

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MY SISTER LIFE by F.D. Reeve
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 31, 2005

"This tale of three cities loses cohesiveness amid all the globetrotting."
Poet and novelist Reeve (Robert Frost in Russia, 2001) offers a knotty, self-consciously literary narrative about two sisters, one a London painter, the other an academic living in Paris, who eventually transform themselves in New York. Read full book review >

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TRAINING TALLULAH by Rosie Reeve
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 21, 2014

"This may satisfy absurdist kitty fans but leave others scratching their heads. (Picture book. 3-7)"
If a human can be very good at understanding Cat, how about the other way round? Read full book review >

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SCRIVENER'S MOON by Philip Reeve
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"Quiet and somber, but still deeply satisfying. (Steampunk. 13 & up)"
The third (and final?) Fever Crumb story reminds readers of the serious themes beneath Reeve's often madcap, always entertaining tales. Read full book review >

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A DARKLING PLAIN by Philip Reeve
Released: May 29, 2007

"All stops are pulled out in this pyrotechnic conclusion that follows multiple narratives with such rapid-fire transitions that it will have readers gasping for breath—and humming with satisfaction at the just-right end. (Fiction. 12+)"
Taking his cue from "Dover Beach," Matthew Arnold's musing on isolation and anxiety in a world without faith, Reeve delivers a suitably explosive finish to his grueling Hungry City Chronicles. Read full book review >

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A WEB OF AIR by Philip Reeve
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Imaginative, inventive and exciting. (Steampunk. 12 & up)"
Fever Crumb is back! Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 11, 2001

"A wise and elegiac tribute to a mother, a writer, and a brave spirit, from a loving but clear-eyed daughter."
A moving but frank account of the last year of Anne Morrow Lindbergh's life, by her daughter, that poignantly details an often difficult relationship between a loving parent and her now-adult child. Read full book review >

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HERE LIES ARTHUR by Philip Reeve
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Absorbing, thought-provoking and unexpectedly timely. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
Is there room for yet another reworking of the Arthur legend? Read full book review >

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PREDATOR’S GOLD by Philip Reeve
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"High marks for action and breadth of vision—but urge readers to start with the previous episode, as this one doesn't comfortably stand alone. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Readers thrilled by the titanic mobile cities savagely preying on one another across a ravaged post-holocaust Earth in Mortal Engines (2003) will find more of the same in this even better sequel—along with plenty of intrigue, danger, spying, violence, and romance. Read full book review >

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RAILHEAD by Philip Reeve
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2016

"As he did with the Mortal Engines series, Reeve has crafted something at once weirdly familiar and marvelously original. Thank the stars there's at least one sequel planned already. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
Starlight Express meets Trainspotting—as run through Reeve's fertile imagination. Read full book review >

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GOBLINS by Philip Reeve
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"A bit overlong and slapdash-feeling, but amiable. (Fantasy. 8-11)"
Sundry creatures and an affable aspiring hero stumble and bumble around a magically infused landscape. Read full book review >