Search Results: "Gary Gianni"


BOOK REVIEW

A KNIGHT OF THE SEVEN KINGDOMS by George R.R. Martin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"As Tolkien had his Silmarillion, so Martin has this trilogy of foundational tales. They succeed on their own, but in addition, they succeed in making fans want more—and with luck, Martin will oblige them with more of these early yarns."
Huzzah! Martin (The Ice Dragon, 2014, etc.) delivers just what fans have been waiting for: stirring tales of the founding of the Targaryen line.Read full book review >

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GENTLEMEN OF THE ROAD by Michael Chabon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 30, 2007

"Ridiculously entertaining. If the movie people don't snap this one up, somebody's asleep at the switch."
In his ongoing crusade to reanimate tales of adventure set in days of yore, Chabon (The Yiddish Policemen's Union, 2007, etc.) offers an ebullient yarn that blithely defies probability, while plundering from innumerable semi-literary sources. Read full book review >

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PRINCE OF THE CLOUDS by Gianni Riotta
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 31, 2000

"While marching to the beat of a different drummer, Riotta's love story charms and warms the heart, even if the Colonel is stuffed too full of battle lore at times."
An intriguing romance—and Italian journalist Riotta's first to appear in English translation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PARANORMAL by Gary Robinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2015

"A dramatic tale—or the first part of one, anyway—heavily steeped in tribal lore. (Paranormal suspense. 11-13)"
The young Cherokee seer struck by lightning in Abnormal (2014) acquires more extrasensory powers after a near-death experience in this partial sequel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VOTE by Gary Paulsen
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2013

"Still, especially for kids who have watched recent elections, Kevin's brand of campaigning is readily recognizable. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Kevin knows the buzzwords that will surely get him elected student-body president; it's unfortunate that he's running for the wrong reason. Read full book review >

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MOLLY MCGINTY HAS A REALLY GOOD DAY by Gary Paulsen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 28, 2004

"Early readers will no doubt devour this somewhat slapstick, atypically girl-centric Paulsen offering. (Fiction. 8-11)"
There's only one problem with organizing one's entire life in a multi-pocketed three-ring binder: it might get lost. Read full book review >