Search Results: "Geoff Rodkey"


BOOK REVIEW

THE TAPPER TWINS GO TO WAR (WITH EACH OTHER) by Geoff Rodkey
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2015

"This frothy family contretemps ends on a note of sincere reconciliation (once Reese's hair grows back out, anyway)—that's presumably upended in time for the sequel. (Fiction. 10-12)"
An escalating sibling spat delivers "a buttload of life lessons" along with tears, terrible smells, a dorky mohawk and massive numbers of video game casualties. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEADWEATHER AND SUNRISE by Geoff Rodkey
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 29, 2012

"Fans of pirates and perilous quests will certainly enjoy this tale of hijinks on the high seas and eagerly anticipate the next installment of Egg's story. (Adventure. 9-14)"
This promising new series starts out strong with a story filled to the brim with pirates, treasure, intrigue and swashbuckling suspense. Read full book review >

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THE TAPPER TWINS RUN FOR PRESIDENT by Geoff Rodkey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"The absence of malign characters or motives keeps the tone light, and the parallels with campaigns on broader stages will be obvious to all. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Political races can get ugly—particularly when they're family matters. Read full book review >

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THE TAPPER TWINS TEAR UP NEW YORK by Geoff Rodkey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"Squired by rival sibs who are, at worst, frenemies, this dizzy tour mixes glimpses of glossy and relatively obscure Big Apple attractions with mishaps aplenty but no (permanent) harm done. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Plush-toy abuse, a sudden jelly bean shortage, severe rule-bending, and several near riots punctuate a helter-skelter scavenger hunt as the preteen Tapper twins again go head-to-head (The Tapper Twins Go to War (with Each Other), 2015).Read full book review >

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NEW LANDS by Geoff Rodkey
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2013

"Occasionally gruesome, often funny and full of suspense, this one is sure to win Egg some new fans. (Adventure. 10-14)"
The second installment of the Chronicles of Egg delivers more danger, diabolical plots and dastardly villains than the first, and that's saying a lot. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 22, 2017

"A hortatory call to arms for young people and a harsh critique of their ruling elders."
A young Canadian journalist argues that a unique generational values shift is occurring that may upend just about everything to save the planet. Read full book review >

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THE COLOUR OF MEMORY by Geoff Dyer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 20, 2014

"Random sharp insights and images are studded inside this leisurely and oddly innocent chronicle of British Gen-X slackers."
Dyer, the prolific British essayist and novelist who now lives in the U.S. and won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Otherwise Known as the Human Condition (2011), published his first novel—an impressionistic, affectionate portrait of a group of 1980s British bohemians—in the U.K. in 1989. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 5, 2014

"Somewhat more optimistic than Harry Dent Jr.'s The Demographic Cliff (2013), insistent that the key to Western influence-shaping lies in economic housecleaning. All bets are on as to whether that can happen."
It's in all the headlines: China and the United States are increasingly at loggerheads. As Financial Times journalist Dyer notes, it's likely to get more heated in years to come. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 20, 2013

"A well-honed chronicle of a significant national disaster, especially timely following the destruction of Sandy."
Deeply researched, personal accounts of the Midwestern natural disaster whose ramifications can be felt today. Read full book review >

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STUPID FAST by Geoff Herbach
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2011

"A little tightening of the plot screws could have led to this uneven novel being stupid good. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
A rambling ode to male adolescent angst. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AIR by Geoff Ryman
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 1, 2003

"Not always compelling as fiction, then, but containing many a worthy insight about how the world will be dragged further into the Information Age, like it or not."
Like the Internet, only more so. Read full book review >