Search Results: "Geoff Spear"


BOOK REVIEW

MR. JACK-IN-THE-BOX by Jan Spear
Released: April 9, 2014

"An uneven, unoriginal tale for young readers."
A children's story about an unruly jack-in-the-box who yearns for freedom. Read full book review >

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FAT BOY VS. THE CHEERLEADERS by Geoff Herbach
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 6, 2014

"A funny popcorn read with more fiber than empty calories. (Fiction. 13-17)"
When the dance team purloins the band's funding, a fat boy fights back. Read full book review >

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I'M WITH STUPID by Geoff Herbach
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 1, 2013

"A memorable character from an author worth watching. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A football star copes with his father's suicide. Read full book review >

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NOTHING SPECIAL by Geoff Herbach
Released: May 1, 2012

"If Herbach had avoided playing narrative games and just run with his story, this might have been something special. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Over the course of a cataclysmically awful trip, Felton Reinstein journals for his girlfriend about breakthroughs in his familial relationships. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 17, 2008

"Contains a number of intriguing, new details that diminish the standing of those who drove Nixon from office."
A Nixon White House staffer revisits Watergate and deems it principally "a highly partisan political maneuver led by, and for the benefit of, Teddy Kennedy." Read full book review >

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FLESH GUITAR by Geoff Nicholson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 5, 1999

"A deft entertainment, bright, surprising, and, in its consideration of the impact of popular music on our imaginations, quite penetrating."
The wildly inventive Nicholson (Bleeding London, 1997, etc.) exuberantly lives up to his reputation with this witty, ingenious fable about a rock-and-roll guitarist. Read full book review >

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THE FOOD CHAIN by Geoff Nicholson
Released: Nov. 30, 1993

"Spicy fare, though some may find the aftertaste disagreeable."
Kinky food and sex games are the stuff of this high-energy black comedy from the British Nicholson, his fifth novel but first US publication. Read full book review >

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253 by Geoff Ryman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 14, 1998

"TRY IT!"
An inventive parody of information retrieval, by the ever-amazing author of, among others, Was (1992), a revisionist modern version of The Wizard of Oz. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 11, 2007

"An easy, entertaining read, perfect for plane rides and road trips."
A Belfast travel writer and his Scottish sidekick take a lighthearted ride up the 16,500-mile Pan-American Highway. Read full book review >

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ALPHA WOLF NEED NOT APPLY by Terry Spear
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 2016

"Limited drama, minor angst, and mediocre writing."
There are too many packs of werewolves in the same Colorado mountains. Read full book review >

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THE DOOMSPELL by Cliff McNish
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2001

"An opportunity for a sequel is provided at the end—an attractive option for those who care more for pyrotechnics than characters. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A monumental battle of good versus evil pits children against an ancient witch outcast from earth. Read full book review >