Search Results: "Geoff Viney"


BOOK REVIEW

SURVIVING DEATH by Geoff Viney
NON-FICTION
Released: April 19, 1994

"Hard to put down, well written, and thought-provoking, but Viney can't quite handle the metaphysical questions his study raises."
A British writer and investigator of the occult (Unnatural Causes, 1991) argues that death is not extinction and that the doctrines of karma and reincarnation are true. Read full book review >

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FRANKENSTEIN by Brigit Viney
adapted by Brigit Viney, illustrated by Brigit Viney
HORROR AND GHOST STORIES
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"But overall, this one wins points for a masterful rendition that adds much value to the original. (Graphic classic. 10 & up)"
Much of the power of Viney's adaptation of Mary Shelley's horror classic lies within the artwork. Read full book review >

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HENRY V by Brigit Viney
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Utterly abysmal. (glossary, biographical sketches of Shakespeare and Henry V) (Graphic adaptation. 12 & up)"
A disastrous mess of a graphic-novel adaptation of one of Shakespeare's historical plays. 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 >

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PUBERTY BOY by Geoff Price
HEALTH
Released: July 1, 2006

"A glossary and a list of Web sites make this a handy resource for boys. (acknowledgments, index) (Nonfiction. 12+)"
A companion to Puberty Girl (2005), this well-meaning volume will be handy for parents (who don't intend to talk with their children about sex) to leave around the house for their sons to read on their own. Read full book review >

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EDISON'S GOLD by Geoff Watson
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 26, 2010

"This completely self-contained and satisfying story leaves room for sequels. (Adventure. 9-12)"
Threatened with a move from Yonkers to Wichita, inveterate inventor Tom Edison IV, along with his seventh-grade friends Noodle and Colby, gets embroiled in a hunt for the secret of making gold that Edison's double-great-grandfather was guarding from Nikola Tesla. 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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WHITE SANDS by Geoff Dyer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 3, 2016

"A mesmerizing compendium that reflects on time, place, and just what, exactly, we are doing here."
In a slender volume that contains multitudes, the award-winning critic and novelist details his travels in such far-flung places as Tahiti and the Arctic Circle. Read full book review >

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EXODUS by Geoff Livingston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 8, 2013

"A wondrously executed parable, sure to attract readers from every walk of life."
This post-apocalyptic novel sees the villagers of Harpers Ferry running from a marauding army of Christian extremists. Read full book review >

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THE HOLLYWOOD DODO by Geoff Nicholson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2004

"Nicholson's sometimes-sharp lines don't make up for thin characters, worn subjects, and a way-too-clever narrative construct."
Pretentious comic novel about a London doctor who can't escape a life that's too much like a bad movie. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2006

"Titillating, if a tad overheated. (15 black-and-white photos throughout)"
An engaging, provocative and sometimes creepy sexposé from prolific novelist Nicholson (The Hollywood Dodo, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >