Search Results: "George Harrar"


BOOK REVIEW

PARENTS WANTED by George Harrar
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2001

"A killer read. (Fiction. 10-14)"
"So you know I'm obnoxious right?" Read full book review >

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REUNION AT RED PAINT BAY by George Harrar
Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"Harrar skillfully echoes Alfred Hitchcock's theme about how a seemingly innocent man can be sucked into a disturbing vortex of forces that lie just below the surface of 'normal' life."
A therapist who treats rape victims finds out she's married to a man who might be a rapist. Read full book review >

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FIRST TIGER by George Harrar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"The baffling intricacies of adolescent behavior are clearly of primary concern here, and they—re handled well, but other characters meanwhile wither away into insubstantiality."
The trials of a good-hearted but troubled teenager in Pennsylvania provide the focus for Harrar's debut as he details the way one family-shattering tragedy leads inexorably to another. Read full book review >

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NOT AS CRAZY AS I SEEM by George Harrar
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 24, 2003

"The reader is supposed to see a connection between Devon's obsessions and the trouble he gets into, but the correlation is weak, and despite the intriguing topic, the protagonist never becomes more than a sum of his neuroses. (Fiction. 11-13)"
A 15-year-old boy with OCD struggles for mental health. Read full book review >

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THE SPINNING MAN by George Harrar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2003

"A splendid exercise in suspense and terror: keeps you guessing right to the end."
A harrowing psychological thriller from Harrar (Parents Wanted, 2001, etc.) about a mild-mannered philosophy professor who falls under suspicion of kidnapping. Read full book review >

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TREASURE ISLAND by Andrew Harrar
adapted by Andrew Harrar, illustrated by Richard Kohlrus
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 6, 2010

"No competition for the robust adaptations of Tim Hamilton (2005) or Roy Thomas (2008), nor does it measure up to the standards set by the same publisher's adaptation of Moby Dick, adapted by Lance Stahlberg and illustrated by Lalit Kumar Singh (ISBN: 978-93-80028-22-4). (Graphic fiction. 11-13)"
"Woohoo. Treasure Island, here we come!" Read full book review >

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GEORGE SAUNDERS
by David L. Ulin

George Saunders never meant to write a novel. Or maybe he had come to a certain acceptance about his work. “I had gotten to the place,” he admits, over the phone from Santa Cruz, California, where he is on book tour, “where I was all right with not writing a novel. You know, me and Alice Munro: we don’t ...


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BOOK REVIEW

ARES by George O'Connor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"What family doesn't have its little disagreements? Thank goodness the Olympians have many. (family tree, afterword, discussion questions, source notes). (Graphic mythology. 8-14)"
In the latest of his inimitable Olympians series, O'Connor comes around to Ares and the Trojan War. Read full book review >

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IF I HAD A TRICERATOPS by George O'Connor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"Different dino, same goofy premise and rapturous tone. Young dog lovers will understand perfectly. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The creator of If I Had a Raptor (2014) switches out one dino-pet for another, doggier, one.Read full book review >

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POSEIDON  by George O'Connor
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 19, 2013

"Not the best volume with which to start this first-rate series, but rousing reading for comics fans who like their heroes heavily muscled, unhappy and occasionally splashed with blood. (resource lists, Olympian family tree, study questions) (Graphic mythology. 8-14)"
The sea god steps up to tell his own side of the story in O'Connor's latest, and least coherent, Olympian portrait. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ZEUS by George O'Connor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"Holy Cyclopes, here's a keeper. (Graphic mythology. 8-14)"
An energetic graphic series on classical mythology debuts with the origin story of the Big Cheese Olympian, Zeus. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ATHENA by George O'Connor
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2010

"Hera. (author's note, character profiles, 'G[r]eek Notes,' discussion questions, bibliography) (Graphic mythology. 8-14)"
Following the series opener that chronicled Zeus's origin story, O'Connor's next relates the details of his daughter Athena's birth and some of the stories about her. Read full book review >