Search Results: "Graham Nunn"


BOOK REVIEW

TEN GIGGLY GORILLAS by Graham Nunn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 19, 2012

"This enjoyable rhyming-pattern book reinforces simple counting concepts—if only the titular characters looked like gorillas. (iPad storybook app. 2-5)"
Clever and packed with interactivity, this app entertains but also confuses, as the star characters look an awful lot more like silly monkeys than giggly gorillas. Read full book review >

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LOST LARRY by Graham Nunn
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2012

"Clean, simple, seamless—just right for the nursery-school set or children with special needs. (iPad storybook/dexterity app. 1-3)"
A little green lizard will trail a fingertip home in this mini-Odyssey, the third of Larry's interactive outings. Read full book review >

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LAZY LARRY LIZARD by Graham Nunn
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 4, 2010

"A limited set of animations and interactive effects expertly leveraged into an engaging experience for the very youngest app-heads. (iPad storybook app. 1-3)"
From Down Under, a delight for the diaper-clad. Read full book review >

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A BEAUTIFUL PLACE TO DIE by Malla Nunn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 6, 2009

"Nunn's dexterous debut works well on many levels."
A white police officer is mysteriously murdered on the South Africa-Mozambique border in 1952, shortly after the apartheid system has been put in place. Read full book review >

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POMONA QUEEN by Kem Nunn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 2, 1992

"Much of the suspense ebbs away (despite a plot twist involving the killer's identity) as Nunn sifts through the layers of Dean's karma, and as Pomona's past rolls in like fog; still, Nunn remains an exciting writer, working close to the edge."
A vacuum-cleaner salesman becomes entangled in a homicidal biker's quest to avenge his brother's murder: Nunn's death-haunted third novel (after Tapping the Source, 1984; Unassigned Territory, 1987) is as much about southern California's spacious past as its druggy, tacky present. Read full book review >

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TIJUANA STRAITS by Kem Nunn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 10, 2004

"Uneven: the violence is tainted by lurid excess, but the relationship between Sam and Magdalena is quite touching and not overdone."
Hands across the border: In this odd couple story, a Mexican woman fleeing for her life is sheltered by a reclusive Californian while the bad guys hover. Read full book review >

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BLESSED ARE THE DEAD by Malla Nunn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 19, 2012

"Historical hindsight may make readers a bit more self-congratulatory about recognizing the evils of apartheid, but it won't help them see around the curves Nunn has plotted or rise above her insight into the enduring dilemmas of her separate-and-unequal world."
The murder of a beautiful Zulu housemaid threatens to inflame racial tensions in 1953 South Africa. Read full book review >

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LET THE DEAD LIE by Malla Nunn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 20, 2010

"Casual and institutional racism form a fascinating backdrop for the action, giving readers a feel for how apartheid actually looked and felt to those on both sides of the color line."
Hard-boiled ex-detective Emmanuel Cooper returns to solve the murder of a young boy in 1950s South Africa. Read full book review >

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CHANCE by Kem Nunn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 18, 2014

"Lovers of Nunn's previous novels may discover in Chance a less than creditable antihero."
Nunn, who forged his fiction-writing career by concentrating on surfers and their sport (Tijuana Straits, 2004, etc.), changes gears in this gritty portrait of a neuropsychologist named Chance. Read full book review >

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PRESENT DARKNESS by Malla Nunn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 3, 2014

"There's never much doubt who's really behind the attacks on Ian and Martha Brewer, but Nunn, who provides enough action and suspicion to keep the pot boiling, doesn't need much of a mystery to bring the sad racial divisions of apartheid once more into sharp relief."
It's 1953. Although DS Emmanuel Cooper has been reassigned from Durban CID to Marshall Square in Johannesburg, his fourth case returns him uncomfortably to his roots in neighboring Sophiatown. Read full book review >

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THE COMFORT FOOD DIARIES by Emily  Nunn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"Nourishing, truthful reflections on family, friends, and love all wrapped up in the idea of food as sustenance for both the body and the soul."
A tale of recovery from a broken heart via comfort foods found across the United States. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1999

"Hass graces Gaza with revolutionary fire, but ultimately, her book only proves that nothing positive is built on rage."
Remarkable but vehemently Marxist reportage from an Israeli journalist who adopts Gaza as her home. Read full book review >