Search Results: "Guy Ambrosino"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 3, 2012

"A good cookbook to gather a hungry crowd and leave them happily satiated."
Caponigri shares her family's tradition of Sunday dinners. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPY GUY by Jessica Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2015

"Will Spy Guy be the next 007? Unless there's another book, readers will never know. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A small, pixie-haired, gap-toothed, pink-skinned boy rocking a fedora aspires to competence as a spy. Read full book review >

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STANDUP GUY by Stuart Woods
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"The subplots lead nowhere, and the main upshot of Fratelli's little problem is some uncharacteristically salty language."
New York attorney Stone Barrington (Doing Hard Time, 2013, etc.) reaps the whirlwind after advising a walk-in client how to live safely on several million dollars in ill-gotten gains. Read full book review >

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REGULAR GUY by Sarah Weeks
Released: June 30, 1999

"The whole thing blows up in a melodramatic misinterpretation, as Guy figures out that there is no place like home—a foreordained ending in a novel that starts with a thin premise and grows flimsier with each page. (Fiction. 9-12)"
PLB 0-06-028368-8 A boy finds himself so ill-suited for his family that he believes he must have been switched at birth—a classic childhood hunch that in Weeks's first novel, by turns drab and exaggerated, falls pretty flat. Read full book review >

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WISE GUY by M.D. Usher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 2, 2005

"An intimate, memorable, outstanding introduction. (biographical sketches, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 8-10)"
"He was a curious boy, and cheeky too, but more than anything in all the world he wanted to be happy, he wanted to be good, and he wanted to be wise." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FALL GUY by Carol Lea Benjamin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Upstairs neighbor Irwin the dwarf overstays his welcome, but Dashiell is admirable, and there won't be a dry eye in the house when Benjamin (The Long Good Boy, 2001, etc.) lays out all the O'Fallon tragedies."
By-passing relatives, neighbors, and even fellow cop Michael Brody, Tim O'Fallon names a virtual stranger to be executor of his will. Read full book review >

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FALL GUY by Scott Mackay
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Mackay (Cold Comfort, 1998, etc.) provides a banquet of betrayal, vengeance, and felony for readers hardy enough to stay the rewarding distance."
The Chinatown scene of Edgar Lau's murder is knee-deep in evidence: a .45 clip that indicates the victim owned a gun; a glove in a nearby tree with traces of gunfire residue; a heroin stash valued at $3.5 million; a balloon-wrapped key in Lau's stomach to "Locker 43." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GUY TIME by Sarah Weeks
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 2000

"Light, readable, familiar fare. (Fiction. 10-12)"
In a fluffy sequel to Regular Guy (1999), Weeks propels her clueless seventh grader into both a hare-brained scheme to reunite his estranged parents and the rocky terra incognita of co-ed friendship. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY GUY by Sarah Weeks
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2001

"Pure fluff. (Fiction. 9-12)"
When Guy's mother announces her plans to marry Jerry, the father of Lana, Guy is devastated. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BAD GUY by Hannah Barnaby
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 9, 2017

"The humor feels accidental here, with illustrations that fail to establish a consistent visual subtext. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Another wannabe bad guy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: July 3, 2012

"Encouragement and instructive pointers in a package guy writers will enjoy. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Guys love writing as much as they love reading...when they can do their own thing. Read full book review >