Search Results: "Heather Roberson"


BOOK REVIEW

MACEDONIA by Harvey Pekar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 26, 2007

"Reads more often like a lecture than a graphic novel."
This illustrated peace polemic and lesson in international relations is often educational but only occasionally engaging. Read full book review >

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LADY OF THE FOREST by Jennifer Roberson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"The minstrels were right—Robin's altruistic thievery remains the real story here."
Roberson, author of 15 previous novels, re-creates the first flush of romance between young Maid Marian and the man who will be Robin Hood in this prequel to the more familiar ``merry men'' legends—an often tiresome mixture of political chicanery and courtly passion that pales in comparison to those rollicking legends to come. Read full book review >

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IRON JAW AND HUMMINGBIRD by Chris Roberson
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"An attempted rape and intimations of a sexual relationship between the leads push the age-range up. (Fiction. YA)"
Taken from the streets and educated by a wealthy aristocrat for years as part of a cruel game, orphan Gamine finds herself back on her own at 13. Read full book review >

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HERE, THERE AND EVERYWHERE by Chris Roberson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2005

"There's little or no originality to Roberson's scattershot storytelling, and seemingly the future bores him—none of Roxanne's trips there hold any lingering interest. Overall: exotic and ephemeral, like lychee-flavored bubblegum."
Time-travel yarn, bulging with pop-culture references—the chapter titles are Beatles songs, for instance—from the prolific storysmith and novelist. Read full book review >

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FIREWALK by Chris Roberson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Roberson's expertise as a television and comic-book writer adds a cinematic flair to his story, though readers expecting a resolution will have to wait for later series entries."
Two investigators struggle to understand the effects of a new drug on Recondito residents. Read full book review >

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ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS by Ed Roberson
Released: July 26, 2000

"Exceedingly rich, but certainly filling."
Absence and the puzzles of absence are the central tropes of Roberson's poetry: reading these poems (which won the 1998 National Poetry Series award) is somewhat like climbing stairs in the dark: one is never certain where the turns will come, or where the climber's tentative foot will discover only "a step in the air dissolving." Read full book review >

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LADY OF THE GLEN by Jennifer Roberson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1996

"With original documents and responsible research, well worth a Highland journey."
The author of several robust historicals (Lady of the Forest, 1992, etc.) presents a stirring if ultimately doleful drama concerned with the 1692 massacre of the Highland MacDonald clan—a slaughter that took place during the campaign by King William III of England to subdue the fierce chiefs of Scotland. Read full book review >

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SOMEWHERE ONLY WE KNOW
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for I'll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios

Cover Story: Motel California
BFF Charm: Goose and Maverick
Swoonworthy Scale:
 10
Talky Talk: She Says, He Remembers
Bonus Factors:
 Semper Fi, Depiction of Poverty, Kitschy Motel
Relationship Status: Take My Breath Away

 

Cover Story: Motel California

Thank you, Henry Holt and Co., for resisting the ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE CEMETERY BOYS by Heather Brewer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 30, 2015

"A slick, spooky, chilling mystery. (Horror. 12-16)"
Stephen's family returns to his father's hometown in search of a fresh start, but the town's dark history threatens to swallow them whole. Read full book review >

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SOMETHING REAL by Heather Demetrios
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Sobering and thought-provoking ideas wrapped in an engaging plot. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
This chilling satire follows one teenager's efforts to escape from the reality TV franchise financially supporting her large family. Read full book review >