Search Results: "Ian Bone"


BOOK REVIEW

FAST FORWARD by Ian Bone
ADVENTURE
Released: Nov. 9, 2004

"A pity, as this would have been entertaining. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Film buff Hamish becomes a hero of sorts when he is chosen by the power of the Vidz to fight evil. Read full book review >

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SLEEP ROUGH TONIGHT by Ian Bone
FICTION
Released: April 7, 2005

"Originally published in Australia, this is one of those novels with huge male appeal that also has psychological underpinnings satisfying to a wide range of readers. (Fiction. YA)"
Sporting with the seniors and getting your head dunked in the toilet is mere child's play compared to the damage Jockey, returning from jail, can do. Read full book review >

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Released: June 1, 2004

"Bone's deft, poetic writing does full justice to the heavy complexities of the human psyche. (Fiction. YA)"
A searing account of violence with heartbreaking long-term effects. Read full book review >

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IAN FLEMING by Andrew Lycett
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"A solid scholarly biography with little to savor for general readers. Lycett's subject remains an aloof, disagreeable enigma."
An exhaustive and exhausting biography of Ian Fleming (1908-1964), the creator of secret agent James Bond. Read full book review >

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BONE by Fae Myenne Ng
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 14, 1993

"A complicated, sometimes moving, if necessarily inconclusive, story; but the telling—through simple declarative statements and sentence fragments—too often undercuts the implied complexity of emotion."
Ng's spare, unpretentious debut explores turmoil in a Chinese- American family. Read full book review >

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BONE by George C. Chesbro
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Released: March 14, 1989

A welcome, though overheated, return to the straight thriller after Chesbro's long dalliance with the astral adventures of Mongo Frederickson (The Cold Smell of Sacred Stone) and Veil Kendry (Jungle of Steel and Stone). Read full book review >

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FAST FORWARD: TIME TRAP by Ian Bone
ADVENTURE
Released: Feb. 8, 2005

"Kaz's defeat of the wicked femmes fatales Mrs. Leigh and Mrs. Bates, told in prose, script and storyboards, continues to entertain. (Fantasy. 9-13)"
Kaz defeats both metaphorical and genuine evil in this mildly amusing if didactic second installment of the Fast Forward series. Read full book review >

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IAN PENNEY'S ABC by Ian Penney
ABC BOOKS
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Elegant and illuminating. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Each page of Penney's alphabet resembles a piece of stained glass, not in the precious sense, but in its composition and light. Read full book review >

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IAN IS SICK  by Pauline Oud
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 11, 2017

"Ian isn't well, and his book isn't so great either. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Some TLC and a play date help a sick little boy get better. Read full book review >

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FIRE BONE! by Robert W. Bone
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 5, 2014

"Though it could probably be a good 100 pages shorter, Bone's memoir is served with verve and good humor."
The author, a veteran journalist and travel writer, looks back on his long career. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 15, 2010

"More appreciation than critique. Cabell's biggest achievement is an annotated guide to Rankin first editions and comprehensive cast lists and episode summaries of the TV series."
An analysis of much-lauded crime writer Ian Rankin's relationship with his iconoclastic detective John Rebus. Read full book review >