Search Results: "J. Bone"


BOOK REVIEW

ALISON DARE: THE HEART OF THE MAIDEN by J. Torres
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 11, 2010

"An ambitious concept in need of some polish. (Graphic adventure. 9-12)"
An extremely promising premise disappoints with its flat, awkward construction. Read full book review >

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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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7 FANTASY BOOKS HEADING TO FILM AND TV
by John DeNardo

As readers, the idea of our favorite books being turned into film and television production frightens us and excites us. It's scary because so many things can go wrong that could result in – gasp! – an unfaithful adaptation. Yet that doesn't stop us from being excited because we get to re-experience the stories we love. Here are ...


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DAVID GARROW
by Gregory McNamee

Barack Obama has been portrayed as being many things over his life and political career. Some have thought him flippant, coasting by on charm and glibness. Others have thought him suspect. Admirers and detractors both have found him aloof, though very few have doubted the fact of his formidable intelligence.

And admirers and detractors alike have also found Barack Obama ...


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JUAN RULFO
by Richard Z. Santos

Douglas Weatherford, translator of the first English-language version of Juan Rulfo’s second novel The Golden Cockerel, knows that Rulfo isn’t a household name. And Weatherford thinks that’s a tragedy.

“It’s important for English speaking readers, especially in the U.S., to discover Juan Rulfo. For some unfortunate reason he never reached the same acclaim as Jorge Luis Borges, Isabel Allende ...


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BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

THE INSIDERS by J. Minter
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 2004

"But that won't hamper its potential popularity and likelihood of being devoured by that fan base—and romance fans alike. (Fiction. YA)"
Fashionista Jonathan, slutty playboy Arno, sensitive basketballer David, impulsive Mickey, and slacker-hippie Patch are the five unlikely filthy-rich best friends who together form the Insiders. Read full book review >