Search Results: "J. Taboy"


BOOK REVIEW

AKISSI by Marguerite Abouet
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2013

"Strong stomachs are a prerequisite. Even the strongest will be left both queasy and sore from laughter. (Graphic short stories. 7-10)"
Ivory Coast-born Abouet (Aya, 2007, for adults) dishes out bursts of simultaneous hilarity and horror in African vignettes aimed at a younger audience. 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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BOOK REVIEW

CHECKERS AND DOT ON THE FARM by J. Torres
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2013

"These Checkers and Dot adventures, while not share-aloud superstars, are nifty for leaving in baby's reach for spontaneous exploration and play. (Board book. 3 mos.-3)"
A simple black-and-white board book takes toddlers on a trip to the farm. Read full book review >

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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

The Junior Officer Bunkroom by J. J. Zerr
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"An authentic, well-considered work of military fiction entwined with a coming-of-age tale."
In Zerr's debut novel, two naval pilots come to terms with military life at the end of the Vietnam War. Read full book review >

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Virtual Vengeance by Thomas J J Starr
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 2, 2014

"A solid, enjoyable first novel, despite its tendency to veer into wordy technological discussions."
In Starr's debut cyber-thriller, the future is here—and it wants to sell you things. Read full book review >

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The Ghostwriter's Midnight Cry by J. J. Lopez McGraner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 30, 2014

"A psychologically dark but somewhat amateurish compilation."
A debut collection of poetry, dreams, songs and rap lyrics. Read full book review >