Search Results: "James F. David"


BOOK REVIEW

F by Daniel Kehlmann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 30, 2014

"German writer Kehlmann (Fame, 2010, etc.) takes us on a strange and enigmatic journey here."
An elusive novel whose events remain cryptic and largely unexplained. Read full book review >

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DAVID by Mary Hoffman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Nonfiction masquerading as a novel and failing as either sort of narrative. (character list, historical note, glossary) (Historical fiction. 13 & up)"
The author of the Stravaganaza series reveals the muse behind Michelangelo's David. Read full book review >

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FOOTPRINTS OF THUNDER by James F. David
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"A clever premise, but overlong and overcomplicated."
Jurassic Park gets bent through the theory of relativity in this ample first effort from Oregonian David: a time-wave fractures the laws of physics, transporting dinosaurs into the present and deranging the lives of a cast of dozens. Read full book review >

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BEFORE THE CRADLE FALLS by James F. David
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2001

"Paranormal, shmaranormal, what David (Ship of the Damned, 2000, etc.) still can't get the hang of are those storytelling demons of plotting, pacing, and people."
The blue man chases Cradle Robber while police hunt both: a cop novel more like a comic book than is good for it. Read full book review >

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THUNDER OF TIME by James F. David
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 4, 2006

"Two-thirds of a pretty good adventure story, but the rest will wear you out."
The dinosaurs are coming, the dinosaurs are coming—and so is the kitchen sink. Read full book review >

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SHIP OF THE DAMNED by James F. David
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"Tying all these diverse elements together is an impressive feat—but that doesn't help the forced characterizations, pointless plot twists, and lackluster pacing."
Clever but overlong and painfully convoluted science-fantasy thriller involving scientists, psychic powers, pocket dimensions, cold-blooded secret agents, super-secret organizations, and aircraft carriers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FRAGMENTS by James F. David
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 11, 1997

"David makes large strides over his debut novel in bringing greater focus to his storytelling, and his savants have charms more easily warmed to than dinos."
Thriller writer David turns from dinosaurs dropped down into present-day Central Park (Footprints of Thunder, 1995) to a clutch of idiot savants bonded into one being. ``It's as if an intellect so great that we can't fathom it was shattered and fragments of that genius sprinkled among the population. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAVID BOWIE by Paul Trynka
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 18, 2011

"Bowie nerds will love it, and music nerds will admire it; regular nerds and most others will think it's about 150 pages too long."
Everything you always wanted to know about the Thin White Duke. Everything. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAVID COPPERFIELD by Charles Dickens
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Marks's storytelling skills are further demonstrated by the different sizes of the pictures, their distribution, and layout—on the whole, they evocatively conjure this hearty tale, and will send readers off to the original. (Picture book. 8-12)"
A more or less self-contained excerpt from the novel, in a creative abridgement done by Dickens for one of his public readings (Anthea Bell's afterword provides notes about these performances and the texts Dickens prepared for them). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 7, 2009

"The author's passion for fitness is contagious, but the book needs more detailed information to guide would-be fitness competitors."
A fitness-competition champion motivates readers to get active with her personal success story. Read full book review >

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DAVID KARP by Karen Latchana Kenney
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"Just another fabulously wealthy high school dropout role model. (endnotes, bibliography, index) (Biography. 10-13)"
Bland, standard-issue profile of a (now) 26-year-old Internet entrepreneur. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NO, DAVID! by David Shannon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"David is a small, snaggle-toothed piehead whose mischief—for those who don't have to clean up after him—is nothing short of exhilarating. (Picture book. 2-6)"
This autobiographical (according to the author's note) story from Shannon (A Bad Case of Stripes, 1998, etc.) features a young hellion, also named David, who is forever at the receiving end of a sharp "No!" Read full book review >