Search Results: "Jamey Gambrell"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SLYNX by Tatyana Tolstaya
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 15, 2003

"A densely woven, thought-provoking fantasy, and an impressive step forward for the gifted Tolstaya."
A strikingly imagined first novel (after stories: On the Golden Porch, 1989; Sleepwalker in a Fog, 1992) skillfully creates a frightening and perversely funny postnuclear world. Read full book review >

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ICE by Vladimir Sorokin
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"A page-turner with provocative implications."
Russian postmodernist Sorokin's English-language debut combines imaginative audacity and stylistic virtuosity in a work that defies categorization. Read full book review >

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DAY OF THE OPRICHNIK by Vladimir Sorokin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 8, 2011

"Acidly funny send-up of Russia's current state of affairs that challenges the status quo with embellished wit and outlandish violence."
In the near future, a member of a government-sponsored goon squad bears witness to the skewed and skewered state of Mother Russia. Read full book review >

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THE BLIZZARD by Vladimir Sorokin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"A strange, distinctly Russian diversion for readers looking for something completely different."
A country doctor holding the cure to a zombie epidemic struggles through an impossibly stubborn blizzard. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TELEPHONE by Kornei Chukovsky
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Overall, a successful translation from east to west that proves the universal appeal of silliness. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Russian children and students of the Russian language are as familiar with this poem as American kids are with Dr. Seuss. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"The dynamic action will intrigue little children, but this fable will most interest those old enough to appreciate the subtext and the powerful art. (Picture book. 3+)"
From a Russian (1905-41) who began to write for children when, in the 1930's, his avant-garde adult poetry couldn't be published (and who died a political prisoner): a deceptively simple cumulative tale about a boy whose sled runs, one by one, into a hunter, a dog, a fox, and a hare, carrying them all together until they smash into a bear. ``And since then,/I've heard it said,/Willie never/rides his sled.'' Radunsky (illustrator of Marshak's The Pup Grew Up!, 1989) profiles the action, close up in the picture plane, on a cloud of windblown snow. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHITE WALLS by Tatyana Tolstaya
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 17, 2007

"Children, old folks and the struggling in-betweens—Tolstaya sees into all their hearts. Remarkable."
Tolstaya demonstrates an impressive range in these 23 stories, most having first appeared in On the Golden Porch (1989) and Sleepwalker in a Fog (1992), together with some newer work. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GORDON PARKS by Carole Boston Weatherford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2015

"Parks' photography gave a powerful and memorable face to racism in America; this book gives him to young readers. (afterword, author's note, photographs) (Picture book/biography. 6-8)"
He aimed his camera lens at fashion models and at struggling African-American workers. Read full book review >