Search Results: "Jason Coe"


BOOK REVIEW

THE PROPHETEER by Jason Coe
Released: Sept. 27, 2010

"A wickedly funny send-up."
George W. Bush speaks from the mountaintop—or at least the helicopter pad—in Coe's cutting political satire. Read full book review >

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KENDRA by Coe Booth
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"The powerful beginning nevertheless signals Booth as a talent to watch. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Kendra, a thoughtful, introspective teen, is more into theatrical design than getting into trouble. Read full book review >

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WHEN CHAOS REIGNS
by Julie Danielson

As I’ve said many times here at Kirkus, I love to follow picture book imports, and one thing I appreciate about them is the amount of chaos they’re willing to let in. If you live in America and primarily write about picture books from this country, as I do, along comes an import, and it’s often an altogether different beast ...


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BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 15, 1995

"Nevertheless, he has just the right narrative brio to pull off this wild, satisfying novel."
This is British writer Coe's fourth novel but his first to appear in the US, and it's easy to see why American publishers have hesitated to introduce him here. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 23, 2011

"Young fantasy fans will find Jasper's adventures entertaining and easy to follow."
In the first volume of the fantasy series, 13-year-old Jasper Flint is magically transported to an underground world in need of his help. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT THEY DO IN THE DARK by Amanda  Coe
Released: March 19, 2012

"A rich novel that explores the 'darkness' of social dysfunction both in 10-year-olds and in the adult world."
Whatever they do in the dark, Coe makes it clear there's plenty of darkness in which to do it. Read full book review >

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THE TERRIBLE PRIVACY OF MAXWELL SIM by Jonathan Coe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 11, 2011

"Not for every taste, but a significant building block in Coe's adventurous and distinctive oeuvre."
The lonely life of an everyman who might as well be called a nobody is the subject of the popular British author's ninth novel (The Rain Before It Falls, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TYRELL by Coe Booth
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"While the complex party-planning plotline doesn't exactly cut a straight path, its convoluted-ness undoubtedly illustrates the kinds of obstacles these teens must overcome and the connections they need to make in order to survive—inside or outside the law. (Fiction. YA)"
After his DJ father is incarcerated for drug dealing, 15-year-old Tyrell, his brother and his mother are rendered homeless and move to a slummy city shelter in the Bronx. Read full book review >

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THE HOUSE OF SLEEP by Jonathan Coe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1998

"In all: a droll, ingenious novel, its satire nicely leavened by true romance."
An audacious, often wickedly funny meditation on the vexed precincts of sleep and sex, following the adventures of four characters whose wayward paths repeatedly intertwine, by the author of The Winshaw Legacy (1995). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FENWAY AND HATTIE AND THE EVIL BUNNY GANG by Victoria J. Coe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"A slight and predictable story that will likely find most appeal with serious dog (or bunny) lovers. (Fiction. 8-10)"
There's a single conceit to this series: Fenway, the exuberant Jack Russell terrier who relates the tale, understands people—but in a charming and, well, doggy way. Read full book review >

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THE OUTLANDERS by David B. Coe
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 30, 1998

"Typically long-winded but reasonably innovative and engaging."
Second entry in a projected fantasy trilogy (The Children of Amarid, 1997) about the attempted invasion of rural, magic-powered Tobyn-Ser by technology-powered, industrialized Lon-Ser. Read full book review >

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RULES OF ASCENSION by David B. Coe
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 2001

"Coming up: Seeds of Betrayal."
The award-winning author of the LonTobyn Chronicles (Eagle-Sage, 2000, etc.) kicks off a fresh four-part fantasy series. Read full book review >