Search Results: "Jennifer Cole Judd"


BOOK REVIEW

AN EYEBALL IN MY GARDEN by Jennifer Cole Judd
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"While there are chills and chuckles both among these verses, they are mild ones—an additional purchase. (Poetry. 8-12)"
The emphasis is more on funny than scary in this slim collection, though a few individual poems may give pause. Read full book review >

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HILO by Judd Winick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A wholeheartedly weird and wonderful tale of friendship, acceptance, and robots. (Graphic science fiction. 7-12)"
Hailing from a big family of overachievers, D.J. feels largely unexceptional until he meets a strange boy who falls from the sky and helps him realize his potential. Read full book review >

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RESTLESS HEART by Wynonna Judd
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 25, 2011

"The answers are all too predictable, and readers hoping for a fresh, insider's look at the country-music scene—or for celebrity dish—will be disappointed."
Judd's first novel about the travails of a singer-songwriter torn between Nashville success and the pull of home. Read full book review >

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THE RACE by Bob Judd
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 15, 1991

"Still, smooth writing is almost enough to pull it off."
Judd's champion race-car driver (Formula One, 1990—not reviewed) returns to save his pretty corporate sponsor from hostile turnover while tuning up to race in the Indianapolis 500. Read full book review >

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LEGACY by Alan Judd
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 14, 2003

"The conclusion plays out a bit too neatly, but, still: savory, cozy, nicely textured, and very British."
Guardian Fiction Prize-winner Judd (The Devil's Own Work, 1994), returns with a twisty, accomplished, and engaging Cold War thriller set in London of the 1970s, back when you knew where you stood—even if it turned out you were wrong. Read full book review >

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THE DEVIL'S OWN WORK by Alan Judd
Released: June 6, 1994

"An uneasy, unhappy, and unproductive mix of Ford Madox Ford and Stephen King."
Judd's fifth novel (Tango, 1990, etc.), winner of a Guardian Fiction Prize in England, pays self-conscious homage to Ford Madox Ford's classic, The Good Soldier, as befits a book by a Ford biographer. Read full book review >

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PEDRO AND ME by Judd Winick
HEALTH
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Engrossing, wise, and impossibly brave. (Graphic memoir. 12+)"
Cartoonist Winick paints an emotional, graceful portrait of the life of Pedro Zamora, his roommate on the forerunner to today's reality-TV craze, MTV's The Real World. Read full book review >

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HILO by Judd Winick
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 17, 2016

"Solid. Expect this series to receive the same reverence as Jeff Smith's Bone. (Graphic science fiction. 7-12)"
Hilo, D.J., and Gina have reunited to save the world from more impending robot invasions. Read full book review >

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Hilo by Judd Winick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"Continually fabulous. (Graphic science fiction. 7-12)"
The titular towheaded robot hero returns with his Asian-American best friend, D.J., on another whirlwind adventure—this time to save their African-American friend Gina and, possibly, another world. Read full book review >

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BEST BOOKS OF 2016: TEJU COLE
by Michael Valinsky

Most readers know Teju Cole as the photography critic for the New York Times. Others know him as the novelist who explores, through his narrative gestures, the various ways in which one comes to build an identity in an environment that makes prejudice and binaries rules of thumb. But to assign Cole a trade would be undermining his entire practice ...


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BOOK REVIEW

MONZA by Bob Judd
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 21, 1992

"As there can be few surprises in the time-honored plot, the fun is all in the scenery, the Italians, and the truly terrifying driving."
Forrest Evers, the world champion racer who drove flat out through Formula One and The Race, takes the wheel of a vintage Ferrari to rescue a terrified beauty from her Mafia-connected husband. Read full book review >