Search Results: "Jeremy Robinson"


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ROBINSON by Christopher Petit
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"While his evocation of a world sunk in anomie is a modest success, his character-driven story is a failure: Robinson is just too much of a hand-me-down to be convincing."
British film director Petit draws on his movie experience for his first novel—the sometimes surreal portrait of a London wheeler-dealer and his shadowy world. Read full book review >

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ROBINSON by Peter Sís
Kirkus Star
by Peter Sís, illustrated by Peter Sís
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"An enchanting love letter to the magic of childhood and the fertile relationship between good literature and young readers' imaginations. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Sís takes readers on a journey to a Slumberland-esque island that reinforces the joys of storytelling and would make Winsor McCay's Little Nemo proud. Read full book review >

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JACKIE ROBINSON by Sharon Robinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"It's an often-told story, but the author is still in a position to give it a unique perspective. (Biography. 8-10)"
The author of Promises to Keep: How Jackie Robinson Changed America (2004) tells her father's tale again, for younger readers. Read full book review >

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JEREMY THRANE by Kate Christensen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 7, 2001

"Credible? Just barely. Fun? Immensely. As a chronicler of hip urban travails, Christensen (In the Drink, 1999) is first-rate."
A spirited take on the oft-told tale of a life falling apart, then patching itself together again: witty, humane, romantic, and just gossipy enough to keep you flipping pages. Read full book review >

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XOM-B by Jeremy Robinson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 29, 2014

"The author of Secondworld (2012) and Island 731 (2013) offers a fresh twist on the zombie apocalypse."
Earlier in the 28th century, a ruthless Master race killed billions of people it had enslaved, only to see the genocide victims arise as zombies and turn on their tormentors. Now able to overturn their captors, the still-living former slaves are threatened by both flesh-eaters and surviving Masters looking to retake power. Read full book review >

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JEREMY NORBECK by Sydney Dunlap
Released: March 31, 2014

"A highly appealing novel for tweens about a resourceful animal lover and his family and friends, infused with gentle humor and informative tidbits about animals of all kinds."
In this engaging middle-grade novel, a fifth-grader tries to find a way to earn money for the upkeep of his assorted pets. Read full book review >

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ROBINSON CRUSOE by Daniel Defoe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 15, 2011

"Readers themselves will be in need of rescue from this abominable adaptation. (iPad storybook app. 9-11)"
A drastically abbreviated and uncommonly inept version of the classic survival tale. Read full book review >

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ROBINSON CRUSOE by Daniel Defoe
by Daniel Defoe, illustrated by Penko Gelev, retold by Ian Graham
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2011

"At best, a poor substitute for Cliffs Notes and like slacker fare. (Graphic novel. 11-14)"
A labored retelling of the classic survival tale in graphic format, heavily glossed and capped with multiple value-added mini-essays. Read full book review >

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ROBINSON CRUSOE by Dan Johnson
adapted by Dan Johnson, illustrated by Naresh Kumar
Released: July 6, 2010

"Passable for young readers fond of action-packed video games but unlikely to inspire interest in the original. (Graphic classic. 10 & up)"
Johnson and Kumar revisit Daniel Defoe's classic castaway tale for the PlayStation generation, creating a survival story told through fast-paced action sequences that barely scratches the surface of the original. Read full book review >

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ISLAND 731 by Jeremy Robinson
Released: March 26, 2013

"This is the stuff that comic books, video games and successful genre franchises are made of."
The novel's premise is reminiscent of H.G. Wells' The Island of Dr. Moreau, but the author adds a World War II back story and a contemporary setting to make it a generic, improbable thriller. Read full book review >

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SECONDWORLD by Jeremy Robinson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 22, 2012

"The Nazis are determined to have the last gruesome laugh in this efficient doomsday thriller."
One of the only survivors of a bizarre holocaust in Miami caused by lethal red flakes falling from the sky, NCIS agent Lincoln Miller must defuse a late-developing plot hatched by the Nazis to reboot the planet with Aryans by killing everyone else. Read full book review >