Search Results: "Jim Di Bartolo"


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IN THE SHADOWS by Kiersten White
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 29, 2014

"Ambitious but a failure both as a whole and in its parts. (Graphic/fantasy hybrid. 12-14)"
Teens square off against sinister immortals in an overstuffed muddle presented, Hugo Cabret-style, through an alternating mix of prose and wordless visuals. Read full book review >

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DREAMDARK by Laini Taylor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

Thumb-sized mage/warrior Magpie Windwitch's quest to find and wake the creation-weaving Djinn moves one step closer to completion but also suffers a major reverse in this headlong sequel to Dreamdark: Blackbringer (formerly Fairies of Dreamdark: Blackbringer, 2007). Read full book review >

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LIPS TOUCH by Laini Taylor
FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Di Bartolo's illustrations not seen. (author's note) (Supernatural short stories. 13 & up)"
In this illustrated collection of two short stories and one novella, which borrow elements of folklore, Hinduism and Zoroastrianism, a life-altering kiss steers the lives of three teenage girls. Read full book review >

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MISE EN PLACE OF LIFE by Catherine A. Di Giovanni
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: July 5, 2013

"A short, poignant collection of expressions capturing a year of recovery and hope."
In this short book of journal entries, photos, recipes and poems, Di Giovanni recounts the harrowing tale of a car accident that changed her life and career. Read full book review >

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FRACTAL PAISLEYS by Paul Di Filippo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 20, 1997

"Di Filippo is often adept at twanging the heartstrings of nostalgia, but his brand of humor too often manifests itself as no more than a glassy grin."
Ten tales, 198997, including two previously unpublished, in this second collection, following Ribofunk (1996). Read full book review >

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THE EMPEROR OF GONDWANALAND by Paul Di Filippo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 10, 2005

"Satisfying though it is, the collection makes one wish Di Filippo would go full out and give us a novel every now and again."
A polymath artist of the fantastic throws out some whiz-bang ideas conjured with virtuosic skill. Read full book review >

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SUBWAY TO CALIFORNIA by Joseph Di Prisco
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"A subway ride with many stops, almost all of them interesting and entertaining."
A self-confessed "minor poet" and "novelist famous for his obscurity" reflects on his strange, eventful life. Read full book review >

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THE MADNESS OF MERCURY by Connie di Marco
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 28, 2016

"This smartly written debut from di Marco (who wrote the Soup Lover's Mystery series as Connie Archer) sets the stage for a promising series, though future installments would benefit from developing the heroine's personal details more appealingly."
An astrologer wishes she were also a psychic when she's targeted as a practitioner of witchcraft and forced into sticking with a client who may be in danger. Read full book review >

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THE ALZHAMMER by Joseph Di Prisco
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2016

"Lively but broad and overcaffeinated."
Di Prisco's latest is part Mafia thriller, part comic farce, part lament about the anguish of dementia—and all hyperkinetic. Read full book review >

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A VENETIAN AFFAIR by Andrea di Robilant
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Strong potential, poor execution."
An 18th-century affair in Venice revealed in the lovers' myriad letters, some only recently discovered. Read full book review >

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DROUGHT by Debra Di Blasi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 27, 1997

"Conclusion: Aside from the memorable terseness of the prose, which in this case makes divinity of brevity, not much ground here hasn't been covered before—and better."
Out of a bleak postmodernist vision of the Midwest come two desiccated husks of novellas, both about souring relationships and sex-as-violation, in a bone-dry debut. Read full book review >