Search Results: "John Prendergast"


BOOK REVIEW

JUMP by John Prendergast
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"A plodding, tedious, lukewarm version of The Big Chill, minus the original's tension and conflict."
Shallow characters and mediocre angst, in a debut novel that often reads like an outline for a novel. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2007

"A persuasive and authoritative call for action with an engaging personal touch."
Film star Cheadle and human-rights activist Prendergast pool their talents in an earnest attempt to arouse public concern over the genocide in Darfur and channel that concern into productive action. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 7, 2010

"Sometimes overblown and repetitive, but an important, valuable toolkit that will inspire many."
In follow-up to their bestseller Not on Our Watch: The Mission to End Genocide in Darfur and Beyond (2007), Prendergast, a human-rights activist and co-founder of the Enough Project, and actor Cheadle urge ordinary citizens to take action against genocide, the recruitment of child soldiers and the use of rape as a war weapon in African nations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 17, 2011

"A feel-good narrative that underscores the brutal effects of poverty at home and injustice abroad."
Unusual split memoir of the intertwined lives of a reformed drug dealer and a misfit turned Africa diplomat. Read full book review >

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ZERO REPEAT FOREVER  by G.S. Prendergast
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"An interesting final reveal sets up the sequel; readers who get there will hope Book 2 gets to the quick of what might well be a potentially interesting love story. (Science fiction. 14-18)"
A group of teens resists a worldwide alien invasion. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 24, 2001

"An exceptional piece of music history that will be as mightily thumbed by fans of Ambient music as the Physician's Desk Reference is by hypochondriacs. (b&w photos)"
Music journalist Prendergast all but trips over himself in a rush to deliver his views on Ambient music in this vast and cogent treatment of the sound that changed the way we experience music. Read full book review >

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THE FRAIL DAYS by Gabrielle Prendergast
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2015

"Punchy, insightful and great for music lovers. (Fiction. 11-18)"
Stella, a Chinese-Canadian rock drummer, yearns for success for her band. Read full book review >

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CAPRICIOUS by Gabrielle Prendergast
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 1, 2014

"Sensitive and compelling. (Verse fiction. 12-18)"
This verse novel follows a girl juggling two boyfriends and trying to cope with her rival at school. Read full book review >

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PANDAS ON THE EASTSIDE by Gabrielle Prendergast
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"A book to inspire readers to be the change they want to see in the world. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
In 1972 the Chinese government gifted the people of the United States with two giant pandas. Prendergast imagines what might have happened to the pandas on their way to Washington, D.C., had the delivery not gone smoothly. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 2, 2007

"An unlikely pilgrim and his stuttering progress, drawn with unnerving atmospherics and all the delusions and torments on the road to self-realization."
In a world of surreal distortions and impending danger, a Russian soldier struggles with the banality of evil. Read full book review >

BLOG POST

ROAD TRIPPIN’ IT WITH JOHN BURNINGHAM
by Julie Danielson

The holidays are nigh. I wrote this time last year about my favorite holiday picture book of all time – John Burningham’s Harvey Slumfenburger’s Christmas Present, originally published back in 1993.

I’m a big Burningham fan. (If you are, too, and you’ve not yet read this, run to your nearest bookstore or library.) And in thinking about Harvey, I was ...


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JOHN NEWMAN
by Rhett Morgan

In 1992, John Newman prepared to celebrate finishing his Ph.D., securing a book deal with Warner Books for the release of his dissertation, JFK and Vietnam, and having worked directly with Oliver Stone as consultant on the film JFK. But a brief call from the National Security Agency put all of that in jeopardy. Newman was warned that his ...


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