Search Results: "John de Graaf"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"An entertaining presentation of important ideas and information about how lives could be improved."
A stimulating approach to the economy, which puts people and their needs ahead of money-based indicators of growth and performance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SON OF A GUN by Anne de Graaf
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"'I wonder if there's a place for my story in your world,' writes Nopi. Stories like this at least help to ensure that there are. (map, websites) (Historical fiction. 11-13)"
Despite the flip title, a harsh picture of civil war in Liberia as seen through the eyes of two children. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPUD--THE MADNESS CONTINUES... by John Van de Ruit
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Those who enjoyed the first will likely love this volume; others may well tire of a 14-year-old boy's second catalogue of his boarding-school experiences. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
In the much-anticipated sequel to the surprise South African bestseller Spud (2007), John "Spud" Milton's tale of boarding-school life picks up with 14-year-old John ready for his next school year. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 5, 1996

"Jorre shows the mercurial Girodias in all his guises- -debonair publisher, avant-garde patron, and unscrupulous opportunist. (b&w photos and sketches, not seen)"
A between-the-covers look at the Parisian Olympia Press of Maurice Girodias, the man Vladimir Nabokov (whom he published) called the ``Olympian Pornologist.'' De St. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WRONG BLOOD by Manuel De Lope
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 28, 2010

"Grand themes and extravagant prose trump any hint of literary realism."
Even in translation, the American debut of a celebrated Spanish novelist reads rapturously. Read full book review >

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SOLDIER OF LIGHT by John De Lancie
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Astonishingly inventive, brimming with dazzling concepts—but, sadly, without plot and propellant."
Transcendental SF from actor De Lancie (Q in Star Trek: The Next Generation, etc.) and ex-Navy Panama resident Cool (Secret Realms, 1998). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STICKMEN'S GUIDE TO WATERCRAFT by John Farndon
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"The gimmick's thin in more ways than one, and the content never sails beyond routine. (index) (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
An inside look at modern seagoing craft from water bikes to "ginormous" container ships, all crewed by stick figures. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BREAK THE SIEGE  by Rob Ives
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"An excellent resource that will spark the imaginations of many readers. (index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Everything you need to know to create your own tabletop medieval battlefields. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STICKMEN'S GUIDE TO CITIES IN LAYERS by Catherine Chambers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"As a gimmick the stickmen add a bit of comic side business but not enough to lift these largely superficial outings out of the general run of assignment fodder. (index) (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
A tour of urban structures and infrastructure, from top to bottom. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"Moore offers a scholarly introduction and a cautious editorial hand that, striving for the feel of a manuscript, retains ampersands and archaic (or at least idiosyncratic) spellings."

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 20, 2001

"A well-told story. (Illustrations)"
A biography of a significant figure of the Gilded Age who is now generally ignored by historians of popular culture. Read full book review >