Search Results: "Johnny Worthen"


BOOK REVIEW

ELEANOR by Johnny Worthen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 1, 2014

"A riveting supernatural character study wrought with the pains of first love and the struggles of self-acceptance. (Paranormal romance. 14-18)"
A teenage wallflower turns small-town Wyoming on its head as she grapples to hide the shocking truth of her identity in this paranormal romance. Read full book review >

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AMERICAN WARLORD by Johnny Dwyer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 10, 2015

"A dark triumph—a meticulous geopolitical narrative and gripping tale of an American son lost to evil."
Shocking page-turner about Liberian dictator Charles Taylor's American-born son, Chucky, the first U.S citizen to be federally prosecuted for torture. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2009

"Delivers some tense moments but never fulfills its initial promise."
An immersion journalist's ill-conceived quest to illegally cross the Mexican border into the United States. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 15, 2006

"Engaging personal and political history, occasionally vitiated by simplistic and sophomoric interjections."
A former student of the career diplomat and State Department insider intertwines the narrative of Hill's life with an account of her own experiences with him. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"A perceptive, readable work of Laurentiana, though perhaps too late in its own right."
Well-crafted life of the once-famous (or infamous) writer who got much mileage out of shocking the bourgeoisie. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Readers hoping for some rougher cautionary mayhem will be disappointed, but try this on James Proimos fans. (Illustrated fiction. 8-10)"
Scoring middling-high marks for child appeal if not really delivering on the title's promise, a veteran writer for The Simpsons offers two original tales about bad behavior followed by just deserts and another that celebrates thinking outside the (fashion) box. Read full book review >

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GRUNTLE PIGGLE TAKES OFF by Jean Little
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"Eve Bunting's The Wednesday Surprise is a more engaging take on this theme. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A thinly disguised tract on literacy is made more palatable by some amusing bits in text and illustration. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Acute and absorbing scholarship. (Fifty b&w photographs—not seen.)"
First installment of an ambitious three-volume biography of D.H. Lawrence; to be followed by volume two (1912-1922, by Mark Kinkead-Weekes) and volume three (1922-1930, by David Ellis), set for 1992 and 1994, respectively. Read full book review >

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THE SQUICKERWONKERS by Evangeline Lilly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 18, 2014

"While it's gratifying to see a story that trusts readers with fear, the lack of a substantial plot and poor rhyme quality make this one to pass by, Peter Jackson's imprimatur in the introduction notwithstanding. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Actress Lilly makes her picture-book debut. Read full book review >

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Into the Hive of Saarlathesh by Johnny Toxin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 17, 2014

"A deliriously Lovecraft-ian adventure with a wicked sense of humor."
In Toxin's debut supernatural thriller, a comic-book store owner's simple small-town life is turned on its head when he enters a parallel universe. Read full book review >

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NFL CONFIDENTIAL by Johnny Anonymous
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 6, 2016

"This readable book provides insight into the life of an NFL nonstar, though the author's anonymity proves to be a dual-edged sword."
An inside perspective on professional football from an anonymous NFL rank and filer. Read full book review >