Search Results: "Jon Courtenay Grimwood"


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END OF THE WORLD BLUES by Jon Courtenay Grimwood
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 2, 2007

"Dizzying and fascinating."
A British veteran of the Iraq war with an extremely troubled past confronts apparently unknown enemies while plumbing the mystery of his ex-lover's suicide in this William Gibson-esque noir. Read full book review >

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STAMPING BUTTERFLIES by Jon Courtenay Grimwood
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 5, 2006

"Brilliantly imaginative, moving with the crystalline precision of a Swiss watch, Grimwood's demanding accomplishment should be avoided by those who think the author should do all the work."
Alternate-realities puzzler that first appeared in the U.K. in 2004, from the author of Pashazade (2005). Read full book review >

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PASHAZADE by Jon Courtenay Grimwood
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 8, 2005

"In this first American installment of a trilogy published in England beginning in 2001, Grimwood (reMix, 1999, etc.) wraps gritty realism in layers of suspicion and suggestion (is Isk itself fantasy?), creating an antihero as unpredictable as Tom Ripley."
The murder of an imperious North African noblewoman upsets the marriage plans of her nephew, who becomes the prime suspect. Read full book review >

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THE FALLEN BLADE by Jon Courtenay Grimwood
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 27, 2011

"Pounce on this one."
Alternate-world fantasy from the talented and versatile author of End of the World Blues (2007), wherein Marco Polo's family founded the dynasty that rules Venice. Read full book review >

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JON FIXX by Jason Squire Fluck
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 15, 2014

"An exciting, comical page-turner about the gritty underbelly of love."
Fluck follows the adventures of a romance writer for hire in his debut novel. Read full book review >

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Jon Hersey - Industrial Spy by Leo N. Ardo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 8, 2012

"A thrilling, adventurous novel that will appeal especially to readers interested in business recon."
Debut novelist Ardo offers a unique, concise novella about a young widower who finds redemption through politically motivated corporate espionage. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 8, 2008

"The combination of high-energy artwork and exuberant characters are sure to make the Trucktown series a necessary purchase for every garage library. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The irrepressible Scieszka has set his sites on entertaining a younger crowd and getting them (boys especially) hooked on the joys of reading. Read full book review >

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JON, FLORA, AND THE ODD-EYED CAT by Stella Pevsner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 1994

"Pure enchantment. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Pevsner (The Night the Whole Class Slept Over, 1991, etc.) delivers a magical story about the friendship between a 14-year-old boy recovering from rheumatic fever and an 11- year-old girl hiding out from her father. Read full book review >

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JON FOX AND THE MONSTER OF THE POND by Carson Steil
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 9, 2011

"The author and software designer show glimmers of creativity, but their learning curves are clearly still on the upswing. (iPad storybook app. 5-7)"
Another app not ready for prime time, featuring a perfunctory story tricked out in a sparse assortment of crudely designed animations and touch-activated effects. Read full book review >

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INTO THE DEEP by Ken Grimwood
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 24, 1995

"Just the sort of thing dolphins would make fun of, if they could read."
Sugary New Age nonsense cripples Grimwood's (Replay, 1986, etc.) mildly inventive eco-thriller, in which humans and dolphins join forces to save Santa Barbara, Calif., from volcanic disaster. Read full book review >

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THE POWER OF ONE by Bryce Courtenay
Released: June 12, 1989

Ideals must be back, for Courtenay's first novel is a fast-paced book with an old-fashioned, clean-cut hero, easily identifiable villains, no sex, and saintlike sidekicks. Read full book review >

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THE VISUAL DICTIONARY OF BUILDINGS by Fiona Courtenay-Thompson
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"Index. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
A handsome ``Eyewitness'' book with spreads covering the obvious historical periods and places (ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome to ``The Early 20th Century'' and ``Modern Buildings'') plus ``Islamic Buildings,'' ``South and East Asia,'' and such additional topics as ``Walls,'' ``Domes,'' and ``Doors.'' A typical spread includes crisply detailed color photos of a major building, a ruin (serving as a cutaway), or a model (Wren's 1674 proposal for St. Read full book review >