Search Results: "Joss Albért"


BOOK REVIEW

JOSS WHEDON by Amy Pascale
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"An informative and readable book that often resembles a long PR piece."
Obsessively detailed treatment of the director of The Avengers and creator of Buffy the Vampire SlayerFirefly and other TV series. Read full book review >

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JOSS AND GOLD by Shirley Geok-lin Lim
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Vivid local color compensates some for a disappointingly flat story with characters who are more concept-spear-carrier than fully realized people."
First-novelist Lim (Among the White Moon Faces: An Asian-American Memoir of Homelands, not reviewed, etc.) ambitiously explores racial, cultural, and gender prejudices while somewhat schematically chronicling the efforts of a young professional Chinese woman to raise her mixed-race child. Read full book review >

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UNSCRIPTED JOSS BYRD by Lygia Day Peñaflor
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 23, 2016

"Engaging behind-the-scenes look at a lonely young Hollywood star's tragedies and triumphs. (Fiction. 12-16)"
A critically acclaimed child actor struggles with her insecurities, a fame-hungry momager, and a demanding director. Read full book review >

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BOB AND JOSS GET LOST! by Peter McCleery
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"This clever home-away-home arc with a 'go with the flow' twist has the added bonus of motivating readers' engagement. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Two friends rent a sailboat, get lost, become shipwrecked, and end up on a (seemingly) deserted beach. Read full book review >

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PRINCESS PETAL AND THE TRAPDOOR by Joss  Albért
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 11, 2012

"Even with some nicely executed animation and an impressive look, the story of the princess and the trapdoor is too slight a narrative for its production work. (iPad storybook app. 4-9)"
A visually snazzy app about a bored princess is hamstrung by a weak story. Read full book review >

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I CAN SEE YOU by Joss Landry
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 23, 2014

"A gripping, disturbing tale about the importance of love, acceptance and letting kids be kids."
A young girl's paranormal gift—or is it a curse?—of sight makes her the target of a murderous madman in Landry's (Mirror Deep, 2012) shadowy thriller. Read full book review >

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THE NIGHT FOLLOWING by Morag Joss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 4, 2008

"Joss begins her psychological vivisection where other suspense novelists leave off. The results are extraordinary."
A calamitous accident is followed by an even more unsettling event in this sixth helping of psychological suspense from Joss (Half Broken Things, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >

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HALF BROKEN THINGS by Morag Joss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 27, 2005

"A grim, courageous work that crosses into dark, interior regions American readers rarely dare to tread."
Intriguing interior narrative by British crime novelist Joss explores the deviant pleasures of the solitary elderly housesitter. Read full book review >

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MIRROR DEEP by Joss Landry
Released: Oct. 17, 2012

"A dynamic mystery, as unstoppable as the attraction between the book's two main characters."
In Landry's debut romantic mystery, a young woman learns a shocking and potentially dangerous truth about her past. Read full book review >

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AMONG THE MISSING by Morag Joss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 21, 2011

"Joss (The Night Following, 2008, etc.) builds the relationships among her sad trio slowly, through excruciatingly subtle modulations of tone. But the ending fully justifies every intimation of imminent doom."
The harrowing collapse of a Scottish bridge links three lost souls as they lurch toward an even more horrifying finale. Read full book review >

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PI IN THE SKY by Wendy Mass
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 11, 2013

"Science and absurdity frolic together to gleeful effect. (author's note) (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Astrophysics and cosmology play around with haphazard cheer in an experimental comedy that could be a Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy for kids. Read full book review >