Search Results: "Julia Walton"


BOOK REVIEW

LUCY GRACE by Julia Walton
by Julia Walton, illustrated by Mai Kemble, developed by Kayu Media
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 18, 2014

"Although the individual elements of this app work well, the story bangs children over the head with its message: Behave or else you'll turn into a spoiled brat. (iPad storybook app. 4-7)"
If only life were as simple as this. Read full book review >

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WORDS ON BATHROOM WALLS by Julia Walton
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 4, 2017

"Readers will find a refreshingly measured look at schizophrenia, but they won't come away with medical facts. (Fiction. 13-17)"
It's 2012, and a 16-year-old boy with schizophrenia starts fresh, with a new drug trial and at a new high school. Read full book review >

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THAT’S MY DOG! by Rick Walton
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2001

"Indubitably—though cat lovers and the unnecessarily fastidious may prefer the eponymous feline of Liz Graham-Yooll's Timothy Tib (not reviewed). (Picture book. 5-7)"
With waggy enthusiasm, one detail at a time, a lad presents his "big, red, happy, muddy, smart, bouncy, slobbery, sneaky, stinky" canine companion. Read full book review >

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THE GENIUS PLAGUE by David Walton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Tonally the love child of Crichton's The Andromeda Strain and Aldiss' SF classic Hothouse, this is a page-turner of the highest order."
When mycologist Paul Johns returns home to Maryland from the Amazon rain forest in Walton's (Supersymmetry, 2015, etc.) latest, he is a changed man. Read full book review >

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MISSISSIPPI by Anthony  Walton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

"As for the rest, Walton adds little to our understanding of the pressing tensions between blacks and whites. (12 photos, not seen)"
A young black journalist returning to find his roots in Mississippi makes the unsurprising discovery that circumstances there have been generally unfavorable to African-Americans. Read full book review >

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THE PHILOSOPHER KINGS by Jo Walton
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 30, 2015

"There's still more talk than action, but enough happens that the end result is a satisfying conclusion, with room for more if desired."
Walton continues her tale of the goddess Athene's experiment to establish a city based on the principles of Plato's Republic, inhabited by stray scholars and former child-slaves harvested from various time periods.Read full book review >

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CRACKED by K.M. Walton
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 6, 2012

"Well-meaning but ineffective melodrama. (Fiction. 12-15)"
In a debut novel utterly devoid of subtlety, a bully and his primary target end up as roommates in a hospital psych ward. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 14, 2013

"A good first step at clarifying decades of official lies and failures."
A fresh exploration of MI5's role in the prickly process of extricating Britain from its colonial grip. Read full book review >

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RIDE by David Walton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 31, 2002

"Disorganized in a way that's intended to be appealing, though its combination of humanity and idea never quite melds."
Short moral debut novel about one man's jaunts through an anti-Pittsburgh so close to an underground that it feels futuristic. Read full book review >

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SUPERSYMMETRY by David Walton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Thrills and spills and sheer excitement on full-throttle overdrive. Just pay no attention to the wobbling scenery."
Second part of the science-fiction/thriller duology following Superposition (April 2015). Read full book review >

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CAR by Mary Walton
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1997

"A late entry in a crowded field, but solidly written and reported. (First serial to Fortune)"
The newest entry in the burgeoning genre of behind-the-scenes auto books. Read full book review >

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THE KING’S PEACE by Jo Walton
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Walton's debut, though lacking in tension and excitement, thoughtfully reweaves Arthurian legend with history into a vivid, fluent narrative."
Curious Arthurian fantasy from a Wales-resident newcomer. Read full book review >