Search Results: "Justin Allen"


BOOK REVIEW

YEAR OF THE HORSE by Justin Allen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Exciting, original update of the ripping-yarns formula."
Allen (Slaves of the Shinar, 2007) sends the 14-year-old son of Chinese immigrants into the western territories of post-Civil War America. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2007

"An evocative, tenacious, often arresting series of incidents with no real center; worth a try for sheer spectacle but don't expect too much involvement."
Historical fantasy, something like a long-range prequel to the ancient Babylonian Epic of Gilgamesh, from newcomer Allen. Read full book review >

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FILMMAKERS BET BIG ON SCIENCE FICTION NOVELS
by John DeNardo

It's no secret that film and television studios can be successful producing science fiction films and shows. What may be surprising is that you can enjoy the next big SciFi blockbuster even before it hits screens. Here's a roundup of the latest science fiction books that have jumped aboard the adaptation train…

 

The Passage by Justin Cronin ...


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JUSTIN SAYRE
by Megan Labrise

When 13-year-old Sophie LeClerq puts together a look, people notice: she’s the prettiest girl in her Park Slope class. Her African-American mother is a fashion journalist, her French father sends designer clothes, and she incorporates their influences into an eclectic style that shines. 

In Chapter 1 of Justin Sayre’s middle-grade novel Pretty, Sophie rocks an Old Navy V-neck with ...


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THE SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY BOOKS EVERYONE WILL BE TALKING ABOUT IN APRIL
by John DeNardo

April is bringing a whole new enticing batch of science fiction and fantasy books that will stretch your imagination. Here's a selection of the ones that will be generating the most buzz. You'll find fallen angels, Death's assistant, human refugees in space, a revolution against the One Percent, matriarchal lunar colonies, giant robots, genetic thrills, biotech-weird, and ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE CHAOS CODE by Justin Richards
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Mixing the supernatural with an action-adventure theme, this is a race that will capture the reader's attention and keep them turning pages long after lights out. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Matt Stribling is used to his divorced parents shuttling him back and forth on school vacations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SPIRIT GLASS by Justin Heimberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 25, 2011

"Cool ideas, good execution, mediocre text. (Puzzle book. 7-10)"
Readers are challenged to unlock the secrets of a haunted house, with the aid of a "magic glass." Read full book review >

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THE SONG BEFORE IT IS SUNG by Justin Cartwright
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2007

"The times were momentous, yet the novel is subdued and poorly arranged; a rare misstep by this agile author."
A fledgling biographer tries to make sense of the complicated friendship between an Oxford philosopher and a German aristocrat involved in the plot to kill Hitler. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STONEDUST by Justin Scott
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"Pleasant but ultimately exhausting, like a three-day weekend of tag sales. (Author tour)"
The hottest gossip topic in Newbury, that Shangri-la of pastoral Connecticut, isn't the spicy sleep-over party Duane and Michelle Fisk and their Jacuzzi planned for three other swinging couples after the lesser guests went home at 9 p.m.; it's the discovery the next morning of Duane's best buddy, Reg Hopkins, dead of a heroin overdose, demurely sitting inside his Blazer in the middle of a distant covered bridge. Read full book review >

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MASAI DREAMING by Justin Cartwright
Released: June 1, 1995

"Funny, knowing, appalling, and moving."
Pitting a lofty intellectual theme against Hollywood's sleaze and pretension, this elegant yet often bawdy novel has a grand time demolishing the barriers between ``high'' and ``low'' art. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"In a book that's likely far richer than the novel he shelved, Hocking ultimately transcends 'the dark Ahab force.'"
Through stylistic understatement and perfect tonal pitch, this memoir somehow achieves its outlandish ambitions. Read full book review >