Search Results: "Justin Denzel"


BOOK REVIEW

RETURN TO THE PAINTED CAVE by Justin Denzel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 1997

Two years after the death of his mentor, Graybeard, the lame Cro-Magnon artist Tao, first met in Boy of the Painted Cave (1988), returns to the Land of the Mountain People and finds them under the thumb of a new shaman, a screaming, crazed ``Neander'' named Zugar. Read full book review >

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HUNT FOR THE LAST CAT by Justin Denzel
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 7, 1991

"Their deaths mark the end of the age of giant mammals; for readers who don't get the point, the author suggests in an afterword that we too shall pass. (Fiction. 11-14)"
As an aging saber-toothed tiger prowls prehistoric Florida, a young paleo-Indian struggles to escape his tribe's superstitious beliefs. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 27, 1993

"Steer readers to nonfiction for information, and to Denzel's previous books for paleo-adventure stories. (Fiction. 11- 13)"
The author of Hunt For the Last Cat (1991) returns to prehistoric North America to follow now-vanished wildlife on its long migratory cycle across the Great Plains. Read full book review >

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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 >

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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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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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THE GOURMANDS' WAY by Justin Spring
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"A literary meal both luscious and lively—and essential to understanding our vacillating love affair with the French."
A thoroughly researched account of how Americans fell in and out of love with French cuisine and cooking. 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 >

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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 >

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MYSTIC by Jason Denzel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"The best that one can say of this hackneyed, amateurish effort is that it lacks the bloat of many of its compatriots and is soon over."
The founder of a popular fan website for the bestselling Wheel of Time fantasy series takes his own stab at the genre. Read full book review >