Search Results: "Justin Vicari"


BOOK REVIEW

21 DAYS OF A NEURASTHENIC by Octave Mirbeau
Released: July 14, 2015

"A scandalous artifact from an earlier age that has more mileage than one might expect from an experimental novel more than a century old."
An ailing iconoclast, driven to despair by his own ennui, retreats to the Pyrenees for a rest cure. Read full book review >

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ALLIES & ASSASSINS by Justin Somper
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 27, 2014

"Here's hoping they'll be rewarded with more depth and color in the sequels to come. (Adventure. 12-16)"
Following the murder of his brother, Prince Anders, Jared must not only assume the throne as ruler of all Archenfield, but take on the role of investigator into the crime. Read full book review >

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ACTING OUT by Justin Chanda
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 17, 2008

"A dollop of fun for everyone. (Plays. 8-14)"
Editor Chanda recruited six Newbery Award-winning authors—Avi, Susan Cooper, Sharon Creech, Patricia MacLachlan, Katherine Paterson and Richard Peck—to write one-act plays suitable for children to read either silently or aloud, or perhaps to stage. 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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REFORMED by Justin Weinberger
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 28, 2017

"A pale imitation of Gordon Korman's best. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Will Ian's friendships survive bully school? Will he survive? Read full book review >

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BLIND MAN’S ALLEY by Justin Peacock
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 10, 2010

"Peacock writes compellingly about issues of class, identity and justice while still managing to keep the plot barreling irresistibly along."
An up-and-coming New York lawyer must simultaneously defend a powerful developer and a young man accused of murdering a security guard in Peacock's second novel (A Cure For Night, 2008). Read full book review >

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A CURE FOR NIGHT by Justin Peacock
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 2, 2008

"Not groundbreaking, but plenty entertaining."
After flaming out at a prestigious firm, a young lawyer does penance in the public-defenders office, learning quickly and sharply about the legal system of the streets in a fast-moving debut thriller. Read full book review >

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LOOK AT IT THIS WAY by Justin Cartwright
Released: July 15, 1993

"Despite that nod to Wolfe, this is not an attempt at a British Bonfire but a mix of straight-ahead narrative, free association, and cultural commentary—as idiosyncratic as the twitch of a lion's whiskers."
An appealingly eccentric and insouciant look at contemporary London, its new money and moribund Cockney culture, from the author of Interior (1989), etc. Tim Curtiz is an American journalist based in London, ``a poor man's Gore Vidal'' who's acquired enough celebrity through his Manhattan magazine columns to appear in American Eagle's credit card commercials along with Bernie, an elderly but ebullient Cockney actor. Read full book review >