Search Results: "K.L. Seegers"


BOOK REVIEW

COBRA by Deon Meyer
by Deon Meyer, translated by K.L. Seegers
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"As always, Meyer (Seven Days, 2012, etc.) writes with a strong sense of character and an eye on post-apartheid politics, though the plotting here is slower and less compelling than previous books in the Griessel series."
A chase-themed thriller set in the tense political climate of post-apartheid South Africa. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEVIL’S PEAK by Deon Meyer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 26, 2008

"The real drama hangs on every exchange between members of the multiracial police force and the citizens they're sworn to protect."
Meyer's rangy, ambitious fourth suspense novel shows the man who starred in the author's impressive debut in a startling new light. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FEVER by Deon Meyer
by Deon Meyer, translated by K.L. Seegers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Despite some gripping moments and a haunting atmosphere, the book often sinks under its own ambitions, with too many weighty themes and parallel stories going on at once."
Best known for his detective thrillers, Meyer (Icarus, 2015, etc.) enters darker territory with this sweeping epic about a young Afrikaner boy's survival in a post-apocalyptic South Africa. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JUST ONE TEAR by K.L. Mahon
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1994

"Possibly all these things happened to Mahon's real friend; in any case, other young people are sure to recognize her well-realized character's complicated emotions as genuine. (Fiction. 11-15)"
Responding empathetically to a friend's traumatic loss of his father, a 14-year-old Australian girl has recreated his experience as a novel in the form of a diary. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KING OF THE SCREWUPS by K.L. Going
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2009

"Moreover, trouble does follow him wherever he goes, but avoiding it is easier when you've got the right kind of support. (Fiction. YA)"
Popular, beautiful slacker Liam spends the majority of his time partying and chasing girls instead of focusing on his studies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GARDEN OF EVE by K.L. Going
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"The emotions may be sound, but the story demands a tighter focus on the otherworldly. (Fantasy. 9-13)"
It's been ten months since her mother died, and Evie feels the loss every single day. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SAINT IGGY by K.L. Going
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Wild plot twists combined with Iggy's endearing narration will keep turning pages and readers cheering this strangely heroic anti-hero. (Fiction. YA)"
This charmer, set just before Christmas, will haunt readers long after experiencing the final pages. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LIBERATION OF GABRIEL KING by K.L. Going
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2005

"Readers will enjoy following the sometimes-tempestuous friendship of Gabriel and Frita, and they'll be completely absorbed in watching the friends and their community come together to stand up against the evil within. (appendix) (Fiction. 10+)"
It's the summer of 1976 in a small town in Georgia. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GIRL FROM CHARNELLE by K.L. Cook
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 11, 2006

"A strong, complex story from a promising new literary voice."
Cook returns to the protagonist of his collection of linked stories, Last Call (2004), to examine how a teenaged girl grows up too quickly. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LAST CALL by K.L. Cook
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 27, 2004

"A family's tragic trajectory viewed through the kaleidoscope of time in stories that make an immensely satisfying whole. Winner of the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Fiction."
A remarkably accomplished first collection covers 32 years in the life of a fragmented West Texas family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PIECES OF WHY by K.L. Going
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Young readers may not be willing to sing in this hallelujah chorus. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Sometimes sugarcoating the truth can leave a bitter taste. Such is the lesson in this middle-grade tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ME, MYSELF AND IKE by K.L.  Denman
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Ultimately, Kit makes no decisions that are not the product of his illness—which not only equates the protagonist with his disability but produces a bleak, pointless progression for an initially promising novel. (Fiction. 12-14)"
What begins as compelling mystery degenerates into a tale of mental illness existing only for tragedy. Read full book review >