Search Results: "L. Divine"


BOOK REVIEW

SO, SO HOOD by L.  Divine
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2011

"Though a few elements seem hastily put together (the same one-liner about the incriminating photo appears twice, for instance), this is a solid installment in Jayd's saga. (discussion guide) (Fiction. 12-16)"
In the 14th volume of Divine's wildly popular Drama High series, newly initiated voodoo priestess Jayd Jackson begins her senior year. Read full book review >

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DRAMA HIGH by L.  Divine
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Esmeralda's plot to rob Jayd of her powers may seem outlandish, but it never disrupts and often adds to the abundant, juicy drama. (Fiction. YA)"
In Drama High's ninth volume and first super-edition, self-possessed AP student, hairstylist and voodoo practitioner-in-training Jayd Jackson comes under mystical attack. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Written too soon after the event to stifle self-dramatization—or to touch on the tenuous relationship between actual law practice and classroom drilling—this will be of interest only to masochistic, prospective law students but may mislead them, since Harvard's enormous classes, hothouse ambiance, and rock-rigid first-year requirements are less than representative of current options in legal education."
Like the hero of the book-then-film, The Paper Chase, Turow got all frazzled—smoking, drinking, making and breaking psychiatric appointments—by his first year at Harvard Law School (1975-76), the year with all the tough courses, heavy pressures, competitive snarls, and think-like-a-lawyer angst. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EMILY L. by Marguerite Duras
Released: May 15, 1989

Duras (The Lover; The War, etc.) here offers a wise, graceful book, at once modern in its self-consciousness and classic in its clarity. Read full book review >

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DIVINE PUNISHMENT by Sergio Ramírez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 6, 2015

"Still, though not as smoothly told as it might have been in the hands of a Vargas Llosa or García Márquez, a good yarn—and considering the lack of Central American literature available in English, it enriches a slender library."
A one-time vice president of Nicaragua explores dark corners of his nation's history in this blend of historical novel and noir procedural. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DIVINE SARAH by Adam Braver
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2004

"A journey into the heart of acting that's ever entertaining but at times transcendentally overblown."
Sarah Bernhardt's declining years, as highly fictionalized as Braver's debut, Mr. Lincoln's Wars (2003). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SWINE DIVINE by Jan Carr
Released: March 15, 1999

"Bender's fuzzy illustrations pose Rosie in the pink, amidst earth tones, shining a light on the humorous, bewildered expressions of one pig with a mind of her own. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Rosie the pig hogs the stage in this comic, farmyard farce from Carr (Dark Day, Light Night, 1996). Read full book review >

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"An election-year must-read."
Becker's novel, republished from 1995, imagines an alternate political reality. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 29, 1993

"An unsparing and perceptive briefing on a pocketbook issue whose complexities appear beyond the grasp of mass media."
A journalist's informed audit of the factors that brought America's S&Ls to grief. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DIVINE INTERVENTION by Elyse Kishimoto
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"A bit cumbersome and poorly paced; here's hoping for better from Volume 2. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Unexpected membership in an exclusive club leads to big adventures. Read full book review >