Search Results: "Les Gray"


BOOK REVIEW

LES MISÉRABLES by Victor Hugo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"An epic muddle, all in all. (Graphic fiction. 10-13)"
In typically buoyant cartoons, Williams presents a précis of Hugo's epic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LES PAUL by Mary Shaughnessy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 22, 1993

"Packed with fascinating detail and researched with loving thoroughness (Shaughnessy includes a complete Paul discography): a rock-music-lover's delight. (Photos—not seen.)"
Who made the guitar a solo instrument? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GRAY by Pete Wentz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Accomplished, though the mean-spirited denouement may put off some readers, and the lead's lack of transformation gives it a dark undercurrent."
A young rock star marinates himself in psychotropic drugs, ruminates on life on the road and pines away for his girl. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LES LIAISONS CULINAIRES by Andreas Staikos
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"If the ménage seems too harebrained and frivolous, try the rabbit stew with some rocket salad."
What to do with a cookbook disguised as a novel? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BIG TIDY-UP by Norah Smaridge
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2008

"Though the story is an older one, that messy-room problem is still very much a current event. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A little girl's messy bedroom forms the basis of this amusing tale, originally published as a Golden Book in 1970. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"Despite the gossipy bits, the research is impressive, and Sebba offers balance to the plethora of war histories featuring the roles of men. The book has ample material for lively discussion in women's studies classes."
An extensively researched cultural history of Paris from 1939 to 1949, covering events leading to the fall of Paris, its occupation by the Nazis, and the early postwar years. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAX AND FELIX by Larry Dane Brimner
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 9, 1993

"As a theme, photos misfiring wears a little thin by the fourth brief chapter; still, the perky, natural-sounding dialogue and funny, lively illustrations are sure to appeal to young readers. (Picture book/Easy reader. 3-7)"
In the best easy-reader tradition, Max and Felix are friends who engage in mildly witty dialogue while negotiating the unexpected results of their various efforts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALASKA GRAY by Susan Froetschel
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 21, 1994

"Even Jane's dread secret turns out to be disappointingly guilt-free."
Her new job as director of finance for Sitka's Katmai Shee Inc. canceled before she even has a chance to show up for work, Jane McBride, already smitten with the Alaskan town and resolved not to go back to Boston and the unspeakable secret she left behind there, lands a lesser job teaching economics at Holmes Barrett College and stays on with native Katmai Shee director/TV news reporter Francesca LaQuestion while she cultivates friendships with brotherly Daily Record reporter Bob Denson, psychiatrist Michael Benoit, and Holmes Barrett museum curator Daniel Greer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FIELD GRAY by Philip Kerr
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 14, 2011

"An accomplished thriller."
When fans meet Bernie Gunther in this latest saga in the adventurous life of the hard-bitten, sardonic policeman, Kerr's (If the Dead Rise Not, 2010, etc.) stalwart Berliner detective is in pre-Castro Cuba. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GRAY MATTER by Gary Braver
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"A solid enough performer but unlikely to win the author many new fans."
Medical thriller with an abundance of preaching—and a blessed lack of typical plot machinations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LES & RONNIE STEP OUT by Andrew Kolb
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"This odd couple doesn't need any lessons on friendship, though perhaps they could use some pointers on safe skateboarding. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A Type-A personality learns to walk in someone else's shoes (literally!) after an accident. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VICTOR HUGO'S LES MISÉRABLES by Jack Wang
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 2013

"Just the ticket for the tot who's applying early-early-early-early-early decision to Harvard; better hope the RAs will change diapers. (Board book. 1-3)"
The melodramatic French novel of sin and redemption set against various backdrops of unrest is boiled down to 12 words. Read full book review >