Search Results: "Light Sleepers"


BOOK REVIEW

KOTO GO WEST by Light Sleepers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 19, 2012

"Koto is both terribly cute and terribly written. He'd do well to drum up some writing help for his creators. (iPad storybook app. 2-5)"
A poorly written story about a canine sheriff who investigates loud noises. Read full book review >

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SLEEPERS by Lorenzo Carcaterra
NON-FICTION
Released: July 10, 1995

"Carcaterra has run a moral and emotional gauntlet, and the resulting book, despite its flaws, is disturbing and hard to forget. (Film rights to Propaganda; author tour)"
An extraordinary true tale of torment, retribution, and loyalty that's irresistibly readable in spite of its intrusively melodramatic prose. Read full book review >

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SLEEPERS, WAKE by Paul Samuel Jacobs
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1991

"Good idea, poor follow-through. (Fiction. 10+)"
As Dody and his family travel toward their new home on spaceship Wanderer, a computer glitch wakes the boy 50 years early. Read full book review >

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CAPTAIN OF THE SLEEPERS by Mayra Montero
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2005

"She's one of Latin America's finest writers, and this is her best novel yet."
An abortive revolution in postwar Puerto Rico parallels a family's unraveling in Cuban-born Montero's intricate 2002 novel (her sixth in English translation). Read full book review >

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LIGHT by Michael Grant
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 2, 2013

"A bloody, action-packed reward for the series' loyal fans. (Science fiction. 14 & up)"
With the world outside the FAYZ in sight and stakes rising, characters take drastic actions for survival and redemption. Read full book review >

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PETER AND THE WINTER SLEEPERS by Rick de Haas
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Here's hoping Peter's next outing (Peter and the Seal, 2012) will be better executed and edited. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This misleadingly titled Dutch import mixes a mediocre storyline with some inconsistent tongue-in-cheek visual humor. Read full book review >

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Light by Paul Dale Anderson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 11, 2015

"Renders spirits and the preternatural realm as tangible scenes of action and intensity."
The ghost of a murdered U.S. Army Ranger plans to thwart a plot to assassinate world leaders in Anderson's (Pinking Shears, 2015, etc.) supernatural thriller.Read full book review >

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LIGHT by Margaret Elphinstone
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"Another bold step forward for a 'traditional' writer who seldom fails to make the long-ago and faraway seem as near as the matter of our own everyday lives."
The conventional theme of an unspoiled paradise threatened by progress is treated with keen intelligence in the Scottish author's ninth novel. Read full book review >

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LIGHT by M. John Harrison
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 7, 2004

"A profoundly thoughtful, complex, fascinating, and sometimes bewildering mosaic. Does it all add up? Well, objectively speaking, not altogether—and perhaps that's the point. It was worth the wait since Harrison's last (Signs of Life, 1997)."
Harrison's new SF yarn—quantum space opera? science fiction serial-murder mystery? pyrotechnically paranoid projected physics?—arrives two years after its original British publication. Read full book review >

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LIGHT by Sarah Waldman
NONFICTION
Released: June 1, 1993

"A joyous use of contemporary graphics to retell the first story. (Picture book. 3+)"
The illustrator's daughter, 13, stays close to the text as it appears in Genesis, varying repetitions a bit (``It was all very good'') and ad-libbing some embellishments (``the softer light of the moon would shine through the nights, with the help of twinkling stars''); she also adds a ``Storyteller's Note'' on the creation story as a reminder ``to take care of our beautiful planet.'' The text, white on black in an elegant face, makes a stylish foil for art in luminous stained-glass hues, artfully composed of mosaic-like passages of dabs of color, larger areas in solid tones, decorative grace notes, and stylized figures- -e.g., an extraordinary portrait of Adam and Eve, where Waldman's freewheelingly unrealistic use of brilliant color is particularly striking. Read full book review >

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LIGHT by Donald  Crews
Released: Feb. 9, 1981

"All have an immediate impact, but the best are not immediately exhausted."
Though this hasn't the excitement, the page-to-page motion, or the vibrant originality of Freight Train, Trucks, and Rain, Crews' projection of city and country night scenes has its own rhythm and mood as a picture-poem on the theme of lights at night. Read full book review >

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LIGHT by Bruce Watson
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"An ingenious combination of science and art history."
The usual popular-science history of light begins with the ancient Greeks and peters out soon after Einstein, but this fine account by Smithsonian contributing writer Watson (Freedom Summer: The Savage Season of 1964 that Made Mississippi Burn and Made America a Democracy, 2010, etc.) paints with a broader brush.Read full book review >