Search Results: "Lisa Waite Bunker"


BOOK REVIEW

FANTASY
Released: Jan. 16, 2009

"Nonetheless, stealing a march on all competitors by treating The Tales of Beedle the Bard (2008) as a separate title, this wins points for currency, and all but the most obsessive readers will find it unexcelled for ease of use as a quick reference guide. (source list) (Reference. 10-adult)"
His publisher having lost 2008's courtroom battle against J.K. Rowling and Warner Brothers over an initial print version of his popular fan site's encyclopedia of everything Potter, Vander Ark offers a revised second take. Read full book review >

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LISA, LISA by Béatrice Shalit
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"French writer Shalit's fifth novel—and first US publication—is an accomplished soap-script that needs fleshing out."
Goodness knows, there's a passel of domestic furor and flurry within this novel's Jewish/French family, who are gathered for a wedding—but somehow the fuss and feathers have no more emotional depth than the plink-plunk of a rapid badminton volley. Read full book review >

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FELIX YZ by Lisa Bunker
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 6, 2017

"Joyful, heartbreaking, completely bonkers, and exuberantly alive. (Science fiction. 10-adult)"
A freak scientific accident leaves an ordinary Maine boy atomically bonded to a fourth-dimensional being in this debut middle-grade novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 30, 2013

"A rewarding approach to a well-worn subject, rich in anecdotes, opinion, bloodshed and Byzantine political maneuvering."
National Book Award winner and Pulitzer Prize finalist Philbrick (Why Read Moby-Dick, 2011, etc.) will be a candidate for another award with this ingenious, bottom-up look at Boston from the time of the December 1773 Tea Party to the iconic June 1775 battle. Read full book review >

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BUNKER MAN by Duncan McLean
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 1997

"While the acts of rage here are powerful and palpable, the motivations behind them are damningly obscure, and so flawed a foundation reduces the wholel to a tabloid tale—excessive, unpalatable, and confusing. (The Great Scots Reading Tour with Irvine Welsh, Duncan McLean, and James Kelman)"
The same deep-seated anger that fueled his award-winning debut story collection, Bucket Of Tongues (1994), also burns hot in Scottish writer McLean's first novel to appear here. Read full book review >

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BUNKER 13 by Aniruddha Bahal
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 2, 2003

"Worth hacking through."
Drug-rattled reporters and soldiers in embattled Kashmir double- and triple-cross each other and their subcontinental governments—in a confusing but thoroughly frightening thriller from an Indian journalist who knows far too much. Read full book review >

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MONA LISA by Dianne Hales
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"The breezy tone is a jarring contrast to the considerable scholarship that informs the author's history."
Like many visitors to the Louvre, journalist Hales (La Bella Lingua: A Passionate Journey through the World's Most Beautiful Language, 2009, etc.) was fascinated by Leonardo da Vinci's famous portrait and set out to investigate the real Lisa Gherardini del Giocondo: "Why did the most renowned painter of her time choose her as his model?...And why does her smile enchant us still?" Read full book review >

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BUNKER 10  by J. A. Henderson
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"A bit bloody and certainly complex, the story leaves the reader with much to ponder. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Every now and then a book comes along wherein the reader is genuinely surprised by a shocking development halfway through. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I, MONA LISA by Jeanne Kalogridis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"A clever reworking, though not completely convincing."
Kalogridis (The Borgia Bride, 2005, etc.) chronicles the perils of young Lisa di Antonio Gherardini long before she became the subject of Leonardo da Vinci's famous painting. Read full book review >

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THE BUNKER DIARY by Kevin Brooks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2015

"Not for everyone, this heady novel is worthy of study alongside existentialist works of the 20th century. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Knocked unconscious and kidnapped, 16-year-old Linus wakes alone in a small, windowless, concrete building. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2004

"A well-considered slice of the Nazi era, and one with a happy ending."
A vivid reconstruction of the final weeks of Hitler's regime. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MONA LISA by Letizia Galli
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 1996

"Some additional facts are provided at the end, but no specific references are cited. (Picture book/biography. 5-8)"
In a work subtitled ``The Secret of the Smile,'' readers learn a lot about Leonardo da Vinci, but little about his painting of the woman called Mona Lisa. Read full book review >