Search Results: "Luke Finlayson"


BOOK REVIEW

THE CLAN OF THE SCORPION by Gareth P. Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 22, 2013

"Fast, funny and charming. (character profiles) (Adventure. 7-10)"
A fuzzy version of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Read full book review >

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NINJA ON THE FARM by Luke Flowers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 27, 2016

"Amusing and accessible. (Early reader. 6-8)"
Moby Shinobi, a young ninja, is eager to use his many skills to help Farmer Bob with his myriad chores. Read full book review >

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HOW TO SURVIVE IN THE NORTH by Luke Healy
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"Two parts historical, one part invention, a quiet contemplation and celebration of the tenacity of the human spirit. (afterword, author's note) (Graphic novel. 14 & up)"
Two early-20th-century expeditions intertwine with a 21st-century story in Healy's debut graphic novel. Read full book review >

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HILDA AND THE BLACK HOUND by Luke Pearson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2014

"Though definitely an underachiever when it comes to merit badges, Hilda's broad curiosity and willingness to stand up for the undergnome will make her a winner in most readers' eyes. (Graphic fantasy. 7-9)"
In a never-a-dull moment third outing, blue-haired Hilda joins Sparrow Scouts, finds out where lost household items go and meets some of Trolberg's supernatural residents. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: July 5, 2016

"For those approaching or in the scrum of middle school, a positive reminder that the perfect middle school experience does not exist. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
With age-appropriate humor and insight, veteran teacher Reynolds offers advice aimed at assisting young people as they trek through the minefield that is middle school. Read full book review >

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ISABELLE THE NAVIGATOR by Luke Davies
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 3, 2002

"Soggy and silly."
Young woman adrift on a sea of sophomoric philosophy. Read full book review >

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NYPD GREEN by Luke Waters
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"Amusing recollections of 'The Job' with some insider details, but it's unlikely to stand out among a recent flood of law enforcement memoirs."
The memoir of an Irish-American's service with the New York Police Department, told with equal parts Gaelic charm and cop cynicism. Read full book review >

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VENUS AS A BOY by Luke Sutherland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 18, 2004

"Sutherland captures the violence and desperation of the marginalized: that's where his strength, and promise, lies."
For a hot-blooded, romantic outsider, growing up wild in the remote Orkney Islands north of Scotland leads to living wild in London—as a sex worker. Read full book review >

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BURNING GROUND by Pearl Luke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Grim, overwrought first novel heavily freighted with satanic symbolism and dirty thoughts. Luke's concise, vivid style is very much at odds with her subject."
Seven seasons in a fire tower haven't done much for the fragile sanity of Percy Turner. Read full book review >

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THE FORMULA by Luke Dormehl
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"The algorithmization of life reveals both good and dark sides, and in this lucid book, Dormehl, a good-sider, rightly cautions to never lose a measure of control."
The story of the myriad ways that algorithms are impacting our lives, from Fast Company senior writer Dormehl.Read full book review >

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COLD KILLING by Luke Delaney
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 21, 2013

"A plodding debut with lip-smacking, bloody reminiscences from the perp and dreary foul-ups from the cops."
A serial killer stalks London. Read full book review >

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GOD - FACT OR FICTION by Luke Vandenberghe
Released: May 27, 2014

"A sharply written treatise dangerous for the weak of faith."
An atheist in full cry assembles scientific and historical evidence upholding his conviction that a supernatural God is a scientifically baseless human fantasy cynically upheld through the ages by bogus religions. Read full book review >