Search Results: "Michael J. Daley"


BOOK REVIEW

RAT TRAP by Michael J. Daley
ANIMALS
Released: May 15, 2008

"While the story is a mite thin on setting and characterization, the fast-paced plot is sure to please fans of computer games and sentient machines and serves to expand the rather skimpy field of middle-grade science-fiction books. (Science fiction. 8-12)"
Everyone on the space station believes Rat was killed in the battle with Nanny, a terrifying robot run amok. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHANGHAIED TO THE MOON by Michael J. Daley
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2007

"Readers who enjoyed Daley's surer Space Station Rat (2005) will wonder what he was thinking. (Science fiction. 10-12)"
Straightforward sci-fi adventure veers off course into a black hole of pop psych in this confused outing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPACE STATION RAT by Michael J. Daley
ANIMALS
Released: June 15, 2005

"If this leads those readers to Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, all the better. (Fiction. 8-12)"
In a space station far far away lives one escaped lab rat with an extraordinary knowledge of all things human, one boy who is ignored by his scientist parents and one single-minded robot named Nanny. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

J by Howard Jacobson
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"A pleasure, as reading Jacobson always is—though much different from what we've come to expect, which is not at all a bad thing."
Jacobson (The Finkler Question, 2010, etc.), Britain's answer to Philip Roth, returns with an enigmatic tale of the near future.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MICHAEL by Henry Flesh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Amen."
Flesh's X-rated debut novel, the Lambda Award-winning Massage (1999), told of life at the bottom of Manhattan's gay subculture. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PINCH AND DASH AND THE TERRIBLE COUCH by Michael J. Daley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"A good choice for newly independent readers not quite ready for longer fiction. (Early reader. 5-8)"
An oversized couch with "daring dashes of red" causes a conundrum for understated Pinch. Will good friend Dash find a way to make it work? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PINCH AND DASH MAKE SOUP by Michael J. Daley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Here's hoping more servings of this charming duo will make it to the (reading) table. (Early reader. 5-8)"
Daley's easy-reading text about good friends learning to cooperate is served up just right with Yezerski's illustrations in pen, ink and watercolor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JEMIMA J by Jane Green
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2000

"Slightly unpredictable story development saves this from exactly duplicating the vast mound of similar feel-good modern fairy tales for women, but it lives in the same neighborhood."
An overweight woman turns from ugly duckling to swan in British novelist Green's American debut: a tale that offers plenty of engaging plot twists but not much substance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

J. EDEN by Kit Reed
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 1996

"Terrific takes on time's rush, with a touch of that personal enlightenment offered to a certain generation of moviegoers by The Big Chill—but less glib."
Reedian thoughts about life, marriage, middle age, and children when three couples, their kids, and a close friend spend the summer lumped together in a New England farmhouse. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DR. J by Karl Taro Greenfeld
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"A good enough treatment of the phenomenon called 'Dr. J' and an especially thoughtful account of the man, Julius Erving."
The NBA's most transformative player submits an unusually revealing autobiography. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

J. P. by John Mooers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 31, 2013

"A history buff's guilty pleasure, offering a behind-the-scenes peek into the world of a man whose impact on society lasts to this day."
A historical novel that paints an intimate portrait of J.P. Morgan, U.S. banker, financier and philanthropist. Read full book review >