Search Results: "N. Griffin"


BOOK REVIEW

N by Louis Edwards
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 19, 1997

"Edwards brilliantly deconstructs the language of race in America, a country and culture he celebrates for its invigorating mix, much like this smart and genre-bending book. (Author tour)"
Edwards's second novel (after Ten Seconds, 1991), a tragic romance with less mystery than the title promises, plays with the conventions of genre literature in order to tell a more profound tale of race, sex, and the meaning of identity in America. Read full book review >

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THE WHOLE STUPID WAY WE ARE by N. Griffin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"Readers who invest in this quirky set of characters and circumstances will be rewarded. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
The friendship between optimistic Dinah Beach and depressed, nihilistic Skint Gilbert is tested in a carefully crafted and highly stylized tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DIE GRIEF (THE GRIFFIN) by Richard Hirschhorn
MYSTERY THRILLER

"An often audacious Nazi mystery with plenty of well-placed plot twists."
Hirshhorn (A Pride of Healers, 1983, etc.) offers an animated chase through Boston and Europe as his characters unravel a mystery involving six pairs of identical Jewish twins saved from a German concentration camp.Read full book review >

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SMASHIE MCPERTER AND THE MYSTERY OF THE MISSING GOOP by N. Griffin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Readers will be hoping for an equally savvy Book 3. (Mystery. 7-10)"
Third-grade sleuths Smashie McPerter and Dontel Marquise are back. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

N-SPACE by Chris Martin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 27, 2011

"Martin's varied literary structure and assimilation of human emotions, fused with a fast-paced, imaginative storyline and realistic science fiction will leave audiences marveling over Maines' adventures in n-Space."
In Martin's collection of science-fiction stories, Lt. Jana Maines steers merchant ships of the Space Trading Commission through the fourth dimension, known as n-Space. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GRIFFIN OF DARKWOOD by Becky Citra
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"Solid worldbuilding makes this a believable, page-turning adventure. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
The son of a fantasy novelist finds himself in an adventure worthy of one of his mother's plots. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YEAR OF THE GRIFFIN by Diana Wynne Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2000

"Like a chocolate-covered marshmallow, this is tasty fluff, but unsatisfying. (Fiction. 11-14)"
The sequel to Dark Lord of Derkholm (not reviewed) continues to spoof traditional fantasy, this time satirizing the "school for magic" genre. Read full book review >

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SMASHIE MCPERTER AND THE MYSTERY OF ROOM 11 by N. Griffin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"A singularly appealing group of kids populates this nifty mystery for readers ready for a challenge. (Mystery. 7-10)"
Smashie McPerter has made her distaste for Patches, Room 11's new class hamster, abundantly clear—so when he is stolen from his cage, she immediately becomes a prime suspect. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CURSE OF THE GRIFFIN by Jerome Walford
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: July 13, 2013

"A dystopian vampire fantasy likely to appeal more to fans of The Hunger Games than the Twilight saga."
In this action-packed series opener, a starving artist finds that there's magic in his past, and he's determined to better his life as a commoner in a world ruled by vampires. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RAISING THE GRIFFIN by Melissa Wyatt
FICTION
Released: Jan. 13, 2004

Wyatt invents an Eastern European country with centuries of history for this pseudo-historical fiction that begins slowly but packs a punch in the second half. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 8, 2014

"Readers interested in mythology and paleontology will be intrigued. (glossary/index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Researchers have used fossils to understand much about the prehistoric world, but this work shows how a passionate woman with a curious mind studies them to understand how early peoples devised their myths and legends. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROCK 'N ELEPHANT by Dorit  Leshnick
by Dorit Leshnick, illustrated by Dorit Leshnick, developed by TabTale
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 6, 2011

"Skip this 'Rock' and check out the far superior Zen Shorts and companion books by Jon J Muth. (iPad storybook app. 4-7)"
This paradoxically didactic, discordant picture book attempts to introduce children to Zen teachings. Read full book review >