Search Results: "Ned Rust"


BOOK REVIEW

THE GIFT by James Patterson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 13, 2010

"A new low in children's publishing. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Whit and Wisty Allgood, sibling magic-users with amazingly unreliable powers, return to fight with their utterly expendable teen comrades against The One Who Is The One, dread master of the New Order, who hates the young and those with imagination (Witch & Wizard, 2009). Read full book review >

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PATRICK GRIFFIN'S LAST BREAKFAST ON EARTH by Ned Rust
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"The story could use less of the villain and more of the giant jackalope. But then, every book needs more jackalopes. (Science fiction. 8-12)"
For a story about parallel worlds, this book is hardly science fiction at all. Read full book review >

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PATRICK GRIFFIN'S FIRST BIRTHDAY ON ITH by Ned Rust
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"The jokes, however, have improved since the first volume, and kids with a taste for weirdness will be eager to start again with Book 3. (Science fiction. 8-12)"
Patrick Griffin's second adventure seems to start over with every chapter. Read full book review >

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TRICKY by Kari Rust
by Kari Rust, illustrated by Kari Rust
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2017

"Rich images and a lovable dog make up for the slightly cloying message in this promising debut. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A dog and his man find redemption in this old-time cinema-style picture book. Read full book review >

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BE MORE CHILL by Ned Vizzini
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2004

"An interesting if unwieldy premise technologically, but diluted by the lack of character growth. (Science fiction. YA)"
A self-centered teenager swallows a supercomputer to make himself cool in this strangely amoral piece. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 4, 2011

"Despite a rushed ending and a difficult narrator, the book is an exact, revealing and intermittently moving portrait of a talented but struggling artist."
As an adventurous young magazine writer for Vanity Fair, Zeman traveled the globe in pursuit of compelling subjects; in this searing memoir, he turns his reporter's gaze inward. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Stop already. (b&w photos, not seen)"
Wordy half-a-life story by tireless composer and tiresome raconteur and diarist Rorem (The Nantucket Diary, 1987, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"A heady but often murky brew."
Broad, overambitious cultural history of New Orleans, from its inauspicious beginnings to its arrival as an important American city by 1819. Read full book review >

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BOXER, BEETLE by Ned Beauman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"If Franz Kafka had a sense of humor, perhaps he would have written a book like this one: quirky, comical, brilliant and, somehow, ultimately disagreeable."
Many adjectives come to mind when describing Beauman's debut novel, but "strange" surely applies. Readers may feel compelled to shower after taking in this satiric tale (both funny and repellent) of fascism, eugenics, boxing, entomology, sex and murder. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PRISONER PEAR by Elissa Minor Rust
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2005

"Thoughtful, surprising fiction."
An unsuspecting suburban community around Lake Oswego, Ore., finds itself unsettled by illogical events and surrealist mischief in this intriguing, nicely polished debut collection of 12 stories. Read full book review >

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ZOOMER'S OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD CHRISTMAS by Ned Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Kids will connect with this wildly exuberant fantasy, and Zoomer seems destined to zoom off into further ingenious adventures in unexplored territories. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In this third entry in an imaginative series, Zoomer the zestful hound dog hits his stride with a wacky Christmas Eve visit from aliens who crash-land in the field near his house. Read full book review >

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GATHERINGS by Marina Rust
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 15, 1993

"But there's precious little timbre to Meredith's voice and, for sure, no explanations."
A debut from a graduate of the fiction school that teaches writers just to set it down without trying to sort it out first. Read full book review >