Search Results: "Neil Cross"


BOOK REVIEW

LUTHER by Neil Cross
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Relentlessly bleak, often downright ugly, yet heartbreakingly well-done. Troubled, self-tormenting Luther, who debuted in the BBC America TV miniseries Luther, is a compelling and memorable figure in print as well."
A particularly repellent case moves DCI Luther closer to the edge he's never been far from. Read full book review >

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THE ODYSSEY by Gillian Cross
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"Next to the exhilarating renditions of Rosemary Sutcliff (The Wanderings of Odysseus, 1996) and Geraldine McCaughrean (Odysseus, 2004), this version makes bland reading, and the contorted art is, at best a poor match. (afterword, maps) (Illustrated classic. 11-13)"
An anemic retelling of the epic is paired to crabbed, ugly illustrations. Read full book review >

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THE SHIP OF FOOLS AND THE END OF THE SPACE RACE
by Andrew Liptak

On the evening of December 7th, 1972, a cruise ship named the SS Statendam coasted in the dark waters off the shores of Cape Canaveral. It carried a light load: only one hundred passengers occupied the vessel meant to carry over six times that number. Onboard, everyone had their eyes trained towards the shore. At 12:33 am, Apollo ...


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KICKSTART YOUR SUMMER READING WITH THESE MUST-READ SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY BOOKS
by John DeNardo

Ah, the call of summer. A time of beaches, vacations, and good old-fashioned relaxing. For readers, summer is the start of Serious Reading Season. If you're looking for a good summer read, start with one of these science fiction and fantasy titles, which include weird western adventure, a family with psychic abilities, a creepy and surreal carnival, a shadowy ...


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BOOK REVIEW

VORTEX by Julie Cross
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 15, 2013

"Disappointing. (Science fiction. 14 & up)"
In the sequel to Tempest (2012), Jackson Meyer is now an agent-in-training, working for a top-secret branch of the CIA. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Readers should start with the first installment to absorb this grimly mesmerizing and fascinatingly unusual series. (Fantasy. YA)"
What began as outdoor survival here turns eerily psychological as Cross wraps up this grippingly original series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GREAT AMERICAN ELEPHANT CHASE by Gillian Cross
ANIMALS
Released: April 15, 1993

"The book has won Britain's Smarties Prize. (Fiction. 10-14)"
An author of splendidly complex, challenging thrillers (Wolf, 1990, Carnegie Medal) sets a picaresque adventure in 19th- century America. Read full book review >

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SKYLAR ROBBINS by Carrie Cross
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 6, 2014

"A sometimes entertaining but predictable story."
In the second book of the Skylar Robbins Series, a young sleuth seeks for hidden jewels on the property of her new house while dealing with middle school life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OCEAN COMMANDER by Jonathan Cross
Released: March 31, 2011

"A blithe, goofy, hit-and-miss fantasia."
In this maritime adventure, a castaway meets a ghost and discovers that his spiritual apotheosis involves strafing bad guys from a glitzy yacht. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PUZZLED HEART by Amanda Cross
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

Hold on to your hats: Kate Fansler's husband, law prof Reed Amhearst, has been kidnapped. Read full book review >

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OFF THE ICE by Julie Cross
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"An engaging and spicy romance that targets sports fans but with a well-developed arc suitable for aficionados of YA love stories."
In a small Minnesota town where life centers on hockey, a past trauma binds two childhood friends together, eventually leading to a close relationship in this YA novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DULL BOY by Sarah Cross
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"A good bet for all teen sections—just not all superhero fans. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Teenager Avery Pirzwick flies around town each night looking for crimes to stop and people to help with his super strength. Read full book review >