Search Results: "Nic Pizzolatto"


BOOK REVIEW

GALVESTON by Nic Pizzolatto
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2010

"An unsatisfying split-personality novel redeemed by some terrific dialogue."
For a mob enforcer and a teenage whore on the run, there's no escaping the violent past; this first novel follows a story collection (Between Here and the Yellow Sea, 2006). Read full book review >

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BETWEEN HERE AND THE YELLOW SEA by Nic Pizzolatto
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 2006

"As stand-alone stories, they mostly work, but in the context of a collection, the author's lack of empathy for his characters becomes off-putting."
Debut collection of nine dispassionate short stories from a 2004 National Magazine Award finalist in fiction. Read full book review >

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NIC BISHOP FROGS by Nic Bishop
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"A chatty author's note gives insight into both Bishop's enthusiasm and the painstaking techniques behind the spectacular images; a glossary and index complete the superlative whole. (Nonfiction. 4-8)"
Gliding frogs, glass frogs, growling grass frogs—who knew there were so many frogs in the world? Read full book review >

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NIC BISHOP SPIDERS by Nic Bishop
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"This splendid title should leap off the shelves. (index, glossary) (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-10)"
Striking close-up and highly magnified photos of a wide variety of spiders are the heart of this fascinating and versatile introduction to the order. Read full book review >

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PENGUIN DAY by Nic Bishop
by Nic Bishop, photographed by Nic Bishop
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"The family dynamic may seem familiar to many young readers and listeners—and the regurgitation bit should stimulate some lively audience response. (Informational picture book. 3-6)"
Close-up color photos invite viewers to join a family of rockhopper penguins on its daily round. Read full book review >

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BACKYARD DETECTIVE by Nic Bishop
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"With four kinds of spiders, five kinds of ants, and seven different butterflies, there is plenty here to keep young and adult viewers engaged and challenged. (Nonfiction. 5-11)"
The talented photo-illustrator (Digging for Bird Dinosaurs, 2000, etc.) examines 125 backyard creatures, mostly insects, photographed life-sized and described in a detailed text. Read full book review >

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GIRLS by Nic Kelman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Troublesome erotica much less meaningful than it makes itself out to be."
Power-mad men explain why they thank heaven for little girls. Read full book review >

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THE SECRETS OF ANIMAL FLIGHT by Nic Bishop
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1997

"This is an excellent book that makes a difficult topic accessible. (further reading) (Picture book/nonfiction. 8-12)"
A lively text and outstanding stop-action photography make this an inviting look at how animals fly. Read full book review >

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IN EVERY WAY by Nic Brown
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"Brown crafts a complicated tale of moral ambiguity about a woman who couldn't say goodbye to her baby after the paperwork was signed."
A teenage mother disregards the ethics of adoption in Brown's (Doubles, 2010, etc.) challenging new novel.Read full book review >

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WE ALL FALL DOWN by Nic Sheff
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 5, 2011

"It's painfully honest—but also painful to read, likely guaranteeing avid teen interest. (Memoir. 15 & up)"
In a raw, honest and expletive-ridden narrative, 23-year-old Sheff effectively chronicles the ups and downs of trying to overcome his methamphetamine addiction and pull his life together. Read full book review >

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DOUBLES by Nic Brown
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2010

"The line between comedy and tragedy is thin. This one swings hard but misses."
A professional tennis player learns just how hard the ball bounces. Read full book review >