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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

CHAMELEON, CHAMELEON by Joy Cowley
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2005

"The book's real success, as with its predecessor's, lies in the way words and pictures come together to deliver a satisfying nonfiction adventure for very young children. (Picture book/nonfiction. 3-7)"
In a lush companion to Red-Eyed Tree Frog (1999), a brilliant blue-and-green panther chameleon runs out of food in his tree and descends to the forest floor in search of a more populated hunting ground. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NATURE
Released: May 5, 2008

"Thoughtful design adds to the pleasure of this splendid invitation to explore darker corners of the universe. (bibliography, student and teacher resources, clubs and organizations, glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 10 & up)"
"Strange as it may seem, 96 percent of the universe seems to be made of two ingredients that no one understands." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 7, 2009

"A bibliography of sources used is available online. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
It's no easy feat to write a book about one of the most charismatic yet notoriously elusive creatures on the planet without a single sighting, but Montgomery pulls it off with style. Read full book review >