Search Results: "Nick Harkaway"


BOOK REVIEW

THE GONE-AWAY WORLD by Nick Harkaway
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 4, 2008

"Harkaway displays talent with his big, butch, bravura first book, if not yet the ability to distinguish the wood from the trees."
Fantasy meets apocalypse meets allegory meets bildungsroman in an exuberant, bulging first novel by John le Carré's son. Read full book review >

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TIGERMAN by Nick Harkaway
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 29, 2014

"A hoot and a half, and then some: hands down, the best island farce since Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle half a century ago."
Imagine Superman in Grand Fenwick and you'll have some idea of Harkaway's (Angelmaker, 2012, etc.) brilliantly imagined latest romp. Read full book review >

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ANGELMAKER by Nick Harkaway
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 20, 2012

"A touch early in the season for a beach book, though just the kind of thing to laugh at away from polite society. Top-notch."
A bang comes at the door, and with it an offer that one shouldn't refuse but must. Thus begins Brit novelist Harkaway's (The Gone-Away World, 2008) latest stuffed-to-the-rafters romp through genres and eras. Read full book review >

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NICK & JAKE by Tad Richards
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Although occasionally almost too self-consciously witty, this is a rollicking good read."
Goofy, funny and full of literary in-jokes. Read full book review >

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...AND NICK by Emily Gore
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 16, 2015

"Charming, encouraging, and delightful. Go, Nick! (Picture book. 3-8)"
In a mouse family of four nearly identical brothers, Nick always seems to be trying to catch up. Read full book review >

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NICK PLAYS BASEBALL by Rachel Isadora
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"A gentle introduction to the National Pastime. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Nick and his teammates on the Little League Rockets prepare for a big game. Read full book review >

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NICK OF TIME by Anne Lindbergh
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1994

With its earnestly wholesome principles, the progressive little school in Alcott, N.H., could have been designed by Bronson Alcott himself; but despite the idealistic pedantry of its founder/headmaster (who prefers the title ``Fugleman''), what goes on among its eight pupils (who are markedly smarter than their ``mentors'' [teachers]) is farce. Read full book review >

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THE NICK ADAMS STORIES by Ernest Hemingway
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 17, 1972

"There are eight new stories constituting 40% of the book and extending its interest as unpublished rather than merely republished Hemingway."
A short preface by Philip Young explains the raison d'etre of this presentation of the Nick Adams stories which here are arranged chronologically and therefore provide a continuity — from child to adolescent to soldier to writer — and reveal the character developmentally. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION
Released: May 23, 2006

"Sensual and full of texture. (Fiction. YA)"
The wattage goes way up as two of the bright lights of contemporary writing for teens come together for an incandescent he said/she said night of storytelling. Read full book review >

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NICK OF TIME by Ted Bell
ADVENTURE
Released: May 13, 2008

"Bell should have left this one in his sea chest. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
The author of several Ian Fleming-style thrillers for adults reworks his lengthy self-published 2000 debut into a windy, labored and even longer doorstopper. Read full book review >

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NICK AND THE NASTY KNIGHT by Ute Krause
by Ute Krause, illustrated by Ute Krause, translated by Ute Krause
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"A nicely etched story of doing the right thing in a trying world. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Young Nick outfoxes a greedy knight as well as a company of thieves to rescue his oppressed medieval village. Read full book review >

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SAINT NICK AND THE SPACE NICKS by Richard Chase  Mears
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 12, 2012

"A promising premise and appealing pictures—but no great improvement over the obscure 2004 print version. (thumbnail index, five savable coloring pages) (iPad holiday storybook app. 6-8)"
Earthly Santa meets a host of alien counterparts in this well-meant holiday tale. Read full book review >