Search Results: "Nicky Griffin"


BOOK REVIEW

THE ART OF THINKING CLEARLY by Rolf Dobelli
Released: May 14, 2013

"Hiccups aside, a mostly valuable compendium of irrational thinking, with a handful of blanket corrective maneuvers."
A waggish, cautionary compilation of pitfalls associated with systematic cognitive errors, from novelist Dobelli. Read full book review >

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DIE GRIEF (THE GRIFFIN) by Richard Hirschhorn
MYSTERY THRILLER

"An often audacious Nazi mystery with plenty of well-placed plot twists."
Hirshhorn (A Pride of Healers, 1983, etc.) offers an animated chase through Boston and Europe as his characters unravel a mystery involving six pairs of identical Jewish twins saved from a German concentration camp.Read full book review >

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NICKY AND GRANDPA by Cathryn Falwell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 28, 1991

"Both are perfect for babies and toddlers. (Picture book. 0-4)"
A charming book with bold, simple illustrations and a text that recalls a game of peekaboo (``Where's Grandpa? Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 17, 2012

"The author's strong background in Russian history and meticulous research establish her as an excellent biographer, although taking the personality tests in the guise of the Czar could be construed as somewhat presumptive."
The intimate correspondence between Nicholas and Alexandra exposes the political naiveté of the ill-fated Romanovs while revealing their deep, loving relationship. Read full book review >

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CURSE OF THE GRIFFIN by Jerome Walford
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: July 13, 2013

"A dystopian vampire fantasy likely to appeal more to fans of The Hunger Games than the Twilight saga."
In this action-packed series opener, a starving artist finds that there's magic in his past, and he's determined to better his life as a commoner in a world ruled by vampires. Read full book review >

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RAISING THE GRIFFIN by Melissa Wyatt
FICTION
Released: Jan. 13, 2004

Wyatt invents an Eastern European country with centuries of history for this pseudo-historical fiction that begins slowly but packs a punch in the second half. Read full book review >

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THE GRIFFIN OF DARKWOOD by Becky Citra
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"Solid worldbuilding makes this a believable, page-turning adventure. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
The son of a fantasy novelist finds himself in an adventure worthy of one of his mother's plots. Read full book review >

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YEAR OF THE GRIFFIN by Diana Wynne Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2000

"Like a chocolate-covered marshmallow, this is tasty fluff, but unsatisfying. (Fiction. 11-14)"
The sequel to Dark Lord of Derkholm (not reviewed) continues to spoof traditional fantasy, this time satirizing the "school for magic" genre. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 8, 2014

"Readers interested in mythology and paleontology will be intrigued. (glossary/index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Researchers have used fossils to understand much about the prehistoric world, but this work shows how a passionate woman with a curious mind studies them to understand how early peoples devised their myths and legends. Read full book review >

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NICKY AND THE BIG, BAD WOLVES by Valeri Gorbachev
ANIMALS
Released: April 15, 1998

"Sweet dreams, and welcome to the family bed. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Gorbachev's nighttime tale, with its warm, Richard Scarry—like illustrations, has an undeniably familiar feel to it: The demons of the night are sent packing by a loving parent. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2005

"Unlike his grandmother's delicious meals, this extended ethnic joke leaves a sour taste. (Fiction. 10-12)"
When his summer camp is unexpectedly canceled, 12-year-old Nicholas Borelli II is sent by chauffeured SUV to Brooklyn to spend two weeks with his grandmother. Read full book review >