Search Results: "Nico Lorenzutti"


BOOK REVIEW

NICO by James Young
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 25, 1993

"Unevenly written and sometimes troubling—there are hints of scores settled here—but, still, a funny and engaging chronicle that puts you right on the tour bus, amid the clutter of drums and drugs and unwashed bodies."
Model, singer, and pop icon Nico was at the center of 60's hip, but when keyboardist James Young backed her up in the early 80's, a lifetime of heroin addiction had reduced her to a rude and demanding specter haunting the fringes of rock 'n' roll society. Read full book review >

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THE BLACK CORSAIR by Emilio Salgari
Released: Sept. 15, 2011

"A true page-turner and classic adventure story, Salgari's tale of exotica is a welcome diversion."
A high-seas tale of plucky buccaneers, savage Spanish colonialism and the most fearsome captain of the Caribbean, translated into English. Read full book review >

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LIFE WITHOUT NICO by Andrea Maturana
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"Nico's return provides both Maia and listeners an opportunity to consider how holes not only signify absence, but also keep room for the people who edify our lives. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In this Mexican import, Maia and Nico giggle through endlessly interwoven days of best-friend bliss, until Nico moves, and "a hole appears in Maia's life." Read full book review >

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THE STRAIGHT ROAD TO KYLIE by Nico Medina
FICTION
Released: May 22, 2007

"Averaging at least a half-dozen yuks per page, Medina's first offering packs slick, Gossip-Girl-Goes-to-Orlando language stylings with realistic yet over-the-top situations that should have teen readers—gay or straight—doing the locomotion for more. (Fiction. YA)"
Best friends, booze, bodaciousness and bitch-slaps are the name of the game in this hilarious, full-on twist on the mistaken-identities conundrum. Read full book review >

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GO AHEAD, ASK ME.  by Nico Medina
NONFICTION
Released: Oct. 6, 2009

"Don't bother. (Nonfiction. YA)"
This conversation-starter crosses the line. Read full book review >

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VITAMIN Q by Jim Brogan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2014

"A hip, hilarious and intelligent novel that examines the gray areas of sexuality."
Brogan's (A Time To Live, 1997, etc.) bi-friendly novel explores the postmodern world of sexual ambiguity through the eyes of a young, yet jaded, gay sportswriter. Read full book review >

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WILLFUL MACHINES by Tim Floreen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"Gothic, gadget-y, gay: a socially conscious sci-fi thriller to shelve between The Terminator and Romeo and Juliet. (Science fiction. 12-17)"
Same-sex dating is tricky when your dad is a right-wing political figure. Then there's that whole robot-fueled terrorist attack thing threatening to directly strike at any second. Read full book review >

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SAVE ME, KURT COBAIN by Jenny Manzer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 8, 2016

"A meandering exploration of abandonment and grief that switches tones too abruptly in its conclusion. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Kurt Cobain may be the answer to the central mystery of 15-year-old Nico's life. Read full book review >

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SPELLBOUND by Blake Charlton
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Absolutely not to be missed."
Two magicians seeking escape from a demonic plot fall in love in the second volume of an epic fantasy trilogy. Read full book review >

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FEVER by Deon Meyer
by Deon Meyer, translated by K.L. Seegers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Despite some gripping moments and a haunting atmosphere, the book often sinks under its own ambitions, with too many weighty themes and parallel stories going on at once."
Best known for his detective thrillers, Meyer (Icarus, 2015, etc.) enters darker territory with this sweeping epic about a young Afrikaner boy's survival in a post-apocalyptic South Africa. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 6, 2004

"Though copious with historical information—surprisingly relevant in light of current history—Ball (China Run, 2002, etc.) anchors it all in character. A winning combination."
Sweeping historical adventure culminates in the 16th-century Battle of Malta. Read full book review >