Search Results: "Nicola Slater"


BOOK REVIEW

CHRISTIAN SLATER by Nigel Goodall
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"The book's title remains an enigma: Back from the edge of . . . what? Cultural relevance?"
Substance-free clip-job bio of former teen idol and perennial B-lister Christian Slater. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOSING NICOLA by Susan Moody
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2011

"Veteran Moody (Doubled in Spades, 1997, etc.) spins a puzzle that takes a back seat to her graceful evocation of her heroine's childhood and its disintegration one fateful summer."
Twenty years after her 12th birthday ended in tragedy, Alice Beecham returns to her hometown in an attempt to make herself whole by figuring out what happened. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHIHUAWOLF by Charlee Ganny
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Nothing to bark about here. (Fantasy/suspense. 8-12)"
A Chihuahua who suffers from small-dog syndrome learns to be happy with himself. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LEAPING LEMMINGS! by John Briggs
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Despite the alluring artwork, this is a half-baked tale. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Lemmings aren't exactly known for their anti-establishment nonconformity, except for Briggs' Larry, or is it Mary? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HAVE YOU SEEN CHESTER? by Andrew Murray
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2004

"Readers who still find this a little cut-and-dried can seek more nuanced relationships in the likes of Denise Fleming's Buster (2003) or Peter McCarty's Hondo and Fabian (2002). (Picture book. 4-6)"
Published far more intriguingly across the pond as Have You Seen Elvis?, this tidy tale links a dog and a cat who battle constantly, until the cat throws in the towel and leaves home. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARGARET WISE BROWN'S MANNERS by Margaret Wise Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 9, 2017

"Enigmatic, if not outright disjointed, and not well-served by these visuals. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Previously unpublished reflections on behavior, amplified and exemplified in new illustrations featuring a cast of cute, small characters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAC SLATER VS. THE CITY by Tristan Bancks
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2011

"But read it fast, because the expiration date on this up-to-the-minute title may be past by the time it hits the library or bookstore shelves. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Cool hunter Mac Slater is back, and this time the intrepid Aussie teen is tackling the mean streets of New York City (Mac Slater Hunts the Cool, 2010). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAC SLATER HUNTS THE COOL by Tristan Bancks
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 6, 2010

"A timely tome for today but not necessarily tomorrow. (Fiction. 10-13)"
An Aussie teen turns global coolhunter in a slick, fast-paced story that bookends nicely with Scott Westerfeld's So Yesterday (2004). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Jack Slater, Pooka Sloan, Planet Earth by Paul Rovina
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 16, 2013

"A pleasingly madcap but not quite coherent Caribbean mystery."
An alcoholic, epileptic gunsmith-cum-adventure novelist navigates Key West's criminal underworld in Rovina's rollicking debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAGPIE'S TREASURE by Kate Slater
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"The message is presented with a deft touch in this colorful and appealing tale. (Picture book. 4-6)"
When a burglar bird goes after the object of his dreams, he learns a valuable lesson. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HAIR OF THE DOG by Susan Slater
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 7, 2015

"Dan's third appearance starts out strong but fades in the back stretch as complications pile on and coincidences pile up."
Insurance investigator Dan Mahoney (Rollover, 2014, etc.) checks out monkey business at a Florida greyhound track.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"A balanced, interpretive progress report on a world-class business leader whose career story remains to be told in full."
A workmanlike appreciation of John Francis (``Neutron Jack'') Read full book review >