Search Results: "Niklas Asker"


BOOK REVIEW

THE CITY OF EMBER by Jeanne DuPrau
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 25, 2012

"No substitute for the original, but an agreeable alternative for younger or less-able readers. (Graphic science fiction. 8-10)"
Effective use of light and shadow in the art give this graphic adaptation of the 2003 novel a properly spooky look, but it reads overall more like a summary than a developed story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Driving in the Dark by Zoe Niklas
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

"A memoir about overcoming abuse and finding a true definition of family that's uplifting, upsetting, and repetitive by turns."
A deathbed confrontation frames Niklas' account of a fraught relationship with her troubled, abusive mother. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IN THE SHADOW OF THE REICH by Niklas Frank
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 19, 1991

A bitter and often shocking memoir of Hans Frank, Nazi Governor-General of Poland, by his journalist son. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PETE AND THE SECRET OF FLYING by Shape Minds and Moving Images GmbH
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 15, 2011

"A technologically respectable app that's grounded by a subpar and potentially problematic storyline. (iPad storybook app. 3-6)"
An avian iconoclast rises above conventional mores to find his bliss and enlighten others. Read full book review >