Search Results: "Niklas Briner"


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 >

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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

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

SNOWIZE & SNITCH by Karen Briner
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2016

"For able readers looking for the unusual. (Adventure. 8-12)"
Hoping to find her lost guardian, Doctor Professor David Ezratty, 12-year-old Ever Indigo Nikita Stein teams up with a pair of detectives battling the forces of the evil ColdCorp Corporation. Read full book review >

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

THORNGHOST by Tone Almhjell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 16, 2016

"This companion is intriguingly and skillfully told, helping to mitigate the less-than-stellar character development. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
An upper-middle-grade story that builds on (but is not a sequel to) the premise of The Twistrose Key (2013). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NEVER FUCK UP by Jens Lapidus
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 18, 2013

"Outsized, low-minded, mannered (at least in English translation) and often downright tedious. But there's no doubt that Lapidus creates a dark world that feels, while you're immersed in it, like the whole world."
Amazing. The cleansing violence that swept through Stockholm in Easy Money (2012) has left the city no safer for three misfits who seem incapable of heeding this sequel's title. Read full book review >