Search Results: "Pittacus Lore"


BOOK REVIEW

I AM NUMBER FOUR by Pittacus Lore
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 17, 2010

"Maybe this is a natural extension of lightly hidden actual author James Frey's drive to fictionalize his life, but literature it ain't. (Science fiction. 11-13)"
If it were a Golden Age comic, this tale of ridiculous science, space dogs and humanoid aliens with flashlights in their hands might not be bad. Read full book review >

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THE FALL OF FIVE by Pittacus Lore
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Likely headed for the best-seller lists—but not on its merits. (Science fiction. 12-14)"
"Lore" (aka James Frey) moves his ponderous, jumbled science-fiction epic forward an inch by dropping a traitor into the band of superpowered refugees charged with saving Earth from evil aliens. Read full book review >

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THE POWER OF SIX by Pittacus Lore
FICTION
Released: Aug. 23, 2011

"Straight to blockbuster without any stops for character development, worldbuilding or internal logic along the way. (Science fiction. 12-14)"
The James Frey assembly-line approach to teen lit has generated another boomfest. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 8, 2011

"Fans must decide if it's worth paying $3 more than the plain e-book for such meager morsels. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
An enhanced movie tie-in e-pub of pseudonymous author James Frey's slapdash, cliché-ridden foray into sci-fi for teenagers attempts to add value, though much of it is readily available for free on the Internet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HALF THE KINGDOM by Lore Segal
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"A sassy circumnavigation of hospital culture and mortality."
Is dementia catching? The possibility sends one emergency room into a tizzy in Segal's latest, a surreal black comedy. Read full book review >

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MORE MOLE STORIES AND LITTLE GOPHER, TOO by Lore Segal
ANIMALS
Released: April 13, 2005

In this second short story collection about Mole and his loving Grandma, Mole learns to deal with childhood challenges and tribulations. Read full book review >

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WHY MOLE SHOUTED by Lore Segal
ANIMALS
Released: April 6, 2004

"But, of course. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In a collection of four short stories told in her classically droll style, Segal conveys the tender bond between Grandmother Mole and her grandson, Grandmole. Read full book review >

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MORRIS THE ARTIST by Lore Segal
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2003

"A fascinating debut. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Morris is an artist; he doesn't want to attend Benjamin's birthday party, but his mother insists. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALTAR MUSIC by Christin Lore Weber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2000

"If you like this sort of thing, Rumer Godden did it much better in Black Narcissus."
Altar Music ($23.00; Mar.; 251 pp.; 0-684-86866-0): First-novelist Weber draws heavily on her background as an ex-nun to provide a fictional portrait of convent life. Read full book review >