Search Results: "Robert Shaw"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SCARE by Robert Shaw
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 10, 2011

"An overcooked contemporary Gothic splatter-fest."
Jealousy is at the heart of this brutal horror story pulsing with axe-wielding gnomes and blood-spewing cats. Read full book review >

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A COOKIE FOR SANTA by Stephanie Shaw
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"A successful mixture of two classic ingredients yields a sweet Christmas treat. (Picture book. 3-6)"
"The Gingerbread Man" mixes it up with "The Night Before Christmas" in this cleverly constructed Christmas story about a smart cookie who avoids becoming Santa's midnight snack. Read full book review >

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THE BEST SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY, & HORROR READS IN MAY
by John DeNardo

Looking for something to read in May? Here's an irresistible selection of science fiction, fantasy, and horror books that will satisfy your readerly desires. They include stories about an alternate WWII, steampunk airships, the zombie apocalypse, assassins hellbent on revenge, a space-based suicide mission, souls available for rent, and more.

 

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BOOK REVIEW

THE COLOR OF SILENCE by Liane Shaw
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2013

"For a nonverbal teen who is a character and not just a plot device, leave this aside and try Sharon Draper's Out of My Mind (2010). (Fiction. 12-16)"
A traumatized teen heals with the help of a Very Special Disabled Girl who exists to teach her an Important Lesson. Read full book review >

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FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2003

"An amusing premise may get teen readers to pick this up, but, like Shaw's advice, it's completely dispensable. (Nonfiction. YA)"
Teenagers are funnier and smarter than this mildly amusing browser. Read full book review >

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FOSTERGIRLS by Liane Shaw
CLASSICS
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Sadie's edgy account of finding a real place for herself in the world will keep readers thoroughly engaged. (Fiction 12 & up)"
Fifteen-year-old Sadie provides a moving depiction of life as a foster child. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TUNNEL VISION by Susan Shaw
FICTION
Released: Aug. 16, 2011

"An emotional roller-coaster ride through adolescent angst and thriller suspense. (Thriller. 12 & up)"
Danger dominates the life of a 16-year-old girl who sees her mother murdered and tries to escape the same fate. Read full book review >

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THE BOY FROM THE BASEMENT by Susan Shaw
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"This affecting, ultimately uplifting examination of a boy's recovery from extreme child abuse is a stunner and certain to attract readers. (Fiction. 12+)"
Charlie, 12, can't read and doesn't even know his last name. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEAD FOR A DUCAT by Simon Shaw
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 12, 1996

"Philip's fifth is lightsome and literate, but distressingly devoid of the real malice that gave The Villain of the Earth (1995) such an edge."
An offer of a ú100,000 for only eight weeks of work in Kenneth Kilmaine's film Midnight Rider? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 7, 1996

"With no overriding theory to help us reach a useful balance between striving for fun and accepting responsibility, this thesis devolves into a superficial, rambling, cocktail party monologue."
Shaw raises important questions about balancing pleasure and responsibility in modern society but defeats his own purpose with superficial analysis and smug prose. Read full book review >

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NARCISA by Jonathan Shaw
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 24, 2015

"A mix-and-match novel with the grunge of Bukowski, the teeth-grinding momentum of the Beats and the acidic self-loathing of addiction novels."
The ugly saga of the relationship between a self-professed outlaw and a psychotic crack whore. Read full book review >