Search Results: "Russ Kick"


BOOK REVIEW

THE GRAPHIC CANON by Russ Kick
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: May 22, 2012

"If artists, as British sculptor Anish Kapoor famously said, make mythologies, then this volume is genuinely a marriage of equals."
Classic literature gets desterilized with the help of the modern world's most daring graphic artists. Read full book review >

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PARIS TWILIGHT by Russ Rymer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 2, 2013

"Rymer has drastically overextended himself. For a novel that covers, seamlessly, street demonstrations, surgery and much else besides, see Ian McEwan's Saturday."
An American doctor in Paris is confronted by a slew of mysteries in this slow-moving debut. Read full book review >

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ESKIMO BOY by Russ Kendall
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1992

"Pronouncing glossary of 21 Inupiaqu words. (Nonfiction. 5-8)"
In perceptive, skillfully composed color photos captioned with a brief text, a realistic portrait of seven-year-old Norman and his life year-round. Read full book review >

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SHADOW WALKERS by Russ Chenoweth
ANIMALS
Released: April 30, 1993

"Fans of Jacques's Redwall and the enduring Mrs. Frisby will enjoy this fine first novel. (Fiction. 10+)"
Life in the Cape Cod rat colony is peaceful; family and community are educated, cultured, comfortable, safe; favorite pastimes are reading, feasting, and conversation. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 3, 2011

"Darkly entrancing tales whose pages bleed struggle, trauma and madness."
A new edition of the late author's macabre stories set along the Eastern Front during World War II. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 30, 1991

"In tight, lean prose, Hofvendahl writes evocatively of courage, hope, and the essential decency of ordinary people: in all, a gritty picture of desperate Depression days when uncounted thousands left home to seek a more hopeful life somewhere beyond the horizon."
Absorbing sequel to Hofvendahl's Hard on the Wind (1983), which detailed the author's sea-faring adventures at age 15. Read full book review >

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GENIE by Russ Rymer
NON-FICTION
Released: April 14, 1993

"An eye-opening account of science gone awry and a life gone amiss."
A compelling account by journalist Rymer (The New Yorker, The New York Times, etc.) of a modern-day ``wild child'' so deprived of human contact that when she was found at age 13 she was virtually without language—making her a prize subject for scientific study. Read full book review >

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BONES OF THE RAIN by Russ Hall
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 16, 2010

"Hall (Goodbye, She Lied, 2007) raises some plotting issues, but nothing his redoubtable sleuth can't handle."
An Austin private eye finds that his Native-American heritage just rubs some people the wrong way. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 18, 2008

"An essential history of a poor idea badly executed."
A thoroughgoing study of the war that, suggests former New York Daily News editor Hoyle, may one day be known as "Bush's Folly." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Dead Water by Russ Snyder
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 4, 2016

"A suspenseful thriller featuring an unsympathetic but effective defender against threats to the nation."
In the second of Snyder's (The President's Weapon, 2015) series, a covert group hopes to thwart terrorists planning a biological attack on America.Read full book review >