Search Results: "Scott Anderson"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 1, 1993

"Wins weirdness awards for true crime and religion: a double-whammy for a story of considerable energy but little finesse."
Incredible but true tale of a renegade Mormon family and its bloody criminal empire. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOONLIGHT HOTEL by Scott Anderson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 2006

"Not quite equal, therefore, to Robert Stone or Ward Just, but very much worth reading."
American intervention in the Middle East is the explosive subject of this ambitious second novel from the former war correspondent turned nonfiction writer and author of the memorable 1998 debut novel, Triage. Read full book review >

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TRIAGE by Scott Anderson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 8, 1998

"A magnificent homage to the method, subject, and spirit of another Scribner author, Ernest Hemingway, that reads, and feels like, a contemporary A Farewell to Arms; it really does."
A powerful exploration of war's effects on those who survive it, and specifically of the devastating ambiguities of "survivor's guilt"—in a first novel by a journalist heretofore known for his 1997 Harper's article "Prisoner of War" and other reports from such fronts as Bosnia and Chechnya. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"A lively, contrasting study of hubris and humility."
A well-fleshed portrait of T.E. Lawrence (1888-1935) brought in burnished relief against other scoundrels in the Arabian narrative. Read full book review >

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BOOK REPORT for Violet Grenade by Victoria Scott

Cover Story: Pretty Deadly
BFF Charm: Caution!
Swoonworthy Scale: 6
Talky Talk: Unreliable Narrator
Bonus Factor: Mysterious Loner Dude
Anti-Bonus Factor: Awful Grownups
Relationship Status: Friends?

Trigger Warning: Violet Grenade features scenes of attempted assault, abuse, and bullying, and touches on very dark themes of death and murder. Some situations might be ...


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BOOK REVIEW

STORY COUNTY by Derek Anderson
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"Chicken rocking her eggs to sleep, here's a cheery invitation to children to imagine stories or story stages of their own. (Picture book. 4-6)"
In a fit of metafictional worldbuilding, Farmer and four animals march gaily onto blank pages and proceed in steps to build a barn, pour out brown fields (from a bag of "Instant Farm Field"), plant tall cornstalks and haystacks, erect a scarecrow (a princess, thanks to Miss Cow) and finally paint in an evening sky. Read full book review >

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SPACE PIRATES AND THE MONSTER OF MALSWOMP by Scoular Anderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"The didactic purpose is well-disguised, though, beneath a barrage of silly names and cliffhangers. (Picture book. 6-8)"
The food-loving computer and multispecies crew of pirate ship Sleepy Sheep land on planet Pancayke in search of hidden treasure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A DAY AT THE MARKET by Sara Anderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"Despite some specific signage, the setting is generalized enough to stand in for similar markets almost anywhere, and the kaleidoscopic art nicely captures both the venue's characteristic bustle and its rich sensory experience. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Bright, cut-paper-style illustrations compensate for decidedly patchwork rhyming in this affectionate tribute to Seattle's Pike Place Market. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLUE BURT AND WIGGLES by Derek Anderson
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"A pure pleasure. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Two best friends fail to keep summer from ending, but won't let winter end their friendship. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TICK-TOCK by Lena Anderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 1998

"The book will sing to those who love Jill Murphy's A Quiet Night In (1994), and translates beautifully to uses in foster-care and group-home situations. (Picture book. 1-4)"
This bedtime story, populated with a variety of toy-like animals, will strike a chord with readers accustomed to wearing out their caregivers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HEDGEHOG’S SECRET by Lena Anderson
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 5, 2001

"It's a great place to be,' ' says Hedgehog—and that's the spirit that pervades this tender episode. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The motherly hedgehog who welcomed visiting friends in Tea For Ten (2000) is suddenly meeting them at the door with " ‘I really don't have time just now, / I hope you'll understand somehow. / We'll eat and play another day, / but now I have to go, okay?' " Soon Pig, little Teddy, Elephant, and Lottie, a human child, are lined up on the bench beneath Hedgehog's window, wondering what's up. Read full book review >