Search Results: "Scott Andrew Selby"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 2, 2010

"Sure to appeal to armchair rogues and, like Blood Diamond, cinema-ready."
Exciting, well-crafted tale of the "School of Turin," a gang of master thieves who looted the putatively theft-proof Antwerp Diamond Center. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"The workmanlike telling of Ogorzow's pursuit and eventual capture lacks a certain impact, though fans of serial-killer narratives will surely be engaged."
Straightforward account of the historical curiosity of a sadistic serial killer preying on women in the heart of Nazi Germany. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Although this was a tempest in a teapot, readers will enjoy Selby's account of a hitherto-obscure Nazi plot and the energetic counterintelligence that foiled it."
An entertaining account of a last-gasp Nazi effort. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEACH BUNNY by Jennifer  Selby
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1996

"It almost need not be said—children will love him, too. (Picture book. 2-6)"
For her first picture-book solo, Selby (In the Still of the Night, 1994) creates bold, colorful graphics that will be popular with the point-and-name set. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 9, 2011

"A revelatory, impressive debut."
How America's unappeasable thirst for cheap oil led to foreign-policy bungling in the Persian Gulf. Read full book review >

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THE SEED BUNNY by Jennifer  Selby
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1997

"An ebullient take on an important rite of passage. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Selby (Beach Bunny, 1996) offers another affectionate and accurate portrayal of the bond between parents and preschoolers. Read full book review >

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THE TOY FARMER by Andrew T. Pelletier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"It's a gentle homage to the power of a child's imagination, where the fantasy world created in play always seems more solid than plain old reality. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When Jed discovers an old toy of his father's in the attic, it catapults him into a fabulous agrarian fantasy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WAITING PERIOD by Jr. Selby
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2002

"Tedious, pretentious, awful."
A near-unreadable rant from Selby (best known for Last Exit to Brooklyn, 1964) about an anonymous loser who fails to commit suicide and goes on a killing spree to make up for it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 22, 2008

"The best of Selby's verses sing, loud and off-key perhaps, but too soulfully not to tap your toes and snap your fingers."
High-spirited and wide-ranging free verse steeped heavily in jazz beats and the Beats' jazz. Read full book review >

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THE WILLOW TREE by Jr. Selby
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1998

"It's becoming increasingly apparent that he's fated to be remembered as a one-book wonder."
The first novel in 12 years from the once-notorious author of Last Exit to Brooklyn is an embarrassingly cartoonish amalgam of West Side Story, Edward Lewis Wallant's The Pawnbroker, and—I kid you not—Dickens's A Christmas Carol. Read full book review >

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PRIMED AND READY
by Mandy Curtis

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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