Search Results: "Sebastian Junger"


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WAR by Sebastian Junger
NON-FICTION
Released: May 11, 2010

"An often harrowing, though mostly conventional, account of the physical and psychological toll of modern warfare on the average soldier."
The latest flexing of journalistic muscle from Vanity Fair contributor Junger (A Death in Belmont, 2006, etc.). Read full book review >

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FIRE by Sebastian Junger
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Deeply affecting stories of a ruthless world, natural and man-made, that will leave you stunned and distraught."
Run-for-cover writing from scary places, by Junger (A Perfect Storm, 1997), a man with an appetite for the ragged edge of life and the ability to write about it with restrained power. Read full book review >

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A DEATH IN BELMONT by Sebastian Junger
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2006

"A meticulously researched evocation of a time of terror, wrapped around a chilling, personal footnote."
The author of 1997's The Perfect Storm returns to his suburban-Boston childhood home to take a harrowing family encounter with the Boston Strangler and build it into a trenchant look at an era of great unrest. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 19, 1997

"Reading this gripping book is likely to make the would-be sailor feel both awed and a little frightened by nature's remorseless power."
The experience of being caught at sea in the maw of a "perfect'' storm (that is, one formed of an almost unique combination of factors), a monstrous tempest that couldn't get any worse, is spellbindingly captured by Junger, a journalist. Read full book review >

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TRIBE by Sebastian Junger
NON-FICTION
Released: May 24, 2016

"The themes implicit in the author's bestsellers are explicit in this slim yet illuminating volume."
A short book with a solid argument about the downside of civilization's progress. Read full book review >

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SEBASTIAN DARKE by Philip Caveney
ANIMALS
Released: April 13, 2010

"The unresolved finale suggests the possibility of still further adventures for this fearless trio. (Fantasy. 12-17)"
"Wherever we go we encounter horrible, creepy, nasty things that want to kill us," exclaims buffalope Max in this third fantasy featuring Max, elfling Sebastian and diminutive warrior Cornelius. Read full book review >

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SEBASTIAN DARKE by Philip Caveney
ADVENTURE
Released: April 14, 2009

"Swashbuckling fare for fans of this original adventure series. (Fantasy. 12-17)"
In this rousing sequel to Sebastian Darke: Prince of Fools (2008), "elfling" Sebastian abandons a disastrous career as a court jester and takes to the high seas in search of pirate treasure with Max, his witty talking buffalope, and Cornelius, his pint-sized warrior pal. Read full book review >

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SEBASTIAN AND THE BALLOON by Philip C. Stead
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Stead does not disappoint, giving readers another beautifully rendered picture book full of whimsy, heart and delight. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Sebastian, an Everychild from his plain, russet face and nondescript hair to his striped socks, creates a hot air balloon from his grandmother's quilt scraps and goes on a joyous, never-ending journey. Read full book review >

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ROSE AND SEBASTIAN by Cynthia Zarin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Accomplished, stylized drawings help put the lighthearted story across, and Zarin offers not only a glimpse of apartment life, but establishes Rose as a captivating heroine who wants to overcome her fears, and does. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A tale of two kids in the city shows Rose conquering her fears and making a new friend. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Sept. 25, 1970

"Especially since make-believe and moonshine are the making of The Misadventures."
When the 'marvelous misadventures' in the 18th century mode take on the aspect of a soulful Dance of Death, the fabric is rent; but stay—the telling tells all. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 26, 2005

"The soft, color-saturated, often patterned gouache illustrations—pleasingly diverse in format and occasionally presented as vertical spreads—are childlike and appealing, but still don't earn the book its puffed-up title. (Picture book. 5-8)"
"Spectacular adventures" is a hippo-sized overstatement in this story of Sophie, a dreamy hippo who's hungry for action. Read full book review >

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MR. SEBASTIAN AND THE NEGRO MAGICIAN by Daniel Wallace
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 3, 2007

"Quietly elegiac but unnecessarily convoluted tale of missed connections and rotten luck."
A magician conjures abject failure in Wallace's (The Watermelon King, 2003, etc.) bleak fourth. Read full book review >