Search Results: "Shaun Assael"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"The result is a credible, if sometimes diffuse and overblown, account. (16 pages b&w photos)"
The NASCAR Winston Cup Tour stock-car racing series today is one of the most sophisticated and most lucrative games in the sporting world. Read full book review >

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THE MURDER OF SONNY LISTON by Shaun Assael
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"Assael offers a good starting point for another book to build on his revelations."
ESPN investigative reporter Assael (Steroid Nation, 2007, etc.) builds a strong case that the boxer was murdered, but why and by whom remains a mystery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2002

"Sparkling cultural history from an author wise enough to let the facts and personalities speak for themselves."
Detailed account of the irrepressible Vince McMahon and the rise of his popular World Wrestling Federation by ESPN writer Assael (Wide Open, 1998). Read full book review >

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THE SINGING BONES by Shaun Tan
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"These inscrutable, unsettling sculptures demand that viewers connect art and tale, examining their own reactions to the darkest impulses and glimpses of light within the book—and themselves. (foreword, introduction, bibliography, afterword, annotated index) (Fairy tales. 12 & up)"
Tan's latest book is a portable gallery: each spread features an artfully illuminated sculptural scene facing a paragraph-length "explanation"—an excerpt from one of 75 Grimm fairy tales. Read full book review >

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RULES OF SUMMER by Shaun Tan
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: April 29, 2014

"Evocative, enthralling and with absolutely astounding artwork so good readers will wish that, like summer, it would last forever. (Picture book. 4 & up)"
One summer, two brothers live by mysteriously dire rules laid down by the older of the pair. Read full book review >

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THE BIRD KING by Shaun Tan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"Rewarding territory to explore not just for budding artists or writers, but for daydreamers in general. (media and production notes) (Artist's sampler/showcase. 6 & up)"
From a master of visual mystery, a beguiling gathering of sketches, doodles, portraits and written thoughts about art and creativity. Read full book review >

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TALES FROM OUTER SUBURBIA by Shaun Tan
FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Graphic-novel and text enthusiasts alike will be drawn to this breathtaking combination of words and images. (Graphic anthology. 12 & up)"
Nameless, ageless, genderless first-person narrators bring readers into offbeat yet recognizable places in this sparkling, mind-bending collection from the creator of The Arrival (2007). Read full book review >

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THE ARRIVAL by Shaun Tan
Kirkus Star
by Shaun Tan, illustrated by Shaun Tan
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"It's an unashamed paean to the immigrant's spirit, tenacity and guts, perfectly crafted for maximum effect. (Graphic novel. 10+)"
An astonishing wordless graphic novel blends historical imagery with science-fiction elements to depict—brilliantly—the journey of an immigrant man from his terror-beset land of origin to a new, more peaceful home. Read full book review >

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THE LOST THING by Shaun Tan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 15, 2005

"Like David Christiana's art, or Colin Thompson's, the mix of familiarity and strangeness here will pull readers into a tantalizingly different world. (Picture book. 6-9)"
A familiar plot gets a novel setting and cast in Tan's first solo outing. Read full book review >

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THE RED TREE by Shaun Tan
by Shaun Tan, illustrated by Shaun Tan
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 25, 2003

"An imaginative, sad, and ultimately uplifting tale of very few words and extraordinary images. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Tan, who won the Best Artist Award at the World Fantasy Convention in 2001, creates an unusual work for the very young that illuminates a dark side too often ignored or unacknowledged in children. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PRETTY MONSTERS by Kelly Link
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Fantasy readers used to long, single tomes may hesitate at the short-story format, but once they see these, they will want more. (Fantasy/short stories. 14 & up)"
Although some of Link's work appears in other YA and adult short-story anthologies, this is her first collection wholly aimed at a young-adult audience. Read full book review >

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ALTAI by Wu Ming
by Wu Ming, translated by Shaun Whiteside
Released: April 9, 2013

"If you like your historical fiction with plenty of explosions and Turkish-inflected interjections ('I do not doubt that our Muezzinzade Ali Pahsa...will be able to stand up to the infidels'), this is right up your alley."
More historical fiction alla Bolognese by the Italian committee. Read full book review >