Search Results: "Shawn Coe"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 23, 2011

"Young fantasy fans will find Jasper's adventures entertaining and easy to follow."
In the first volume of the fantasy series, 13-year-old Jasper Flint is magically transported to an underground world in need of his help. Read full book review >

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SHAWN WEN
by Vincent Scarpa

Rare is the book about which one can say, in earnest, “I’ve never read anything like this before,” yet with A Twenty Minute Silence Followed by Applause, Shawn Wen has written such a book. From its idiosyncratic area of interest to its chameleonic formal modalities, Applause resists easy categorization at every turn, and this is one of its ...


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KENDRA by Coe Booth
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"The powerful beginning nevertheless signals Booth as a talent to watch. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Kendra, a thoughtful, introspective teen, is more into theatrical design than getting into trouble. Read full book review >

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SUCH TIMES by Christopher Coe
Released: Aug. 31, 1993

"Timothy has an awful disease, but in the end he's too much of a twit to care about deeply."
A chatty and ultimately brittle second novel (after Coe's I Love Devine, 1987) about a gay man and his two lovers in the age of AIDS. Read full book review >

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THE PROPHETEER by Jason Coe
Released: Sept. 27, 2010

"A wickedly funny send-up."
George W. Bush speaks from the mountaintop—or at least the helicopter pad—in Coe's cutting political satire. Read full book review >

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THE TERRIBLE PRIVACY OF MAXWELL SIM by Jonathan Coe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 11, 2011

"Not for every taste, but a significant building block in Coe's adventurous and distinctive oeuvre."
The lonely life of an everyman who might as well be called a nobody is the subject of the popular British author's ninth novel (The Rain Before It Falls, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >

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WHAT THEY DO IN THE DARK by Amanda  Coe
Released: March 19, 2012

"A rich novel that explores the 'darkness' of social dysfunction both in 10-year-olds and in the adult world."
Whatever they do in the dark, Coe makes it clear there's plenty of darkness in which to do it. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 15, 1995

"Nevertheless, he has just the right narrative brio to pull off this wild, satisfying novel."
This is British writer Coe's fourth novel but his first to appear in the US, and it's easy to see why American publishers have hesitated to introduce him here. Read full book review >

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PANTHEON by David Shawn
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 13, 2014

"An action-packed story trying hard to be edgy; hard-core supernatural action fans will eagerly grab hold."
Greek mythology, vampires and strange spiritual energies forge an unholy mix in this second installment of a ruthless tale of blood, murder, power and betrayal. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 10, 2008

"A flaw-filled thriller that's left coyly open-ended."
A terrorist faction executes a diabolical attack upon the United States, and only rogue ex-CIA agent Marc Bishop can stop them. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AMERICAN KNEES by Shawn Wong
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 23, 1995

"Sadly, the reader has no such blinders on. (An excerpt appeared in the anthology Charlie Chan is Dead, 1993.) (Author tour)"
Seattle poet/essayist Wong's second novel (after Homebase, 1991, not reviewed): a satirical exploration of ethnic-American love whose characters' addiction to sociological rhetoric gets in their (and their readers') way. Read full book review >

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Knife to a Gunfight by Shawn McCraney
NON-FICTION

"A welcome and fresh contribution to biblical studies."
A debut book presents a provocative reconsideration of the New Testament and institutionalized religion. Read full book review >