Search Results: "Sonny Liew"


BOOK REVIEW

THE ART OF CHARLIE CHAN HOCK CHYE by Sonny Liew
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2016

"A fascinating look at a clever, uncompromising artist married to the times in which he lived."
In this graphic novel, Liew (Shadow Hero, 2014, etc.) presents the life and work of an obscure comic-book creator in tandem with the turbulent modern history of Singapore, the land both call home.Read full book review >

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WONDERLAND by Tommy Kovac
by Tommy Kovac, illustrated by Sonny Liew
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 17, 2009

"Best enjoyed as an aperitif to Alice's twin outings. (Graphic novel. 10-12)"
A look at Wonderland just after the departure of the "Alice Monster." Read full book review >

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THE SHADOW HERO by Gene Luen Yang
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: July 15, 2014

"An entertaining and intelligent response to classic superhero stories. (author's note, original comic) (Graphic adventure. 12 & up)"
A golden-age comic superhero returns with a brand-new Asian-American origin story. Read full book review >

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BEAMING SONNY HOME by Cathie Pelletier
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1996

"Pelletier hits just the right mix of vulnerability and humor in her latest work, leaving the reader hungry for more."
Pelletier (A Marriage Made at Woodstock, 1994, etc.) is funnier than ever in this sardonic tale of an upstate Maine mother's love for her underachieving son—even as he's taking hostages in his ex-wife's trailer home and babbling to the press that John Lennon made him do it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Book of Sonny by Bob Laurie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2016

"A heartfelt story of a broken family beginning to heal."
A badly fractured family suddenly faces a crisis in Laurie's debut novel. Read full book review >

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THE SEARCH FOR SONNY SKIES by Mickey Rooney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"Try Rooney's dribble-and-bounce autobiography, Life Is Too Short (1991), for sturdier stuff."
Like the celluloid career of the author, this tale about the search for the truth about a deceased star's past reels out yards of energetic banality with some happy surprises—here, bits of Hollywood authentica and a few real funnies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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SONNY LISTON WAS A FRIEND OF MINE by Thom Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 12, 1999

"Slice of life that will not be to everyone's taste, rendered with honest realism (and without nostalgia) by one of our finer stylists."
Twelve stories about the gritty world of gyms, barracks, brothels, and loony bins that Jones (Cold Snap, 1995, etc.) has already staked out as his own. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Crossed and Found by Sonny Barber
Released: April 9, 2014

"A simple YA tale but not a bad choice for a quick summer read."
This debut YA novel is the first in a series about the escapades of teenage best friends Kay and Anna. Read full book review >

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THE POET OF TOLSTOY PARK by Sonny Girard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2005

"More pleasures here from the novel's moral clarity than from those traditional sources, plot and character."
How do you prepare for death? With bare feet and a head full of precepts, if you're the protagonist of Brewer's didactic first outing. Read full book review >

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STORIES FROM THE BLUE MOON CAFÉ by Sonny Girard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 19, 2002

"Eschewing most of the usual clichés of southern writers—but not self-consciously trying to avoid them either—Blue Moon Café is a decidedly tasty buffet."
The satisfying result of a bunch of southern writers deciding: "Hey! Let's put out an anthology!" Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A SOUND LIKE THUNDER by Sonny Brewer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"There's not much meat in this carefully garnished offering."
Brewer's second novel (after The Poet of Tolstoy Park, 2005) is a problematic coming-of-age story. Read full book review >