Search Results: "Sonny Liew"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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 >

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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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HIS OLDEST FRIEND by Sonny Girard
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 7, 2005

"At times trite and a tad portentous, the writing nonetheless reveals two sincere souls."
A Latino teenager and an old woman wrestle with angels and demons during a four-year friendship at the nursing home where she lives and he works. Read full book review >

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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 >

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BLOOD OF OUR FATHERS by Sonny Girard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 4, 1991

"Strong storytelling that lacks the originality of The Godfather but has many writerly touches and a wonderful bloom of authenticity."
Entertaining Mafia reprise, written by the pseudonymous Girard while serving a seven-year prison sentence for racketeering. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE COCONUT by Alicia L. Anderson
Released: July 23, 2014

"Some atmospheric drama but otherwise an unengaging story."
A little coconut falls from a tree and an island dweller picks it up in this illustrated children's book with religious themes. Read full book review >

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6 CHAMBERS, 1 BULLET by Sonny Barger
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2006

"Violent, brutal and, of course, just about mindless."
Once more—with a little help from his friends—the author of Hell's Angel tracks the free-wheeling adventures of Patch Kincade (Dead in 5 Heartbeats, 2003), biker Galahad. Read full book review >

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DEAD IN 5 HEARTBEATS by Sonny Girard
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Barger, an ex-president of the notorious Hell's Angels, has authored (with an assist from the Zimmermans) nonfiction about biker activities and clearly knows whereof he speaks—if that's a recommendation."
Nonstop violence in a debut thriller about sociopaths on wheels. Read full book review >