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BOOK REVIEW

THE SILVER HAND by Stephen Lawhead
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 1992

"A slack and uneven installment."
Book two of Lawhead's Song of Albion trilogy (following The Paradise War). Read full book review >

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THE PARADISE WAR by Stephen Lawhead
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 1991

"Lawhead treats his Celtic lore with respect; the upshot is well handled and pleasingly restrained, a solid and readable opener for the series."
Celtic fantasy and first of a series from the author of the recent Pendragon Cycle Trilogy, In the Hall of the Dragon King, etc. The aristocratic Simon Rawnson and his American friend, narrator Lewis Gillies, are postgraduate students at Oxford, free to go chasing impetuously off to the far north of Scotland in pursuit of an extinct beast supposedly sighted by a farmer. Read full book review >

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Released: May 15, 1993

"Overall, a patchy but admirably restrained and above-average Celtic trilogy."
Wrapping up the trilogy of The Paradise War (1991) and The Silver Hand (1992), Lawhead's respectful reworking of Celtic source material. Read full book review >

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REALLY, REALLY BIG QUESTIONS ABOUT ME AND MY BODY by Stephen Law
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"A really, really big and more pertinent question is: Who is the audience for this unnecessary effort? (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
In the third of a series of Really, Really Big Question books, Law delves again into philosophy for children. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Illustrated by Choksi with comical, broadly drawn figures done in a retro '50s style and housed within covers designed to look well-worn, this breezy mind-expander tackles plenty of thorny Big Ones in a refreshingly nonthreatening way. (Nonfiction. 10 & up)"
Trimming down his popular Philosophy Gym (2003) for a younger audience, Law brightly discusses about four dozen scientific, ethical and philosophical puzzlers. Read full book review >

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THEY FOUND LOVE IN A HOPELESS PLACE
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for Bright Lights, Dark Nights by Stephen Emond

Cover Story: The Heart of the City 
BFF Charm: Big Sister
Swoonworthy Scale:
 5
Talky Talk: Too Close for Comfort
Bonus Factors:
 Illustrations, Music
Anti-Bonus Factor: Internet Trolls
Relationship Status: It's Not You, It's Me

 

Cover Story: The Heart of the City

Seeing as the cover ...


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27 SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY & HORROR BOOKS TO READ IN SEPTEMBER
by John DeNardo

Is your bookshelf feeling lonely? Here are 27 titles that will make it happy again! This month's batch of tantalizing science fiction and fantasy includes stories about guilt-ridden robots, witches, magic hair, designer drugs, time travel and cloud cities.

Magicians Impossible by Brad Abraham

Brad Abraham serves up a cocktail of magic and intrigue in this fast-paced debut. Twenty-something ...


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PLANES, TRAINS, AND AUTOMOBILES
by Julie Danielson

Well, maybe not exactly planes, trains, and automobiles. But you know those children who get really fired up reading books about things that go vroom? There’s a reason you can throw a rock and hit a children’s book about transportation: they are loved by many a child. Today, I’ve got three new ones worth your time, one an arrival from ...


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STRANGE WEATHER AND OTHER HORRORS
by Thea James

It is October and therefore officially autumn—that season of pumpkin-flavored everything, haunted houses, mists, and mellow fruitfulness. This also means that it is time for slasher movie marathons, the new season of Stranger Things, and a borderline unhealthy indulgence in all the horror novels, both old and new.

One such new horror novel is Strange Weather by Joe Hill. Actually ...


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A READING YEAR: JUDGING CRIME WORKS BY DIFFERENT STANDARDS
by J. Kingston Pierce

Back when I began writing for Kirkus Reviews, almost half a decade ago, I had an editor who was frequently after me to publish lists of things—rundowns of especially dependable crime novelists, or books I’d like to read again for the first time, or once-popular detectives about whom I thought more should be written. “People like to read lists,” ...


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A SAFE PLACE TO DIE by Janice Law
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 17, 1993

"Anna herself provides the only substance here—but it's not enough to carry the blurry, disjointed plot or its burden of off-the-wall characters."
Washington-based p.i. Read full book review >

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BACKFIRE by Janice Law
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 12, 1994

"Nor does the rest of the cast of this easy-to- take page-turner, compounded equally of tabloid headlines and fairy dust."
The police have closed the case of arson that killed wealthy semi-invalid Helena Skane at the Skane family compound outside Washington; they're holding Maria Rivas, the restaurateur Joseph Skane hired to look after his wife. Read full book review >