Search Results: "Tamsin Black"


BOOK REVIEW

REMBRANDT’S WHORE by Sylvie Matton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 20, 2002

"Fans of Chevalier's Girl With a Pearl Earring may snatch this one up, but in truth it seems less suited for a general audience than for Rembrandt enthusiasts."
Financial insecurity and the Plague hover threateningly over the great artist and his beloved servant, narrator of this sad and obtuse tale. Read full book review >

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I CAN SAY PLEASE by Tamsin Ainslie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A wholesome, pleasant demonstration of politeness for toddlers just discovering the joys of imaginative play. (Picture book. 1-3)"
An Australian import tackles manners for the very young. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 15, 2004

"But that wannabe Etta Place episode and a few other lapses aside: an impressive bit of scholarly detective work, and good fun for true-crime buffs."
An obscure desperado emerges from the dungeon in a lively work of pop history. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 20, 2007

"Bedside reading for Karl Rove wannabes preparing for 2008."
Why have recent US national elections been so close? It's the regions, stupid. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RESISTANCE by Jenna Black
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 11, 2014

"Only for fans of the first book. (Dystopian adventure. 14-18)"
Histrionic characters overpower the action in this dystopian-political-thriller sequel to Replica (2013). Read full book review >

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DOLL BONES by Holly Black
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 7, 2013

"Spooky, melancholy, elegiac and ultimately hopeful; a small gem. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
A middle-grade fantasy dons the cloak of a creepy ghost tale to deliver bittersweet meditations on the nature of friendship, the price of growing up and the power of storytelling. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A TEMPLAR'S GIFTS by Kat Black
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2011

"Nightmares.' (Fantasy. 9-11)"
This sequel to A Templar's Apprentice (2010) takes Tormod in circular journeys around Scotland without particularly advancing the plot. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"The concept is appealing, but the execution fails. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Volunteering to deliver a secret message lands young Tormod, a Scot, on a journey through 1307 France and Spain. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NIGHTSTRUCK by Jenna Black
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 5, 2016

"A solidly creepy start to a promising series, with a wildly frustrating cliffhanger. (Thriller. 14-17)"
The streets of Philadelphia are filled with terror once night falls. Read full book review >