Search Results: "Thomas Christos"


BOOK REVIEW

DOCTOR LILLIPUT by Sebastian Büttner
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 24, 2014

"Dr. Lilliput's tale is much like a spoonful of sugar: sweet but not actually beneficial, unless it helps the medicine go down. (Requires iPad 2 and above.) (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
Dr. Lilliput might make a sick child laugh, but he won't really help readers understand what's happening when they get a cold. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CDO Chief Daddy Officer by Christos Efessiou
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 28, 2011

"Affable inspiration for the harried parent."
In this sweet memoir and parenting guide, a seasoned CEO tells how fatherhood has netted him rewarding results. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BARRACUDA by Christos Tsiolkas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"A tough, unsparing, closely observed and decidedly R-rated look at the many challenges and disappointments that life brings, told against settings that American readers will find at once familiar and exotic."
Australian novelist Tsiolkas (The Slap, 2008, etc.) serves up a bracing poolside critique of Antipodean mores. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TURING by Christos H. Papadimitriou
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"Still, as with other instructional novels, this odd hybrid is likely to annoy as many as it entertains."
The sort of thing you might expect from MIT: a computer science professor's attempt to turn his specialty into fiction. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"Based largely on a privately published memoir and an emotionally charged collective interview, this is a unique and absorbing addition to the library of Holocaust testimonials written for younger readers. (time line) (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
Though afflicted with hyperbolic commentary that's more of a distraction than an enhancement, this tale makes riveting reading. Read full book review >

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SOMETHING WILL HAPPEN, YOU'LL SEE by Christos Ikonomou
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2016

"The protagonist of one story, driven to the brink of madness by a friend's shocking workplace death, wants 'to write something that would express unspeakable rage and hatred and love and despair all at once.' Such sentiments could be the writer's own."
A collection of soul-grindingly bleak stories with the barest glimmers of human resilience. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PARTHENON BOMBER by Christos Chrissopoulos
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 20, 2017

"Reminiscent of a half-century-old ancestor, Vassilis Vassilikos' 1966 novel Z, in its sardonic protest of things as they are."
You don't know what you've got till it's gone: thus this slender but deeply charged novella concerning an unspeakable—but sadly imaginable—act of terrorism. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 19, 2008

"Expertly researched text with a cerebral and occasionally acerbic point of view."
A comprehensive and well-written text that travels the path of theater's evolution in form and style. Read full book review >

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EVERY TIME I SPEAK, I WANT THE TRUTH TO COME OUT
by Mandy Wan

BOOK REPORT for The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Cover Story: Statementastic
BFF Charm: Platinum Edition
Swoonworthy Scale:
 6
Talky Talk: A Star(r) Is Born
Bonus Factors:
 Political Activism, Awesome Family, Community
Relationship Status: Head Over Heels

Cover Story: Statementastic

Simple and perfect. Although I'll give it the benefit of the doubt that Starr is, indeed, in ...


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BOOK REVIEW

LOGICOMIX by Apostolos Doxiadis
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Despite the collaborators' best efforts to emphasize the human element, this graphic novel can't help but read a lot like a textbook."
Bertrand Russell—philosophical superhero? Read full book review >

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ANGIE THOMAS
by Maya Payne Smart

It’s tempting to think of Angie Thomas’ YA novel The Hate U Give as being ripped straight from the latest headlines about an unarmed black person shot by the police. But that would miss the point that for many people, Thomas included, the news is not only news: it is lived experience—raw and achingly intimate. And the lives stolen are ...


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BOOK REVIEW

RHYMING DUST BUNNIES by Jan Thomas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 6, 2009

"Put away your cleaning supplies for a little messy fun. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This dynamic quartet of dust bunnies, Ed, Ned, Ted and Bob, have quite the flair for rhyming words—except for anxious Bob, who is wisely more concerned about their perilous surroundings. Read full book review >