Search Results: "Tom King"


BOOK REVIEW

A ONCE CROWDED SKY by Tom King
Released: July 10, 2012

"King's work is beyond postmodern, complex in conception, perhaps too esoteric for mainstream fiction fans, but relevant to the graphic-novel, video-gaming generation."
King's debut novel is mostly textual narrative highlighted by random, comic-book-style illustrations. Read full book review >

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UNDER PRESSURE
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for I Crawl Through It by A.S. King

Cover Story: Nonstandard
BFF Charm: Let Me Love You x 4
Swoonworthy Scale:
 1
Talky Talk: A.S. King, Mofos!
Trigger Warning: Sexual Assault
Bonus Factors: Poetry, Potty Humor, Grownups That Care
Anti-Bonus Factor: Standardized Tests
Relationship Status: Gonna Make You(r Brain) Sweat

 

Cover Story ...


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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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KING GROSSMAN
by Poornima Apte

King Grossman had just returned from participating in the Dakota Access Pipeline protests when Kirkus caught up with him. His desire to become an active citizen informs the backbone of his debut indie venture, Letters to Alice. The novel has a feel for the zeitgeist of our times with Occupy Wall Street and the Arab Spring woven into its threads ...


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A TORNADO FLEW AROUND MY LIVING ROOM
by Mandy Wan

BOOK REPORT for Still Life with Tornado by A.S. King

Cover Story: Literally
BFF Charm: Roger Murtaugh
Swoonworthy Scale:
 0
Talky Talk: A.S. King, Mofos! x 2
Bonus Factors:
Portrayal of Domestic Violence, Metal
Relationship Status: I'll Be There For You

Cover Story: Literally

This image is a direct interpretation of the title, with nods to characters ...


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IS THIS THE REAL LIFE? IS THIS JUST REALITY TV?
by Mandy Wan

 

 

 

BOOK REPORT for Reality Boy by A.S. King

BFF Charm: Natalie Imbruglia
Swoonworthy Scale:
5
Talky Talk: A.S. King, Mofos!
Bonus Factors:
Reality TV, SPED, Awesome Grownups
Anti-Bonus Factor: Patty Chase Award for Awful Parenting, Horrible Sister
Relationship Status: Truly Madly Deeply 

Cover Story: Technicolor Big Face

With reality TV being so integral to ...


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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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ROBOFICTION
by Leila Roy

This marks the very last week of my library’s Summer Reading Program, and I’ve been so busy working on all of the details—making lists of kids who’ve earned various merit badges, making lists of books to buy to celebrate said merit badges, printing out and personalizing a billion bookplates, etc—that reading has been ENTIRELY off the table.

That doesn’t mean ...


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BOOK REVIEW

QUINCEAÑERA by Elizabeth King
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"With plenty of historical background, and also available in Spanish (0-525-45844-1), this has appeal for a wide audience. (Nonfiction. 10-15)"
The artful blend of photography and text combine to provide a poignant glimpse into the lives of two young Latina women, Cindy Chavez and Suzan Preito, as they ceremoniously enter adulthood. Read full book review >

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CUSTER by Deborah King
ANIMALS
Released: April 29, 1992

"Like Parnall's Stuffer (below), a treat for horse lovers and art lovers; of the two books, this has more warmth and appeal. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Young Custer is perfectly happy on a farm where he snitches food from the farmhouse kitchen and enjoys the company of cows. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SLEEPING BEAUTIES by Stephen King
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"A blood-splattered pleasure. It's hard to say what the deeper message of the book is save that life goes on despite the intercession of supernatural weirdnesses—or, as one woman says, 'I guess I really must not be dead, because I'm starving.'"
Another horror blockbuster, Mercedes and all, from maestro King (End of Watch, 2016, etc.) and his heir apparent (Double Feature, 2013, etc.). Read full book review >