Search Results: "Ty Drago"


BOOK REVIEW

THE UNDERTAKERS by Ty Drago
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"The elements of a good action novel are here but are assembled into a soulless shell. (Adventure. 10-14)"
More zombies doesn't necessarily equal more action. Read full book review >

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PHOBOS by Ty Drago
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"Rather too many what-ifs to swallow in one gulp; nonetheless, an intriguing whodunit with well-developed characters whose mostly stock situations Drago handles with flair and skill: a newcomer worth keeping an eyestalk canted towards."
Military murder-mystery set on Phobos, one of the hurtling moons of Barsoom—er, Mars. Read full book review >

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QUEEN OF THE DEAD by Ty Drago
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Uneven, but the quality improves as the story progresses. (Science fiction/horror. 10-15)"
Will Ritter continues the battle started in Rise of the Corpses (2011) to protect humanity from the corpse-possessing invaders from another dimension. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TY COBB by Charles Leerhsen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 12, 2015

"Cobb was indeed a bruised peach but, as the author shows convincingly, not a thoroughly rotten one."
The former executive editor of Sports Illustrated explores the idea that Tyrus Raymond Cobb (1886-1961), perhaps the greatest player in baseball history, was also a violent, racist, roundly hated person. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LIFE OF TY by Lauren Myracle
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2014

"A so-so read for the second-grade set. (Fiction. 5-8)"
Ty is back, and he's a little nervous about his latest class project: to practice random acts of kindness and then recite them to the class at the end of the week. After all, how can you "do random acts of kindness on purpose?" Read full book review >

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LIFE OF TY by Lauren Myracle
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2013

"Still, Ty might hit the spot for certain kids in that liminal stage. (Fiction. 6-8)"
The spinoff from the popular The Winnie Years series will offer a new, younger generation of Myracle fans the chance to enjoy the ups and downs of the Perry family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOCKING DESIRE by Drago Jancar
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"The book's overlong, but Gregor is in spite of himself an engagingly unlikely innocent abroad, and his embarrassed plunge into the savory grit of ordinary life is a trip well worth taking."
This intermittently entertaining Slovenian novel recounts the adventures of Gregor Gradnik, a writer from that land relocated in New Orleans as a visiting professor of creative writing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Winter by Thomas Drago
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 16, 2016

"Another surefire horror outing with realistic heroes from a new specialist in the genre."
This third installment of a series examines apocalyptic events in the heart of the American South. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

QUEENSBORO by Thomas Drago
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 24, 2015

"A thoroughly effective horror page-turner from an author who's mastered the genre."
Drago follows up his debut novel (Crow Creek, 2014) with another tale of small-town horror in the tradition of Stephen King. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GODS LIKE US by Ty Burr
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"A focused history of films that occasionally flirts with—but does not wed—portentousness."
The film critic of the Boston Globe explores film celebrity and waxes philosophical about what it means to and for the rest of us. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CROW CREEK by Thomas Drago
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2014

"A brisk, accomplished horror debut from an author to watch."
In Drago's debut novel, an insidious horror reveals itself in a small North Carolina town. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE YEARS OF ZERO by Seng Ty
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 14, 2014

"An engaging, open memoir of one child's wartime experiences."
A survivor of the Khmer Rouge regime tells his story. Read full book review >