Search Results: "Victor Gischler"


BOOK REVIEW

GO-GO GIRLS OF THE APOCALYPSE by Victor Gischler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 2008

"A mostly successful book that favors clever atmosphere over plot."
Crime novelist Gischler (Shotgun Opera, 2006, etc.) takes his first stab at science fiction with this goofy but engaging tale of life after the end of the world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STAY by Victor Gischler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 2, 2015

"Wait for the TV series. Or the graphic novel?"
Ex-Army stay-at-home dad David Sparrow taps into his inner warrior when his family is threatened by a crime lord. Men everywhere give a sigh of relief as he reclaims his masculinity. Read full book review >

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VICTOR by Mordicai Gerstein
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Readers will be mesmerized, and even stirred by the questions Gerstein raises and attempts to answer. (Fiction. 13+)"
Gerstein (The Giant, 1995, etc.) brings to this novelization of the life of the so-called savage of Aveyron a sustained intensity that proves both haunting and chastening. Read full book review >

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THE PISTOL POETS by Victor Gischler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 3, 2004

"The tale, careening erratically between satire and shoot-'em-up, is violent, even brutal at times. Although some of it is funny, you'll look in vain for a character to like in this sorry cast."
Pop-pop go the guns of academe in a follow-up to the Edgar-nominated Gun Monkeys (not reviewed). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

INVENTING VICTOR by Jennifer Bannan
Released: Aug. 15, 2003

"A large new talent that can go anywhere it wants."
Eleven stories demonstrating a broad imagination and a chameleon's ability to leap seamlessly from culture to culture, subject to subject. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 9, 2008

"Scholarly, impassioned and riveting—a dandy corrective to an undervalued legacy and an immersive trip through a vanished era of popular entertainment."
The life and career of a protean figure from Hollywood's early days. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KELLY + VICTOR by Niall Griffiths
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 15, 2004

"Modern romance? More like an exorcism of writerly boredom."
The fourth from Welsh author Griffiths (Sheepshagger, 2002, etc.) gives vent to wasted urban youth via sadistic sex and feisty vernacular. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VICTOR AND HUGO by Robert J. Blake
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"If readers are ready to forgive its confused plot, the art offers much to appreciate. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-8)"
Two dogs rescue their master's accordion—and the world's music—in Paris. Read full book review >

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VICTOR WANTS TO PLAY by Mark van Overveld
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 6, 2012

"Clean design and predictable story make this an enjoyable app to share with preschoolers. (iPad storybook app. 3-5)"
A sweet, if a bit slight, friendship story with good design elements. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VICTOR AND CHRISTABEL by Petra Mathers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

Another offbeat love story from the author of Sophie and Lou (1991). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

"Victor and Shura" by Chris Noble
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A historically astute novel that's more edifying than suspenseful."
Set in Ukraine after the German invasion of World War II, this historical novel charts the dangerous mission undertaken by two young boys recruited by the underground opposition. Read full book review >

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VICTOR HUGO'S LES MISÉRABLES by Jack Wang
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 2013

"Just the ticket for the tot who's applying early-early-early-early-early decision to Harvard; better hope the RAs will change diapers. (Board book. 1-3)"
The melodramatic French novel of sin and redemption set against various backdrops of unrest is boiled down to 12 words. Read full book review >