Search Results: "Virginie Despentes"


BOOK REVIEW

APOCALYPSE BABY by Virginie Despentes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 14, 2015

"Powerful and empowered to a point, but this could have used sharper editing."
Structured like a classic noir, this French novel exposes the rotten core of contemporary European society through the perspectives of several female characters. Read full book review >

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BYE BYE BLONDIE by Virginie Despentes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2016

"Shockingly anodyne work from a writer notorious for her power to shock."
Misspent youth and the possibility of a second chance from the French author of Apocalypse Baby (2015), etc. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY CAT ISIS by Catherine Austen
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2011

"An intriguing effort that misses the mark. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Less than the sum of its parts, this effort to educate young listeners about aspects of Egyptian culture while simultaneously celebrating the love of a young boy for his pet never quite comes together. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ZERO KISSES FOR ME by Manuela Monari
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 9, 2010

"This is a sit-on-your-lap, kiss-and-hug read-aloud. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A little one goes on strike against kisses. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHAPES by Bonnier Publishing
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 5, 2016

"Adds little to the concept-book shelf. (Board book. 1-3)"
This introduction to shapes includes a geometric die-cut hole on every page. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COLORS by Virginie Graire
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 7, 2015

"Though it is flawed, there is enough in this book to engage and entertain both babies and their adult readers. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
A concept board book introduces little ones to colors. Read full book review >