Search Results: "Will Storr"


BOOK REVIEW

THE HUNGER AND THE HOWLING OF KILLIAN LONE by Will Storr
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 11, 2014

"Readers with a taste for the unusual (and who don't mind some nauseating passages) will find this a palatable novel about ambition, human fallibility and revenge."
A dark concoction about an ambitious culinary apprentice in 1980s London, Storr's debut features a complex title character, gothic undertones and an unnerving plot. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2014

"'The mind remains, to a tantalizing degree, a realm of secrets and wonder,' writes the author, and so, too, does the world around us, which he entertainingly scours for the possibility of crucial anomalies."
A cerebral ride into the world of the unorthodox. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 8, 1996

"However, what he has focused on still provides an extremely useful and for the most part well-crafted introduction to an intriguing and important subject."
What makes someone a guru (the Sanskrit word originally meant ``one who brings light out of darkness'')? Read full book review >

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MUSIC AND THE MIND by Anthony Storr
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 30, 1992

"Readers with their own inchoate reflections on the nature of music will be grateful to have Storr investigating and clarifying their experiences in such elegant, taut prose."
From Oxford psychiatrist Storr (Churchill's Black Dog, 1989, etc.): a lucid and absorbing study of the relationship between music and the human experience. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOTHER GOOSE PICTURE PUZZLES by Will Hillenbrand
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"As a technique for promoting visual and verbal literacy at once this game has a good track record, and young audiences put off by the crudely illustrated likes of Blanche Fisher Wright's Real Mother Goose Picture Word Rhymes (1916, 1987) or the much older Mother Goose in Hieroglyphics (1849, 1973) will both enjoy and benefit from this shorter but more child-friendly outing. (Nursery rhymes. 3-5)"
Hillenbrand introduces the idea of rebuses to newly emergent readers with a gathering of likely-to-be-familiar Mother Goose rhymes—from "Hey diddle, diddle, / the [cat] and the [fiddle]" to "Twinkle, twinkle, little [star]." Read full book review >

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APPLES HERE! by Will Hubbell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Considering the plethora of same-topic titles available—Ken Robbins's Apples, for instance (p. 962)—this, though not really a bad apple, isn't likely to be a first pick. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-7)"
Hubbell (Pumpkin Jack, 2000) poses children and apple trees together in every season, and writes evocatively of the apple's annual cycle, from dormant winter bud to farmers' market and applesauce for latkes. Read full book review >

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JOHNNY APPLESEED by Will Moses
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Make room on the shelf for this slim volume, too. (Biography. 9-11)"
Many are the available picture-book tales of half-legendary wanderer John Chapman, but this one (not really a picture book) merits consideration, both for its appealing folk-art-style illustrations (Moses is an artistic, as well as genetic, descendant of Grandma Moses), and for its thoughtful prose portrait of a man who, Moses suggests, "represents the best qualities of the American character." Read full book review >

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HOW TO TAME A TRICERATOPS by Will Dare
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Adventures and misadventures, Old West style—but with dinos. (Fantasy. 8-10)"
Young Josh needs to up his ride if he's going to win the Trihorn settlement's 100th-anniversary Founders' Day race and meet his hero, Terrordactyl Bill. Read full book review >

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THE SURVIVORS by Will Weaver
ADVENTURE
Released: Jan. 31, 2012

"Sobering, thoroughly credible and, ultimately, optimistic about the chances of our better natures triumphing when the going gets rough. (Science fiction. 10-13)"
A family fleeing rapidly degenerating social order caused by world-changing volcanic eruptions finds respite and new heart in this well-crafted sequel to Memory Boy (2001). Read full book review >

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GO BIG OR GO HOME by Will Hobbs
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2008

"With convincing, first-person narration, a fast pace and plenty of suspense, this is a welcome addition to Hobbs's extremely reader-pleasing work. (Fiction. 10-15)"
Extreme sports and extraterrestrial bacteria that thrive in extreme environments are the ingredients for Hobbs's latest adventure. Read full book review >

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TRISKELLION 2 by Will Peterson
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 2009

"Only for those fans of the first who are dying to read the sequel. (Fantasy. 11 & up)"
The breathless pace begun by authors Mark Billingham and Peter Cocks (writing semi-pseudonymously) in Triskellion (2008) continues unabated in the sequel. Read full book review >

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CLAWS by Will Weaver
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2003

"Worthwhile, but a pity about the trifurcated personality. (Fiction. YA)"
A Minnesota teen who thinks he leads the perfect life finds out that he doesn't. Read full book review >