Search Results: "Wu Ming"


BOOK REVIEW

MING by Robert B. Oxnam
Released: Jan. 20, 1995

"Still, it's more fun to read than a textbook, and almost as informative, and Oxnam keeps things moving along, even in the face of incredulity."
Oxnam (Cinnabar, 1990) spins a well-meaning tale that often sounds campy in its zeal to put a feminist twist on Chinese history. Read full book review >

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ALTAI by Wu Ming
by Wu Ming, translated by Shaun Whiteside
Released: April 9, 2013

"If you like your historical fiction with plenty of explosions and Turkish-inflected interjections ('I do not doubt that our Muezzinzade Ali Pahsa...will be able to stand up to the infidels'), this is right up your alley."
More historical fiction alla Bolognese by the Italian committee. Read full book review >

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MANITUANA by Wu Ming
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 5, 2009

"A worthy treatment of a history too little known, though nowhere near as delightful or as quirky as Q and '54."
Odd, spirited, tale of educated Indians, savage Europeans and bad mojo in the American outback at the time of the Revolutionary War. Read full book review >

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54 by Wu Ming
Kirkus Star
by Wu Ming, translated by Shaun Whiteside
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 3, 2006

"Don Camillo meets The Name of the Rose meets Dr. No: a rewarding beach book for grownups."
Grant, Cary Grant. Super secret agent. Not just in Hitchcock films, but in real life. Read full book review >

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MING GOES TO SCHOOL by Deirdre Sullivan
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 5, 2016

"Featuring peeks at common classroom sights and activities, this empathetic tale could also be a discussion starter about growth and readiness. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The first year of school for Ming is full of opposites and fun, but some things take time. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 7, 2005

"A Byzantine tale of sports, commerce and politics, nimbly shuffled by the astute journalist Larmer."
Newsweek's Shanghai bureau chief tells dynamically the story of two Chinese basketball stars who made their ways to the NBA through the thickets of Middle Kingdom politics. Read full book review >

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THE TRAIN TO LO WU by Jess Row
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"This Whiting Award-winning author has a very bright future."
Set mostly in Hong Kong, seven stories portray dislocated lives: an impressive debut from an admirably protean storyteller. Read full book review >

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MING LO MOVES THE MOUNTAIN by Arnold Lobel
Released: April 12, 1982

"The anecdote doesn't make you laugh like an earthier, folk-type silly tale would, but there's a nice touch of drollery, in keeping with the straight-faced telling, in Lobel's depiction of the wise man, who becomes more languid with each visit, and more encased in a smokescreen of swirls from his own pipe."
A noodle story with an Oriental setting, this is something like the old joke about Mohammed going to the mountain. Read full book review >

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THE EXPULSION OF SUN WU KONG by Wei Dong Chen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"However they are read, they're terrific adventure stories for anyone willing to climb out from beneath the bed. (character guide, synopsis, thematic essay) (Graphic classic. 8-16)"
The Monkey King comics need to be read as a series. This assertion will surprise anyone who starts with Volume 7, as the story couldn't be more self-contained: The Monkey King fights monsters and wins. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT WALL OF LUCY WU by Wendy Wan-Long Shang
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

Lucy Wu may only be 4 feet tall, but she has big (and brilliantly on-the-money kidlike) dreams: to play professional basketball for the WNBA and then create a design shop aimed at sports-loving gals. Read full book review >

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FISH FACES by Norbert Wu
by Norbert Wu, photographed by Norbert Wu
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 1993

"Remarkably handsome. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 3-9)"
Celebrating the enormous and colorful variety of ocean life, a marine biologist and underwater photographer groups his splendid color photos by characteristics he points out in a concise text with a verse-like cadence: ``Fish that glide on fins like wings...Spotted fish, dotted fish/Fish with lines and stripes and waves...Red eyes/Green eyes/Great big pretend eyes....'' With snapshot-sized insets superimposed on creatively varied vistas featuring additional specimens and the lush blue or green of the sea itself as an out-of-focus background, his compositions are as interesting for their design as for the fascinating comparisons they present. Read full book review >

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ELLIE by Mike Wu
by Mike Wu, illustrated by Mike Wu
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2015

"Luckily for Ellie and readers alike, it is the pictures that matter. (Picture book. 3-7)"
When Walt the zookeeper announces the zoo will be closing for good, all the animals pitch in to save it. But shy Ellie the elephant cannot see how she can help. How can she help save the zoo? Read full book review >