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Steely Dan singer Donald Fagen just ‘being honest’ in new book

Steely Dan singer Donald Fagen just ‘being honest’ in new book

October 25, 2013


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By Christopher Borrelli Chicago Tribune (MCT) CHICAGO — Ever wonder what the typical rock star is thinking about on stage? Playing the same songs played a million times before? To the same audiences? Night after night? Year after year? Donald Fagen, 65, co-founder of literate, aggressiv...

Percy Jackson & the Olympians

Percy Jackson & the Olympians

Mary Smith

September 19, 2013


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"Look, I didn't want to be a half-blood" That snarky opening line has spawned a five book series, a second series and two feature films. It is how we are first introduced to Percy Jackson. At the start of the books Percy is twelve years old and is about to find out that his father is Poseidon. Yes...

Tom Wolfe’s ‘Back to Blood’ revels in excess — just like Miami

September 5, 2013


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By Connie Ogle The Miami Herald “Back to Blood” by Tom Wolfe; Little, Brown ($30) ——— Sprawling, messy, maddening, exhilarating, exhausting, over-caffeinated and hyper-punctuated, Tom Wolfe’s giddy “Back to Blood” is as excessive as the city it celebrates and eviscerates. The satire...

Book Review: This Book Is Full of Spiders

Book Review: This Book Is Full of Spiders

Adam Grosserode, Reporter

February 19, 2013


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David Wong’s book “This Book is Full of Spiders”, is a sequel to the book “John Dies at the End”. “This Book is Full of Spiders” is another comic horror novel that follows the antics of the two protagonists, David and his best friend John. The novel illustrates a world of apocalyp...

The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell

The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell

Daira Gentrup, Graphic Artist

October 2, 2012


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Have you ever wondered what happened after your favorite fairy tale ended, or why every princess is married to Prince Charming? Golden Globe-winner, Chris Colfer, answers these questions and more in his novel The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell.  The Land of Stories is about twins Alex and Co...

Blood Blues: Fallen Angels turned Vampires

Britt Young, News Editor

April 17, 2012


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The vampire craze has a new twist leading to the idea that vampires are trapped on the earth because they are lost angels.  These lost souls have been trapped on earth for centuries, trying to find a way back into heaven. In the book series Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz goes on the premise that...

The House of the Scorpion: The Little Clone that Saved Society

Britt Young, News Editor

March 27, 2012


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A young boy is born with a secret that is hidden, the only thing that can reveal this hidden knowledge is the marking on his foot.In the House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer, Matteo Alacran is born in a very strange way.  He is born in a cow, and he is the only baby that survive the incubation proce...

Book Thief: A New Twist to the Holocaust

Book Thief:  A New Twist to the Holocaust

Britt Young, News Editor

February 23, 2012


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Markus Zusak brings a new twist to the holocaust in The Book Thief by having death tell the story of a young girl struggling through th terrible time. Many holocaust stories end up being the same story because of the detail and someone always end up being killed or dies in the end.  Zusak brings a...

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