Book Reviews

The Internet Writing Journal, April 2004
*Click on the book's title below to read the review.

Children's Books

Grim Tuesday (Keys to the Kingdom, #2) by Garth Nix (Scholastic)
Please Say Please: Penguin's Guide to Manners by Margery Cuyler, Illustrated by Will Hillenbrand (Scholastic)
Ruby in Her Own Time by Johathan Emmett, Illustrated by Rebecca Harry (Scholastic)

Computer Books

AI Game Development by Alex J. Champandard (New Riders)
PHP for the World Wide Web by Larry Ullman (Peachpit Press)
Wicked Cool Shell Scripts by Dave Taylor (No Starch Press)


The Highwayman: A Novel of Corona by R. A. Salvatore (CDS Books)
Lovecraft by Hans Rodionoff, Enrique Breccia and Keith Giffen (Vertigo/DC Comics)
The Well of Lost Plots by Jasper Fforde (Viking)

General Fiction

Hadrian's Wall by William Dietrich (HarperCollins)
The Blue Piano and Other Stories by Carol Montparker (Amadeus Press)


The Burglar on the Prowl by Lawrence Block (William Morrow)
The Cat Who Talked Turkey by Lilian Jackson Braun (Putnam)
The Coil by Gayle Lynds (St. Martin's Press)
A Death in Vienna by Daniel Silva (Putnam)
High Country by Nevada Barr (Putnam)
The Last Juror by John Grisham (Doubleday)


Lab257: The Disturbing Story of the Government's Secret Plum Island Germ Laboratory by Michael Christopher Carroll (William Morrow)
Skeletons on the Zahara by Dean King (Little, Brown)

Romance and Women's Fiction

The Dim Sum of All Things by Kim Wong Keltner (Avon)
Divided in Death by J.D. Robb (Putnam)
Flashpoint by Suzanne Brockmann (Ballantine)
The Ideal Bride by Stephanie Laurens (William Morrow)


The Elephants of Style by Bill Walsh (McGraw-Hill)
The Quotable Writer Edited by Lamar Underwood (The Lyons Press)
The Savvy Author's Guide to Book Publicity by Lisa Warren (Carroll & Graf)
The Story Behind the Story Edited by Peter Turchi and Andrea Barrett (W.W. Norton)