Book Reviews

The Internet Writing Journal, October 2004
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Children's/Young Adult

Basilisk by N.M. Browne (Bloomsbury)
Faerie Wars by Herbie Brennan (Bloomsbury)
Fish by L. S. Matthews (Delacorte Press)
It's Hard to be Five: Learning How to Work With My Control Panel by Jamie Lee Curtis, Illustrated by Laura Cornell (Joanna Cotler Books)
The Monster Trap by Dean Morrissey (HarperCollins)
The Secret of Castle Cant by K.P. Bath, Illustrations by David Christiana (Little, Brown)
Snow-Walker by Catherine Fisher (Eos)
Tending to Grace by Kimberly Newton Fusco (Knopf)
The Train of States by Peter Sis (Greenwillow Books)


Incubus Dreams by Laurell K. Hamilton (Berkley)
Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke (Bloomsbury)
Wormwood by G.P. Taylor (Putnam)


California Girl by T. Jefferson Parker (William Morrow)
Ice Run by Steve Hamilton (Thomas Dunne Books)
The Pearl Diver by Sujata Massey (HarperCollins)


The Art of the Steal: Inside the Sotheby's-Christie's Auction House Scandal by Christopher Mason (Putnam)
Cover Up: What the Government is Still Hiding About the War on Terror by Peter Lance (ReganBooks)
Exporting America: Why Corporate Greed is Shipping American Jobs Overseas by Lou Dobbs (Warner Business)
Patrick O'Connell's Refined American Cuisine: The Inn at Little Washington by Patrick O'Connell (Bulfinch)
The Rosedale Diet by Ron Rosedale, MD and Carol Colman (HarperResource)

Romance and Women's Fiction

The Beauty and the Spy by Gayle Callen (Avon)
Dream of Me by Lisa Cach (LoveSpell)
The Barbarian by Judith E. French (Dorchester)
Still Life by Melanie Jackson (LoveSpell)


The Complete Idiot's Guide to Screenwriting, 2nd Edition by Skip Press (Alpha Books)
The Writer's Handbook 2005 edited by Elfrieda Abbe (The Writer Books)