Books by Michael Reynolds

Released: March 1, 2010

"Graphic and harrowing."
An Italian journalist skillfully recounts his 15 terror-filled days and nights in the hands of the Taliban. Read full book review >
THE DAMNED SEASON by Carlo Lucarelli
Released: May 1, 2007

"The middle entry in Lucarelli's early trilogy (Carte Blanche, 2006, etc.) peppers crime fiction with sharp irony and provocative moral ambiguity."
Crusty Commissario De Luca gets drawn into a murder investigation in spite of himself. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"Not exactly explicit, but children who already know (or think they know) how to answer bear's query will be rolling in the aisles. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In this tongue-in-cheek import, a naïve young bear's question about how one goes about becoming a papa gets silly answers from a succession of sly passersby. Read full book review >
CARTE BLANCHE by Carlo Lucarelli
Released: July 15, 2006

"The first volume in a trilogy by noir master Lucarelli (Almost Blue, 2001, etc.) is a smart and stylish crime yarn."
Duplicitous women and political cross-currents challenge a seasoned police detective. Read full book review >
THE BIG QUESTION by Wolf Erlbruch
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

A Bologna Book Fair prizewinner, this deceptively simple import offers one-line answers of widely varying scope to the implied question, Why am I here on Earth? Read full book review >
Released: July 1, 1997

"A British view of the Normandy battles, and a well researched narrative drawing heavily on German as well as Allied archives. (Military Book Club selection)"
A detailed account of the tank battles in Normandy after D-Day when British, Canadian, Polish, and French forces moved off their landing beach sectors to meet the best of Nazi Germany's elite professionals—the Waffen SS Panzer Corps. Read full book review >
HEMINGWAY by Michael Reynolds
Released: May 1, 1997

"Aside from occasional slips into floridity, this is a steady, dramatically satisfying, even enlightening look at a major talent and his times. (photos, maps, not seen) (Book-of- the-Month Club/Quality Paperback Book Club selection)"
The author of a multivolume biography of Hemingway (which began with The Young Hemingway, 1986) continues his fact-packed, engaging exploration of the talent Lionel Trilling called perhaps the most ``publicly developed'' in America's history. Read full book review >
Released: Dec. 1, 1992

Reynolds (English/North Carolina State Univ.) is on installment three of his Hemingway biography (The Young Hemingway, 1986; Hemingway: The Paris Years, 1989), and the leisurely attention he can pay to minutiae in so spread-out and magnified a project both pays off and doesn't. Read full book review >