Search Results: "Adam-Troy Castro"


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GUSTAV GLOOM AND THE NIGHTMARE VAULT by Adam-Troy Castro
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 18, 2013

"A die-cut cover scene and Margiotta's chapter-head views of huge-eyed gamins posing in canted settings add to the pervasive air of strangeness, but it's still a slog. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
In a sequel that cycles around the same track as the opener, Castro sheds light on the past and nature of the aptly named Gloom mansion and the saturnine lad who lives there alone with armies of animate shadows. Read full book review >

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GUSTAV GLOOM AND THE PEOPLE TAKER by Kristen Margiotta
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 16, 2012

"The author leaves much to be explored and explained in future episodes, but fans of Unfortunate Events will be willing to wait. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
In this promising series opener, a homicidal maniac stalks two children through a spooky old house that's far larger inside than outside. Read full book review >

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TROY by Richard Matturro
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Released: June 9, 1989

A detailed retelling of the Trojan War: Matturro's first novel uses legendary history as its basis, but includes character development and political strategy, so that events occur because of human nature rather than the will of the gods. Read full book review >

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TROY by David Gemmell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 26, 2007

"A rousing conclusion for fans of the previous volumes—but not one for the purists."
Final volume in the authors' historical fantasy (Troy: Lord of the Silver Bow, 2005, etc.) very loosely based on The Iliad. The narrative was completed by Stella following the death of her husband in 2006. Read full book review >

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TROY by David Gemmell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Thoroughly captivating: Gemmell's fully-realized characters and their struggles exert a powerful attraction."
Forget warring Greeks and Trojans: Gemmell's splendidly plotted saga bears little resemblance to Homer, save for a certain coincidence of names. Read full book review >

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ADAM by Ariel Schrag
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 10, 2014

"A well-composed story about love and lust in all their myriad variations and about a boy finding his place in a mixed-up, muddled-up, shook-up world."
An emotionally mature, socially tongue-tied and sexually anxious teenage boy abandons the comforts of suburbia for a walk on the wild side in LGBT New York. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 8, 2008

"A book of great importance to anyone interested in contemporary history and current events."
El Comandante reveals himself to be a bit of a tree-hugger, a bit of a dreamer and a bit of a loner. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1994

"Communist issue''), nor did he have access to the Cuban or the Soviet archives; but this is a careful, well-constructed, well- argued, and essential source."
A thorough and well-documented analysis by Paterson (History/U of Connecticut) of how Castro came to power in Cuba and why the United States failed to stop him. Read full book review >

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FIDEL CASTRO by Warren Brown
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 1994

"Well-placed b&w photos with informative captions; chronology; notes; bibliography; index. (Biography. 12+)"
A well-balanced account of the Cuban leader's life and career, with a generous amount of background information and convincing explanations of Castro's several changes of image- -idealistic student revolutionary, romantic bandit chief, leader of the nonaligned nations, grizzled autocrat. Read full book review >

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FIDEL CASTRO by Robert E. Quirk
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 20, 1993

"A balanced, well-written, and definitive examination of the long, turbulent, and often unheroic career of the architect of Cuba's revolution. (Photographs)"
In a vivid, fascinating portrait of Cuba's ``Maximum Leader,'' Quirk (The Mexican Revolution and the Catholic Church, 1910-29, 1973, etc.—not reviewed) traces Castro's evolution from marginalized radical to Communist dictator. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Shane's reporting is superb, and the way he frames the public policy debate makes the narrative compelling from start to finish."
New York Times national security reporter Shane compares and contrasts the trajectories of President Barack Obama and Anwar al-Awlaki, the American citizen residing in Yemen whom Obama ordered to be killed by a drone. Read full book review >

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DATELINE: TROY by Paul Fleischman
Released: March 1, 1996

"Despite these minor drawbacks, this is a superb and often inspiring work. (Folklore. 10+)"
Perhaps the ultimate model for making history relevant: Fleischman (A Fate Totally Worse Than Death, 1995, etc.) retells the major events of the Trojan War, while the accompanying collages show photos and newspaper articles and headlines from this century that in some way are similar to those ancient events. Read full book review >