Search Results: "Alan Forrest"


BOOK REVIEW

WATERLOO by Alan Forrest
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2015

"A modest but valuable addition to a vast genre."
Despite the title, this book is less about the battle than its legacy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NAPOLEON by Alan Forrest
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 11, 2012

"An open-minded, cleareyed view of a man who manifested the best and the worst of his species."
Forrest (Modern History/Univ. of York; Paris, the Provinces and the French Revolution, 2004, etc.) offers a balanced view of one of history's most complex and controversial characters. Read full book review >

BLOG POST

ALAN GRATZ
by Megan Labrise

To many Americans, the plight of refugees can seem remote—until you find their boat.

Middle-grade novelist Alan Gratz was vacationing in the Florida Keys when his family discovered an abandoned escape raft during a walk on the beach.

“It was clearly a raft from some other place in the Caribbean, trying to get to America,” says Gratz, whom Kirkus ...


Read the full post >

BOOK REVIEW

NAMEDROPPER by Emma Forrest
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"The antic Viva is fine in small doses, but the worldly-wise Viva who struggles to the kinds of realizations actual kids have before they're well into their teens, is a little hard to take."
A punk London schoolgirl discovers some of the many things she doesn't know about life and love in a snappy first novel that's meant to tug at your heartstrings too. Read full book review >

BLOG POST

ALAN BURDICK
by Gregory McNamee

Time is fleeting. Time flies. There’s never enough of it. With apologies to Irma Thomas, the greatest interpreter of the song “Time Is On My Side,” it’s really not.

We modern humans are bound to clocks, to having to be particular places at particular moments, to occupying certain points of the space-time continuum at, well, certain points. But thus ...


Read the full post >

BOOK REVIEW

DAUGHTER OF FRANCE by Liz Forrest
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 29, 2008

"An absolute must-read for fans of French history and intrigue."
Exquisitely crafted rags-to-riches tale set in pre-Revolutionary France, encompassing the historical Affair of the Diamond Necklace. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GENTLEMAN by Forrest Leo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 16, 2016

"Though the poet discovers plenty about love, friendship, and art in his quest, this novel is mainly slapstick, played for laughs."
Historical farce that pits a middling London poet against a very gentlemanly Devil. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEATH IN THE SECRET GARDEN by Richard Forrest
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2005

"Maybe a little too replete with unconnected violent incident, but nobody will complain that Forrest doesn't keep the pot boiling or season the stew with occasional clues: a tale that must set a record for megadeaths per capita."
More small-town mayhem for Connecticut State Senator Bea Wentworth and her children's-author husband Lyon (The Pied Piper of Death, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HERACLIX AND POMP by Forrest Aguirre
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Massively flawed, then, but nonetheless hugely enjoyable."
A historical fantasy set in 1780s Vienna is the first full-length novel from the author of the story collection Fugue XXIX (2005, etc.).Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 24, 2002

"Well-told tale of ego and excess run amok in big-time sports."
From journalist Forrest, a compact account of the ill-fated 2001 launch of a made-for-TV alternative football league. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MESSAGES by Forrest Carr
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 11, 2013

"A spirited, lavishly detailed behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of a newsroom."
Journalist Carr's (A Journal of the Crazy Year, 2013, etc.) accomplished debut novel takes readers into the world of local newsroom politics, rendering that world in elaborate, Dickensian detail. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE AGE OF THE HORSE by Susanna Forrest
NON-FICTION
Released: May 2, 2017

"The prose sometimes plods like a Clydesdale, but overall, the narrative is quite good, making a worthy addition to the equestrian library."
An encyclopedic account of horses and those who love them, put them to work, and eat them. Read full book review >