Search Results: "Alex Dryden"


BOOK REVIEW

RED TO BLACK by Alex Dryden
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Terrific when it sticks to spycraft and the intricacies of geopolitics. Not so much when it attempts the intricacies of the heart."
Brit journalist Dryden's debut is half spy thriller, half love story—and half superb. Read full book review >

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MOSCOW STING by Alex Dryden
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"A twisty, persuasive, action-packed thriller, only slightly marred by a hurried ending."
Pseudonymous Brit journalist Dryden is back with another fine neo-Cold War spy thriller, the sequel to Red to Black (2009).Read full book review >

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THE BLIND SPY by Alex Dryden
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2012

"A decent book that could have been better, but thriller aficionados will enjoy the complex tale regardless."
The U.S.S.R. has spun off into its various republics, but Putin's Russia is having second thoughts about its loss of the Ukraine. Read full book review >

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TOP TO BOTTOM by Delphine Dryden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 18, 2016

"A racy story of love, honesty, and the willingness to lose control."
Personal trainer Amie (or Mistress Amie, as she is known by the people in her town's kink community) has her life all figured out, until her ex Dru shows up and throws everything out of whack. Read full book review >

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THE TAURIDS OF ENCKE by David Dryden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 11, 2013

"A bit simplistic, but fans of time travel will relish the story's shrewd concepts."
In Dryden's sci-fi debut, a triennial comet's 2001 appearance creates divisions of time, trapping some U.K. denizens two hours ahead of others, but a World War II vet is in a unique position to help. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"An authoritative and illuminating perspective on America's not always consistent campaign to promote free (or at least more liberal) trade around the world. (20 illustrations, not seen)"
Former Business Week correspondent Dryden shows how economic reality can undermine lofty ideals in his engrossing history of the US trade representative, the White House official charged with looking out for America's export/import interests. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CROCODILE'S TEARS by Alex Beard
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"Ecological storytelling at its finest. (author's note, glossary of endangered animals with colored photos) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Rhino and Tickbird's query about why Crocodile cries tears leads them from one animal to another, triggering troubling and provocative questions about Africa's endangered habitats and its vanishing wildlife. Read full book review >

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PIGSTICKS AND HAROLD AND THE PIRATE TREASURE by Alex Milway
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"A silly gem of a chapter book. (Adventure. 7-10)"
Pig Pigsticks and hamster Harold return for a third installment of their odd-couple story for newly independent readers. Read full book review >

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PIG AND SMALL by Alex Latimer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"It's a fine message, but it lacks a certain pizzazz. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Can a pig and a bug become friends, or will the matter of size get in their way? Read full book review >

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THE MOUSEHUNTER by Alex Milway
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2010

"The author's unique vision—imagine a composite of Jules Verne, Jorge Luis Borges and Hergé—matched by stronger writing chops make this second title in the energetic series a recommended pick for young readers in search of new worlds to explore. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
The pirate Mousebeard is determined to lift the curse that prevents him from setting foot on land. Read full book review >

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PIGSTICKS AND HAROLD LOST IN TIME! by Alex Milway
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"More inspired silliness, even if some of the more oblique references do go over the heads of younger chapter-book readers. (Adventure. 7-10)"
The baking skills of Pigsticks' timorous buddy, Harold, come in handy when an out-of-control time machine sends the two careening through history and prehistory. Read full book review >