Search Results: "Ambrose Bierce"


BOOK REVIEW

AMBROSE BIERCE by Jr. Morris
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"Morris should rejoice in the thought that Bierce himself is unavailable for comment."
The man who has been called ``the Devil's Lexicographer'' must be a tough nut to crack, for this biography gives us little more than his shell to chew on. Read full book review >

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AMBROSE BIERCE AND THE DEATH OF KINGS by Oakley Hall
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Though some of the parts are certainly entertaining—Hall is a vivid writer—the sum falls short."
In San Francisco's Palace Hotel a king lies dying. Read full book review >

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AMBROSE BIERCE AND THE QUEEN OF SPADES by Oakley Hall
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Has Oakley Hall really been this good all along, and if so why isn't his fiction better known?"
The veteran author of such high-spirited realistic romances as The Bad Lands (1978), among others, moves in on Caleb Carr's territory with this colorful historical picaresque. Read full book review >

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AMBROSE BIERCE AND THE ACE OF SHOOTS by Oakley Hall
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 11, 2005

"For all its snappy period color, Bierce's fifth, cluttered with motives and killers from past and present, isn't up to the high standard of his first four (Ambrose Bierce and the Trey of Pearls, 2003, etc.)."
Wild West intrigue threatens to overwhelm 1892 San Francisco, but not celebrity journalist Ambrose Bierce and his colleague and amanuensis Tom Redmond. Read full book review >

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AMBROSE BIERCE AND THE TREY OF PEARLS by Oakley Hall
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2004

"A lively period romp with particularly good work by Bierce and Tom en route to a surprising solution."
The course of women's votes never runs smooth in this fourth case for the peerlessly cynical San Francisco Examiner columnist (Ambrose Bierce and the One-Eyed Jacks, 2002, etc.). Read full book review >

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AMBROSE BIERCE AND THE ONE-EYED JACKS by Oakley Hall
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 27, 2003

"Veteran Hall (Ambrose Bierce and the Death of Kings, 2001, etc.) provides some nice 1891 flavor, but the result, as Hearst himself aptly sputters, is 'not Examiner journalism!'"
San Francisco Examiner columnist Ambrose Bierce may be a tough act to upstage, but here Hall finds a counterweight hiding in plain sight: heroically self-absorbed Examiner publisher William Randolph Hearst, whose current mistress, Winifred Sweet, is beset on two sides. Read full book review >

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AMBROSE by M. W. Wolf
FICTION & LITERATURE

"Ambitious worldbuilding, though not always clear in the creation of it."
From debut author Wolf comes a novel based loosely on the life of St. Ambrose, this version set in afuture far removed from the saint's fourth-century life. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 2001

"A rich collection of fine writing saved from obscurity: Commendable rescue work."
A tidy and well-ordered volume that collects nearly 40 Civil War short stories, memoirs, and reminiscences by the celebrated 19th-century writer. Read full book review >

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AMBROSE AND THE DAWN PATROL by Kenneth Schnetzler
Released: Dec. 2, 2013

"A feel-good kids' book with just the right touch of adventure."
The power of friendship draws a timid mouse into the wider world in the Schnetzlers' warm debut fantasy. Read full book review >

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The Novel Life of Coral Ambrose by Bonnie Ballou
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 26, 2015

"A clever genre-hopper that espouses the healing power of books."
In Ballou's debut novel, a troubled bookworm gets her chance to step inside the world of literature. Read full book review >

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THE LONELY GIANT by Sophie Ambrose
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 13, 2016

"Sweet and effective. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A little yellow bird helps a menace mend his destructive ways. Read full book review >