Search Results: "Andre Roquette"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 20, 2011

"Apprentice work at best, definitely not ready for prime time. (iPad informational app. 6-8)"
Amateur production design and underwhelming interactive features only underscore the unusual superficiality of this planetary once-over. Read full book review >

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AFTER THE RAIN by Andre Juillard
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: March 1, 1999

"Only the final, wordy denouement detracts from this otherwise taut and sophisticated tale."
French comics artist Juillard, best known for his graphic novel, The Blue Notebook, here picks up a few characters from that work, and spins off a full-color narrative that's best when he relies strictly on wordless frames. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 9, 2013

"A comprehensive anti-aging perspective but one that average readers may find difficult to implement."
An anti-aging doctor touts his comprehensive plan for living a more youthful life. Read full book review >

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SCENT OF MAGIC by Andre Norton
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 9, 1998

"Sturdily constructed, fetchingly rendered: a top-notch outing for the grandmasterly author of The Mirror of Destiny (1995), among countless others."
Young Willadene of the city Kronengred, having lost her parents in the recent plague, toils as a scullery maid in the disreputable Wanderers Inn. Read full book review >

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Tall, Dark and Damaged by Sarah Andre
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 26, 2016

"Solid romantic suspense with strong characters and surprising plot twists."
A successful businessman uncovers dangerous family secrets and a long-lost love in this latest novel from Andre (Locked, Loaded, & Lying, 2015). Read full book review >

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STAR SOLDIERS by Andre Norton
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

Reissue of two novels, long out of print, known collectively as the Central Control sequence: Star Rangers (1953) and Star Guard (1955). Read full book review >

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VICTORY ON JANUS by Andre Norton
Released: Sept. 14, 1966

"The writing is in her most involved style and you practically need a machete to break through the underbrush of the Ifts' green, spiritual world."
In a follow-up to Judgement on Janus, this is one of the most illusory, other-dimensional stories from this excellent science fiction writer. Read full book review >

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OCTAGON MAGIC by Andre Norton
Released: May 15, 1967

"MPSLUGetc, etc. The fantasy flickers briefly but the situation (genteel goodness with an iron spine) is all-too-familiar, the intent all-too-obvious, and Lorrie (with her terror of the boys, her hesitation at crossing a street) is all-too-young for her purported years."
Another exercise in the transubstantiation of time, and there's as much moral as magic to it. Read full book review >

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THE DEFIANT AGENTS by Andre Norton
Released: March 26, 1962

"This is pure science fiction with obvious pertinent overtones."
Long years of research in the sppace labs of Terra enables Science to return man to the mental and emotional prototypes of his ancestors with a full awakening of racial memory. Read full book review >

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TREY OF SWORDS by Andre Norton
Released: Dec. 5, 1977

"Competent, inoffensive stuff for the dark-rune and blazing-brand audience."
Run-of-the-mill sword and sorcery proceedings, conducted in one of those poorman's-Mary Renault styles involving lots of fancy touches like "She bit upon her lower lip," together with many grave "fors," "sos," "suches," and "such-as-es." Read full book review >

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SCARFACE by Andre Norton
Released: June 15, 1948

"Straight adventure- well done."
Well-sustained, action-packed pirate yarn which should provide good material to bridge that gap for the boys emerging from the comic book stage. Read full book review >

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SHADOW HAWK by Andre Norton
Released: Oct. 12, 1960

"No sissy stuff, this, but rich fare for the avid reader."
A new Phar attempts to reunite the Two Lands of Ancient Egypt and to drive out the usurping Hyksos. Read full book review >