Search Results: "Anthony V. Curto"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 8, 2012

"A detailed, knowledgeable examination of a failing justice system, along with some solutions for fixing it."
An insider's view of the American legal system—that Bleak House-ish black hole—rendered for the laypeople. Read full book review >

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THE SNIPER by Anthony V. LaPenta Jr.
Released: June 20, 2012

"An ample supply of scorching plot developments and edginess."
First-time novelist LaPenta's story of a former Vietnam sniper who, years after a vengeance-fueled killing spree, is enlisted in a secret agency for covert missions. Read full book review >

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HOW TO STOP CRIME by Anthony V. Bouza
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1993

"Overlong and repetitious, but, still, an important document that sweeps aside the empty words and emotionalism that have blocked progress in reducing crime."
An exhaustive, brash, and perceptive analysis of America's crime problem—to which former Bronx police chief Bouza offers remarkably common-sense solutions. Read full book review >

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THE GLASS MAKER’S DAUGHTER by V.  Briceland
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2009

"Obvious connections to the culture of medieval Venice, from glass to silk to music to gondolas, provide color but not depth. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
There are some imaginative moments and one very good idea in this muddled fantasy, but also a lot of clunky dialogue, clichéd expressions and dei ex machinae. Read full book review >

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INFERNOTY by DON V.
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 31, 2009

"Repetitive structure, awkward writing style an abrupt ending hamper this surreal tale."
A strange, poorly written, yet frequently original short science-fiction novel. Read full book review >

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MYTHBORN by V. Lakshman
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 25, 2013

"An ambitious, colorful and highly readable fantasy epic."
Debut fantasy novelist Lakshman offers a rousing epic in which supernatural beings threaten the world of their own creators. Read full book review >

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SILO AND THE REBEL RAIDERS by V. Peyton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 13, 2016

"Convincing, humorous, and appealingly odd. (Science fiction. 9-13)"
In a flooded, post-apocalyptic United Kingdom, a young boy travels from his marshlands home to the Capital to make his way in the world as a government-approved seer. Read full book review >

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HOW DO YOU FEEL? by Anthony Browne
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2002

"For a younger audience than Browne's brilliantly dark, subtle pieces, this is a hearty, cheerful offering that appropriately refrains from undermining the non-cheerful emotions. (Picture book. 1-4)"
Emotions are so critical to childhood that there's always room for a bright new book about them. Read full book review >

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VOICES IN THE PARK by Anthony Browne
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Browne's artwork is deft and kaleidoscopic, with sidelong imagery and a nod to RenÇ Magritte that heighten the surreal aspects of the story. (Picture book. 5-11)"
Browne's exceptional out-of-time story—about a visit to the neighborhood park by his familiar gorillas—is told from four perspectives. Read full book review >