Search Results: "Arne Dahl"


BOOK REVIEW

MISTERIOSO by Arne Dahl
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2011

"Thoughtfully haunting and sometimes beautifully written, the first of Hjelm's cases to be translated into English is likely to resonate with readers of the Stieg Larsson trilogy."
An elite team of misfit police officers band together to stop a serial killer. Read full book review >

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BAD BLOOD by Arne Dahl
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 13, 2013

"Though Dahl's writing has lost some of the melancholy beauty of Misterioso (2011), the eerie premise and cogent reasoning will still satisfy."
A U.S. serial killer goes transcontinental. Read full book review >

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THE ENORMOUS CROCODILE by Roald Dahl
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 20, 1979

"In all, a basic, teeth-baring rendition of the old yum-yum-squish-crunch number."
I'm going to fill my hungry empty tummy/ With something yummy yummy yummy yummy!, So boasts the Enormous Crocodile, setting out in search of juicy little children to eat. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 17, 2012

"The Matrix meets Dante's Inferno in an overloaded (Holy) ghost story."
In Thomassen's unwieldy sci-fi debut, technology goes berserk and threatens to enslave the human race. Read full book review >

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THE COLD WAR by Odd Arne Westad
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"A tremendous and timely history lesson for our age."
A sweeping study of the "bipolar" struggle between the two superpowers that moved from ideological conflict to permanent military confrontation. Read full book review >

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GENIE WISHES by Elisabeth Dahl
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 2, 2013

"Girls should identify and mothers should approve of this gentle tale of growing up. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A fifth-grade girl, who under the moniker Genie Wishes becomes the official class blogger, must negotiate the world of preadolescence as she grows away from her BFF. Read full book review >

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INVISIBLE CITY by Julia Dahl
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 6, 2014

"A fascinating portrayal of a young woman coming to terms with her heritage while negotiating an unknown world."
Journalist Dahl's debut novel escorts readers into the closed-off world of Hasidic Jews in the aftermath of a homicide. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1998

"Despite a tendency by the authors to become cheerleaders for China, this is a reasoned survey of truly significant issues. (Author tour)"
A relentlessly upbeat forecast of China's future and the potential implications for the US. Read full book review >

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SCHOOL CAN WAIT by Tessa Dahl
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Entertaining, accessible fare. (Fiction. 7-10)"
A sprightly fantasy about a British schoolboy and his parents on what turns into a global rescue mission, beginning when they happen on reindeer Blitzen, who got left behind during Father Christmas's annual round. Read full book review >

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GOOD MORNING, SUPERMAN! by Michael Dahl
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"An excellent resource for parents attempting to wrangle their little superheroes' powers for good. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Superman greets a new day. Read full book review >

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CHARLIE AND THE GREAT GLASS ELEVATOR by Quentin Blake
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1972

"With humor that depends on gratuitous references to the President's pottie or the results of a very strong laxative, with the Oompa-Loompas still fetching and carrying, this has all the faults that disturbed grown-ups and none of the inspired outrageousness that attracted children to its predecessor."
In a perfectly silly and pointlessly tastless sequel to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Mr. Willie Wonka's glass elevator goes into orbit carrying Charlie, his parents, his grandparents, and the bed that three of the grandparents haven't left for 20 years. Read full book review >

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CHRISTMAS by Michael Dahl
by Michael Dahl, illustrated by Jannie Ho
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"This gimmick is unlikely to outlast the paper it's wrapped in. (Board book. 1-3)"
A built-in frame allows parents to make this board book a personalized Christmas story. Read full book review >