Search Results: "Astri von Arbin Ahlander"


BOOK REVIEW

NEVER FUCK UP by Jens Lapidus
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 18, 2013

"Outsized, low-minded, mannered (at least in English translation) and often downright tedious. But there's no doubt that Lapidus creates a dark world that feels, while you're immersed in it, like the whole world."
Amazing. The cleansing violence that swept through Stockholm in Easy Money (2012) has left the city no safer for three misfits who seem incapable of heeding this sequel's title. Read full book review >

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EASY MONEY by Jens Lapidus
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"The closest models for this sprawling, ambitious debut are gangster movies from Scarface to Mesrine."
Three small-timers claw their way to the top of Stockholm's vast cocaine empire, with predictably mixed results. Read full book review >

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LIFE DELUXE by Jens Lapidus
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"Through it all, Lapidus wastes no opportunity to explore the labyrinthine affinities between his heroes and villains. Better put aside the whole weekend for this guided tour of his Swedish hell."
The conclusion to Lapidus' monstrously ambitious Stockholm Noir trilogy (Never Fück Up, 2013, etc.) is every bit as dark, sprawling, rambunctious and volcanic as you'd expect.Read full book review >

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THE STORY OF KING LION by Sibylle von Olfers
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2013

"Fun as a novelty piece, but unlikely to engage too many 21st-century readers. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A 1912 German classic is reprinted in English for the first time in its 101-year-old history. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Readers impatient for the next adventure of Holly Hobbie's Toot and Puddle will be glad to have this while they wait. (Picture book. 3-8)"
paper 1-55037-608-X Large print, telescoped illustrations, and extremely rapid outcomes from decisions propel readers through this whimsical story. Read full book review >

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JESSICA by Jeffrey Von Glahn, Ph.D.
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 9, 2006

"A nice piece of work, as therapy and as narrative."
A powerful case study on the effects of early emotional trauma, recall and gradual recovery, from psychotherapist Von Glahn. Read full book review >

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OEDIPUS AT STALINGRAD by Gregor von Rezzori
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"Although the novel is about prewar Germany, it will be interesting only to obsessive students of the postwar German psyche."
The first American edition of Rezzori's (The Orient Express, 1992, etc.) vicious satire of prewar Berlin originally published in Germany in 1954. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 10, 2015

"Common-sense, if not earth-shattering, advice that should come in handy for anyone wanting to prosper in sales."
A debut guide that shows how to succeed in business while really trying. Read full book review >

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THE COLLINI CASE by Ferdinand von Schirach
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 5, 2013

"It is the care von Schirach takes with history, with the return of the repressed, that makes this short book remarkable."
Because the murderer makes no attempt to hide his crime, the mystery is the motive in this concise legal thriller. Read full book review >

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BUT NOT FOREVER by Jan Von Schleh

"A time-travel story that entertains with distinct characters, well-observed details, and an exciting finish."
In this debut YA time-travel adventure, two identical-looking girls—one in 2015, one in 1895—switch places, and it's a race against time to switch them back. Read full book review >

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TRIANGLE by David Von Drehle
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Compelling, in-depth look at a tragedy that deserves to be better remembered. (8-page b&w insert, not seen)"
A vivid recounting of the 1911 blaze that until the World Trade Center attack was the worst workplace disaster in New York history. Read full book review >