Search Results: "Camilo A. Ramirez"


BOOK REVIEW

LIKE A FADING SHADOW by Antonio Muñoz Molina
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 18, 2017

"A tragically poetic study of the calamity that set back the civil rights movement."
In the days after his assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., a frantic James Earl Ray knocks around Lisbon. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2007

"Timely, courageous and cautionary."
The incendiary insider's story of a progressive-thinking war resister versus America's unforgiving "military machine." Read full book review >

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THE FOREVER WATCH by David Ramirez
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 22, 2014

"Intriguing and powerfully disruptive."
Ignorance is bliss, argues Ramirez's debut novel, a dark sci-fi fable set aboard a multigenerational spaceship that holds humanity's only hope for survival. Read full book review >

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LIVING THE VIDA LOLA by Misa Ramirez
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 20, 2009

"A series debut with too much icky love stuff and too little mystery. In Lola's favor, however, is a speed-dating pace and lots of nice underwear."
A hormonally supercharged private eye seeks a lost mom while lusting after the man of her dreams. Read full book review >

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Kingdom of Glass by D.A. Ramirez
Released: Feb. 29, 2012

"Bogged down by a disconnected main character and overwhelming implausibility."
In this YA novel, an orphaned high schooler develops fantastical abilities that put those around him at risk. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1999

"An unusual look at the war and its consequences. (3 photos, not seen)"
paper 0-8263-1959-9 An introspective memoir in which the first-time author bluntly and self-critically examines his life before, during, and after his service in Vietnam. Read full book review >

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MAZURKA FOR TWO DEAD MEN by Camilo Jose Cela
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 30, 1992

"Still, Cela is a brilliant, major figure, any of his works welcome."
Cela, a Nobel winner in 1989, first published this shifting, fugal novel in Spain in 1983. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1991

"Far from an easy or enjoyable read, but this may be Cela's bitterly flowing masterpiece."
A 20-year-old, skein-like novel by the 1989 Nobel winner—a tour-de-force that proceeds in chapter-length sentences, on-rushing with asides and tiny glimpses into the life of a neighborhood and its people during the first few weeks of the Spanish Civil War. Read full book review >

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THE CHAMPIONS' GAME by Saul Ramirez
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 8, 2017

"Accessible for all readers, this story is a natural for the big screen: check and mate. (appendix, afterword) (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
Chess is life, and life is chess in El Paso, Texas, the unpretentious setting for an inspiring, true story. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 25, 2014

"A thoughtful, if occasionally strident, account of a neglected aspect of Nixon's presidency."
A panoramic historical study of President Richard Nixon's handling of Hispanic affairs, as told by a former White House insider. Read full book review >