Search Results: "Caragh M. O'Brien"


BOOK REVIEW

M by Peter Robb
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 10, 2000

"A compelling portrait of the painter as outsider and provocateur; a first-rate evocation of both a genius and the violent times in which he lived. (16 pages illus.)"
An exuberant attempt to penetrate the mysteries surrounding the astounding paintings and brief, turbulent life of the Italian artist who has come to be known as Caravaggio. Read full book review >

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M by Andrew Cook
NON-FICTION
Released: July 15, 2005

"For Bond fans and true-crime buffs, especially, a leisurely excursion into the early days of modern espionage."
A beat cop makes good, and anarchists quake. Read full book review >

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THE RULE OF MIRRORS by Caragh M. O'Brien
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"A middle volume that's elevated with its explorations of identity. (Science fantasy. 12 & up)"
After The Vault of Dreamers (2014), Rosie's split consciousness struggles to evade her old enemies and unravel the conspiracy.Read full book review >

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THE KEEP OF AGES  by Caragh M. O'Brien
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"Imperfect but still psychologically and philosophically rich. (Science fiction. 12-adult)"
In the conclusion to the Vault of Dreamers trilogy, Rosie has her final showdown with the villainous Berg and the dream-mining operations. Read full book review >

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BIRTHMARKED by Caragh M. O’Brien
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2010

"In the end, Gaia must flee to fight another day in the sequels; most readers will contentedly follow. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
A gated community on the banks of a dried-up Great Lake. Read full book review >

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PROMISED by Caragh M. O'Brien
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Less polished and more potentially troubling for close readers, but those who have read the first two will want to see Gaia succeed against the odds once again. (Dystopian romance. 12-16)"
Gaia's back at the walls of the Enclave, and this time she means business. Read full book review >

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THE VAULT OF DREAMERS by Caragh M. O'Brien
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"A fast, satisfying psychological thriller. (Thriller. 12 & up)"
Strange things are afoot at an elite school for artistic geniuses that is also the setting for a reality television show. Read full book review >

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PRIZED by Caragh M. O'Brien
ADVENTURE
Released: Nov. 8, 2011

"Faintly feminist soft science fiction for preteens and teens. (Dystopia. 12-16)"
Once again, spunky teen-midwife Gaia takes down a dystopia. Read full book review >

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THE M&M BOYS by Lara Reznik
Released: Nov. 8, 2014

"Just like its heroes, what this book lacks in sophistication it makes up for in heart; a warm, enjoyable baseball story."
A troubled kid learns valuable lessons about love, honor and friendship during the home-run race of 1961. Read full book review >

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M TRAIN by Patti Smith
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Not as focused as Just Kids, but an atmospheric, moody, and bittersweet memoir to be savored and pondered."
Iconic poet, writer, and artist Smith (Just Kids, 2010, etc.) articulates the pensive rhythm of her life through the stations of her travels.Read full book review >

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THE GIANT, O'BRIEN by Hilary Mantel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Distinguished by a deft use of voices (from O'Brien's soaring lyricism and earthy humor to Hunter's desiccated musings) and by a vivid portrait of the feculent underside of London: a fresh, moving meditation on the sources of wonder and the dangers of a depraved rationalism."
The title character in Mantel's grimly lyrical latest novel (after Eight Months on Ghazzah Street, 1997, etc.) is in flight from a number of horrors. Read full book review >

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AGENT M by Henry Hemming
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 9, 2017

"Hemming has uncovered a man determined not to be known and in so doing, has provided us with delightful reading."
The dramatic story of the remarkable British spymaster who may have been the model for the James Bond character M. Read full book review >