Search Results: "Carlos Fonseca"


BOOK REVIEW

COLONEL LAGRIMAS by Carlos  Fonseca
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Sometimes precious and perhaps a little too short to contain all the author's ambitions. Still, a lively, smart study of a decidedly offbeat character."
No one writes to the Colonel, and so the Colonel must write for himself: debut novelist Fonseca looks to the golden age of Latin American literature while pondering the mysteries of mathematics. Read full book review >

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A SEASON TO BEE by Carlos Aponte
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"Little fashion bugs deserve better. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Fashion Week starring insects. Read full book review >

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ATTACHMENT by Isabel Fonseca
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2008

"A witty, intelligent but uneven debut, weakened by its occasionally exasperating heroine and a conclusion that boils down to less than expected."
A busy first novel from Fonseca (Bury Me Standing: The Gypsies and Their Journey, 1995) depicts a wife grappling with infidelity (her husband's and her own), mortality and responsibility. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 19, 1995

"Fonseca's book comes at a crucial moment and could open an important discussion. (30 photos, not seen; 3 maps)"
A journalist's vivid study of Eastern Europe's Gypsies (the Roma) that explores the myths, customs, and actuality of Gypsy life while addressing the central question of Gypsy identity in the post-Holocaust 20th century. Read full book review >

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VAST EMOTIONS AND IMPERFECT THOUGHTS by Rubem Fonseca
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 11, 1998

From best-selling novelist and screenwriter Fonseca (Bufo and Spallanzani, 1990, etc.) comes this campy, racy little thriller conjoining murder, smuggled jewels, an unknown novel by Isaac Babel, and a Brazilian filmmaker who's reeling at his wife's recent suicide. Read full book review >

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AURA by Carlos Fuentes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1965

"Black on black, with all the accoutrements of the classic horror tale, this attains a fatalism that is the fullest realization of fantasy."
A novella by the author of Where the Air is Clear, The Good Conscience, and' The Death of Artemio Cruz finds him at brilliant dark play as he swiftly carries the horror to its proof and inevitable fulfillment. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2002

"Lucid and gracious, ably portraying one man's lifelong passion. (b&w photos)"
A middle-aged man cheerfully shares his love of deep-sea fishing. Read full book review >

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THE ART OF DREAMING by Carlos Castañeda
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 4, 1993

"The Art of Dozing is more like it."
The eighth—and one hopes the last—book about Castaneda's apprenticeship with the Yaqui Indian sorcerer Don Juan Matus. Read full book review >

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Love, or The Witches of Windward Circle by Carlos Allende
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A decidedly dark tale for those with funny bones, strong stomachs, and open minds."
Love, lust, and the occult combine in Allende's deliciously humorous debut novel. Read full book review >

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EMERSON AMONG THE ECCENTRICS by Carlos Baker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1996

"Although this group biography is less than the sum of its parts, the parts themselves remain deeply intriguing."
In his final, unfinished work, literary scholar Baker (Ernest Hemingway: A Life Story, 1969, etc.) views an eclectic collection of individuals through the lens of conventional scholarship. Read full book review >

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CITY-STATE DARK by Carlos
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"A taut and mostly effective sci-fi thriller with two very good heroes and an engaging villain."
Rebels fight the state in a world changed by unnatural disaster in Carlos' (Water on the Moon, 2010, etc.) sci-fi tale. Read full book review >