Search Results: "Carlos Moore"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Forthright, intimate look at the human toll of Cuba's 'beautiful dream,' marred by rather wooden prose."
Cuban-born political activist Moore recalls his impoverished pre-Castro childhood and subsequent years of exile for speaking out against the country's entrenched racism. 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 >

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DISTANT RELATIONS by Carlos Fuentes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 8, 1982

"So—though patient readers may find themselves gradually appreciating the meditative yet tough-minded approach here, the mode of ruminant distillation—this novel is one of Fuentes' less successful experiments: anemic when it attempts to be limpid and (even more so than usual with Fuentes) without the controlled craft to match its ambition."
Fuentes rarely sets an easy task for himself in his novels; usually, in fact, he takes on some sociological, political, or philosophical enormity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 1, 1990

"Fuentes' fans may appreciate his wire-walking here, while others will be reminded of better things he's done."
This second collection (Burnt Water, 1980) of five long stories from Fuentes (Christopher Unborn, The Old Gringo, etc.) is full of sound, fury, and various linguistic innovations, as well as a sustained meditation on the relationship between art and life. Read full book review >

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CHRISTOPHER UNBORN by Carlos Fuentes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1989

"Fuentes, sometimes too erudite for his own good, gets it together here—developing an inventive literary conceit into a multilayered meditation on the plight of contemporary Mexico."
A postmodern extravaganza narrated by a fetus: his conception on Twelfth Night begins the book and his birth on Columbus Day ends it, and in between those two events is a feast of language concerning a despoiled Mexico. Read full book review >

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THE DEATH OF ARTEMIO CRUZ by Carlos Fuentes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 1964

"The publishers will support it accordingly."
Seventy-one years old, wasted and sick with a degrading intestinal affliction, Artemio Cruz lies in bed and remembers — remembers and lives while the priest administers extreme Unction. Read full book review >

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DAVID BARCLAY MOORE
by Megan Labrise

Readers of all ages, get ready to catch a rising star. David Barclay Moore’s electric debut, The Stars Beneath Our Feet, is a middle-grade must-read as vibrant and variant as the thrumming thoroughfare where it unfolds: Harlem’s 125th Street.

“If Harlem was a human body, then 125th would be its pumping heart, throbbing all the time,” writes Moore, who ...


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BOOK REVIEW

SLOW BOAT TO CHINA AND OTHER STORIES by Ng Kim Chew
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 8, 2016

"Though some of stories are dense, meandering, and plodding, the standouts burst with absurd humor and a surreal vitality in the face of post-colonial alienation, violence, and ethnic conflict."
Intricate postmodern stories plumb the complexities of the Malaysian Chinese experience.
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BOOK REVIEW

RUBEN’S JUNGLE/LA SELVA DE RUBEN by Carlos Harrison
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2003

"Librarians will likely want to shelve this one not with the picture books but rather with the AV kits for listening centers. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A simple and repetitive tale of a boy whose dream visit to the jungle rewards him with a clutch of stuffed animals is full of soothing blue and green swatches and features a cheerfully cartoonish Ruben and his animal friends. Read full book review >

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Manage It Right! by Carlos Zorea
NON-FICTION
Released: March 12, 2014

"Tough-love business management advice that never loses sight of the big-picture economy."
A demanding road map for turning around a failing business. Read full book review >

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THE RECHARGEABLES by Tom Rath
Released: May 5, 2015

"A children's book that imparts key lessons about health without forfeiting an entertaining story."
A sister and brother learn about healthier living through trial and error in this picture book. Read full book review >