Search Results: "Carlos Rojas"


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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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Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"A satirical masterpiece, very funny for all its footnotes. You can bet the authorities in Beijing are scratching their heads about it."
Sprawling, sometimes goofy, always seditious novel of modern life in the remotest corner of China. Read full book review >

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DON CARLOS by Thorvald Steen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 1998

"One hopes its sequel will arrive here soon."
justify yes* Don Carlos ($21.95; paper $12.95; Feb. 4, 1998; 1-55713-357-3; paper 1-55713-356-5): The eponymous ``Don Carlos'' is the young Charles Darwin, who is observed with a mixture of respect and bafflement by an Italian immigrant to Argentina, in this first of two sequential novels (its companion, Giovanni, is forthcoming) by an acclaimed Norwegian writer. Read full book review >

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THE FOUR BOOKS by Yan Lianke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 3, 2015

"Yan cements his reputation as one of China's most important—and certainly most fearless—living writers."
A searing, allegorical view of Chinese society during some of the darkest moments of the Mao era. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2004

"A useful biography, though overwritten and overlength; of particular interest to students of contemporary European politics."
An impressively thorough but tepid life of Spain's reigning Bourbon monarch, who helped foster democracy after the dark decades of the Franco junta. Read full book review >

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CARLOS IS GONNA GET IT by Kevin Emerson
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"The detailed, original and somewhat mysterious nature of Carlos's idiosyncrasies adds a real spark to this now familiar tale of bullying. (Fiction. 10 & up)"
Bizarre, friendless Carlos is targeted by a group of classmates in this intriguing novel depicting the planning and execution of a cruel prank, told by the most dubious participant in the plan. Read full book review >

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CARLOS AND LITTLE WOLF by Lesley Harker
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 15, 1996

"White scratchboard outlines and delicately colored watercolor washes fluidly complement the text. (Fiction. 4-7)"
As Carlos waits for his pomegranates to get big enough to eat, Little Wolf waits for himself to get big enough to eat Carlos. Read full book review >

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THE WRONG CARLOS by James S. Liebman
NON-FICTION
Released: July 8, 2014

"Death penalty opponents now have a definitive example to cite; death penalty proponents have an agonizing case to consider."
A Columbia Law School professor and some of his students gather and present evidence establishing the innocence of Carlos DeLuna, executed for murder in Texas in 1989. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 2, 2005

"A salty, sexy story with a deeply likable heroine who's dancing as fast as she can."
Horsewoman and freelance writer Dunn unexpectedly loses herself in salsa, where she finds personal insight and a whole new community. Read full book review >

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BROTHERS by Yu Hua
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 27, 2009

"A deeply flawed great novel, akin to the best work of Zola, Louis-Ferdinand Céline and, arguably, Rabelais."
The lives of two stepbrothers, temperamental opposites nevertheless sworn to love and protect each other, are traced, in exuberant and exhausting detail, in this massive novel, originally published in Taiwan in two volumes in 2005 and 2006. Read full book review >