Search Results: "Caro King"


BOOK REVIEW

SHADOW SPELL by Caro King
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"It is difficult to know where one is in the story or where the story is going, quite, but readers captivated by the humor or the horror may not care, as everything is (kind of) tied up in the end. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
A great deal of action is regularly stopped cold by explication, gory and funny parts and some delicious ideas in this confusing middle-grade fantasy, sequel to Seven Sorcerers (2011). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SEVEN SORCERERS by Caro King
ADVENTURE
Released: May 3, 2011

"Those who do enjoy this, however, will be pleased to know that a sequel has already been published in the U.K. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Jam-packed with magic, danger, monsters and mysterious events, this import never quite lives up to its potential. Read full book review >

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KING GROSSMAN
by Poornima Apte

King Grossman had just returned from participating in the Dakota Access Pipeline protests when Kirkus caught up with him. His desire to become an active citizen informs the backbone of his debut indie venture, Letters to Alice. The novel has a feel for the zeitgeist of our times with Occupy Wall Street and the Arab Spring woven into its threads ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE TANGLED BOY by Caro Soles
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2001

"Trite characters, awkward dialogue, and titillation masquerading as frankness give this gay coming-of-age story from Canadian author Soles (The Abulon Dance, not reviewed, etc.) something to offend everyone."
In the resort town of Fairleigh Heights, teenager Cory Williams wakes up on the beach after a wild party he barely remembers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Despite her sizeable bibliography, Caro's evocation of French history in her travels is only marginally deeper than that of the Michelin guides. (25 line drawings, not seen)"
Caro's travelogue incorporates, with only partial success, the sensibilities of a dogged historical researcher and a chatty tour guide in its trip through French history from Roman Gaul to Louis XIV's court. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 27, 2011

"A nicely organized, reliable companion for touring by train from Paris."
In this sequel to Caro's The Road from the Past: Traveling Through History in France (1994), the author discovers that with today's high-speed trains, she doesn't need a car to visit historic France. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2009

"Long-winded and slightly nutty in tone, but still an intelligent, lively contribution to the growing awareness that what we eat says a lot about who we are."
Evenhanded study of the controversy over how foie gras is produced. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RAT RUN by Caro Ramsay
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

"Don't bother looking for the master criminal; the story is awash in malefactors but strong enough to bear their combined weight, which is heavy indeed."
DCI Colin Anderson, welcomed back to work 14 months after his last case sent him spiraling into post-traumatic stress disorder, lands a doozy: a nightmare that enmeshes him as tightly as the neighbors he questions in a Glasgow suburb. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KEEPING BAD COMPANY by Caro Peacock
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2012

"Liberty's fifth case (When the Devil Drives, 2011, etc.) nicely balances the exotic history of the East India Company, whose private army rules India for British gain, with a mystery that offers a wide range of possible evildoers."
The sudden return of Liberty Lane's brother Tom from India embroils them both in a delicate and dangerous case. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STANDING STILL by Caro Ramsay
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2017

"The explanation is less satisfying than the exposition for the same reasons that it's always a letdown when magicians reveal their secrets. But if you're looking for a few hours' reading guaranteed to disturb your dreams, look no further than Ramsay's imperishably creepy Glasgow."
Kidnapping, murder, and worse dog the streets of Glasgow during the annual West End Festival. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ABSOLUTION by Caro Ramsay
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Ramsay shows some promise, but unlikely coincidences, a forest of characters, meandering dialogue and Scottish-centric colloquialisms hamper the story."
Glasgow-born Ramsay's debut novel combines several gruesome killings spanning a 22-year period with the story of a haunting and unresolved love. Read full book review >

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THE NIGHT HUNTER by Caro Ramsay
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2014

"Ramsay (The Blood of Crows, 2012, etc.) piles on the physical horrors, the psychological torments and, regrettably, the number of malefactors working independently and often at cross-purposes to bump up the number of missing persons. Those Scottish villages are the worst."
A withdrawn, unlovely young woman teams up with a former Glasgow copper-turned-private eye to find out what's become of her sister, who disappeared from the family home 57 days ago. Read full book review >