Search Results: "Chandler Thompson"


BOOK REVIEW

DEATH IN VERACRUZ by Héctor  Aguilar Camín
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 5, 2015

"This ambitious novel memorably brings together recent history, horrific crimes, and an ever present sense of corruption."
A reporter investigates corruption and wrestles with complex personal entanglements in this tense novel set in 1970s Mexico. Read full book review >

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DAY IN, DAY OUT by Héctor  Aguilar Camín
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2017

"This is accomplished Mexican writer Camín's second novel to be translated into English (Death in Veracruz, 2015). His keen journalism skills are evident but the story lacks nuance, relying instead on reportage and archetypes."
Lust drives a journalist to discover his lover's role in a murder. Read full book review >

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EVERLASTING by Elizabeth Chandler
Released: March 6, 2012

"Complicated. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)"
This third entry in the Kissed by an Angel series apparently is not the last, as it solves one mystery and wins a battle that leaves readers with another cliffhanger. Read full book review >

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GIRLS DON'T FLY by Kristen Chandler
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 13, 2011

"A sweet story that will appeal to romantics and birders alike. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Kept grounded by her overworked parents, her very pregnant sister and four rambunctious younger brothers, Myra yearns to stretch her wings, but when presented with an opportunity to travel to the Galapagos Islands, she is not sure she has the courage to fly so far from home. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"However bold, West's quotes don't fully define her iconic life, and Chandler does very little to fill in what's missing."
A vacuous biography of the little chickadee. Read full book review >

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INGRID by Charlotte Chandler
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2007

"Among several other books about Bergman, including her own autobiography, this one seems a series of outtakes."
A haphazard assemblage of interviews with Bergman and her friends, family and directors. Read full book review >

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FAREWELL, MY LOVELY by Raymond Chandler
Released: Oct. 7, 1940

"Ware."
Young tornado of a tale in which Philip Marlowe, private detective, witnesses the killing of a bartender, in a Negro joint, and then of a client, who seems to be fingerman for a gang of jip artists and dope peddlers. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Intriguing. (historical note) (Historical fiction. 11-15)"
Fascination with Joan of Arc has continued for over 500 years. Read full book review >

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Released: April 26, 1976

The celebrated Alan Ladd vehicle, turned out with alcoholic dispatch by a frazzled Chandler against an impossible deadline under conditions explained in John Houseman's introductory memoir. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"Not the definitive biography that historians and fans may have hoped for, but an entertaining read as well as a bittersweet memorial to one of cinema's true originals."
Once again, Chandler (I, Fellini, 1995, etc.) lets an acclaimed and beloved filmmaker tell his life story largely in his own words. Read full book review >

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HIDE AND SNAKE MURDER by Jessie Chandler
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 8, 2012

"Fans of Chandler (Bingo Barge Murder, 2011) will appreciate the character development and sense of humor, though newbies may wonder why anyone would help hapless Baz."
A misfit crew band together in an antic misadventure. Read full book review >

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I, FELLINI by Charlotte Chandler
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Instead, we get Fellini in too many of his own words. (32 pages b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
A frenetic, inflated outing with one of the world's great filmmakers, who died in 1993 at the age of 73. Read full book review >