Search Results: "Chris Andrews"


BOOK REVIEW

LAST EVENINGS ON EARTH by Roberto Bolaño
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 31, 2006

"Read Bolaño, and you'll understand what he means."
Exile, alienation and a fatalistic sense of the impermanence of human connections and relations dominate this collection of 14 stories written by the late (1953-2003), brilliant Chilean author. Read full book review >

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EMA THE CAPTIVE by César Aira
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"An elegant, almost ethereal story of one woman's survival."
A nearly 40-year-old novel by one of Argentina's most prolific writers, finally available in translation. Read full book review >

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SHANTYTOWN by César Aira
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 20, 2013

"A very literary crime story with South American attitude that is lean, spare and resonant."
A tiny slice of Buenos Aires noir from one of Argentina's most prolific writers. Read full book review >

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THE MUSICAL BRAIN by César Aira
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 3, 2015

"Not everyone's cup of tea, certainly, but very few can write their way out of a corner better than Aira."
Twenty hallucinatory, open-ended short stories by Aira (Shantytown, 2013, etc.), an Argentinian master of improvisational writing.Read full book review >

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BY NIGHT IN CHILE by Roberto Bolaño
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 31, 2003

"One of the great Latin American novels, in an exemplary translation. Not to be missed."
Moral weakness and political collusion are the subtly developed themes of this terse 2000 novel, a first US publication for the late, great Chilean author (1953-2003). Read full book review >

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AN EYE FOR GOLD by Sarah Andrews
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Sprawling as the Nevada desert, with far too many interesting but digressive professorial discourses on earth science, Indian meditation, twin-engine piloting, and century-old land bills."
Antsy for something to do while her staunch Mormon cop boyfriend Ray is on the job, tetchy, unemployed forensic geologist Em Hansen (Bone Hunter, 1999, etc.) succumbs to the pleas of FBI honcho Tom Latimer, a master manipulator, and agrees to accompany him on a recon. Read full book review >

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SEQUENCE by Lori Andrews
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 19, 2006

"Dedicated readers may relish exploring this unusual branch of the military, but not necessarily the impersonal story in which it's couched."
A suspenseful first novel from biotechnologist and nonfiction author Andrews (Body Bazaar, 2001, etc.) offers within a workmanlike plot an insiders' look into the armed-services pathology lab. Read full book review >

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IN COLD PURSUIT by Sarah Andrews
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 23, 2007

"Andrews (Dead Dry, 2005, etc.) sets a satisfying combination of mystery, politics, science and history in a land of stark beauty and ever-present danger."
Antarctica proves the perfect location for a classic locked-room puzzle. Read full book review >

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CROUCHING BUZZARD, LEAPING LOON by Donna Andrews
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Even so, Andrews is unlikely ever to find a setting better suited to her brand of frantically inventive farce than Silicon Valley East."
Bereft of her drama teacher sweetie, off filming a TV series, blacksmith/amateur sleuth Meg Langslow (Revenge of the Wrought-Iron Flamingoes, 2001, etc.) has gone undercover as an office manager at her brother Rob's suburban Virginia software firm because he thinks something's fishy. Read full book review >

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MIDAS by Russell Andrews
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 22, 2005

"Overly convoluted, as seems inevitable in an Andrews thriller, but readers who hang in will be vastly entertained. And maybe a bit unnerved."
Terrorists, yes—ruthless, violent, frightening—but whose terrorists? Read full book review >

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DUCK THE HALLS by Donna Andrews
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 22, 2013

"Not many felonies, clues or deductions, and rather too many pranks and Shiffley cousins who wander through the story with little motivation. There's charm enough here to get by with Meg's many fans, but newcomers will want to open other gifts in this waggish series first."
To celebrate the most wonderful time of the year, Caerphilly, Va., goes to the birds. And snakes. And skunks. Read full book review >