Search Results: "Christian Morgenstern"


BOOK REVIEW

CHRISTIAN MORGENSTERN: LULLABIES, LYRICS AND GALLOWS SONGS by Christian Morgenstern
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1995

"Gallows Songs'' portion—on Roald Dahl fans. (Poetry. 10-14)"
Deliberately obtrusive, busy book design all but mars this overdue collection of children's poetry and nonsense verse from a German experimental poet (d. 1914). Read full book review >

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THE NIGHT CIRCUS by Erin Morgenstern
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"Generous in its vision and fun to read. Likely to be a big book—and, soon, a big movie, with all the franchise trimmings."
Self-assured, entertaining debut novel that blends genres and crosses continents in quest of magic. Read full book review >

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HIT THE ROAD, MANNY by Christian Burch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 23, 2008

"Delightful but misdirected. (Fiction. 9-12)"
The manny is back, and he's on the road with Keats and crew in an RV bound for Las Vegas. Read full book review >

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THE LONG HOME by Christian Wiman
Released: Nov. 21, 1998

"The debut of a poet we will reckon with over time."
Winner of this year's Roerich Prize, Wiman's austere volume derives its plain aesthetic from the landscape in which it dwells: the west Texas where his family settled in the early part of the century, a terrain as spare and still as the calm centers of Wiman's tight and meditative poems. Read full book review >

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GLAMOURPUSS by Christian McLaughlin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 1994

"A light, predictable, enjoyable debut—as meaningful as an afternoon of soaps, but much more entertaining."
Your basic boy-meets-boy love story, with a daytime-drama twist. Read full book review >

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SENSEMAKING by Christian Madsbjerg
NON-FICTION
Released: March 21, 2017

"The author employs jargon, to be sure, but he explains each piece of jargon with admirable clarity."
A business consultant argues for the importance of learning through human interactions rather than always emphasizing computer-generated data. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 2, 2010

"A meaty, informative book for railroad buffs as well as students of military history."
A history of the impact of the railroad on warfare. Read full book review >

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MONSTER SQUAD by Christian Page
Released: Nov. 25, 2014

"Young readers will likely enjoy this nostalgic monster mash."
A mad scientist and his minions seek superpowered children in this debut middle-grade novel. Read full book review >

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AT WAR ON THE GOTHIC LINE by Christian Jennings
NON-FICTION
Released: March 8, 2016

"An excellent book refreshingly unlike most tedious, confusing war stories. Jennings brings his easy journalistic style and thorough fact finding to one of the most desperate conflicts of the war, teaching us how war stories should be written."
Journalist and war correspondent Jennings (Bosnia's Million Bones: Solving the World's Greatest Forensic Puzzle, 2013, etc.) chronicles the World War II battles in Italy in 1944 and 1945.Read full book review >

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WORLD ON FIRE by Christian Kachel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 18, 2016

"A solid, if somewhat slow, follow-up novel about a Greek warrior and spy."
A soldier fights for home and family in this second installment of an epic series. Read full book review >

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Released: June 19, 2012

"A wonderfully executed debut novel, so rich as to inspire rereading, right down to its inevitable resolution, both ironic and existentialist."
In Kiefer's debut literary novel, astronaut Keith Corcoran returns from the International Space Station to a house populated by a bare mattress, random canned goods and a gray leather sofa. Read full book review >