Search Results: "Colleen McCullough"


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THE SONG OF TROY by Colleen McCullough
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2001

"Surprisingly rich and witty: a nice reprise—or a good introduction, as the case may be."
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SINS OF THE FLESH by Colleen McCullough
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 12, 2013

"If you want to find out how the mind-boggling, murderous plots are connected to each other, you'll just have to read the book, maybe two or three times to make sure."
1969. Someone is kidnapping, castrating and starving beautiful young men to death in suburban Connecticut. And wait, there's more. Read full book review >

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ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA by Colleen McCullough
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2007

"Outsized personages richly recast against a convincing backdrop will keep readers riveted throughout Antony's slow unraveling and ultimate sacrifice, and Octavian's methodical ascent."
The latest volume in McCullough's ancient Rome series tracks Antony's precarious alliances with his lover, Cleopatra, and his nemesis, Octavian. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Whereas Austen was preoccupied with subtle digs at mores and manners, McCullough (Antony and Cleopatra, 2007, etc.) bursts from the drawing room to paint Austen's milieu in lurid colors."
In McCullough's sensational sequel to Pride and Prejudice, wallflower sister Mary Bennet sheds her cocoon, as Elizabeth and Darcy contemplate divorce. Read full book review >

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ON, OFF by Colleen McCullough
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2006

"McCullough (The Touch, 2003, etc.) has achieved a passably engrossing police procedural."
Serial killer terrorizes Connecticut in veteran author McCullough's debut thriller. Read full book review >

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THE PRODIGAL SON by Colleen McCullough
Released: Nov. 6, 2012

"The fourth entry in McCullough's cockamamie series takes the do-it-yourself spirit to new and distasteful extremes."
Connecticut detective Carmine Delmonico (Naked Cruelty, 2010, etc.) is flummoxed by a string of murders that just might involve his biochemist cousin. Read full book review >

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BITTERSWEET by Colleen McCullough
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 19, 2014

"An uneven but enlightening novel."
Four sisters are McCullough's avatars of women's progress in Depression-era Australia. Read full book review >

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CAESAR by Colleen McCullough
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 3, 1997

"Maps, glossary, and photos of sculptured portraits of the time. (Book-of-the-Month Club alternate selection/Quality Paperback Book Club selection)"
The story of Caesar's Gallic Wars (roughly 5851 b.c.) and return to Rome warfare, followed fictively and, in the main, meticulously, from Caesar's Commentaries. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 26, 2002

"A rousing and richly satisfying take on some of history's real beings."
Sixth and last in McCullough's series detailing the death throes of the Roman Republic (Caesar, 1997, etc.): an intelligent page-turning epic that seamlessly mixes love, gore, and ambition. Read full book review >

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MORGAN’S RUN by Colleen McCullough
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2000

"Bracing stuff. Like the Victorian novelists she emulates, McCullough (Caesar, 1997, etc.) can simultaneously instruct and inspire—and wring a tear or two."
McCullough takes a Roman holiday and returns to more familiar territory—her native Australia—to tell the tale of an unjustly convicted man transported to the penal colony of Botany Bay. Read full book review >

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THE GRASS CROWN by Colleen McCullough
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"With glossary and maps. (Literary Guild Dual Selection for November)"
Volume two of McCullough's triumphant Roman series. Read full book review >

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FORTUNE'S FAVORITES by Colleen McCullough
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 18, 1993

"But the author's fidelity to sources, her witty glossary, and strong narration offer some firm ground and exciting speculation. (Maps and illustrations) (Literary Guild Dual Selection for January; First printing of 100,000)"
In her third majestic tale of Rome (83-69 B.C.), McCullough spotlights three mighty beings and the frictive sparks from their occasional interactions: Sulla, Dictator of Rome, whose early career was chronicled in The First Man in Rome (1990) and The Grass Crown (1991); the military juggernaut Pompey; and the great Julius Caesar, ``the greatest prime mover of them all.'' Again, McCullough brings order to the mighty tangle of battles and political strategies of ancient heavyweights—in the Forum Romanum or in the tents of war. Read full book review >