Search Results: "Daniel Handler"


BOOK REVIEW

DANIEL by Henning Mankell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"An ambitious, flawed but compelling addition to the Mankell canon."
A haunting novel by the Swedish mystery master, one that proceeds from the indelible to the inscrutable. Read full book review >

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WE ARE PIRATES by Daniel Handler
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"Just the sort of thing to make grown-ups and teenagers alike want to unfurl the black flag."
Life is a confused and confusing mess—but it still offers plenty of room for mischief, as Handler, aka Lemony Snicket, informs us. Read full book review >

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WATCH YOUR MOUTH by Daniel Handler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 21, 2000

"Beneath all the busy trimmings, though, it's just another reworking of your basic self-reflexive parody incest opera mystery. About average for the genre."
Handler follows up his waggish debut (The Basic Eight, 1999) with an even more pungent fricassee: a summer's romance turned incestuous and murderous, cast in the form of an opera followed, naturally, by a 12-step recovery program. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"Of much interest to serious students of espionage and spy-novel aficionados alike."
A spy comes in from the Cold War, with eye-opening tales to tell. Read full book review >

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ALL THE DIRTY PARTS by Daniel Handler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"A disarming cautionary tale that's just naughty enough to be kept from Handler's Lemony Snicket fans but real enough to spark genuine conversations about sex and its consequences."
A perpetually horny teenage boy learns the difference between a breakup and heartbreak. Read full book review >

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ADVERBS by Daniel Handler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2006

"Experimental fiction is rarely this emotionally engaging."
The author of the popular Lemony Snicket series of children's books puts a playful spin on adult themes of love and lust, showing a narrative ingenuity that should delight readers interested in exploring the possibilities of fiction. Read full book review >

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THE BASIC EIGHT by Daniel Handler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 29, 1999

"Discuss."
An adult young-adult first novel set in a San Francisco high school. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 3, 1992

"An intriguing study of a central figure in the American imagination. (Eight pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Daniel Boone's name has been synonymous with the American frontier ever since a highly colored narrative of his exploits appeared in John Filson's Kentucke (1784)—when Boone was still alive. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2000

"And perhaps they won't, as an intriguing Epilogue and coy Author's Note slyly suggest. Long may the Moosepath League flourish."
Reid's expert appropriation of the benign world of Charles Dickens continues in this third volume of his richly entertaining saga (Cordelia Underwood, 1998; Mollie Peer, 1997). Read full book review >

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DANIEL WEBSTER by Robert V. Remini
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 1997

"Though Remini's obvious admiration for Webster may sometimes cloud his view, a more complete and engrossing biography could not be produced. (photos, not seen)"
This massive biography leaves no stone unturned in portraying a familiar but little-studied antebellum figure, considered the young country's best orator. Read full book review >

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DANIEL MARTIN by John Fowles
Released: Sept. 12, 1977

"The surprise is that he has chosen to burden his realest, smallest story with the unlikely job of explaining—and finding hope in—Twentieth-Century Life."
A writer and his women ("his past futures, his future pasts")—and an attempt to discover "what had gone wrong not only with Daniel Martin, but his generation, age, century. . . ." Read full book review >