Search Results: "Daniel Pool"


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 >

BOOK REVIEW

POOL by JiHyeon Lee
by JiHyeon Lee, illustrated by JiHyeon Lee
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2015

"While the contrast between the slender explorers and the fat intruders is unfortunate, Lee's control of palette and pacing makes this Korean import otherwise a delight. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Two children with phenomenal lung capacity have an astonishing adventure in the neighborhood pool. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POOL by Ajay Sahgal
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"A dialogue-driven brat-pack clone without the bile: a vapid trashing of Tinseltown types achieving the dubious honor of being even more inconsequential than the feckless, shallow characters it depicts."
A disaffected Hollywood megastar flees from L.A. and the movie he's making to seek refuge in a Vermont haven for kindred spirits- -in UCLA film graduate Sahgal's first, distressingly feeble novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 7, 1993

"Superficial but charming—in effect, a handbook on how to live as if one were a character in a 19th-century English novel."
An eccentric collection of brief essays (plus a glossary) that explains not the facts but the fictions of English life, as they were represented by writers such as Hardy, Trollope, Dickens, and Jane Austen. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1997

"Great Books meets celebrity gossip: a rare, literate entertainment. (illustrations, not seen)"
Another informal, delightfully entertaining foray into the world of the Victorian novel by the author of What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew (1993). 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

MCELLIGOT'S POOL by Dr. Seuss
by Dr. Seuss, illustrated by Dr. Seuss, developed by Oceanhouse Media
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 9, 2013

"Another solid Seuss adaptation from Oceanhouse, which allows readers to hook plenty of goodies. (iPad storybook app. 3-7)"
In this iPad adaptation of the Seuss classic, a young fisherman is undeterred by the warning that there is nothing but trash where he is fishing. A little imagination and a lot of Seuss-ian descriptives make this a productive expedition indeed. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

King Daniel by Susan Wolf Johnson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 15, 2016

"A gripping tale of a missing patriarch in 1970s Florida; an auspicious debut."
The disappearance of a Tampa Bay blue blood rattles the skeletons in his family's closet. Read full book review >