Search Results: "David Ambrose"


BOOK REVIEW

AMBROSE by M. W. Wolf
FICTION & LITERATURE

"Ambitious worldbuilding, though not always clear in the creation of it."
From debut author Wolf comes a novel based loosely on the life of St. Ambrose, this version set in afuture far removed from the saint's fourth-century life. Read full book review >

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DAVID by Mary Hoffman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Nonfiction masquerading as a novel and failing as either sort of narrative. (character list, historical note, glossary) (Historical fiction. 13 & up)"
The author of the Stravaganaza series reveals the muse behind Michelangelo's David. Read full book review >

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AMBROSE BIERCE by Jr. Morris
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"Morris should rejoice in the thought that Bierce himself is unavailable for comment."
The man who has been called ``the Devil's Lexicographer'' must be a tough nut to crack, for this biography gives us little more than his shell to chew on. Read full book review >

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MOTHER OF GOD by David Ambrose
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"After all, something must replace the weary plotlines of heroines imperiled by the same old psychos."
If artificial intelligence rivaled the human kind, would it choose to live in, refashion, and protect its own environment in the global electronic web? Read full book review >

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THE MAN WHO TURNED INTO HIMSELF by David Ambrose
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 1994

"Great suspense, with wonderful visual problems for a movie. (First printing of 13,000; film rights to HBO)"
Hypnotic quantum-physics debut, from screenwriter Ambrose, that draws the reader into fabulous parallel worlds a bit like those of Ghost and the post-trauma of Fearless. Read full book review >

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THE DISCRETE CHARM OF CHARLIE MONK by David Ambrose
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 17, 2003

"Another all-nighter whose thinly real opening half sets up a dumfounding series of payoffs."
The Great Ambrose returns (Superstition, 1998) for another paranormal thriller that may lack the philosophical darkness of Philip K. Dick but has all of Dick's endless identity inversions and reversals. Read full book review >

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SUPERSTITION by David Ambrose
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"If the film sticks to Ambrose's terrific ending, instead of going soft like Ghost, this could make one of the scariest, brainiest, most memorable love stories ever made about the unseen. (Film rights to Interscope/ Columbia/Tri-Star)"
Still another hypnotic paranormal thriller from the Great Ambrose (Mother of God, 1996; The Man Who Turned Into Himself, 1994, etc.) that, once again, will drag you unfailingly into the small hours. Read full book review >

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DAVID BOWIE by Paul Trynka
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 18, 2011

"Bowie nerds will love it, and music nerds will admire it; regular nerds and most others will think it's about 150 pages too long."
Everything you always wanted to know about the Thin White Duke. Everything. Read full book review >

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DAVID COPPERFIELD by Charles Dickens
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Marks's storytelling skills are further demonstrated by the different sizes of the pictures, their distribution, and layout—on the whole, they evocatively conjure this hearty tale, and will send readers off to the original. (Picture book. 8-12)"
A more or less self-contained excerpt from the novel, in a creative abridgement done by Dickens for one of his public readings (Anthea Bell's afterword provides notes about these performances and the texts Dickens prepared for them). Read full book review >

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DAVID LYNCH by Dennis Lim
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A streamlined and breezily engaging—but impressively rigorous—evaluation of a unique film talent; essential reading for fans of Lynch and the immersive, elusive worlds he creates."
The director of programming at the Film Society of Lincoln Center delivers a short, sharp reckoning with the dangerous visions of celebrated filmmaker David Lynch. Read full book review >

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DAVID HOCKNEY by Christopher Simon Sykes
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 3, 2012

"A personal, lively look at this extraordinary artist's career. Readers will eagerly await the second volume."
First volume of an intimate, vivid biography of the ever-evolving English artist. Read full book review >

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DAVID CROCKETT by III Groneman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"A small survey of many virtues; it holds to the middle ground between hagiography and debunking, making allowances for Crockett's lapses into bad behavior while highlighting his better qualities."
Hero or opportunist? Rebel or terrorist? Did he even own a coonskin cap? Davy Crockett was an enigma in his own age—and certainly the right man in the wrong place at the wrong time. Read full book review >