Search Results: "David Ambrose"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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 LONELY GIANT by Sophie Ambrose
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 13, 2016

"Sweet and effective. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A little yellow bird helps a menace mend his destructive ways. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 15, 1996

"A fascinating glimpse of a pristine, vanished America and the beginning of the great and tragic conquest of the West."
In a splendid retelling of a great story, Ambrose chronicles Lewis and Clark's epic 1803-06 journey across the continent and back. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 21, 2001

"Much nostalgia and admiration; very little analysis; virtually no censure."
Another paean to the "greatest generation" of young Americans, this time focusing on the B-24 bomber crews—with special attention to the crew of the Dakota Queen, piloted by future US Senator and 1972 presidential candidate George McGovern. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"With remarkable immediacy and clarity, as though he had trained a telescopic lens on the battlefields, Ambrose offers a stirring portrayal of the terror and courage experienced by men at war."
A worthy sequel to Ambrose's 1994 D-Day. Read full book review >

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LIFE IS A GAME by Ambrose P. Murtagh
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 9, 2010

"A vivid account of a troubled soul trudging toward stability and purpose."
The ethos of the gridiron helps a young man growing up before World War II overcome physical and psychological challenges in this earnest, anxious memoir. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1992

"Hard-nosed, yet ultimately a celebration of grace under pressure in 'the Good War.'"
With his multivolume biographies of Eisenhower and Nixon now complete, Ambrose (History/Univ. of New Orleans) returns to military affairs (Pegasus Bridge, 1985, etc.) with this spirited account of one of the Army's crack WW II units. Read full book review >