Search Results: "Dean MacAdam"


BOOK REVIEW

BOBO EXPLORES LIGHT by Game Collage LLC
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2011

"A (literally) illuminating survey, with exemplary choice and use of digital enhancements. (iPad informational app. 7-10)"
It's science! Presented with plenty of buoyant, eye-catching graphics and cleverly designed interactive fun. Read full book review >

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THE ORANGE TREE by Carlos Fuentes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1994

"Exuberantly imaginative and unabashedly sensual, Fuentes, even when the conceits seem strained, never fails to entertain, instruct — and, yes, provoke."
Fuentes continues to interpret the clash between the Old and New Worlds with dazzling imaginative insight in five novellas that span a spectrum of eras and individuals. Read full book review >

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THE BIG ONE-OH by Dean Pitchford
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

"For those who want to be grossed out and especially for reluctant readers, this succeeds brilliantly. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Charley is about to turn the big one-oh and wants to have a birthday party in celebration. Read full book review >

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MURDER IN CHINA RED by Dean Barrett
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2002

"But despite repeated flashbacks to scenes of his hero's Beijing torture, is as flimsy as the paper target in a shooting gallery."
After pretty Judy Fisher thumbs through her sleeping john's credit cards, she heads for the shower—and steps out to find there are two more guests, uninvited and armed, in Room 1204 of the toney Palace Hotel. Read full book review >

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MOGUL by Terrance Dean
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2011

"Taboo-busting portrait of a hidden world behind the music."
Is the hip-hop community ready for an openly gay producer? Read full book review >

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PALACE CIRCLE by Rebecca Dean
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 24, 2009

"Cataclysmic world and family crises entertainingly refracted through a prism of privilege."
A Southern ingénue turned English viscountess and her daughters weather court intrigue, political unrest, illicit romance and the perils of two world wars in Dean's breathlessly plotted debut. Read full book review >

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THE MIRRORED WORLD by Debra Dean
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"The novel follows the factual particulars, but Dasha's narration remains at such a formal remove that readers never experience what makes Xenia tick as a saint or a woman."
From Dean (Confessions of a Falling Woman, 2008, etc.), a lightly fictionalized retelling of the life of the Eastern Orthodox St. Xenia, who left her comfortable home in 18th-century Russia to live as a "holy fool" among the poor. Read full book review >

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FROM THE CORNER OF HIS EYE by Dean Koontz
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 26, 2000

"Is Koontz, like Stephen King, being sucked toward the mainstream novel? Not a smart move, though this one fumbles for the heartstrings."
Koontz's magnum opus swells to over 600 extra-deep pages and takes big chances but remains a staunch page-turner throughout. Read full book review >

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THIS HUMAN SEASON by Louise Dean
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 5, 2007

"Not a wasted moment in this terrifying and terribly funny book."
"The Troubles" of Northern Ireland haunt the weeks around Christmas 1979 for a prison guard and the mother of a prisoner. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 16, 2013

"Certainly not for everyone, but a smart reminder that we haven't got the whole scene covered—look at quantum mechanics—and that openness is more fruitful than seclusion in dogma."
Radin (Entangled Minds: Extrasensory Experiences in a Quantum Reality, 2006, etc.) combs the scientific, peer-reviewed literature—and much yogic lore and historical anecdote—to find evidence and validity for the claims of mysticism, miracles and the supernatural. Read full book review >

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DEATH OF A CRITIC by Dean Fuller
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 11, 1996

"Delap's murder gets solved, too."
Moments after his late arrival for the premiere of Eurydice, theatrical critic Virgile de la Pagerie (``Delap'' to his enemies, who are legion) collapses and dies of cyanide poisoning. Read full book review >

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VELOCITY by Dean Koontz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 24, 2005

"T.S. Eliot meets Charles Dickens in these pages (yes!), which only underscores that Koontz's brilliant plotting and paste characters never add up to the one Rapturously Memorable Work many expect from his dancing intelligence."
Companion to 1996's Intensity: a spiritedly deft set of plates kept twirling in the air as Koontz takes on himself all the weight of his speed-driven suspense. Read full book review >