Search Results: "Demetrius Bradshaw"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 24, 2012

"A colorfully fun book that promotes team work, curiosity and the power of imagination."
A chipper, all-knowing bouncing ball brings friendship and comfort to a group of suburban kids in the Bradshaw's debut children's book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BRADSHAW VARIATIONS by Rachel Cusk
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 6, 2010

"There's no denying Whitbread Award winner Cusk's talent and gimlet eye for revealing details, but she used to have more compassion for human frailty than she's displayed in her recent work (The Last Supper, 2009, etc.)."
Diamond-hard portrait of family life as warfare. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEMETRIUS AND THE GOLDEN GOBLET by Michael Hague
Released: April 1, 1980

"Fancy furbelows, an empty core."
A large, elaborate production in the revivalist mode—double-page spreads in color, single-page, decoratively framed drawings in black and white—all more or less from the Maxfield Parrish era. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DANGEROUS TERRITORY by Ian Bradshaw
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 21, 2014

"A largely forgettable family drama that doesn't stake out any new territory."
Bradshaw's novel focuses on two families, the Copelands and the Parnhams, who have long operated competing real estate firms in the rural Australian town of Reverton. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1992

"Soon to be a PBS series—during the afternoon soap hour, one hopes."
From the man who brought us the ``inner child'' (Homecoming, 1990—not reviewed), here's a new serving of psychobabble aimed at the maladjusted: an exploration of the ``mysterious power of love'' and how to attain it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WRONG REFLECTION by Gillian Bradshaw
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"Versatile Bradshaw (The Sand-Reckoner, p. 204, etc.) turns from historical fiction to ring the changes on star-crossed lovers who, in this case, are fresh, consistently interesting, and head a cast much more empathic than usual for the thriller genre."
Plucky young heroine, otherworldly hero, grasping industrialist—such is the cast in this offbeat, entertaining British thriller. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DRAGON AND THE THIEF by Gillian Bradshaw
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 16, 1991

"Since the story concludes before Hathor has a chance to determine her relatives' fate, a sequel seems in order. (Fiction. 10-15)"
In a fantasy-adventure set in ancient Egypt, young Prahotep finds himself allied with Hathor, last of the dragons. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EVERYBODY KNOWS YOUR NAME by Andrea Seigel
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 10, 2015

"Funny, poignant and worldly-wise with a light touch. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Talented teens from different backgrounds are hosted in grand style at a swanky mansion in Los Angeles, where they are competing in Spotlight, a combination talent and reality show. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"A useful guide to help cat lovers better understand their elusive pets."
A cat-loving anthrozoologist probes "the cat's true nature." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2011

"Enthusiasm for all things dog will help offset the sluggish pace of the author's prose and dense scientific reasoning."
An anthrozoologist dissects the history and behavior of man's best friend. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CLEOPATRA’S HEIR by Gillian Bradshaw
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2001

"Moves well, with a steady flow of detail, but for artistic immediacy falls below such pop classics as Mika Waltari's The Egyptian (1949)—not to mention Wild Bill Shakespeare's purple play."
Historical set in Egypt after the defeat of Marcus Antonius, without the supernatural trappings of Bradshaw's Wolf Hunt (2001, etc.) and with epilepsy now replacing lycanthropy. Read full book review >