Search Results: "Diana L. Eck"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 28, 1993

"Eck, in the best ecumenical style, tries to reconcile contradictory beliefs by reducing them to their lowest common denominator- -seemingly without realizing that this robs them of imaginative force."
Cut-and-dried comparisons of the world's great religions. Read full book review >

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INDIA by Diana L. Eck
NON-FICTION
Released: March 6, 2012

"At times a bit dense for the casual reader, but Eck's perseverance illuminates one of the world's most mysterious and multifaceted countries."
A far-reaching exploration of the spiritual geography and sacred spaces of India. Read full book review >

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MASTER OF EARTH AND WATER by Diana L. Paxson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 1993

"Overall, an unusually good Celtic fantasy: it's sometimes prone to bathos—Fionn often pauses in the midst of dramatic events to ponder some mundane question—but the high points of the story sing, and leave the reader with an appetite for the volumes to follow."
Paxson has carved out her niche in fantasy with recastings of Tristan and Isolde in The White Raven (1988), and King Lear in The Serpent's Tooth (1991). Read full book review >

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THE GOLDEN HILLS OF WESTRIA by Diana L. Paxson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 7, 2006

"Should please Westria loyalists. Others will find it clogged with recycled Native-American folklore and beliefs, syrupy with New Age folderol and seeming hundreds of pages longer than it should be."
After dallying with Marion Zimmer Bradley's Ancestors of Avalon (2004), Paxson returns to her longstanding series about a post-apocalyptic/alternate-world California (The Jewel of Fire, etc.). Read full book review >

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MARION ZIMMER BRADLEY’S ANCESTORS OF AVALON by Diana L. Paxson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 21, 2004

"For die-hard fans."
Another prequel to Bradley's bestselling feminist take on Arthurian legend. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WOLF AND THE RAVEN by Diana L. Paxson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 27, 1993

"Wodan's eye."
Another Paxson rattle and roll of a cluster of ancient tales and myths. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SERPENT'S TOOTH by Diana L. Paxson
Released: July 16, 1991

"Perhaps, then, a reasonable selection for the Marion Zimmer Bradley crew, but by no means a standout."
Retreading ancient legend for the modern British mytho- fantasy fiction devotee is Paxson's specialty (e.g., The White Raven, 1988, a return to the saga of Tristan and Iseult); this time out, she's tracking down the Lear story, first amid dusty tomes like Geoffrey of Monmouth's History of the Kings of England, and then in her own busy imagination. Read full book review >

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GOOSEBUMPS
by Leila Roy

When sleep finally comes, I sink into a murky world of shadows. There is a tunnel before me, with bright light in the distance. The ground rumbles. White fog surrounds me. My heart is pounding. Something is coming, but I do not know what, and only feel its presence, a terrible shadow that slithers along the ground, leaving a trail ...

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BOOK REVIEW

THE FARTHER SHORE by Matthew Eck
Released: Oct. 25, 2007

"A harrowing work that conveys chaos, confusion and raw fear."
Eck's debut follows a group of American GIs who are left behind in enemy territory and must find their way back. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PRIESTESS OF AVALON by Marion Zimmer Bradley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"A guilty pleasure for ancient-history buffs, and a sure hit for the goddess crowd."
King Arthur goes New Age in the latest offering from Bradley (Traitor's Son, 1998, etc.), who has made a career of smoothing down the sharp corners of the Round Table for her matriarchal fans. Read full book review >

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TO EAT by Joe Eck
NON-FICTION
Released: June 11, 2013

"Full and fragrant, this book will satisfy the appetite of anyone with a taste for simple pleasures."
The encyclopedic work of two masterful gardeners presents an idyllic picture of Vermont country life. Read full book review >

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JOSEPHINA HATES HER NAME by Diana Engel
Released: March 24, 1989

The little alligator girl introduced in Josephina, the Great Collector is back in another illuminating vignette. Read full book review >