Search Results: "Dirk Derom"


BOOK REVIEW

PIGEON AND PIGEONETTE by Dirk Derom
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2009

"While the rushed introduction of a wise old pigeon smacks of deus ex machina and some of the phrasing is peculiar (at the end, the two head south 'to warmer toes'), overall, this quirky tale will beguile. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Two lonely misfits find refuge with each other in this offbeat tale. Read full book review >

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BIGGER THAN THE GAME by Dirk Hayhurst
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2014

"A flawed yet unique, personal story of an athlete's anguish at the end of his career."
A revealing yet occasionally tedious, seasonlong account of a major league pitcher on the outs. Read full book review >

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OUT OF MY LEAGUE by Dirk Hayhurst
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2012

"Extraordinary experiences rendered in mostly ordinary prose."
The journeyman pitcher/author of The Bullpen Gospels: Major League Dreams of a Minor League Veteran (2010) returns with an account of his struggles to reach and succeed in the Major Leagues—and to find true love. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"He depicts tough, hard-working men living with privation and pain for the sake of eight seconds of furious heroics."
A grueling year on the rodeo circuit with the bronc busters and bull riders who keep alive what Johnson calls America's ``most powerful myth.'' Joe Wimberley of Cool, Tex., is typical of the rodeo riders of the new Old West, says Johnson, Denver bureau chief of the New York Times. Read full book review >

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YUCATÁN IS MURDER by Dirk Wyle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2015

"Your nerdy uncle gets creepy, transforming his vacation travelogue into Raiders of the Lost Ark meets Eyes Wide Shut. Worth reading only if that uncle is your hero."
Modern and Mayan cultures clash in scientist Ben Candidi's sixth adventure (Bahamas West End is Murder, 2005, etc.).Read full book review >

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THE RED QUEEN by Dirk Draulens
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 13, 1997

"Poorly structured as fiction, but a riveting read nonetheless."
Dystopian first novel, a bestseller in Holland and Belgium, from a popular Dutch writer of nonfiction. Read full book review >

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PHARMAKON by Dirk Wittenborn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 4, 2008

"While the novel as a whole is a bit unfocused, the first part is a compulsive read and even after the narrative shifts to a dysfunctional family dynamic, Wittenborn holds the reader by examining Friedrich as a complex and sometimes monstrous paterfamilias."
A novel of psychopharmacological experimentation, revenge and family tragedy. Read full book review >

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PERISHABLE by Dirk Jamison
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 30, 2006

"Recollections in a fresh voice—with sharp teeth."
Journalist and filmmaker Jamison offers a wicked, wonderfully crafted memoir about growing up in California and Oregon amid a nutty, unlovely clan. Read full book review >

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FIERCE PEOPLE by Dirk Wittenborn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2002

"Not nearly as ambitious as its marketing suggests."
Wittenborn (Zoe, 1983, not reviewed) attempts a comeback with a stab at an updated Huck Finn. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 12, 2009

"Insights into addiction that are wise, generous and humble."
Science reporter Hanson presents a savvy, big-hearted exploration of the latest investigations into addiction science. Read full book review >

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PLAY MAS'! by Dirk McLean
ABC BOOKS
Released: March 1, 2000

McLean and Stone, Trinidad-born residents of Toronto, introduce Carnival in an artistically attractive picture book. Read full book review >

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CURSE IN REVERSE by Tom Coppinger
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2003

"There's wry humor in both the text and the illustrations, and the working out of the curses will keep the reader's interest to the very last page. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Nothing, including "the curse in reverse," is quite what it seems in this quirky original fairy tale. Read full book review >