Search Results: "Dominic Walliman"


BOOK REVIEW

PROFESSOR ASTRO CAT'S ATOMIC ADVENTURE by Dominic Walliman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2016

"Readers may pick up a few 'factoroids' along the way, but more systematic tours are available for the booking. (glossary/index) (Informational picture book. 9-11)"
Space-suited science guide Astro Cat leads a tour of physics, from molecules to the multiverse. Read full book review >

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SANTA AND THE THREE BEARS by Dominic Catalano
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"A satisfying sugarplum for holiday story times with a wide range of children, from preschoolers through second graders. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Original Christmas stories don't grow on pine trees, but this story of Papa, Mama, and Baby (Polar) Bear trying out the food, chairs, and bed in a cozy cottage at the North Pole strikes a balance that is just right. Read full book review >

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DISCO BOY by Dominic Knight
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 2010

"A light-hearted celebration of things uncool."
Australian TV writer Knight, a founder of comedy troupe The Chaser, abandons hard satire for softer emotions in his affectionate debut about a beta male finding his way. Read full book review >

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THE RIGHT WAY TO LOSE A WAR by Dominic Tierney
NON-FICTION
Released: June 2, 2015

"Tierney is clearly not optimistic about real change in the near future, but his useful book's coda offers some interesting long-term strategies to avoid endless war in the future."
A manifesto that offers alternative stratagems to waging war in a changing geopolitical landscape. Read full book review >

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BRIGHT AND DISTANT SHORES by Dominic Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"Beautifully researched and ripe with symbolism—an enthralling narrative peopled by characters both exotic and real."
Written with extraordinary literary grace, Smith's (The Beautiful Miscellaneous, 2007, etc.) third novel gleams as a gem of evocative historical fiction. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Welcome tension arrives in the form of a cat, who has been seen in the background; it pounces into the party scene with lethal accuracy, but carries off the bagpipe rather than the player. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The subtitle refers not to a theatrical play, but a simple, amiable retelling of the folk song, divided into six sections. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 4, 2010

"Despite the obligatory optimistic coda, most readers of this lucid and enlightening yet discouraging insight into America's impatience with nation building will not feel encouraged."
Provocative analysis of why Americans love some wars and hate others. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 9, 2007

"A vivid history presented in a style that has more in common with epic movies than with most historical texts."
The story of the battle to gain power over the River Nile in Egypt at the end of the 19th century, complete with a title that neatly capitalizes on the current news media's hunger for anything that could be described as a "jihad." Read full book review >

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THE REPUBLIC OF NIGHT by Dominic Martell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Endlessly convoluted, but if you've got a soft spot for the Byronic antihero, Pascual's your man."
Further adventures of Pascual Rose, the cowardly counterterrorist (self-avowed) who's still trying to come in from the cold. Read full book review >

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THE MERCURY VISIONS OF LOUIS DAGUERRE by Dominic Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2006

"A compelling psychological study, a thoughtful tracing of the birth of a new art form and an atmospheric portrait of 19th-century France: impressive on all three counts."
Smith's beautifully written debut uses the life of photography's inventor as the framework for a touching tale of youthful love regained in maturity. Read full book review >

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LYING CRYING DYING by Dominic Martell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Unlovable lovers by any respectable standard, but Martell (as Sam Reaves: Get What's Coming, 1995, etc.) is a skilled enough storyteller to con you into caring about them."
Antiheroes by the dozens in this deft, dark tale of terrorists, counterterrorists, and those who use them. Read full book review >

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THE END OF TSARIST RUSSIA by Dominic Lieven
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 18, 2015

"A Russian scholar opens up new, even startling historical connections."
Fresh research at the Foreign Ministry in Moscow (since closed) yields an insightful new look at Russia's pivotal role in the making of World War I. Read full book review >