Search Results: "Donald Sturrock"


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LOVE FROM BOY by Donald Sturrock
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"A fun collection for lovers of literature and travel."
A collection of letters from an endlessly fascinating writer and world traveler. Read full book review >

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STORYTELLER by Donald Sturrock
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 14, 2010

"Bearing lightly its torrents of references, this examination of the character and career of the iconoclastic writer is as perceptive as it is dishy and exciting."
Comprehensive, authoritative biography of Roald Dahl (1916-1990). Read full book review >

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SODOM AND GOMORRAH by Marcel Proust
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"An essential building-block in the construction of a modern masterpiece."
Part four of the new six-volume Penguin Proust complicates the romantic and social life of autobiographical protagonist Marcel with the specter of "inversion." Read full book review >

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AKA Shakespeare by Peter A. Sturrock
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 2013

"A thought exercise delivered in a unique format that provokes more questions than answers."
In screenplay format, four characters debate the real identity of Shakespeare, using Bayesian statistics to justify their conclusions. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"In other words, something is out there; it's just unidentified. (Photos, charts, diagrams)"
A comprehensive investigation of encounters with unidentified flying objects, all the more riveting because it is both skeptical and scrupulously objective. Read full book review >

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THE ABC ANIMAL ORCHESTRA by Donald Saaf
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2015

"Preschoolers may not know all of the creatures (aardvark, kiwi, ibex), but they will have fun pointing out what's happening and connecting letters with them. Isn't that what alphabet books are supposed to do? (Picture book. 2-4)"
The title says it all—kind of. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Most of these rural and small-town episodes are available as recordings—on Davis's Christmas at Grandma's (1994) and elsewhere—but they translate just fine into print, and for sharing, make the next best thing to a live concert. (Short stories. 10-12)"
In nine warm and winning holiday tales, veteran storyteller Davis either looks back at his own youthful experiences or recalls family tales from a previous generation. Read full book review >

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LIGHT by Donald  Crews
Released: Feb. 9, 1981

"All have an immediate impact, but the best are not immediately exhausted."
Though this hasn't the excitement, the page-to-page motion, or the vibrant originality of Freight Train, Trucks, and Rain, Crews' projection of city and country night scenes has its own rhythm and mood as a picture-poem on the theme of lights at night. Read full book review >

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NECRONOMICON by Donald Tyson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2004

"Scholarly horror, marvelously illustrated. Or as Lovecraft, in a wild ecstasy that's quoted here, would praise it: Ph'nglui nigliv'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeb wgab'nagl fhtagn. Id! "
Tyson sets about "expositing the ways of the dead." Read full book review >

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CANAAN by Donald McCaig
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 19, 2007

"A husk of a novel; busy, but without cumulative power."
In the wake of the Civil War, blacks and whites struggle to make sense of their changed lives; out West, Indians struggle against the Washitu (whites). Read full book review >