Search Results: "Donna Boyd"


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THE ALCHEMIST by Donna Boyd
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 2, 2002

"Many rich touches, such as a clock whose pendulum swings with 'the heartbeat of eternity,' that Boyd's fans now expect. More to come."
Boyd sets aside the werewolf saga launched so strongly with The Passion (1998) and The Promise (1999) to kick off another shape-shifting series, this one set in ancient Egypt. Read full book review >

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THE PASSION by Donna Boyd
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1998

"First installment of a series, and a promising one, in which animal instincts are plumbed and superfine senses evoked with great originality."
A horror/love story dealing with werewolves and offering some of the density of background found in the best vampire fiction. Read full book review >

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THE AWAKENING by Donna Boyd
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2003

"A clever, engaging diversion with just enough substance to chew on."
Following a novel of magic and ancient Egypt (The Alchemist, 2001) and a romantic werewolf series (The Passion, 1998; etc.), Boyd offers an intriguing, though never actually scary, ghost story (with echoes of the movie The Others). Read full book review >

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THE PROMISE by Donna Boyd
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 5, 1999

"A novel no sensible werewolf could refuse, crackling with moonswept courtship rituals whose instinctual electricity would overcharge the merely human reader."
Densely imagined sequel to the werewolf saga begun with Boyd's brilliant horror/love story The Passion (1998). Read full book review >

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SWEET DREAMS, WILLY by Lizi Boyd
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: March 1, 1992

"An appealing bedtime story. (Picture book. 2-6)"
After Willy's indulgent parents finally put him to bed, he imagines who might still be awake: a bird that carries him through the air; a deer that gives him an apple; fish; the wind. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1998

"Young ones will enjoy the superficially silly rhyme, but don't let them miss the nonsense of the original. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The host to a set of feathered and furry friends in his garden is supplanted by the female Lulu Crow in this retelling of Johnny Crow's Garden (1903), with full-color gouache paintings to replace the original droll pen-and-ink line drawings by Leslie Brooke. Read full book review >

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THE BRICK LAYER by Noah Boyd
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Highly formulaic—the Rube Goldberg plot makes Jeffery Deaver's twisty thrillers seem models of realism—but irresistible red meat for connoisseurs of action thrillers."
Pseudonymous Boyd makes a blistering debut with the tale of a disgraced former agent who rescues the FBI from a murderous extortionist. Read full book review >

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ORDINARY THUNDERSTORMS by William Boyd
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 26, 2010

"Fine entertainment, and even finer as a thoughtful exploration of the intersections of different people in a modern metropolis."
Whitbread Award winner Boyd (Bamboo, 2007, etc.) employs thriller conventions to propel an intelligent, polished novel distinguished by full-bodied characterizations and understated social commentary. Read full book review >

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BAMBOO by William Boyd
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"The essays on art and artists are distinctive and interesting; everything else is pretty generic."
Essays and reviews by Whitbread Award-winning Boyd (Restless, 2006, etc.) showcase an itinerant sensibility and imagination. Read full book review >

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CATHEDRAL OF THE WILD by Boyd Varty
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 4, 2014

"He's no Isak Dinesen, but Varty writes for a stirring cause."
Scion of a South African wildlife preserve recounts somewhat canned yet poignant memories of growing up in the wild. Read full book review >

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ARMADILLO by William Boyd
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 18, 1998

"A harsh, witty, resonant novel, and an impressive work."
A mingling of financial high jinks and social satire by one of the most restlessly inventive of contemporary British novelists. Read full book review >

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FASCINATION by William Boyd
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 10, 2005

"Thin stuff overall, though. One wonders whether most of these were ideas for unwritten novels."
Fourteen stories in a third collection from the acclaimed British author (Any Human Heart, 2003, etc.). Read full book review >