Search Results: "Dylan Thomas"


BOOK REVIEW

A CHILD’S CHRISTMAS IN WALES by Dylan Thomas
HOLIDAYS & FESTIVALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Gorgeous. (Memoir. 5+)"
Luscious illustrations form a perfect match to the rolling language of the Christmas classic. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"The images continue in a splendid visual extension of Dylan's wry wit; children will delight in the chance to supply the final animal's name themselves. (Picture book. 3-10)"
Dylan fans extant in 1979 when his album Slow Train Coming was released won't be able to keep his rasping voice out of their heads, but that shouldn't impair their appreciation, or children's, of this wonderfully imaginative visualization of the lyrics. Read full book review >

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OUTSIDE THE RULES by Dylan Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 6, 1995

"But the chills that course through this gothic freak show are all too real."
What ought to be a break for the CID in their efforts to catch The Carpenter, a serial killer who tortures his female victims in truly horrific ways before letting them die—the unaccountable survival of Dr. Thomas Meredith, who witnessed the crucifixion and murder of his companion Jilly Grant in numbing detail—is foiled when Meredith retreats into apathy in an attempt to block out his awful memories. Read full book review >

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THE DUST OF EARTH by Dylan Huntington
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 19, 2015

"Sci-fi enthusiasts should prepare to be lured in by this series entry that's sturdier and more assertive than the first."
Huntington's (The Rings of Elpída, 2013) sci-fi series continues, as the inhabitants of a dying Earth train youngsters to acclimate to another planet—and its mind-invading alien species. Read full book review >

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BOARDED WINDOWS by Dylan Hicks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2012

"Read this book to admire Hicks' mastery of language, for the titillating sexual references and for the interesting characters. But if you want a story with a point, Hicks misses the target."
Hicks delivers a postmodern novel likely to appeal to a segment of sophisticated 21st-century readers. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"A pastiche of thinking by other reformers with a thin original Ratigan overlay."
A diatribe against bankers, corrupt politicians, lobbyists, Wall Street traders and others "greedy bastards." Read full book review >

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I RIGHT THE WRONGS by Dylan Schaffer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 9, 2005

"Overlong, and the constant references to Manilow songs will result in persistent, uninvited theme music for readers of a certain age. Still, Seegerman remains likable."
A case of dognapping distracts public defender Gordy Seegerman from rehearsals as he again readies himself and his band of fellow worshippers to meet the man of their dreams, Barry Manilow. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"Some choice nuggets hidden among an uneven 'reference' book."
Not the comprehensive reference the title promises, but a long-winded volume of music criticism by journalist Jones (When Ziggy Played Guitar: David Bowie and Four Minutes that Shook the World, 2012, etc.), editor of the U.K. version of GQ. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KANSAS BLUE by Dylan Harson
Released: Sept. 22, 1993

"Dig up Louis L'Amour, dust off Will Henry, reread Lonesome Dove."
A ``New Western'' with nothing terribly new—by the pseudonymous Harson. Read full book review >

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RAINEY ROYAL by Dylan Landis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Landis (Normal People Don't Live Like This, 2009), a perceptive writer, has created a kind of scandalous beauty in her tale of the simultaneously fierce and vulnerable Rainey."
In 14 linked stories (one of which won a 2014 O. Henry Prize), Landis shapes a mesmerizing portrait of a teenager in 1970s Greenwich Village. Read full book review >

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The Rings of Elpída by Dylan Huntington
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 13, 2013

"Steers clear of the traditional visually rich sci-fi style, but is so strong in concept that it's bound to linger in readers' minds."
In the author's debut sci-fi novel, inhabiting another planet with intelligent life may be the solution for saving humanity, if a small group of university students can survive. Read full book review >