Search Results: "Euan Cameron"


BOOK REVIEW

FAREWELL, MY ONLY ONE by Antoine Audouard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 6, 2004

"The story is much better told in Helen Waddell's deservedly popular 1933 classic Peter Abelard."
One of history's great loves is reexamined by a former French publishing executive. Read full book review >

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THE MAN IN A HURRY by Paul Morand
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A compulsive traveler himself, Morand may have found this vicarious exercise in unfettered movement an amusing way to pass the time amid the constraints of war and occupation, but it's not an easily shared pleasure."
Sometime after World War I in France, a compulsively restless antiquarian plies his trade, marries, and contemplates fatherhood in this modern fable. Read full book review >

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SO YOU DON'T GET LOST IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD by Patrick Modiano
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Lyrical and portentous—and sometimes even 'dreary and threatening,' as Daragne describes the voice at the other end of the line. Vintage Modiano, and a pleasure for fans of neonoir fiction."
Claustrophobic, moody, none-more-noir novel by French Nobel Prize winner Modiano (Suspended Sentences, 2014, etc.).Read full book review >

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LOST BODIES by François Gantheret
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Pleasantly simple language, stark imagery and a surprisingly hopeful tone play nicely off each other in this promising, though quiet, debut novel."
A man and a woman, each ruined in their own ways by a brutal North African prison camp, find solace in each other and embark on a difficult emotional journey. Read full book review >

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THE GATE by François Bizot
NON-FICTION
Released: March 11, 2003

"Heartbreaking and terrifying: a superb account of the madness of war, and of a people's wholesale self-destruction."
Breathtaking memoir by a young French scholar who twice managed to escape from the clutches of the Khmer Rouge as the Cambodian genocide was unfolding. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"Not much here that hasn't been exhaustively discussed in Norman Sherry's three-volume The Life of Graham Greene (1989, 1995, 2004)—or, for that matter, in Allain's own The Other Man: Conversations with Graham Greene (1983)."
Misty remembrances by Greene's late-life French mistress reveal intimate moments but few state secrets. Read full book review >

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PAISLEY HANOVER KISSES AND TELLS by Cameron Tuttle
FICTION
Released: July 1, 2010

"Jam-packed with snarky observations and razor-sharp dialogue, this is teen chick lit with a brain. (Fiction. YA)"
Sassy Paisley Hanover is back in action to defend her unpopular peers (aka the Unpops) in this spunky sequel to Paisley Hanover Acts Out (2008). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 7, 2010

"A self-indulgent self-help experiment that yields little."
One man's futile quest to live up to Benjamin Franklin's famous virtues. Read full book review >

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KISS THEM GOODBYE by Stella Cameron
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"Incoherent plot, wooden dialogue, clumsy prose: in a word, abysmal. Cameron should be ashamed."
More sex and murder and boudin sausage, from Cameron (Key West, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >

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A MARKED MAN by Stella Cameron
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"Cameron still has the heart of a romance writer, and readers are left in no doubt that Annie and Max will end well, no matter how many sexually exhausted bodies and half-developed plot lines float away down the bayou."
A handsome surgeon, a woman with a past and another predictable yawn from romantic-suspense-churner Cameron. Read full book review >