Search Results: "Eugene Bull"


BOOK REVIEW

THE PERSIAN GAMBIT by Eugene Bull
Released: Nov. 5, 2011

"Filled with explosions, multiple double crossings and distrust among the characters—all the ingredients for an unyielding political thriller running full tilt."
A wrongfully accused government employee goes on a global trek, exposing clandestine operations and eluding men who circumvent obstacles with violence and murder. Read full book review >

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MICHELANGELO by George Bull
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"A thorough and informative reference book that tells us much about the times but fails to capture the genius of one of our greatest artists. (b&w photos, not seen)"
This attempt at a panoramic biography of one of the dominant artists of the Renaissance reads more as a recap of the period's events than a persuasive dissection of character. Read full book review >

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ROBOTS by Chris Oxlade
by Chris Oxlade, illustrated by Peter Bull
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 16, 2014

"Substandard nonfiction series fare, aimed at a slightly older audience than the publisher's Kingfisher Young Knowledge entry on the topic (2003) but a clean miss. (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
This haphazard jumble of military, domestic, space, toy and industrial robots is unlikely to draw young technophiles for more than a quick once-over. Read full book review >

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THE PRINCESS AND THE LORD OF NIGHT by Emma Bull
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1994

"Gaber's romantic, stylishly rendered art, escaping its borders to enliven clean white margins, is also sure to appeal. (Picture book. 5-10)"
The princess has been cursed by the Lord of Night: if she's not given whatever she wants, her parents will die and their kingdom ``fall into ruin.'' Bull's tale is built on the princess's unusual response to this prescription for indulgence: she does her best not to want anything. Read full book review >

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THE HAUNTING OF FALCON HOUSE by Eugene Yelchin
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 14, 2016

"Eerie and effective. (Historical fantasy. 9-13)"
A "found" Russian manuscript recounts a late-19th-century haunting. Read full book review >

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HEART OF A SNOWMAN by Eugene Yelchin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Yelchin's visuals are interesting, if occasionally disorienting, but they cannot save this story from melting as thoroughly as any snowman. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A little boy learns why snowmen always melt in this out-of-control surreal adventure. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Sound insights into the conservative intellectual reaction to the ascendancy of liberal beliefs in the '60s, and an interesting window into the passions of the times."
A collection of essays, from the 1960s, that provides a conservative perspective on that decade. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 5, 2008

"A sweet gesture from a grandfather to his grandchildren, but unlikely to be embraced by the reading public."
An academic's foray into children's books results in a strange collection of awkwardly constructed rhymes paired with flawed illustrations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DISINTEGRATION by Eugene Robinson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 5, 2010

"Robinson's parsing of the current situation is better journalism than sociology, but it makes for a highly readable, insightful take on race in America."
"Black America, as we knew it, is history." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Cape Deception by Eugene Nordstrom
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 5, 2015

"A top-notch mystery with ever escalating suspense and a satisfying payoff."
Old money is the target of a calculating stalker in this engrossing thriller. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 29, 2001

"Goodheart writes with disarming gentleness throughout, but his memoir is a forlorn reminder that the Great Books do not necessarily provide moral compasses or solace for the human condition."
A literary critic reflects on his career in the elite circles of the academy, his tenuous connection to Jewish identity, and the vicissitudes of age. Read full book review >