Search Results: "Félix J. Palma"


BOOK REVIEW

THE MAP OF TIME by Félix J. Palma
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 28, 2011

"Palma wanders in and out of genres—is his book science fiction? literary fiction? fantasy? Whatever the answer, it's great fun to read, particularly for those with a bent for counterfactual history."
H.G. Wells meets Jack the Ripper, the Elephant Man and a historical dimension's worth of other figures in this imaginative novel by Spanish writer Palma. Read full book review >

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THE MAP OF CHAOS by Félix J. Palma
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 30, 2015

"And never mind the loose ends: there's another volume on the way, and we look forward to it."
What lies on the other side of the beyond? Does The Shadow know? Certainly the Invisible Man does, and therein lies a knot in Palma's (The Map of the Sky, 2012, etc.) newest delightful puzzler.Read full book review >

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GIVE AND TAKE by Lucie Félix
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Simple exercises to enhance fine-motor development and build shape recognition. (Novelty board book. 1-3)"
Placing big, die-cut geometric shapes into appropriately shaped niches reinforces several simple concepts in this minimalist import. Read full book review >

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UNDER THE BANYAN TREE by Toni De Palma
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 15, 2007

"Still, it's a very likable piece with a sympathetic heroine, and the central theme—how kindness and tenderness can turn strangers into kin—is enormously appealing. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Six months after her mother runs away from home, Irena hitches a ride to Key West to start a new life. Read full book review >

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TOTALBOOK: CALL OF CTHULHU by H.P. Lovecraft
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: March 3, 2014

"Totally uninspired—a missed opportunity to explore H.P. Lovecraft in even greater depths of interactive madness. (Requires iOS 7 and above.)"
A disappointingly bland and feature-poor rendering of H.P. Lovecraft's classic short story about a great and terrible creature slumbering deep beneath the ocean floor. Read full book review >

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7 FANTASY BOOKS HEADING TO FILM AND TV
by John DeNardo

As readers, the idea of our favorite books being turned into film and television production frightens us and excites us. It's scary because so many things can go wrong that could result in – gasp! – an unfaithful adaptation. Yet that doesn't stop us from being excited because we get to re-experience the stories we love. Here are ...


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DAVID GARROW
by Gregory McNamee

Barack Obama has been portrayed as being many things over his life and political career. Some have thought him flippant, coasting by on charm and glibness. Others have thought him suspect. Admirers and detractors both have found him aloof, though very few have doubted the fact of his formidable intelligence.

And admirers and detractors alike have also found Barack Obama ...


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JUAN RULFO
by Richard Z. Santos

Douglas Weatherford, translator of the first English-language version of Juan Rulfo’s second novel The Golden Cockerel, knows that Rulfo isn’t a household name. And Weatherford thinks that’s a tragedy.

“It’s important for English speaking readers, especially in the U.S., to discover Juan Rulfo. For some unfortunate reason he never reached the same acclaim as Jorge Luis Borges, Isabel Allende ...


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BOOK REVIEW

ALISON DARE: THE HEART OF THE MAIDEN by J. Torres
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 11, 2010

"An ambitious concept in need of some polish. (Graphic adventure. 9-12)"
An extremely promising premise disappoints with its flat, awkward construction. Read full book review >

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SHATTERED by Connell J. J. Chambers
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 10, 2014

"Alarming and unsettling; readers should brace themselves for a riveting chronicle of extreme psychopathic illness—and lock their doors."
Poet Chambers' debut memoir is a harrowing account of a two-year trial with an obsessed, predatory stalker. Read full book review >