Search Results: "Felix Rohatyn"


BOOK REVIEW

DEALINGS by Felix Rohatyn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 2, 2010

"Revealing memoir from a significant 20th-century business leader."
The banker who famously helped to save New York City from bankruptcy recalls his career as a leading Wall Street dealmaker. Read full book review >

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APPLES AND ROBINS by Lucie Felix
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2016

"This very simple seasonal turn invites viewers to look afresh at shapes and colors and changes. (Picture book. 3-5)"
In this cozy import, inventively placed cutouts on alternate pages turn geometric abstractions into apples, birds, a birdhouse, and other outdoorsy sights. Read full book review >

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THE RUMOR by Monique Felix
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 15, 2011

"Ironically enough, this particular Rumor doesn't seem likely to inspire much repetition. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A group of animal friends misinterprets a small piece of information, resulting in outsized fears and creating a one-joke tale that rolls quickly along to a happy ending. Read full book review >

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DICK FRANCIS'S GAMBLE by Felix Francis
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2011

"If all this sounds familiar, Francis fans can be assured that, like Nick's climactic mount, they're in reassuringly expert hands."
Nonpareil jockey/suspense writer Dick Francis's son Felix, who coauthored his late father's last four novels (Crossfire, 2010, etc.), turns in a solo performance fully worthy of the family name. Read full book review >

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BOY 30529 by Felix Weinberg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 9, 2013

"Minor, perhaps, but a revelation all the same, told with both candor and odd innocence."
An unusually good-natured memoir about life in the Nazi camps and the travails of being a postwar refugee. Read full book review >

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DICK FRANCIS'S DAMAGE by Felix Francis
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Francis (Dick Francis's Refusal, 2013, etc.) expertly choreographs Jeff's extended cat-and-mouse duel with the resourceful Leonardo. Fans of both thrillers and horse racing will be on tenterhooks until Jeff unmasks his opponent, who turns out to have been a lot more memorable in disguise."
A professional horse-racing investigator has to ride three unruly mounts at once in the fourth and most ambitious of the younger Francis' suspensers. Read full book review >

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THE RISE OF RANSOM CITY by Felix Gilman
Released: Nov. 27, 2012

"Thought-provoking, but lacking rigor in the construction."
Sequel to The Half-Made World (2010), a sort of magic/steampunk Wild West yarn wherein two powers struggle for dominance: One, the Line, builds heavy industry while enslaving the population, while the Gun cultivates terror, violence and robbery. Read full book review >

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GEARS OF THE CITY by Felix Gilman
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 6, 2009

"Spectacular existential meltdown; what's missing is direction and urgency."
Sequel to Thunderer (2008), Gilman's sprawling, impressive fantasy debut. Read full book review >

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THE COUNTRY OF ABSENCE by Felix Stefanile
Released: May 15, 2000

"Accomplished individual poems that collectively offer an intriguing memory of where American immigrants have come from—and a vision of the direction in which our diverse American culture could be headed."
Stefanile's collection is prefaced by an essay titled "The Allegory of the Hyphen." Read full book review >

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A CERTAIN FINKELMEYER by Felix Roziner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 13, 1991

"Roziner's soft-edged satire is filled with a genial, melancholy gaiety that will remind American readers of Josef Skvorecky—but without the Czech novelist's range or tightly controlled plotting."
A hopelessly self-effacing Russian Jew writes glorious poems under the Khrushchev regime but imprudently neglects the official steps to make a name for himself as a poet—an obvious parable for the career of its prolific author, who wrote this novel in Moscow during the early 70's and is finally about to see it published there. Read full book review >

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DICK FRANCIS'S BLOODLINE by Felix Francis
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"The usual pleasures of Francis father and son, from inside dope about announcing races to carefully controlled bursts of physical violence, fly by with all the speed of a promising filly on her second one-mile run."
The late Dick Francis' son and sometime collaborator follows his first solo canter (Dick Francis's Gamble, 2011) with more of the same. Read full book review >

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TRIPLE CROWN  by Felix Francis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"American readers willing to be lectured about the many ways British racing is better will be rewarded by some serviceable, if labored, sleuthing, a good deal of information about the sport, and a bittersweet ending that's the best thing here."
Continuing his slow emergence from his father's shadow, Francis (Dick Francis's Damage, 2014, etc.) packs his very English hero off on a secret mission to America, with mixed results. Read full book review >