Search Results: "Ferenc Máté"


BOOK REVIEW

GHOST SEA by Ferenc Máté
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2006

"There are just enough flashes of suspense to hold out promise for the next in the projected series."
In his fiction debut, Máté (The Hills of Tuscany, 1998, etc.) writes about two consuming interests: sailing, and Canada's Kwakiutl Indians. There's also a pasted-on plot involving a rescue mission. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 12, 1998

"At its heart, the hills of Tuscany echo hollow when MatÇ asks to call them home. (15 drawings) (Author tour)"
This volume takes the author (A Reasonable Life, 1993) and his artist wife into the sensuous heart of Italy and urges them to stay against the comic and idiosyncratic odds that MatÇ calls the Italian way of life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 29, 2007

"A formulaic but romantic tale for readers who dream about a charming Under the Tuscan Sun lifestyle."
From Italian aficionado Máté (Ghost Sea, 2006, etc.), a sun-drenched memoir about the author's obsessive quest to own a winery. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 15, 1993

"As it is, his many good points expire as readers leave feeling unnecessarily insulted and confused."
Freelance writer MatÇ's diatribe on the ills of the modern world serves up little in the way of originality, trotting out and castigating well-known villains—with a little too much cuteness and way too much glibness to be taken seriously. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CONFESSION by Olen Steinhauer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 8, 2004

"Good enough to suggest comparison with Graham Greene: place the author in the forefront of contemporary suspense writers, and make your mouth occasionally go dry."
Postwar Eastern Europe chillingly evoked by a storyteller (Bridge of Sighs, 2003) who understands the relentless conjunction between character and suspense. Read full book review >