Search Results: "Franck Thilliez"


BOOK REVIEW

SYNDROME E by Franck Thilliez
Released: Aug. 16, 2012

"Having achieved bestseller status in Europe, Thilliez is poised to do the same in the U.S."
In this terrific French thriller, a veteran Paris profiler struggling with paranoid schizophrenia and a lonely female police detective are brought together by a series of gruesome murders that have something to do with an old experimental film containing disturbing subliminal images. Read full book review >

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MY RUSSIAN LOVE by Dan Franck
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"Chalk up another hit for the formula writers."
Following the success of his debut novel, Separation (1994), a large bestseller in France, Franck has chosen to continue in a similar vein, simply substituting for that story's anguished images of a failing marriage the exquisite, excruciating memories of a perfect first love nipped in the bud. Read full book review >

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WANGARI MAATHAI by Franck Prévot
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"This slim but emphatic biography stands out among others about Wangari Maathai with its well-crafted treatment of political issues. (Picture book/biography. 7-12)"
Wangari Maathai's biographical details, including, of course, her creation of Kenya's Green Belt Movement, are explicitly linked to feminist and human rights issues during her lifetime in this picture book. Read full book review >

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TOBY GOES BANANAS by Franck Girard
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2017

"The jokes will be new to the target audience, and they will likely want more after they've been released from timeout for acting like Toby. (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 7-10)"
Toby, an 8-year-old white boy, fancies himself quite the comedian…most disagree. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"No chicken-soup maxims here for those searching for the meaning of life, but some cumulatively worthy exegeses of who we are and where we are going."
Mindful meditations that attempt, with faith and hope and occasional charity, to counteract the "virus of contempt for life"—exemplified in the 20th-century by extermination, genocide, and atomic devastation. Read full book review >

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MOMMY, PICK ME UP by Soledad Bravi
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2016

"Not one to pick up. (Picture book. 3-5)"
This French import delivers a child's litany of requests to Mommy but doesn't offer much of a story. Read full book review >

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SEPARATION by Dan Franck
Released: Jan. 10, 1994

"Zut!"
The thinly-charactered story of a marriage breaking up: a large bestseller in France. Read full book review >

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BACK TO BACK by Julia Franck
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 3, 2013

"Poetic and sensuous, but so unrelievedly grim that it borders on the unendurable."
A devoted brother and sister suffer their mother's pitiless love and the even harsher treatment of the state, East Germany in its formative years, in a relentlessly dark second novel from a prize-winning Germany writer. Read full book review >

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BRED TO KILL by Frank Thilliez
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 8, 2015

"French author Thilliez's follow-up to his international hit Syndrome E is nearly as good, leaving us eager to have the rest of his efforts released in the U.S."
Paris-based Inspector Sharko and Lille police detective Lucie Henebelle, both shadows of their former selves following the abduction of the latter's twin daughters at the end of Syndrome E (2012), reunite to investigate a bizarre series of genetically engineered murders.Read full book review >

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THE BLINDNESS OF THE HEART by Julia Franck
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 5, 2010

"Franck's impressionistic style and empathy encourage fresh responses to familiar subject matter—fine, disturbing, memorable work."
Darkness engulfs a family and a nation, in a psychologically acute addition to the literature of Germany's downfall; the book was an international bestseller and won the German Book Prize. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

"Earnest—but poorly written and tough to digest."
Several years ago, first-time author Franck's brother was convicted of murder. Read full book review >