Search Results: "Geno Salvatore"


BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Light on explicit violence, gore or death despite plenty of opportunities for all three, this makes sturdy fare for younger fans of D&D or sword-and-sorcery fantasy in general. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
Opening a new plotline set in the Dungeons & Dragons Forgotten Realms, this father-son collaboration sends Maimun—a 12-year-old orphan with a mysterious past who bears a god-connected stone that seems to radiate good luck—fleeing from the very quick and powerful demon Asbeel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 1, 2001

"For all its ugly truths, a well-mulled compilation. Only born outlaws will be drawn to the motorcycle life by these writings; a brief sojourn among the bikers, and then only a careful selection of them, will be enough for most."
Journalist and motorcycle aficionado Zanetti has assembled a heady collection that strikes every imaginable pose in its celebration of the motorcycle, that transport to lawlessness and freewheeling. Read full book review >

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A WALK IN NEW YORK by Salvatore Rubbino
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"It's very pretty, but doesn't replace other such standbys as Kathy Jakobsen's My New York (1993, 2003). (Picture book. 4-7)"
This is not, of course, about New York City as a whole, but about Manhattan, as nearly all such volumes aimed at young people are. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHITE LINES by Stephen Hyde
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Evidence that cocaine has provided a lot of good writers with some very ugly experiences."
English editor Zanetti, who collected celebrations of the ultimate outlaw vehicle in She's a Bad Motorcycle (2002), teams up with his filmmaking partner Hyde to present essays about another accessory of the rebel lifestyle. Read full book review >

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A WALK IN PARIS by Salvatore Rubbino
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2014

"Sparkling lights and lovely sights fill this whirlwind tour of Paris. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Is there really a building with its ductwork and escalators on the outside? Read full book review >

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THE DEMON APOSTLE by R.A. Salvatore
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 1999

"A solid conclusion to this popular trilogy, even though, disappointingly, Salvatore chooses a trite and rather obvious method of setting up yet more sequels. (Author tour)"
Third part of Salvatore's trilogy following The Demon Awakens (1997) and The Demon Spirit (1998). Read full book review >

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SHOULD WOMEN PREACH? by Salvatore Mancini
Released: Aug. 15, 2013

"An enthusiastic, if not erudite, inquisition of biblical support for women's leadership in the church."
A Christian educator makes the case for female preachers in this debut spiritual study. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"In Salvatore's account, we get a glimpse of the private poet in all his wide mystery. (32 pages illustrations, not seen)"
In this biography based on the newly discovered journals of Amos Webber, Cornell historian Salvatore has given us a fascinating, enigmatic figure of 19th-century black American history. Read full book review >

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THE END by Salvatore Scibona
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2008

"A demanding but rewarding novel likely to appeal to a very small audience."
A well-crafted, unabashedly literary debut. Read full book review >

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PROMISE OF THE WITCH-KING by R.A. Salvatore
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 25, 2005

"A formulaic, trite and derivative swords-and-sorcery fantasy that reads like a novelized Dungeons & Dragons adventure."
Dark elf Jarlaxle and human assassin Artemis Entreri are back with more inane banter and ostentatious swordplay in this sequel to Servant of the Shard (2000). Read full book review >

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LUTHIEN'S GAMBLE by R.A. Salvatore
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 6, 1996

"Wretchedly derivative twaddle, aimed at readers who want maximum agitation with minimum cogitation."
Salvatore's second in a fantasy series begun with 1995's The Sword of Bedwyr (not reviewed). Read full book review >

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MORTALIS by R.A. Salvatore
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 5, 2000

"Fans only. (Author tour)"
First volume in a new DemonWars series (The Demon Apostle, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >