Search Results: "Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 31, 1997

"This gem of a volume offers delightful glimpses of a writer worthy of attention well beyond the university circles that have until now adulated him."
A gathering of fiction and nonfiction pieces by di Lampedusa (18961957), best known as the author of The Leopard, a magnificently dramatic tale closely drawn from the author's own aristocratic world in Sicily at the turn of the century. Read full book review >

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THE PROFESSOR AND THE SIREN by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2014

"Three entertaining sketches, though mostly of interest to fans of The Leopard."
Three parablelike pieces of short fiction from Lampedusa (1896-1957), best known for The Leopard (1958), his sweeping novel about Sicilian aristocracy. Read full book review >

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DON'T TELL ME YOU'RE AFRAID by Giuseppe Catozzella
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"Catozzella's novel is both an intimate portrait of a heroic young woman and a disturbing look at the horrors many migrants face today."
A fictionalized account of the tragically brief life of Somali runner Samia Yusuf Omar, who represented her country at the 2008 Olympic Games. Read full book review >

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BORN TWICE by Giuseppe Pontiggia
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 18, 2002

"This ought to have been a very moving story; instead, it's an opportunity wasted."
A father's experience of raising a son burdened with severe birth defects is, and isn't, the subject of this curiously uninvolving novel, a prizewinner from a popular veteran Italian writer. Read full book review >

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JACKIE AND THE SHADOW SNATCHER by Larry Di Fiori
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2006

Strongly influenced by classic comics and underground comix alike, this monochrome, graphic novel-style mini-melodrama pits an anxious everylad against a menacing crook with both a tongue-twisting moniker and a gang of dwarfish, masked minions. Read full book review >

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ALL SIGNS POINT TO MURDER by Connie di Marco
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"It would be great to report that di Marco hits her stride in this sophomore installment. But her failure to connect her plot more closely to her astrological premise leaves her story disappointingly flat."
An astrologer looks to the stars to help her solve the shocking shooting of a friend's sister. Read full book review >

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TRUE HOLLYWOOD NOIR by Dina Di Mambro
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 30, 2013

"Ably captures the sleaze simmering under Hollywood's stars."
Truth is wilder than fiction in this fast-paced journey through 80 years of Hollywood mayhem. Read full book review >

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THE VIRAL SOLUTION by Rino Di Stefano
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2008

"A high-paced political mystery, painted in broad, colorful strokes."
A jolting, scientific thriller by Italian journalist, biographer and novelist Di Stefano (The Zanfretta Case, 1984, etc.) Read full book review >

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REBEL by Allan Baillie
by Allan Baillie, illustrated by Di Wu
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1994

"A valuable offering, suggesting a variety of creative uses. (Picture book. 5-10)"
With ``long columns of crunching, hard-faced soldiers,'' the General and his artillery march over Burma's dusty plains to order a playground destroyed while children watch. Read full book review >

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THE STEAMPUNK TRILOGY by Paul Di Filippo
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 11, 1995

"While a certain frivolity is evident, readers pleased by historical-literary games should find much to entertain them; others will find Di Filippo's debut clever and impressive, but ultimately without consequence."
Three long tales, one previously unpublished, set in the same alternate, tongue-in-cheek Victorian era and featuring mingled historical and imaginary characters, as well as a rather heavy- handed emphasis on sex. Read full book review >

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LITTLE DOORS by Paul Di Filippo
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 4, 2002

"Somewhere south of the science fiction that Di Filippo is always accused of writing and a touch more elevated than your average horror collection: Little Doors doesn't surprise but does open up a number of odd, new places."
Minds are expanded while a few souls come to unfortunate ends in this grotesquely funny collection from Di Filippo (Fractal Paisleys, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >

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SUN CITY by Joseph Di Prisco
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 30, 2002

"Red-hot at the start, but the story-within-a-story has a different pace and mood, and ultimately takes the upper hand—a change not entirely welcome."
Smart though uneven noirish confection from poet, nonfiction author, and novelist Di Prisco (Confessions of Brother Eli, not reviewed): a tale of two gamblers, one an ace at blackjack and too sharp for his own good, the other a loser who gets lucky—but both unlucky in love. Read full book review >