Search Results: "Harry Mulisch"


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THE DISCOVERY OF HEAVEN by Harry Mulisch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Could be one of the best novels of the last 20 years."
The relation of man to God and the meaning of life are merely the starting points for this extraordinarily ambitious novel of ideas by the celebrated Dutch author of such dense and rewarding fictions as The Assault (1985) and Last Call (1990). Read full book review >

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LAST CALL by Harry Mulisch
Released: March 29, 1989

A disreputable old trouper is plucked from obscurity in this enigmatic novel of the theater, a Pirandellian shuffle of reality and illusion from Dutch writer Mulisch (The Assault, 1985). Read full book review >

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SIEGFRIED by Harry Mulisch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"One of the world's great writers continues his steady march toward a Nobel Prize."
An "explanation" for the evil committed by Adolf Hitler is the quarry of this searching, somewhat discursive new (2001) novel from the internationally acclaimed Dutch author. Read full book review >

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THE PROCEDURE by Harry Mulisch
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2001

"Definitely not hammock reading. This is exhilarating, mind-bending stuff by an author who probes ever deeper into the mysteries that matter most—and keeps getting better."
The riddle of creation, and the innumerable natural and man-made shocks the overweening intellect is (so to speak) heir to, are the dominant concerns in this elusive and fascinating metaphysical fiction. Read full book review >

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LUKE ON THE LOOSE by Harry Bliss
ANIMALS
Released: April 6, 2009

"Only figuratively, one hopes. (Graphic early reader. 5-7)"
Leaving his oblivious father deep in "(boring dad talk)" with a passerby, little Luke scuttles off in pursuit of a flock of pigeons. Read full book review >

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LITTLE RABBIT’S NEW BABY by Harry Horse
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2008

"The author died tragically in 2007, but readers can be reassured that there are a few other chapter books in the pipeline featuring the adventures of his dog Roo. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Little Rabbit cannot wait for the new baby to be born, but is rather taken aback when Mama has three bunny babies and brings the triplets home. Read full book review >

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LITTLE RABBIT’S CHRISTMAS by Harry Horse
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Horse's watercolor-and-ink illustrations are sweetly old-fashioned, and he manages amusing, expressive looks on Little Rabbit's face, especially in the scenes when he doesn't care to share. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The fourth entry in this series from England about Little Rabbit is the story of the bunny child's realization that friendship and love are better gifts than any toy left by the Christmas Rabbit. Read full book review >

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WHO IS EDDIE LEONARD? by Harry Mazer
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Still, entertaining; but for a deeper and more astute, look at this theme, try Alcock's taut The Cuckoo Sister (1986). (Fiction. 12-16)"
Shortly after the death of the grandmother who raised him, Eddie—who knows no other family save an uncle who once gave him a dog, then took it away, and who has since disappeared—sees a notice about Jason Diaz, missing since the age of three. Read full book review >

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WORLDWAR: UPSETTING THE BALANCE by Harry Turtledove
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"Again sporadically gripping, with panoramic views and a cast of thousands."
Third episode of Turtledove's vast, continuing saga, this following hard on the heels of Worldwar: Tilting the Balance (p. 34), that pits the once-warring nations of WW II against the infinitely more dangerous invading alien Race. Read full book review >