Search Results: "Harry Mulisch"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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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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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A PIG CALLED HEATHER by Harry Oulton
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2015

"Stocked with flashes of wit, unlikely twists and narrow escapes from capture, this amiable ramble slides smoothly into the literary sty occupied by Wilbur, Babe, Mercy Watson and like talented porkers. (Animal fantasy. 8-10)"
When her "[b]est two-legged friend" moves away to London from a farm in Scotland, Heather follows—earning national celebrity on the way. Read full book review >

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MY BROTHER ABE by Harry Mazer
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 6, 2009

Well timed to catch the wave of interest that's likely to rise for the bicentennial of Lincoln's birth, this historical tale zeroes in on the personalities of ten-year-old Abe, his mother Nancy and his father Thomas—all as seen through the eyes of his sister Sally, two years his senior. Read full book review >

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SPRAY by Harry Edge
FICTION
Released: Dec. 7, 2010

"What results is a fast-paced, one-trick pony of an action novel. (Thriller. 12 & up)"
A group of British teens join a shooter alternate-reality game (ARG) in which assassins pursue their prey with super-soaker water guns. Read full book review >

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MODERN MATHEMATICIANS by Harry Henderson
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 1, 1995

The Global Profiles series gets underway with this engaging introduction to some ideas in modern mathematics by way of 13 biographies, covering Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace, George Boole, Georg Cantor, Sophia Kovalevsky, Srinivasa Ramanujan, Emmy Noether, Shiing-Shen Chern, Alan Turing, Stanislaw Ulam, Benoit Mandelbrot, Julia Bowman Robinson, and John Conway. Read full book review >

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MILLERSBURG by Harry Cauley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 30, 2006

"A heartfelt work, soundly crafted."
Playwright and novelist Cauley (Bridie and Finn, 1994) offers a chilling, beautifully characterized account of a family torn apart after a dual murder strikes their small New Jersey town on the eve of World War II. Read full book review >