Search Results: "Hugh Alpin"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SQUABBLE by Nikolai Gogol
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2003

The great gifts for farcical detail and satiric characterization that distinguish such later masterpieces as Dead Souls and "The Government Inspector" are amply displayed in these three earlier stories, set in Gogol's native Ukraine (a.k.a. Read full book review >

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THE PRIVATE PASSIONS OF BONNIE PRINCE CHARLIE by Hugh Douglas
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"A stirring story of a lost but heroic cause."
A full-dress revisiting of a romantic figure from Scottish history. Read full book review >

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HOMUNCULUS by Hugh Paxton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2007

"Superimposing your own monsters on a barbaric war doesn't work."
Fearsome robots compound the misery of Sierra Leone's civil war, in an over-the-top first novel from British journalist Paxton that lurches through various genres. Read full book review >

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Released: July 1, 1995

"The Varga Girl is now a photograph, and old Esky seems to be celibate, but the elderly rascal in his day provided good reading and mindless ribaldry; and he had an attitude. (b&w illustrations)"
Journalist Merrill (The Blues Route, 1990) records the early days of erstwhile publishing phenom Esquire magazine. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"A delightfully personal, skeptical, and ebullient journey, with just the right degree of humor necessary for hard travel to distant places. (45 b&w photographs)"
Documentarian Thomson's travels to the center of the Incan landscape are intelligently enthusiastic though with a taste also of the just knocking about. Read full book review >

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Murder Is Forever by Hugh Key

"A disturbingly enchanting novel for thriller aficionados."
Key (Mrs. Simmons, His Mistress, Her Lover, & Murder 2012, etc.) offers a gripping new thriller that looks through the eyes of a ruthless, brutal serial killer. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 21, 1991

"He overreaches a bit at times, but in general he offers literate, insightful, and amusing companionship to Nineties parentsespecially fathersliving the intensely examined domestic life."
Humorist O'Neill (Daddy Cool, 1988, not reviewed) delivers an often hilarious, sometimes touching account of the trials and epiphanies of family life. Read full book review >

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ARCHITECTURE'S ODD COUPLE by Hugh Howard
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 24, 2016

"New light is shed on both architects in this absorbing, well-organized, delightfully told story."
An in-depth portrait of two "grand men of American architecture." Read full book review >

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16 BANANAS by Hugh Gross
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 15, 1995

"Thin and lackluster."
From the author of Same Bed, Different Dreams (1991), a tale of the Hollywood misadventures of a screenwriting upstart: in the tradition of—but hardly on a par with—Michael Tolkin's The Player (1988) and Peter Lefcourt's The Deal (1991). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 26, 2005

"'Al-Jazeera,' Miles concludes, 'is probably less biased than any of the mainstream American news networks.' All to his credit, he makes a strong case."
From an award-winning young journalist, a revealing account of the rise of the network the Bush administration, Fox News, and London tabloids love to hate. Read full book review >

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BATTLE ROYAL by Hugh Bicheno
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"Of much interest to students of late medieval British history, though a glance at the 20-odd pages of charted royal lineages and ranking clergy will doubtless scare off casual readers."
Lancasters, Yorkists, and appendices, oh my! Read full book review >