Search Results: "Hugo Urueña"


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MR. SPOTS by Hugo Urueña
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 27, 2013

"Given how much money and sweat goes into app development, it's absolutely astounding that these folks didn't bring on a qualified English translator before launching. Now that would be some wisdom. (requires iOS 6+) (iPad storybook app. 2-5)."
This grammatical nightmare has a scrawny storyline, ho-hum graphics and rudimentary interaction. But the music's kind of catchy. Read full book review >

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THE EXECUTION by Hugo Wilcken
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 14, 2002

"Nuanced, compelling, and fresh."
Australian-born, now London-based, Wilcken's exceptionally well-done debut: the story of a professional do-gooder who, trying to save a man from the gallows, finds himself entangled in a web of his own devising. Read full book review >

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ELIZABETH, GRAND DUCHESS OF RUSSIA by Hugo Mager
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"Interesting story, but the amateur historian's interpretations too often don't match the evidence. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A biography that captures Elizabeth's endearing personality but dwells on her too speculatively. Read full book review >

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Released: April 1, 2005

"Solid investigative journalism, though of no comfort to anyone contemplating a tour aboard a factory ship."
An eye-opening tale of a modern maritime disaster and its tortuous aftermath. Read full book review >

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THE REFLECTION by Hugo Wilcken
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Wilcken's novel starts out both welcoming and sinister. Sadly, the identity crisis it most compellingly describes is its own."
A psychiatrist takes a case that threatens his very identity in this tricky thriller. Read full book review >

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THE SWORDFISH by Hugo Claus
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 16, 1997

"The sooner the better."
A brilliant novella that incisively portrays a lonely boy's passage through obsessive religiosity toward madness, from the great Belgian author of The Sorrow of Belgium (1990) and other highly acclaimed works as yet mostly untranslated. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 25, 1993

"A curious combination of scholarship, exactness, and disorganization: a difficult but rewarding read for those not students of the period."
An exhaustive, fascinating examination of the controversial role played by Heidegger in the early years of the Nazi regime. Read full book review >

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DESIRE by Hugo Claus
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1997

"Desire is a curiosity that reads like Hugo Claus's American Notes, not yet reshaped into fiction."
This cross-continental tale of Belgian gamblers seeking their fortunes in Las Vegas is the latest (1994) novel from the internationally acclaimed Flemish author of The Sorrow of Belgium (1990) and The Swordfish (p. 239). Read full book review >

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ALICE by Hugo Vickers
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 18, 2002

"Sympathetic yet free of pathos, Vickers's life celebrates an unusual and fascinating woman."
A well-crafted life of the late mother-in-law of the present queen of England. Read full book review >

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DISGUISE by Hugo Hamilton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 2, 2008

"Hamilton is a graceful stylist, but he can't quite make the details of Gregor's life cohere into a resonant tale of one man's identity crisis."
An aging man grapples with his past and with a family that questions his life story. Read full book review >

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HEADBANGER by Hugo Hamilton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 15, 2001

"The pleasures of violence, suspense, and local color are here in about equal measure. Not to mention the pungency of language—'gobshite' abundant—and of course the question of whether Pat Coyne will or won't survive to enjoy the comforts of domesticity."
Dear old dirty Dublin, here through the eyes of a cop who single-handedly—and -mindedly—takes on an entrenched gang of vicious businessmen-hooligans. Read full book review >

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CONGO by Hugo Daems
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 22, 2007

"A well-told history as rich and vibrant as the Congo itself."
A candid and provocative view into the heart of sub-Saharan Africa, home to the oldest human relic and rich with both history and inventive peoples. Read full book review >