Search Results: "Ian Mount"


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IAN FLEMING by Andrew Lycett
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"A solid scholarly biography with little to savor for general readers. Lycett's subject remains an aloof, disagreeable enigma."
An exhaustive and exhausting biography of Ian Fleming (1908-1964), the creator of secret agent James Bond. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 16, 2012

"Snappily if not elegantly written, this well-informed chronicle captures the distinctive nature of winemaking in a country challenged by an unforgiving climate and political and economic instability."
Oenophile journalist Mount debuts with a knowledgeable history of the upscale makeover of Argentine wines. Read full book review >

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IAN PENNEY'S ABC by Ian Penney
ABC BOOKS
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Elegant and illuminating. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Each page of Penney's alphabet resembles a piece of stained glass, not in the precious sense, but in its composition and light. Read full book review >

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IAN IS SICK  by Pauline Oud
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 11, 2017

"Ian isn't well, and his book isn't so great either. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Some TLC and a play date help a sick little boy get better. Read full book review >

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MOUNT TERMINUS by David Grand
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 4, 2014

"A dense, difficult and demanding read—not for every taste."
A novel that works on many levels—allegorical, historic and mythic. Read full book review >

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THE MOUNT by Carol Emshwiller
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"A deceptively simple, clear-eyed story that should find its sympathetic Gullivers."
The revolt of the Houyhnhnms against the Yahoos forms the essential allegorical plot behind fantasist Emshwiller's astutely crafted, occasionally maudlin latest, on the tail of her fourth story collection (Report to the Men's Club, p. 901). Read full book review >

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MOUNT DRAGON by Douglas Preston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"Didactic at times, but, still, the thrillfest runs full-force to (almost) the very last page. (Author tour)"
Following fast on the heels of 1995's Relic—the scariest thriller ever set in the American Museum of Natural History— dynamic duo Douglas and Child once again demonstrate their mastery of the genre, this time hopping the killer-virus bandwagon to evoke plenty of healthy bioparanoia. Read full book review >

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Released: June 13, 2012

"Frequently silly and violent though occasionally insightful, the plot can be difficult to follow though by no means impossible. Rooting for characters who, for instance, respond to an 'air-head' driver by saying 'Yah…and she's obviously got air-brakes too' proves much more difficult."
Luce's zany, near-future adventure (Chasing Davis, 2012). Read full book review >

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THE TEMPLE MOUNT CODE by Charles Brokaw
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Derivative but entertaining escapist fare."
Stumble upon a legend. Read full book review >

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MOUNT APPETITE by Bill Gaston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 30, 2005

"Intriguing short fiction, told in a distinctive, poetic prose."
A dozen taut and mysterious tales by Canadian poet and novelist Gaston (The Good Body, 2001) explore powerful addictions, cravings and desires. Read full book review >

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MOUNT MISERY by Samuel Shem
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1997

"Shem begins as an angry satirist and ends in a kind of blissed-out parody of Kahlil Gibran."
Sequel to Shem's widely read House of God (1981, not reviewed), about the horrors of med school. Read full book review >