Search Results: "Ian Mount"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 14, 1992

"Coinciding with an election year that's focused on these myths, Mount's argument acquires a particularly ironic twist- -for one way demagogues control the family, he shows, is to claim they are in favor of it."
From TLS editor Mount (The Selkirk Strip, 1988, etc.): a controversial history of love and marriage in Europe that reveals how threatening private relationships have been to both church and state—and how those institutions have unsuccessfully attempted to suppress private relationships by perpetuating myths about how modern or unstable or unnatural such relationships are. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OLIVIA by Ian Falconer
Kirkus Star
by Ian Falconer, illustrated by Ian Falconer
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"New fans of Falconer can only hope Ian will soon star in his own book. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Even before her story begins, readers are following Olivia as she leaves a trail of clothes that she has eschewed in favor of the outfit du jour for her auspicious entrance on the title page. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OLIVIA SAVES THE CIRCUS by Ian Falconer
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Fans will not be disappointed by this uniquely new sequel. (Picture book. 3-7)"
She's b-a-a-c-k. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OLIVIA THE SPY by Ian Falconer
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Once die-hard fans spy this, they'll make a grab for it. (Picture book. 4-7)"
That irrepressible porker is back. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"More! More! (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
In this exciting first sequel to outstanding series opener Planesrunner (2011), 14-year-old science whiz Everett Singh continues to outthink his enemies while navigating the multiverse searching for his dad, lost in a parallel universe. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE UNVISIBLES by Ian Whybrow
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"The action-packed plot even comes with a car chase, but it's the protagonists' inner changes that are likely to leave the deepest impression on readers. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
A British-style farce with some serious undercurrents, this features a pair of classmates with very different characters, who form an unlikely alliance when one turns himself invisible. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SLEEP ROUGH TONIGHT by Ian Bone
FICTION
Released: April 7, 2005

"Originally published in Australia, this is one of those novels with huge male appeal that also has psychological underpinnings satisfying to a wide range of readers. (Fiction. YA)"
Sporting with the seniors and getting your head dunked in the toilet is mere child's play compared to the damage Jockey, returning from jail, can do. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE AFTER DEATH EXPERIENCE by Ian Wilson
Released: Feb. 21, 1989

Judicious survey of current beliefs about survival after death. Read full book review >