Search Results: "Imogen Taylor"


BOOK REVIEW

THE TRUTH AND OTHER LIES by Sascha Arango
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 23, 2015

"German screenwriter Arango's first novel is superior pulp, with schemers all around and plenty to say about fame, identity, and mortality."
Having become a famous author by publishing his wife's brilliant crime novels with his name on the cover, Henry Hayden creates his own devious fictions to avoid detection in a series of mysterious deaths. Read full book review >

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UNRAVEL by Imogen Howson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 8, 2014

"The plot is uneven, but it ends strongly. (Science fiction. 12-17)"
Elissa and Lin return to Sekoia to try to help out in the aftermath of the secrets they exposed in Linked (2013). Read full book review >

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THE PARIS WINTER by Imogen Robertson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 18, 2014

"With a twisty, well-crafted plot, this novel is rich in historical detail and robust with personality."
Three young women, joined by their independent spirits and love of art, become embroiled in a criminal plot in belle epoque Paris. Read full book review >

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ISLAND OF BONES by Imogen Robertson
Released: Oct. 15, 2012

"A sure hit for the audience of this CSI subgenre, the rest of us need not visit this Island."
A historical fantasy set in England in the last quarter of the 18th century, this novel features the intrepid detective duo: pert widow Mrs. Harriet Westerman and severe Gabriel Crowther. Read full book review >

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ANATOMY OF MURDER by Imogen Robertson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 16, 2012

"Book three is under way."
Spies, corpses, tarot cards and countertenors combine in this appealing if overextended adventure featuring a pair of amateur sleuths in 18th-century London. Read full book review >

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LINKED by Imogen Howson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 11, 2013

"Moral dilemmas and character development distinguish it from the crowded dystopian field. (Science fiction. 12-17)"
A teenage girl learns the terrifying truth about her physically painful visions of another girl's life. Read full book review >

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CIRCLE OF SHADOWS by Imogen Robertson
Released: June 17, 2013

"Though some readers may find this adventure too long and convoluted, the combination of unusual historical nuggets, a taxing mystery and good writing will please many more."
An English widow and an anatomist visit 18th-century Germany to rescue a relative accused of murder. Read full book review >

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NO ONE REMEMBERS YOUR NAME, WHEN YOU’RE STRANGE
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for Strange the Dreamer (Strange the Dreamer #1) (ISBN13: 978-0-316-34168-4) by Laini Taylor

Cover Story: Sparklemoth Split
BFF Charm: Yay x2
Swoonworthy Scale: 7
Talky Talk: Dreams of Libraries and Godspawn
Bonus Factors: Librarians, Tasty Business
Relationship Status: Missing My Other Half

Cover Story: Sparklemoth Split

Although I’m not crazy about the font, this is such a pretty ...


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CHARLES TAYLOR

Reliant as they were on call girls, cars, corpses, and Kris Kristofferson, the B-movies of the 1970s may not qualify as high art, according to cultural critic Charles Taylor, but at least they took American audiences seriously.

“For me, the staying power of these movies has to do with the way they stand in opposition to the current juvenile state ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE WELCOMING COMMITTEE by Imogen de la Bere
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2004

"Conceptually cute, but sluggish in the telling."
New Zealand author de la Bere (The Last Deception of Palliser Wentwood, 1999, etc.) gives a piquant twist to the Welcome Home Party. Read full book review >

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TUSCANY FOR BEGINNERS by Imogen Edwards-Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 26, 2005

"A fresh, fearless voice takes no prisoners."
A U.S. debut by British author Edwards-Jones skewers a provincial ex-pat community toughing it out amid the sensuous wilds of Tuscany. Read full book review >