Search Results: "Indrapramit Roy"


BOOK REVIEW

THE VERY HUNGRY LION by Gita Wolf
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"The lesson of the story—if an offer sounds too good to be true, it probably is—is valuable, but the care lavished on the project showcases bookmaking more than storytelling. (Picture book/folklore. 5-8)"
Singam the lion is outwitted by a sparrow, a lamb, and a deer, each of whom plays on his greed and hunger to escape being eaten. Read full book review >

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ARUNDHATI ROY
by Gregory McNamee

Epic in scope, Arundhati Roy’s new novel, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness  opens with an arresting vignette, one in which the skies over Delhi, India, are suddenly absent of vultures, long the city’s characteristic birds. The vultures are gone owing to a poison called diclofenac, given to dairy cows as a muscle relaxant to “ease pain and increase the ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE BLOOD GUARD by Carter Roy
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 4, 2014

"Though it's a little on the derivative side, this iteration of the hero's journey will have readers chuckling all the way to the satisfying cliffhanger. (Adventure. 10-14)"
Roy's first novel is the humorous and exciting start of a new trilogy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WEREWOLF PARALLEL by Roy Gill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2014

"Clever, creative and fun. (Fantasy. 10-15)"
The separate worlds—and the Parallel between—face a threat that Cameron and his friends must stop in this Scottish import. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BLAZING BRIDGE by Carter Roy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"A strong and satisfying conclusion to a wild and hilarious ride. (Adventure. 10-14)"
The final book in the Blood Guard trilogy finds Blood Guard-in-training Ronan "Don't call me Evelyn" Truelove battling the murderous Bend Sinister all over New York City. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IN THE SNOW FOREST by Roy Parvin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"The natural world is intense throughout, but all the people here are much of a piece, so alike in their lonely stillness as to be interchangeable."
Three intensely atmospheric and melancholy novellas of the West, by short-fiction writer Parvin (The Loneliest Road in America, 1997), in which three people probe the edges of their former lives, with varying degrees of success. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FEAST by Roy Strong
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"A broad and transporting canvas, as redolent of social nuance and detail as the pieces of cutlery on a Victorian table. (60 b&w illustrations)"
An entertaining survey of the table, Babylonian to Edwardian, examining the political and social forces that shaped what appeared on it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SHADOW BRIDE by Roy Heath
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 28, 1995

"It's hard to believe it didn't win."
The Guyanese-born Heath (the superb Armstrong Trilogy, 1994, etc.) surpasses himself with this ambitious, vividly written, psychologically rich chronicle—set in his own colorfully multiracial native country—of compromised ambition and family conflict. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GLADSTONE by Roy Jenkins
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"Still, Jenkins, who loves politics and admires politicians, has produced an authoritative life of one of his heroes."
A definitive, celebratory biography of the greatest 19th- century British political leader, by a distinguished 20th-century British politician. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHERIDAN by Roy Morris
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1992

"A pungent, authoritative, and convincing portrait of the bantam cadet who became one of the Civil War's giants. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs; four maps.)"
A vigorous biography of the pugnacious Civil War general and Indian fighter, affectionately called ``Little Phil''—behind his back. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Unflinching annals of commodity-driven colonialism."
A penchant for imperial nostalgia serves the author of The Great Hedge of India (2001) well in exploring centuries of the British lust for tea and a far-flung empire of exotic acreage on which to grow it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 26, 2012

"An uplifting read that informs, enlightens and satisfies."
In addressing both man against nature and the nature of man, Ness's novel raises challenging questions about the balance between hunting for sport and hunting for survival. Read full book review >