Search Results: "Jane Mount"


BOOK REVIEW

FICTION
Released: Oct. 11, 2010

"Flashes of originality, wit and vivid imagery bring the story to life intermittently, but the distracting improbabilities pull readers out of the story again and again. (author's note) (Fiction. 15 & up)"
Retelling a classic as contemporary fiction is a tricky business, as demonstrated in this uneven rendering of Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre as chick lit. Read full book review >

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MY IDEAL BOOKSHELF by Thessaly La Force
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"A bibliophilic feast for the eye, mind, heart and soul."
An illustrated compendium of first-person musings by writers, artists and other creative types about the books that inspired them and helped shape their identities. 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 >

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Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"A respectful, exciting and disarming update of one of the last century's most oft-told tales."
The old "Me Tarzan, You Jane" dynamic established in Johnny Weismuller movies gets a radical update by shining the spotlight on adventuress Jane Porter. 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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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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MOUNT PLEASANT by Patrice Nganang
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2016

"An elegantly drawn and engaging world of a sort unknown to most readers—but one they'll be glad to have visited."
Cameroonian writer Nganang delivers a modern epic, tinged with liberal doses of magical realism, of life in his country's colonial era. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 4, 2008

"An unexpected, revealing look at an enduring and complex national symbol through the lives of those who knew it best."
A historian celebrates the lives of African-Americans who made George Washington's home—their home and workplace, as well—into an American Mecca. Read full book review >