Search Results: "Javier Mejías Encinas"


BOOK REVIEW

THE STOLEN STARS by Juan  Farias
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 2, 2012

"A little sketchy of storyline, but well-endowed with digital widgetry and bursts (as it were) of alimentary humor. (iPad storybook app. 6-8)"
A "choose your own"-style quest tale, with selectable options aplenty for protagonist and magical gear as well as plot. Read full book review >

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A HEART SO WHITE by Javier Marías
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 1996

"The flawed, truncated nature of all human contact and efforts to reach it has rarely been given such remorseless stress."
A harrowing drama of family secrets and their deepening resonance throughout several involved lives, by an accomplished European author whose All Souls (not reviewed) appeared in English translation in 1993. Read full book review >

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TOMORROW IN THE BATTLE THINK ON ME by Javier Marías
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"All the same, Mar°as's is a world-class talent, one always worth reading."
Another intriguing psychodrama of sex, guilt, and social satire from the prize-winning Spanish author whose fiction in English translation includes All Souls and A Heart So White (both 1996). Read full book review >

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ALL SOULS by Javier Marías
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 25, 1996

"Another stunning work from one of Europe's best younger writers."
The first US appearance of an accomplished and elegant novel, first published in Spain in 1990, by the author of A Heart So White (p. 18) and other highly praised fiction. Read full book review >

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WHEN I WAS MORTAL by Javier Marías
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 27, 2000

"Dependably intriguing (if uneven) work from one of Europe's most interesting contemporary writers."
A first English translation of a 1995 collection comprising 12 elliptical, often insidiously compelling stories from the prizewinning Spanish author, whose highly regarded fiction artfully blends Henry James's subtle indirection with flagrantly Gothic and Grand Guignol narrative materials. Read full book review >

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INVISIBLE IN AUSTIN by Javier Auyero
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A scholarly study conducted with dignity and thoroughness."
A sociological study focusing on the experiences of 11 characters toiling in the underbelly of a vibrant American city. Read full book review >

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How to Make Money with Global Macro by Javier Gonzalez
NON-FICTION
Released: July 7, 2016

"A provocative consideration for the thoughtful investor."
A convention-busting reappraisal of global macroeconomics. Read full book review >

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TREASURE ON SUPERSTITION MOUNTAIN by Elise Broach
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"Best enjoyed after the first, this absorbing, old-fashioned adventure will make readers eager for the next installment. (Mystery/adventure. 8-12)"
The Barker brothers (Jack, Henry and Simon, ages 6, 10 and 11) encounter new adventures on Superstition Mountain in this second page turner. Read full book review >

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LIFE WITHOUT NICO by Andrea Maturana
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"Nico's return provides both Maia and listeners an opportunity to consider how holes not only signify absence, but also keep room for the people who edify our lives. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In this Mexican import, Maia and Nico giggle through endlessly interwoven days of best-friend bliss, until Nico moves, and "a hole appears in Maia's life." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PEOPLE LIKE US by Javier Valdez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2006

"Rather painful."
Six glum stories of brutality laced with erotica make up Valdés's first collection to appear in English. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 18, 1997

"A balanced account from a steadfast apostle for peace, and, though cautious, invaluable historically."
PÇrez de CuÇllar, who was UN secretary-general from 1982 to 1991, tells not his own story but the story of the UN during tumultuous times. Read full book review >