Search Results: "Jean M. Auel"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SHELTERS OF STONE by Jean M. Auel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 30, 2002

"Her fans can swim through this behemoth and hope that the next volume doesn't take 12 years."
Fifth volume in the Earth's Children series, begun with Clan of the Cave Bear, with 34 million copies worldwide. Read full book review >

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THE LAND OF PAINTED CAVES by Jean M. Auel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 29, 2011

"We'll hope to see more, magic mushrooms or no."
Auel, of Clan of the Cave Bear fame, adds a sixth volume to her Earth's Children series, just over 30 years after the first appeared. Read full book review >

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THE PLAINS OF PASSAGE by Jean M. Auel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1990

"Bound for best-seller glory."
By this time, followers of the adventures of Ayla—Annie Oakley-cum-Edison-cum-Joyce Brothers of the Ice Age—have presumably overcome amusement at the nutty anachronisms of the dialogue and Cro-Magnon pop-psych ("You have a right to be angry. Read full book review >

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THE MAMMOTH HUNTERS by Jean M. Auel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 6, 1985

"A biggie."
Book Three in the adventures of Ayla-of-the-Ice Age, the Cro-Magnon Phi Beta who is raised (and cast out by) Neanderthal "flatheads." Read full book review >

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THE VALLEY OF HORSES by Jean M. Auel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 10, 1982

"But, though this has less tribal texture than Cave Bear, the anthropological details and the hard-core sex again make an earthy combination—so Ayla followers can probably be expected to return for more Stone Age action."
Remember Ayla, the Cro-Magnon orphan who was raised by a tribe of less-evolved Neanderthals in Clan of the Cave Bear (1980)? Read full book review >

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THE CLAN OF THE CAVE BEAR by Jean M. Auel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1980

"But it's all written with nerveless esprite admirable scenery, swell sex, convincing artifacts and survival modese and, when clubbed on by heavy publisher advertising, this first novel (first of six in a projected early-man series) may well prove curiously primitive enough to catch on in a big way."
If you hopped along with Watership Down or whooped it up with Hanta Yo, you might just go for this startling novelty item which, like a statuette of Venus de Milo with a clock in her stomach, unites the informative with a livelier art: anthropological speculations about the Ice Age illustrated by the odyssey of a remarkably sophisticated Clan of Neanderthals and their Cro-Magnon foundling, Ayla. Read full book review >

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M by Peter Robb
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 10, 2000

"A compelling portrait of the painter as outsider and provocateur; a first-rate evocation of both a genius and the violent times in which he lived. (16 pages illus.)"
An exuberant attempt to penetrate the mysteries surrounding the astounding paintings and brief, turbulent life of the Italian artist who has come to be known as Caravaggio. Read full book review >

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M by Andrew Cook
NON-FICTION
Released: July 15, 2005

"For Bond fans and true-crime buffs, especially, a leisurely excursion into the early days of modern espionage."
A beat cop makes good, and anarchists quake. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 26, 1986

"All told, a welcome and important addition to the Rhys canon."
What may be the comprehensive Rhys short-story collection: a republication of the stories included in The Left Bank (1927); Tigers are Better-Looking (1969), and Sleep it Off, Lady (1976) as well as three stories that have not been previously issued in book form. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE M&M BOYS by Lara Reznik
Released: Nov. 8, 2014

"Just like its heroes, what this book lacks in sophistication it makes up for in heart; a warm, enjoyable baseball story."
A troubled kid learns valuable lessons about love, honor and friendship during the home-run race of 1961. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

M TRAIN by Patti Smith
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Not as focused as Just Kids, but an atmospheric, moody, and bittersweet memoir to be savored and pondered."
Iconic poet, writer, and artist Smith (Just Kids, 2010, etc.) articulates the pensive rhythm of her life through the stations of her travels.Read full book review >

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JEAN RHYS by Carole Angier
NON-FICTION
Released: June 3, 1991

"Perhaps Angier's exhaustive but unsorted research will be of value to some future biographer who will do justice to Rhys, a fine writer."
This detailed study of the author of Quartet and Wide Sargasso Sea seems not so much a biography as a collection of annotated note cards and unedited lecture notes. Read full book review >