Search Results: "Jean-Claude Izzo"


BOOK REVIEW

A SUN FOR THE DYING by Jean-Claude Izzo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Difficult but rewarding reading that offers an unflinching look at a social problem, related through the journey of one sad man."
A drifter escapes to Marseilles in this dark work from Izzo (The Lost Sailors, 2007, etc.). Read full book review >

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CHOURMO by Jean-Claude Izzo
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"A bitter, sad and tender salute to a place equally impossible to love or leave. Like George Pelecanos, Izzo connects to individual lives large-scale social, economic and political forces most often encountered in op-ed columns."
Like the eponymous slaves who powered Roman galleys, the neighbors who pull together hoping against hope for escape fuel the second installment of Izzo's Marseilles trilogy. Read full book review >

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TOTAL CHAOS by Jean-Claude Izzo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"For better or worse, the title of this melancholy, high-energy bloodbath is just perfect. One can only wonder what new atrocities are left for the second and third installments, both due next year."
Ten years after its success in France, the first installment of Izzo's ultra-noir Marseilles trilogy finally arrives in English translation. Read full book review >

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THE LOST SAILORS by Jean-Claude Izzo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Slow-building drama with a tragic denouement as inevitable and deadly as any storm at sea."
Sailors can be more lost on land than they ever were at sea, suggests this moody drama from French novelist Izzo (Solea, 2007, etc.). Read full book review >

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SOLEA by Jean-Claude Izzo
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 15, 2007

"A story like this can't possibly end well. But poetry-spouting Fabio goes out in a blaze of glory that makes the trilogy's capstone its least nihilistic entry."
The final installment of Izzo's Marseilles trilogy plunges ex-cop Fabio Montale into an even deeper well of corruption than the first two (Total Chaos, 2005; Chourmo, 2006). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CLAUDE AT THE CIRCUS by Alex T. Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Some readers may wonder why Claude needs to give 'the high wire a once-over with a damp cloth,' but surrealists probably won't complain. (Fiction. 7-9)"
Children waiting for an absurdist chapter book need tap their toes no more. Read full book review >

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CLAUDE MONET by P.I. Maltbie
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Admirable. (author's note, reproductions of Monet's work, index/glossary, list of Monet paintings in U.S./Canadian collections, illustrator's note) (Picture book. 5-9)"
A handsome and child-friendly introduction to the Impressionist master. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"Elusive, always escaping from definitions and roles, McKay even escaped his own funeral: The train carrying his body was delayed, arriving four hours after the ceremony."
As much a study of self-defeat as of a struggle for survival, this is a well-documented and cautious biography of a tough, angry, and mercurial Jamaican writer during the interwar years in America. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CLAUDE MONET by Paul Hayes Tucker
NON-FICTION
Released: July 19, 1995

"Monet worked hard to get everything exactly the way we see it''), this is a solid account of the artist's life and work. (140 color plates, 50 b&w photos)"
Another study on the significance of water lilies? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CLAUDE MONET by Ann Waldron
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"List of paintings and photos; index. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
In the ``First Impressions'' series, an excellent introduction to the best loved and most prolific Impressionist. Read full book review >

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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

ON THE GO  by Jean Claude
illustrated by Jean Claude
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"Caregivers, be prepared; these topics should provoke plenty of questions: 'What's a paramedic?'; 'What's a luxury yacht?'; 'What's an SUV?' (Board book. 1-5)"
A lexicon of locomotion. Read full book review >