Search Results: "Jose Carlos Somoza"


BOOK REVIEW

THE ART OF MURDER by Jose Carlos Somoza
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 15, 2006

"Murder and the threat of more provides a pulse of underlying tension, but Somoza (The Athenian Murders, 2001, etc.) elegantly explores larger metaphysical and artistic issues."
A serial killer terrorizes an unusual art world where people are objects for purchase as well as models. Read full book review >

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THE ATHENIAN MURDERS by Jose Carlos Somoza
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2001

"Good thing, since mystery fans should be warned that Somoza is more interested in metaphysical questions and literary subtleties than traditional storytelling."
A footnote opens this playful postmodern mystery, set in ancient Greece and in the tortured mind of its fictional translator; that is, the first chapter heading carries a note in which said translator mentions a few of his dilemmas in reconstructing and translating the original Greek text, "The Cave of Ideas, written by Philotextus of Cheronnese." Read full book review >

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ZIG ZAG by Jose Carlos Somoza
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2007

"As in previous novels, Somoza (The Art of Murder, 2006, etc.) tweaks literary conventions and metaphysical matters as much as scientific theories. The suspense and thrills he creates are deliciously intellectual rather than visceral."
A group of scientists try to manipulate time and space, with deadly and far-reaching results. Read full book review >

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SOMOZA FALLING by Anthony Lake
Released: March 7, 1989

A most valuable case study in US foreign policy-making by Lake (Political Science/ Mount Holyoke College), former director of policy planning in the State Department during the Carter Administration. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2004

"A useful biography, though overwritten and overlength; of particular interest to students of contemporary European politics."
An impressively thorough but tepid life of Spain's reigning Bourbon monarch, who helped foster democracy after the dark decades of the Franco junta. Read full book review >

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DON CARLOS by Thorvald Steen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 1998

"One hopes its sequel will arrive here soon."
justify yes* Don Carlos ($21.95; paper $12.95; Feb. 4, 1998; 1-55713-357-3; paper 1-55713-356-5): The eponymous ``Don Carlos'' is the young Charles Darwin, who is observed with a mixture of respect and bafflement by an Italian immigrant to Argentina, in this first of two sequential novels (its companion, Giovanni, is forthcoming) by an acclaimed Norwegian writer. Read full book review >

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JOSE LIMON by José Limón
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 12, 1999

"He is a master storyteller, with language as with his body. (30 photos)"
A beautifully written memoir of a modern dance pioneer whose legacy includes his masterpiece retelling of Othello, The Moore's Pavane, and the company that bears his name. Read full book review >

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CARLOS AND LITTLE WOLF by Lesley Harker
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 15, 1996

"White scratchboard outlines and delicately colored watercolor washes fluidly complement the text. (Fiction. 4-7)"
As Carlos waits for his pomegranates to get big enough to eat, Little Wolf waits for himself to get big enough to eat Carlos. Read full book review >

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CARLOS IS GONNA GET IT by Kevin Emerson
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"The detailed, original and somewhat mysterious nature of Carlos's idiosyncrasies adds a real spark to this now familiar tale of bullying. (Fiction. 10 & up)"
Bizarre, friendless Carlos is targeted by a group of classmates in this intriguing novel depicting the planning and execution of a cruel prank, told by the most dubious participant in the plan. Read full book review >

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THE WRONG CARLOS by James S. Liebman
NON-FICTION
Released: July 8, 2014

"Death penalty opponents now have a definitive example to cite; death penalty proponents have an agonizing case to consider."
A Columbia Law School professor and some of his students gather and present evidence establishing the innocence of Carlos DeLuna, executed for murder in Texas in 1989. Read full book review >