Search Results: "Julian Evans"


BOOK REVIEW

THE FOUNDLING BOY by Michel Déon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2014

"Mature, relaxed storytelling, balancing human nature with historical inevitability; a pleasure for traditionalists generally and Francophiles in particular."
Only the second novel by this distinguished French writer to be translated into English: An affectionate slice of provincial life captures the coming of age of a 20th-century soul. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"We'd be the losers, though, for his mordant, Dantean travelogue offers a number of grotesque, cleverly crafted delights."
Fast on the heels of Paul Theroux's best-selling The Happy Isles of Oceania (p. 525) comes this equally polished but far more jaded view of Pacifica by English journalist Evans. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 17, 2001

"Riveting portraits of the spawn of evil."
Employing a novel, gripping concept, German journalist Stephen Lebert re-interviews the children of prominent Nazis, and mixes the material with interviews conducted in 1959 by his journalist father, Norbert Lebert. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE MATADOR by Julian Hector
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 15, 2008

"The contrasts and similarities between the Little Matador and his 20th-century counterpart Ferdinand would make for an interesting storytime. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A family of renowned bullfighters raises a son to carry on their glory in the ring. Read full book review >

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SLOPPY WANTS A HUG by Sean Julian
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"Short, simple, sweet—and more than likely to spur some similarly slobbery affection between parent and child. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Dewdrop the fairy is willing to give every forest creature a hug—except for Sloppy the tree dragon. What has Sloppy done? Read full book review >

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ARTEMIS by Julian Stockwin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2001

"Likable Tom and his shipmates make a snug fit in that page-turning Forester & O'Brian tradition—thanks to retired Royal Navy author Stockwin."
Brisk action on the high seas as Thomas Kydd (Kydd, 2001) makes the second of what bids fair to be a series of profitable voyages. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"Sometimes fascinating, seldom enlightening."
An account that is part case study, part straight reporting, and part personal memoir of a virtual reality site called LambdaMOO. Read full book review >

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KYDD by Julian Stockwin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2001

"An engaging sea yarn with more verisimilitude, if less romance, than O'Brian readers expect."
Comparisons to Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey-Maturin saga are inevitable, but Stockwin's debut, the first in a planned naval series covering approximately the same era, focuses on the common seamen rather than on the officers. No musical duets in the captain's chambers here. Read full book review >

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TALKING IT OVER by Julian Barnes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 14, 1991

"He neatens away its essences."
Barnes constructs a triangle here, then another one, upended—in this chamber cantata of voices about adultery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN GOOGLE MET WIKILEAKS by Julian Assange
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 18, 2014

"A provocative, engrossing dialogue sure to raise eyebrows."
Two powerful, conflicting tech execs exchange thoughts on the future of the Internet. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 18, 2011

"Engaging proof that ordinary people can do extraordinary things."
A dramatic David vs. Goliath account of a church under siege by its own power structure. Read full book review >