Search Results: "Julian Meldon D'Arcy"


BOOK REVIEW

THE STORY OF THE BLUE PLANET by Andri Snaer Magnason
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 23, 2012

"A few scary incidents and the references to poop and nasty food that are evidently required in all European light fiction add bits of savor to an otherwise bland import with a cautionary message that is, at best, vague. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
A traveling salesman tricks an island of innocent, ageless children into selling their most valuable possession for fun and games in this undoubtedly metaphorical tale. 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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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 >

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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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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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STARING AT THE SUN by Julian Barnes
Released: April 2, 1987

"Not truly a novel, then—nor satisfying as one—but added proof of Barnes' deft skill for artistic and intellectual cubism."
Barnes (Flaubert's Parrot) has used portraiture-at-three-ages before, in 1980's Metroland. 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 >

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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 >