Search Results: "K.O. Dahl"


BOOK REVIEW

THE FOURTH MAN by K.O. Dahl
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 18, 2008

"An absorbing study of sexual enthrallment, dogged police work and a harrowing twist or two: Fans of procedurals and prurience will snap this one up."
The American debut of Oslo police inspector Frank Frølich, who succumbs to sexual obsession. Read full book review >

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LETHAL INVESTMENTS by K.O. Dahl
Released: Nov. 27, 2012

"Proficient but slow-going, leaving readers worrying that the rain will never let up, until ennui runneth over."
The fourth dour appearance for Norwegian cops Gunnarstranda and Frølich. Read full book review >

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PLAYING WITH THE GROWN-UPS by Sophie Dahl
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 2008

"Cloying and weightless."
A slightly autobiographical first novel from Dahl, granddaughter of Roald, and a one-time fashion model and current contributing editor at Men's Vogue. Read full book review >

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BAD BLOOD by Arne Dahl
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 13, 2013

"Though Dahl's writing has lost some of the melancholy beauty of Misterioso (2011), the eerie premise and cogent reasoning will still satisfy."
A U.S. serial killer goes transcontinental. Read full book review >

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THE ENORMOUS CROCODILE by Roald Dahl
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 20, 1979

"In all, a basic, teeth-baring rendition of the old yum-yum-squish-crunch number."
I'm going to fill my hungry empty tummy/ With something yummy yummy yummy yummy!, So boasts the Enormous Crocodile, setting out in search of juicy little children to eat. Read full book review >

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GENIE WISHES by Elisabeth Dahl
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 2, 2013

"Girls should identify and mothers should approve of this gentle tale of growing up. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A fifth-grade girl, who under the moniker Genie Wishes becomes the official class blogger, must negotiate the world of preadolescence as she grows away from her BFF. Read full book review >

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INVISIBLE CITY by Julia Dahl
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 6, 2014

"A fascinating portrayal of a young woman coming to terms with her heritage while negotiating an unknown world."
Journalist Dahl's debut novel escorts readers into the closed-off world of Hasidic Jews in the aftermath of a homicide. Read full book review >

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SCHOOL CAN WAIT by Tessa Dahl
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Entertaining, accessible fare. (Fiction. 7-10)"
A sprightly fantasy about a British schoolboy and his parents on what turns into a global rescue mission, beginning when they happen on reindeer Blitzen, who got left behind during Father Christmas's annual round. Read full book review >

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GOOD MORNING, SUPERMAN! by Michael Dahl
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"An excellent resource for parents attempting to wrangle their little superheroes' powers for good. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Superman greets a new day. Read full book review >

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CHARLIE AND THE GREAT GLASS ELEVATOR by Quentin Blake
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1972

"With humor that depends on gratuitous references to the President's pottie or the results of a very strong laxative, with the Oompa-Loompas still fetching and carrying, this has all the faults that disturbed grown-ups and none of the inspired outrageousness that attracted children to its predecessor."
In a perfectly silly and pointlessly tastless sequel to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Mr. Willie Wonka's glass elevator goes into orbit carrying Charlie, his parents, his grandparents, and the bed that three of the grandparents haven't left for 20 years. Read full book review >

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CHRISTMAS by Michael Dahl
by Michael Dahl, illustrated by Jannie Ho
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"This gimmick is unlikely to outlast the paper it's wrapped in. (Board book. 1-3)"
A built-in frame allows parents to make this board book a personalized Christmas story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Mainly for die-hard Charlie and the Chocolate Factory fans who want more than the novel itself. (bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 14 & up)"
An effusive celebration of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory on its 50th anniversary.Read full book review >