Search Results: "Katherine Ramsland"


BOOK REVIEW

Katherine by Lorin Hayes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 5, 2015

"Possesses the prerequisites for a solid mystery, but the protagonists are the true gems."
A psychiatrist and an attorney help a schizophrenic woman institutionalized for murder whose family seems suspiciously indifferent to her potential release in Hayes' debut thriller. Read full book review >

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KATHERINE by Anchee Min
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1995

"Lyrical prose with a distinct Chinese flavor makes Min's first novel—and its times—even more poignant and resonant."
From the author of last year's Red Azalea—a highly praised memoir of growing up during the Cultural Revolution—comes a bittersweet story as much about love as about the malignant legacy of Maoist China. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"No deep excavations into the mysteries of human demise here, but shovelfuls of intriguing tidbits for anyone curious about what begins when life ends."
An amusing if grisly compendium of everything we never wished to know about mortuaries, cemeteries, and other less savory aspects of the Big Casino. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 4, 2007

"An enervating litany of research, dully presented."
A thumbnail history of forensic science, ranging from ancient China to the O.J. Simpson trial. Read full book review >

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GHOST by Katherine Ramsland
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"For believers only—neo-Goths and occult enthusiasts will enjoy this latest midnight mission."
One woman's experiences spirit-hunting across the dark terrain of contemporary America. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 5, 1998

"Perhaps this is the way Ramsland wants it, —in keeping with the secretive mystique of vampire legends,— but this absence leaves the book a bit, well, lifeless. (Author tour)"
Anne Rice biographer Ramsland immerses herself in the underground society of vampires (from role-players to actual blood-drinkers) in order to form some general theories about vampire culture. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 15, 1991

"Still, the book is mostly quite gripping, and deserves to hit big and probably will. (Sixteen pages of b&w photograph—not seen.)"
Exciting life of bestselling gothicist Anne Rice, by psychologist/philosopher Ramsland (Philosophy/Rutgers). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KATHERINE CARLYLE by Rupert Thomson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"A book that promises insight into the emotional detachment of our current technological overload should deliver more than the resolution of daddy issues."
A young woman sets out to find the isolation she craves in Thomson's (Secrecy, 2014, etc.) picaresque novel.Read full book review >

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MAKING ROOM FOR KATHERINE by Philippa Greene Mulford
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1994

"Only the most simple-minded will slog through this one. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Katherine, cousin of 16-year-old twins Abbey and Sheldon Reilly, has come from Paris to stay with them and their little sister and widowed mom while her own mother is between jobs. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2010

"A rich narrative, but generous to a fault."
A sympathetic, even laudatory biography of the sixth wife of Henry VIII. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 15, 2008

"Informative, plainly recounted trip into a nexus of homegrown evil."
Ex-biker ends up a top FBI informant inside a white supremacist group. Read full book review >