Search Results: "Kent C. Gilmore"


BOOK REVIEW

KIRCHBORN by Kent C. Gilmore
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"A winning thriller."
A web of deception surrounds the murder of a valuable horse in this international thriller. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A GROUP OF ONE by Rachna Gilmore
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2001

"Development of some minor characters is weak (Raj, the father, never comes to life), but Tara, Rohini, and Naniji are strong women who fight back against the tone of didacticism that sometimes floats to the surface. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Irreverent and sassy, Tara-My-Stara (as her hip mom calls her) is determined to be a "regular Canadian," not a hyphenated one. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 8, 1998

"Not an essential volume, but Gilmore's angles are consistently provocative."
Essays on pop culture by longtime Rolling Stone contributor Gilmore, steeped in the same sensitivity to moral and emotional darkness that made his memoir, Shot in the Heart (1994), a classic American horror story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HIDDEN UNDER THE GROUND by Peter Kent
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Although the sewers and dungeons depicted are suspiciously clean and well-lighted, children who find the art of Stephen Biesty too busy to follow will enjoy these more orderly visual excursions. (Picture book. 7-9)"
This quick tour of subterranean spaces—caves to badger setts, sewers to subways—features simplified cross-sections scattered with rocks, tree roots, bones, rubbish, small cartoon figures, and captions of one or two sentences. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COMPOSITION by Sarah Kent
Released: March 15, 1995

An installment of the ``Eyewitness Art'' series, this is an unmusty introduction to Western art, for teenagers and beyond; it dispels all stodginess, and invites even the most obtuse to sneak a peek. Read full book review >

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THE CIVIL WAR by Zachary Kent
HISTORY
Released: March 1, 1994

"Chronology, source notes, index. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Heavily documented and with numerous contemporary quotes, a workmanlike history employing more temperate language than Bruce Catton's and painting a simple picture that may appeal to readers seeking accounts of the main battles. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RIVER WARREN by Kent Meyers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"A muddy, turbulent tale filled nonetheless with strong moments and singing sparks, especially about farming on buried glacial rock."
Debut literary novel by a South Dakotan teacher. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BLOOD OF HEAVEN by Kent Wascom
Released: June 4, 2013

"A debut that has a certain mad zest but is seriously hurt by its lack of a trajectory."
Violence is the one constant in this bombastic first novel about frontier adventurers in the American South at the start of the 19th century. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"A fine collection, as outstanding and various as Christopher Tilghman's acclaimed In a Father's Place."
Like his novel Language in the Blood (above), Nelson's second collection (The Tennis Player, 1977) is strong on place, especially the American Southwest. Read full book review >

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C.L.R. JAMES by Kent Worcester
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

"EWSLUGCLR James emerges from this engaging book as a man who lived his life fully and whose work is worthy of further study, and Worcester has done much to rescue his subject from oblivion."
Well-crafted biography of a man once characterized as ``the sharpest and most interesting mind that the British Caribbean has produced in three centuries of learning.'' Although the Trinidadian writer and activist Cyril Lionel Robert James (190189) was at the center of many political and literary movements in his time, he is little known today. ``By the 1960s,'' Worcester observes, ``he was an elder radical statesperson on several continents, famous for his writing and historical impact. Read full book review >