Search Results: "Lars Jakobsen"


BOOK REVIEW

THE RED RUBY by Lars Jakobsen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2013

"This ruby is definitely not a hidden gem. (historical notes) (Graphic adventure/science fiction. 13 & up)"
A quirky little Danish graphic-novel import doesn't quite deliver the goods. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SECRET MUMMY by Lars Jakobsen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2013

"A stronger story than its predecessor (The Red Ruby, 2013), but with so many other, excellent series to choose from, why bother starting with a fourth volume? (maps, historical notes) (Graphic science fiction/adventure. 13 & up)"
The jauntily scarved Mortensen returns in his fourth time-bending adventure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SANTA FE JAIL by Lars Jakobsen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Dedicated spy-thriller and sci-fi fans would probably be able to fill in the blanks, but it's not worth the effort. (historical notes on rain forests, Nazi plunder and other related topics, with period images, appended) (Graphic science fiction. 10-12)"
A disappointing second outing finds the titular time-traveling secret agent darting his way through a tangle of nefarious schemes so messy and incoherent that readers have no chance of following him. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MYSTERIOUS MANUSCRIPT by Lars Jakobsen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"A bonbon for Tintin fans. (historical afterwords on manuscript illumination, witch hunts and other related topics) (Graphic science fiction. 10-12)"
Bad guys are traveling back in time, and it's up to a fixer named Mortensen to repair the damage. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BRUNO THE CARPENTER by Lars Klinting
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1996

"He's a lovable hero in a neat little book. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Readers meet an initially disorganized Bruno, a chubby beaver, as he measures, saws, drills, screws, hammers, and glues together a project in his workshop. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A TILER'S AFTERNOON by Lars Gustafsson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 28, 1993

"If it's not the dazzling chess game that Gustafsson has sometimes pulled off in the past, it's at least an appetizer with some real philosophical meat between the covers."
Swedish writer Gustafsson (Bernard Foy's Third Castling, 1988, etc.) here displays his Beckettian wares in a slender tale about a day in the life of a hard-working melancholic tiler. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MANNINGS by Lars Anderson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"A winner for fans of modern football."
A thorough but light-handed account of the making of a sports dynasty. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FIRE WITNESS by Lars Kepler
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 2, 2013

"A rich, nuanced tale, ideal for beach reading, just as long as the beach doesn't harbor too many shadows."
Superb, spooky whodunit from the Swedish couple who write as Kepler (The Nightmare, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 1, 2008

"Instructive, but limited by its central gimmick."
A business book that uses the words of Mao Zedong to illustrate key strategies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WITTGENSTEIN JR by Lars Iyer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Pieced together from terse vignettes and enlivened with a liberal scattering of exclamation points, the novel teeters between exaggerated gloom and moments of true tenderness. Existential angst is rarely this entertaining."
An enigmatic young philosophy lecturer infuriates, intrigues and ultimately beguiles his Cambridge University students in this droll love story about logic and learning from Iyer (Philosophy/Newcastle Univ.; Exodus, 2013, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"An informative introduction to the NFL's minor league. (20 b&w photos, throughout)"
A lively, discursive account of American-style football as it expands its European fan base. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 19, 2014

"A deeply reported, sensitively rendered story that avoids cliché and persuades us that there might indeed be such a thing as 'football therapy.'"
A longtime journalist for Sports Illustrated looks back at the tornado that devastated Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and the football team that helped the town heal. Read full book review >