Search Results: "Lars Kepler"


BOOK REVIEW

KEPLER by John Banville
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 26, 1983

"So, while unusually well-written, this historical novel loses its thrust about halfway through, becoming centerless, retrospective, and sometimes flatly crammed with facts."
Banville, the English novelist who fictionalized the life of one classical astronomer in the modestly impressive Doctor Copernicus (1976), now turns to another: Johannes Kepler (1571-1630)—seen here as a long-sufferer, a victim of religious persecution, a husband with complaining wives (especially first wife Barbara, fat and harping), the son of an accused witch. . . and a court mathematician who's most often called on to make up detestable horoscopes. Read full book review >

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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 >

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THE HYPNOTIST by Lars Kepler
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2011

"What Bark is trying to say is that there are monsters hiding everywhere beneath the reasonable and rational, and Kepler's book makes for a satisfying and scary testimonial."
A new star enters the firmament of Scandinavian thrillerdom, joining the likes of Larsson, Nesbø and Mankell. Read full book review >

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THE NIGHTMARE by Lars Kepler
Released: July 3, 2012

"Overall, less expertly told and deeply layered than a Henning Mankell yarn, less politically charged than a Stieg Larsson caper, and less well-written than any of Janwillem van de Wetering's procedurals down Holland way—but still a satisfying thriller."
Aren't Swedes supposed to be nice socialists? Not if they're arms dealers, the milieu of this latest whodunit by the Stockholm couple who writes as Lars Kepler (The Hypnotist, 2011). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 30, 2003

"Meticulously instructive both on a scientific revolution and the personalities who achieved it."
Science writer Ferguson (Measuring the Universe, 1999, etc.) fully illuminates a 17th-century collaboration that launched a true understanding of the solar system. Read full book review >

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LARS AND FRIENDS by Carla Susanto
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 15, 2014

"The app's shining features never overwhelm the simplicity of Lars' story or the nicely executed idea at its heart. (iPad storybook app. 3-8)"
A red horse spends a day with groups of other animals in this simple story with a clever learning hook. Read full book review >

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BURY MY HEART ON KEPLER-452B by J.S. Powers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 29, 2016

"Big-idea sci-fi readers will likely find this an awesome, challenging ride."
A wealthy visionary races to launch humanity's first starship to a habitable planet before overpopulation, religious fanatics, and other 21st-century horrors destroy Earth in this sci-fi tale. Read full book review >

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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 >

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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 >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 15, 2009

"An energetic look at a still-misunderstood period in late antiquity."
A history lecturer illuminates the fractious, little-studied period between the fall of the Roman Empire in the West and rise of the Ottomans in the 15th century. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 12, 1993

"A more reliable memoir of homeless life than Joe Homeless's My Life on the Streets (1992)—but less revealing and gripping than Jennifer Toth's The Mole People (p. 924)."
Steinbeck, Eighner isn't—his stiff sentences and three-dollar words betray him—and Lizbeth is no Charley, either. Read full book review >

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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 >