Search Results: "Lars Kepler"


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 >

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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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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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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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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 5, 2010

"A game effort to convey the elusive majesty of Grange's performances and qualify his impact on the development of the NFL."
Sports Illustrated staff writer Anderson (Carlisle vs. Army, 2008) chronicles the rise of Red Grange (1903-1991), the NFL's first superstar, and the men most responsible for the early success of professional football. Read full book review >

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PAWN TO QUEEN FOUR by Lars Eighner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"Frivolous, but fun."
From the author of the memoir Travels with Lizbeth (1993): a charming if thin yarn, Texas-set, about a secret homosexual organization out to fight gay-bashers. Read full book review >

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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 >

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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 >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 14, 2014

"The book outlines an intriguing strategy though its fundamental assumptions require careful scrutiny."
Von Thiensen's (Decoding the Hidden Market RhythmPart 1, 2014, etc.) second installment in his series on stock market cycles looks to the stars for guidance.Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1998

"An exemplary piece of reporting and writing, transcending sports to give us a somber view of America's crumbling cities."
This first book by a pair of veterans of Sports Illustrated is a highly intelligent look at the colorful world of playground hoops and, with it, the ghettos that support the game. Read full book review >