Search Results: "Leon Rose"


BOOK REVIEW

DEATH OF A BUS DRIVER by Leon Rose
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 5, 2011

"Rose's novel, though possessing a strong setup and well-built premise, is undone by its flawed protagonists."
Retirement is no excuse to let crimes go unsolved; at least that's what Alan Golden, a former investigative reporter and now-blind retiree, thinks in Rose's debut novel, a mystery revolving around the title's eponymous event. Read full book review >

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M.J. ROSE - LA MAGIE ET L’AMOUR
by Bobbi Dumas

If you’ve followed my writing/reviews/blog for any length of time, there are a few things you may have picked up about me and my preferred reading.

I love Paris. I love books set during WWI, WWII, and the interwar years. I love stories with a magical element. And I certainly like an interesting twist.

So it should come ...


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SUMMER RERUNS
by Julie Danielson

It may be that, here at my weekly Kirkus column, I’ve sung the praises many times before of French author Daniel Pennac’s The Rights of the Reader, originally published in 1992. This is to say that, if I’m being redundant, I apologize, but it is a wonderful book. To call it a guide to reading, which it actually is, makes ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE NEXT NEXT LEVEL by Leon Neyfakh
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 7, 2015

"Strangely sad and triumphant—a highly contemplative but all-too-abrupt memoir."
Slate writer Neyfakh explores his complex relationship with an enigmatic underground rapper from Milwaukee who has spent the last decade in near obscurity, endlessly touring and producing a polarizing brand of hybrid hip-hop. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 15, 2011

"Many readers will find the account of Kabasele's mysterious illness riveting, but little else in this awkwardly written evangelical tract is original."
Kabasele's traditional defense of Christianity blends biblical interpretation with an autobiographical account of a mysterious illness healed by faith. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEATH AND JUDGMENT by Donna Leon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1995

"The first of Leon's books to knit together all her strengths: endearing detective, jaundiced social pathology, and a paranoid eye for plotting on a grand scale."
A grim prologue sets the tone for Venetian Commissario Guido Brunetti's fourth case (Dressed for Death, 1994, etc.)—even though it takes quite a while to hook up the spectacularly fatal truck crash that opens the novel to the relatively quiet shooting, aboard a Venice-bound train, of former city Counsellor Carlo Trevisan. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MILA 18 by Leon Uris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 16, 1961

"And- as he did in Exodus — he has brought history alive in what is indubitably fictionized form, but with the breath of life in the telling."
The story of the heroic stand of the Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto against the might of German arms and the depravity of German terrorism has been told unforgettably by John Hersey in The Wall (1950). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOTHER COUNTRY by Peggy Leon
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Dec. 1, 2003

"Pleasantly quirky first novel: its appealing lack of gravitas makes it far easier to take seriously than your standard (angst-ridden) coming-of-ager."
Young orphan comes of age (with remarkable aplomb and lightheartedness) in 1950 Nevada. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GOLDEN EGG by Donna Leon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 26, 2013

"The clues that link the dead man to the wealthy Lembo family won't surprise readers familiar with the pervasive corruption Leon's unearthed in Venice past and present (The Jewels of Paradise, 2012). But they'll savor the pleasures of dialogue as elliptical in its way as Henry James and a retrospective shock when they finally appreciate the import of the tale's unobtrusive opening scene and its sly title."
Commissario Guido Brunetti, the second-sharpest member of the Venetian Questura, investigates the death of a man who barely had a life to begin with. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ANGRY HILLS by Leon Uris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 14, 1955

"The spectacle of attle Cry subsides to a small skirmish of one man's mission which should find a safe conduct largely to the mystery-adventure market."
An overactive adventure tale hustles back and forth between the lines during the German invasion of Greece, down into the Underground- and up against some enemy espionage when Mike Morrison, an uninvolved American, is given an envelope by a lawyer, Stergiou, in Athens to be delivered in London. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 17, 2016

"A thought-provoking, but imperfect call to a revolution in Christian thinking."
A debut book offers a reinterpretation of Christian theology. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Ice Child and other stories by Leon Arden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 9, 2015

"Savory, memorable morsels of brilliance from a clever wordsmith and a considerable talent to watch."
An impressive array of short stories from prolific novelist and playwright Arden (The Walk to the Paradise Garden, 2011).Read full book review >