Search Results: "Leslie C. Bell"


BOOK REVIEW

LESLIE by Omar Tyree
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 6, 2002

"Implausibly melodramatic portrait of a killer whose actions evoke horror rather than sympathy."
Tyree (Just Say No!, 2001, etc.), whose grim tales of life in the 'hood usually offer moments of grace or wisdom, tells a horrifying and essentially nasty story of a woman who murders those who get in her way. Read full book review >

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C by Tom McCarthy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Flawed but fascinating."
An ambitious, epochal second novel from the author of Remainder (2007). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 4, 2013

"Insightful case studies that explore how young women are negotiating the pressures of sexual and professional liberation."
Sociologist and psychotherapist Bell investigates the generation of women in their 20s who, despite unprecedented opportunities, are struggling to find balance in their emotional and sexual lives. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 8, 2005

"An Israeli version of Anthony Swofford's Jarhead (2004), both hard-nosed and thoughtful—and most illuminating."
A nuanced view of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict by a former foot soldier in the long war. Read full book review >

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FORMAT C: by Edwin Black
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 15, 1999

"Others, perhaps, will not, although Black throughout shows great smarts and at times displays virtuoso rhetoric. (First printing of 50,000; $150,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
Massively conceived, neatly chiseled computer novel that begins on the wrong foot with lists of consumer goods enjoyed by a sybaritic hero only a Honda Del Sol salesman could love. Read full book review >

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PLAN Z BY LESLIE KOVE by Betsy Robinson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 2001

"A standard tale that features a particularly irritating adolescent narrator. The Curse of Holden Caulfield strikes again."
A trip back in time to the 1970s and all, supposedly, that was groovy. Read full book review >

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COMPANY C by John Sack
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1995

"Readers in search of a gritty grunt's-eye view of the Gulf War will be far better served by Carsten Stroud's estimable Iron Bravo (1995)."
A journalist's perfervid, impressionistic, and ultimately pointless take on an American armored unit that survived Desert Storm with a minimum of combat casualties. Read full book review >

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MIDDLE C by William H. Gass
Released: March 12, 2013

"Gass, now 88, clearly has endings on his mind, which he addresses with fearsome brio and wit."
Misanthropy, atrocity, the Midwest—Gass revisits some familiar themes in this novel, though this ride is smoother than its epic predecessor, The Tunnel (1995). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 17, 2007

"The enthusiastic narrative often jumps ahead of Bell's story and then backtracks, but there's never a dull moment in the peerless life of this trailblazing character."
From British journalist Howell, a lively biography of the daring Victorian adventurer, archaeologist and author, an early proponent of Arab self-determination. Read full book review >

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OREN BELL by Barbara Hood Burgess
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1991

"A promising debut. (Fiction. 10-14)"
An offbeat story introduces Oren, 12, the only boy in an African-American family consisting of his mother, his overbearing, overachieving twin Latonya, and younger sister Brenda, who is both brilliant and mildly psychic. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 27, 2010

"An eye-opener that rings multiple alarms."
The story of the evangelical elite's efforts to promote Christian ideals in U.S. domestic and international affairs. Read full book review >

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ASHLEY BELL by Dean Koontz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 8, 2015

"Albeit slightly drawn out as it rolls to its conclusion, Koontz's novel cuts between the fantastical and the believable to dissect evil, explore the power of imagination, and probe the parameters of consciousness."
Koontz (The City, 2014, etc.) searches the shadow lands of Elsewhere, a mystical terrain where Bibi Blair confronts a rare brain cancer.Read full book review >