Search Results: "Lorenzo Carcaterra"


BOOK REVIEW

THE WOLF by Lorenzo Carcaterra
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 29, 2014

"Things blow up early and often in Carcaterra's new thriller, but it's too simple-minded to be much fun."
After a terrorist attack on a plane kills his wife and two daughters, mob superboss Vincent "The Wolf" Marelli unleashes a plot against terrorist networks with the support of crime syndicates from around the globe. Read full book review >

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PARADISE CITY by Lorenzo Carcaterra
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Written like a storyboard and riddled with coincidences."
A Neapolitan policeman goes to war in New York with the American branch of his hometown crime family, in the latest from the Law & Order writer/producer (Street Boys, 2002, etc.). Read full book review >

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GANGSTER by Lorenzo Carcaterra
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Carcaterra (Sleepers, 1995) knows how to keep a story moving, but by now it's such a tired story that those romanticized Mafiosi can no longer make their bones. "
Yet another of those tedious underworld novels in which Godfathers and Galahads tend to overlap, this time in early 20th-century New York. Read full book review >

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STREET BOYS by Lorenzo Carcaterra
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Past the clunky soundtrack and heroic Yank, there's a great story here."
Carcaterra (best known for Sleepers, 1995) inserts an American into the Four Days of Naples, when the great port city was saved from Nazi destruction by an army composed mostly of boys. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

"Carcaterra has a strong story to tell, but he's told it best before."
Encouraged by the enthusiastic response to his article in Life magazine (May 1991) on growing up with a murderously violent father, Carcaterra, a former New York Daily News reporter, has now expanded the piece to book-length—and, alas, transformed what was a powerful and moving examination of the psychological and physical costs of family abuse into a diffuse and frequently confusing account. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SLEEPERS by Lorenzo Carcaterra
NON-FICTION
Released: July 10, 1995

"Carcaterra has run a moral and emotional gauntlet, and the resulting book, despite its flaws, is disturbing and hard to forget. (Film rights to Propaganda; author tour)"
An extraordinary true tale of torment, retribution, and loyalty that's irresistibly readable in spite of its intrusively melodramatic prose. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JENNY & LORENZO by Toni Steiner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"An uneven story about an unlikely friendship. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A spunky little mouse befriends a big cat in this European import. Read full book review >

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LETTER TO LORENZO by Amanda Prantera
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1999

"The eighth, and best, in this agile writer's long and continuing career, with startling twists, distinctive secondary players, and a narrative voice (Juliet's) of captivating emotional candor."
From the author of Conversations With Lord Byron on Perversion, 163 Years After His Lordship's Death (1987), etc., comes the artfully told story of a widow's attempt to solve the suspicious murder of her husband—a tale as much about the personal growth of a woman as about a murder investigation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LORENZO THE NAUGHTY PARROT by Tony Johnston
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Caldecott Medalist Politi, now 84, provides a joyous complement of freely drawn, brightly painted illustrations that bring the scenes vibrantly to life. (Young reader/Picture book. 4-9)"
Four loosely linked incidents in a nice Mexican family. Read full book review >

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STARRING LORENZO, AND EINSTEIN TOO by Mark Karlins
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"Every family needs an eccentric. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Lorenzo Fortunato is the odd-egghead-out in a family of performers. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 18, 1993

"Great human warmth bathes a wine-lover's delight: one of the best yet about wine."
Celebration of the triumph of Italian winemaker Angelo Gaja, who has raised the once cheap and obscure Barbaresco wines to award-winning world status. Read full book review >

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LORENZO, THE PIZZA-LOVING LOBSTER by Claire Lordon
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2016

"Look for stronger food and friendship books than this one. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Will involving kids in the cooking process help them try new foods? Lordon uses pizza-making to entice in this venture into new tastes. Read full book review >