Search Results: "Lorenzo Carcaterra"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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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 >

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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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THE PRINCESS OF NOWHERE by Lorenzo Borghese
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 7, 2010

"A readable, racy romp devoted to an unappealing heroine."
A Borghese descendant tells the story of his relative Pauline, Napoleon's sister, "a butterfly, a tease, a party girl," whose looks are immortalized in a famous Canova sculpture. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"Certain to grip the imagination and emotions (and to be published in both English and Spanish language editions). (First printing of 150,000; first serial rights to Vanity Fair; TV rights to Hearst Entertainment)"
If Orestes Lorenzo didn't exist, Hollywood might have had to invent him—if it dared. Read full book review >

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Released: May 8, 2013

"A quick, lighthearted skip through one man's sexual conquests."
A tell-all interview with a man who says he's made love to hundreds of women. Read full book review >

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HANSEL & GRETEL by Neil Gaiman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"The Grimm version is as frightening as a bedtime story gets, but this version will scare people in new ways, and some of those people may need to start drawing right away. (historical notes) (Picture book/fairy tale. 7-12)"
If this isn't the definitive edition of "Hansel and Gretel," it's absolutely necessary. Read full book review >

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OPEN UP, PLEASE! by Silvia Borando
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 2, 2016

"Good for sparking discussions about unintended consequences—but discomfiting when read without preparation. (Picture book. 5-8)"
In a nearly wordless escapade, glued-on flaps form cage doors, and lifting them frees a series of grateful animal captives. Read full book review >