Search Results: "Lorenzo De Pretto"


BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"This publishes simultaneously with #2, The Secret of the Sphinx (ISBN: 978-1-59707-159-8). (Graphic fiction. 6-10)"
The screamingly popular chapter-book series about a timorous mouse who nevertheless gets drawn into adventure after adventure makes its U.S. debut in graphic form. 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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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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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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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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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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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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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"It's you-can-run-but-you-can't-hide journalism, gossipy with a sound foundation, and not too high on elegant turns of phrase. (First printing of 100,000; author tour)"
Danielle's dirty linen. 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 >