Search Results: "Lorenzo Di Alessandro"


BOOK REVIEW

CHLOE'S LITTLE SECRET by Marina Tito
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 16, 2014

"A bland take on a premise that Mercer Mayer has practically worn out single-handedly. (iPad storybook app. 6-8)"
Unexceptional writing and low-wattage interactive effects send this tale of a girl and her closet monster to a back shelf. Read full book review >

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THE RIVER by Alessandro Sanna
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 27, 2014

"Along the lines of Blexbolex's Seasons (2010), an immersive visual experience that richly rewards patient attention. (afterword) (Picture book. 6-9, adult)"
An Italian illustrator makes his U.S. debut with an impressionistic record of an annual cycle along the Po River. 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 >

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YELLOW, RED, BLUE AND IF I GET ANGRY GREY by Alessandro Sanna
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 22, 2013

"A rewarding alternative for children who find the digital edition of Hervé Tullet's Press Here (2012) too relentlessly inscrutable. (iPad play app. 4-8)"
This inventive pairing of colors with musical riffs offers almost unlimited opportunities for visual and aural experimentation—plus jigsaw puzzles for more structured entertainment. Read full book review >

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VERITAS: The Pharmacological Endgame by Alessandro Boccaletti
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 4, 2016

"An appealing tale of conspiracy and murder, occasionally interrupted by excessive particulars."
Australian scientists develop of a vaccine to eradicate obesity, which ignites a swift and ultimately lethal response from an international pharmaceutical organization in Boccaletti's (Big, Fat American Lion Book, 2016) thriller.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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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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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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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 >