Search Results: "Louis Bayard"


BOOK REVIEW

MR. TIMOTHY by Louis Bayard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 3, 2003

"Still, a clever premise and smartly detailed prose manage to offset the disappointment of this tale's forced excitement."
Tiny Tim has grown up in this uneven effort: an intriguing reexamination of Dickens's beloved waif, saddled with a not altogether successful thriller, à la The Alienist. Read full book review >

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THE SCHOOL OF NIGHT by Louis Bayard
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2011

"Bayard (The Black Tower, 2008, etc.) blends luminaries of history, lost treasure, intrigue and a double-twist conclusion into a highly readable concoction."
Bayard's novel isn't the first to combine historical characters and long-secret shenanigans, but instead of suggesting Jesus married Mary Magdalene, it puts Shakespeare into a gay love affair. Read full book review >

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THE PALE BLUE EYE by Louis Bayard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2006

"At novel's end, the reader may want to start again from the beginning."
Bayard's second offering is another literary tour de force, this time featuring the young Edgar Allan Poe as a detective's assistant. Read full book review >

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THE BLACK TOWER by Louis Bayard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 26, 2008

"Who says they don't write 'em like this anymore? Long may Bayard reign."
Having previously channeled Dickens and Poe, historical novelist Bayard (The Pale Blue Eye, 2006, etc.) throws down the gauntlet to Dumas in another high-energy melodrama. Read full book review >

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ROOSEVELT'S BEAST by Louis Bayard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 18, 2014

"A suspense-filled re-imagining of history deepened by a confrontation with evil's supernatural presence."
Bayard (The School of Night, 2011, etc.) draws dark fiction from the real-life Roosevelt-Rondon 1914 exploration of Brazil's Rio da Dúvida. Read full book review >

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LUCKY STRIKES by Louis Bayard
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 5, 2016

"A grand adventure. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
"Mama died hard. You should know that." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 7, 2000

"On the other hand, all but the most devoted theorists will catch a whiff, sooner or later, of a conference paper run amok."
Psychoanalyst Bayard takes a moment away from teaching French literature to reopen one of the most celebrated murder cases in fiction, with surprising results. Read full book review >

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A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE by Louis Thomas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A pleasant if somewhat misleading invitation for armchair and lap-sitting travelers. (index) (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
To meet the animals who live there, a young boy travels to different habitats around the world, including his own backyard. Read full book review >

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THE CARDTURNER by Louis Sachar
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 11, 2010

"Intelligent readers will love this work—it's in the cards. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Who wants to read a novel about playing bridge—a dull, old-fashioned game nobody plays anymore, some old person's idea of fun before there were cell phones, television, iPods and video games? Read full book review >

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FELLOW PASSENGERS by Louis Auchincloss
Released: March 1, 1989

The ten entertaining character studies that make up Auchincloss' 41st book also offer a subtle portrait of the American century and its waning aristocracy. Read full book review >