Search Results: "Louis Charbonneau-Lassay"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BESTIARY OF CHRIST by Louis Charbonneau-Lassay
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1991

"Accompanied by over 400 of the author's original woodcuts, this is a treasury of the wisdom of symbols, a hidden classic of spiritual literature revealed."
The first English-language edition of Charbonneau-Lassay's near-legendary meditations on the symbolic import of animals, real and imagined. Read full book review >

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WHITE HARVEST by Louis Charbonneau
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 27, 1994

"A thoughtless retelling of stale material."
Charbonneau (Stalk, 1992) shows little imagination in this by- the-numbers thriller. Read full book review >

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THE MAGNIFICENT SIBERIAN by Louis Charbonneau
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 20, 1995

"For all the exotic locales and creatures: really just another cat-and-mouse exercise."
Bloodless stereotypes, a blurred focus, and implausible coincidences blight the promise of this preachy eco-thriller from the author of White Harvest (1994), etc. Here, homicidal reactionaries use an imposing Siberian tiger and her three cute cubs in a plot to overthrow post-Communist Russia's democratically elected government. Read full book review >

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STALK by Louis Charbonneau
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 22, 1992

"Kapow."
A wafer-thin suspenser from Charbonneau (The Ice, 1991, etc.), this one resting on a peerlessly rickety premise: What if a man and woman, each on the run using an assumed identity provided by the government, happened to meet and set up house together? Read full book review >

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THE DEVIL'S MENAGERIE by Louis Charbonneau
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 20, 1996

"Mediocre thriller work—and, at times, flat-out awful."
A weary retread of Jim Thompson's The Killer Inside Me, by the author of, most recently, The Magnificent Siberian (1995). Read full book review >

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INDEPENDENT STUDY by Joelle Charbonneau
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Though this novel feels at times a bit too much like an extended setup for the final installment, shocking last-minute revelations about a potential rebellion against the government will leave many readers eagerly anticipating the series conclusion. (Dystopian adventure. 12-18)"
Having survived the gladiatorial university entrance exam in The Testing (2013), Cia and her childhood friends begin studying to become leading rebuilders of their post-apocalyptic society. Read full book review >

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NEED by Joelle Charbonneau
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A frothy mystery that trips over its desire for social relevance. (Thriller. 12-16)"
A mysterious social network sows discontent. Read full book review >

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GRADUATION DAY by Joelle Charbonneau
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 3, 2014

"Conspiracies, counterconspiracies, lies and double crosses: It's quite a ride. (Dystopian thriller. 12 & up)"
After discovering in Independent Study (2014) that the rebellion is secretly controlled by the administration it purports to act against, Cia must choose whom to trust. Read full book review >

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DIVIDING EDEN by Joelle Charbonneau
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 6, 2017

"Predictable and offering too little adventure, save for the twist that will propel the sequel. (Fantasy. 13-18)"
After assassins kill the king and his heir, the remaining royal twins compete to earn the throne. Read full book review >

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HONOR TO THE HILLS by Eileen Charbonneau
FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

"As the family has settled at Stony Clove, so has Charbonneau's writing matured, making poetry of the glances between lovers and kin, bonding spiritual elements with realistic ones in the atmospheric mountain setting. (Fiction. 12+)"
Now patriarch of a loud and loving Catskills clan, Asher Woods is back—and so is the ghost of Sally Hamilton—in this stunning third novel in the saga that began with The Ghosts of Stony Clove (1988). Read full book review >

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SKATING OVER THE LINE by Joelle Charbonneau
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"Rebecca's second (Skating Around the Law, 2010) features the Midwest's laid-back answer to Stephanie Plum in another funny, spunky romp."
A small-town girl who yearns to go back to Chicago is saddled with a reputation as a crime fighter. Read full book review >

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SKATING UNDER THE WIRE by Joelle Charbonneau
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"The fourth entry in Charbonneau's amusing series is her best, combining the usual quirky characters with more romance and a surprising denouement."
Who would kill a sweet, elderly nursing home resident? Read full book review >