Search Results: "Louis Sauvain"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 19, 2011

"Despite taking an entire book to get to the Collegium, Sauvain's ensemble of unique characters enduring precarious situations delivers great fun and anticipation for the ensuing books in the saga."
In Sauvain's epic fantasy, an aging sorcerer recruits three teenagers to study at the Collegium Sorcerorum; on their way, they'll face thrilling adventures, romantic encounters and life lessons. Read full book review >

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Collegium Sorcerorum: Thaddeus and the Daemon by Louis Sauvain
Released: March 6, 2013

"A well-developed addition to Sauvain's ongoing fantasy tale."
Four selfless sorcery apprentices find their resolve tested in Sauvain's (Collegium Sorcerorum: Thaddeus of Beewicke, 2011, etc.) third installment of his epic-fantasy series. Read full book review >

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Released: April 19, 2012

"A strong cast of characters and an intriguing storyline overshadow the sometimes abundant use of foreign terms known as 'Lingua Imperatoria.'"
Sauvain's (Collegium Sorcerorum: Thaddeus of Beewicke, 2011) second fantasy installment features a foursome of heralded, first-year Collegium students who discover their abilities through a series of unexpected adventures. 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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MARVIN REDPOST by Louis Sachar
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1999

"The story hums along with its own cheerful energy, much like Marvin himself. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Third grader Marvin Redpost returns (Why Pick on Me?, 1993, etc.) in the fifth book in this Stepping Stone series. Read full book review >

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DOGS DON'T TELL JOKES by Louis Sachar
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 1991

"Still, Gary is a likable, completely good-hearted boy who turns out to be refreshingly frank about his own shortcomings. (Fiction. 9-11)"
Gary "Goon" Boone tells jokes instead of having conversations; almost everyone—parents, teachers, schoolmates—is tired of him. Read full book review >

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THE MAN WHO WAS LATE by Louis Begley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 20, 1993

"Often compelling if also frequently mannered: American saga of an immigrant's rise to the outward trappings of a patrician elegance, confidence and wealth, while the empty winds of hollowness and despair visit the heart inside."
Begley's prize-winning Wartime Lies is followed by this fastidiously (and sometimes artificially) crafted novel that chronicles the life—and the death by suicide—of a talented and successful man who was born a Central European Jew, survived WW II, and emigrated to America with his parents in 1947. 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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THE COLLECTED STORIES OF LOUIS AUCHINCLOSS by Louis Auchincloss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"Further proof, if any is needed, that Auchincloss ranks among the best in American literature."
This comprehensive selection of Auchincloss's short fiction couldn't be better timed. Read full book review >

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RAMPAGE NATION by Louis Klarevas
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 23, 2016

"A deeply researched, clearly written study that educates while it horrifies."
Klarevas (Global Affairs/Univ. of Massachusetts-Boston) shares his research showing that mass shootings are more common than widely believed but can be decreased by addressing the conditions common to all the massacres. Read full book review >

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THE METAPHYSICAL CLUB by Louis Menand
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 23, 2001

"A singular achievement of intellectual history as well as a weighty entertainment. (21 b&w drawings and photos)"
Crossing the divide between academic analysis and insightful storytelling, this social and intellectual history explores the ideas of pragmatism by charting the lives of its founding fathers. Read full book review >