Search Results: "Luca Rastello"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 8, 2011

"An entertaining narrative, roguishly told, and also a pungent explanation of prohibition's inevitable failure."
Provocative, troubling treatise on how large-scale cocaine smuggling has tainted all aspects of the global economy. Read full book review >

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EINSTEIN AND THE TIME MACHINE by Luca  Novelli
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2017

"Relatively informative, though the change of language and country leave a few rough spots, and there are already more than a few similar profiles available. (Biography. 10-13)"
The "most important scientist of the 20th century" (not even "arguably") tells his personal story amid explanations of his contributions to our understanding of how the universe works. Read full book review >

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DEAD GONE by Luca Veste
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"A thriller whose ambitions aren't matched by its dead-silly plot twists."
The abduction of a university student sets off a dark chain of events in Veste's U.S. debut. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 7, 2006

"Occasionally impenetrable, but overall a fascinating tour of the world of fragrance, provided by a knowledgeable and passionate expert."
A behind-the-scenes look at perfume research and development; a demanding course in the chemistry of fragrance; and the story behind the development of a scientific theory about how humans detect odors. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2011

"An enticing entrée of sweet amity and savory memories."
A Roman tax accountant befriends a heartbroken American journalist with heartwarming results. Read full book review >

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THE DAY BEFORE HAPPINESS by Erri De Luca
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 11, 2011

"A lyrical narrative about a thorny search for happiness."
Love and war in Naples. Read full book review >

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GOD’S MOUNTAIN by Erri De Luca
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 3, 2002

"A holiday tale of wondrously humble miracles without once becoming saccharine. Lovely indeed."
After Sea of Memory (1999), De Luca offers another symbolic tale of adolescence, filling a few crucial months in the life of a Neapolitan boy. Read full book review >

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CHANGELING by Philippa Gregory
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 29, 2012

"Gregory says in her author's note how much fun she had writing this. Perhaps some may enjoy reading it. (Paranormal/historical fiction. 14-18)"
A paranormal/historical potboiler for teens from Gregory. Read full book review >

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STARLING by Fiona Paul
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 20, 2014

"Formulaic, anachronistic, undemanding. (Historical mystery. 14 & up)"
Cass and Luca return to Venice to clear their names and put an end to the Order of the Eternal Rose once and for all in this trilogy closer. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"An excellent book on human origins and modern genetics, as well as an entertaining self-portrait by a leading figure in the study of both. (56 b&w illustrations)"
One of the founders of population genetics describes his life's work and its scientific context in this clear and accessible book, cowritten with his son Francesco. Read full book review >