Search Results: "Magnus Flyte"


BOOK REVIEW

CITY OF LOST DREAMS by Magnus Flyte
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 26, 2013

"Sensual, witty and sometimes laugh-out-loud funny, set forth in sparkling prose and inhabited by characters well-worth getting to know. Wunderbar!"
Sequel to City of Dark Magic (2012), set in a world where alchemy, magic and science all work; another lively, amusing romantic mystery from the pseudonymous Flyte (Meg Howrey and Christina Lynch). Read full book review >

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CITY OF DARK MAGIC by Magnus Flyte
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 27, 2012

"Even the minor characters are drawn ingeniously in this exuberant, surprising gem."
The riddle of Beethoven's "Immortal Beloved," alchemy and clandestine love fuse in this fast-paced, funny, romantic mystery. Read full book review >

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MAGNUS POWERMOUSE by Dick King-Smith
Released: April 1, 1984

"A disquieting hint, in a way—so vigorously and unexpectedly do the animal world and the human world mingle in this first."
To country mouse Madeleine and Oxford-bred Marcus Aurelius there is born a giant, ravenous baby, whom they wisely/learnedly name Magnus. Read full book review >

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MAGNUS AT THE FIRE by Jennifer Armstrong
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2005

"Children, horse lovers or no, will long remember him. (afterword) (Picture book. 7-9)"
Shrugging off attempts to replace him with a motorized truck, an old fire horse breaks through fences whenever he hears the bell, and not only beats the newfangled engine to fires repeatedly, to the annoyance of the Captain, but comes through in the clutch when the machine breaks down. Read full book review >

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MAGNUS MAXIMUS, A MARVELOUS MEASURER by Kathleen T. Pelley
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 13, 2010

"Pelley's text is brightly humorous and musical—'Now that he was the town's official measurer, Magnus Maximus had to measure all kinds of NESSes, from the wobbliness of a jellyfish to the itchiness of an itch'—and that goes for Schindler's illustrations as well, with their busily elegant line work, their lustrous washes of color and, best of all, their high and brilliant tomfoolery. (Picture book. 5-10)"
Magnus Maximus has a walrus mustache, a benign countenance and a preoccupation: measuring and counting. Read full book review >

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MAGNUS FIN AND THE SELKIE SECRET by Janis Mackay
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"Readership may be limited to fans of the earlier Magnus Fin books and those enamored of under-the-sea adventures. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Magnus Fin, half-human, half-selkie, is thrilled when a sea storm washes up a box sure to contain riches. Read full book review >

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ALL QUIET ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS by Magnus Mills
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Still, this is an original and haunting creation: a vision of Judgment whose very opacity gives it impressive symmetry, comedy, and power."
A journey through Purgatory takes amusing, appropriately elusive form in this mordant second novel by the English author of The Restraint of Beasts (1998). Read full book review >

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WHIRLIGIG by Magnus Macintyre
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"Slight, light entertainment."
An irresistible business opportunity lures solitary, unhealthy Gordon Claypole back to the Scottish landscape of his childhood holidays to be challenged by sexual attraction and the possibility of a new way of living. Read full book review >

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THE MAINTENANCE OF HEADWAY by Magnus Mills
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 19, 2015

"Nearly flawless in its own unassuming way."
Set within the bureaucracy of the London bus system, Mills' slim novel fuses whimsy with warped logic. Read full book review >

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EXPLORERS OF THE NEW CENTURY by Magnus Mills
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 20, 2006

"The story never fully coheres or satisfies. But it does suggest that, despite Mills's evident debts to Kafka and Beckett, he's still a provocative, elusive original."
A courageous and perhaps futile quest is the immediate, though not exclusive, subject of the sly British minimalist's brain-squeezing fifth novel. Read full book review >

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THE SCHEME FOR FULL EMPLOYMENT by Magnus Mills
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"Very subtle, almost Swiftian, satire that will go over the heads of most Americans—and even those who get it aren't likely to rupture themselves with laughter."
Mills's fourth novel (after Three to See the King, 2001) is a kind of parody of British working-class life, where truck drivers are paid to deliver unneeded auto parts for other drivers to retrieve. Read full book review >

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THREE TO SEE THE KING by Magnus Mills
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"Wonderful, mind-bending stuff. Don't miss it."
A fascinating religious allegory is built from the barest and unlikeliest of materials in this enigmatic and quite remarkable third novel by the British author of The Restraint of Beasts (1998) and All Quiet on the Orient Express (1999). Read full book review >