Search Results: "Marcel Beyer"


BOOK REVIEW

THE KARNAU TAPES by Marcel Beyer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"A good novel that might have been a much better one."
A powerful first novel suffering from weaknesses—winner of Germany's Ernst Willner Prize—describes the final days of WW II from two intriguingly blended viewpoints. Read full book review >

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MARCEL by Eda Akaltun
by Eda Akaltun, illustrated by Eda Akaltun
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"These walks through Manhattan will more likely strike a chord with adults than children, despite a canine narrator. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Two easily morphs into three for a dog, his person, and her new person. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARCEL by K. Dubash
by K. Dubash, illustrated by K. Dubash, developed by Kids and Beyond
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 26, 2011

"Though the technical and literary elements don't warrant a failing grade, there's not much to bite in to here. (iPad storybook app. 3-6)"
Marcel the bookworm lives in a magical apple that provides him with an endless supply of books. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KALTENBURG by Marcel Beyer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 17, 2012

"This scattershot novel could have used some livelier scenes to ensure a richer presentation of its protagonist."
Ornithologists single-mindedly pursue their vocation in post-World War II East Germany; a sui generis third novel from the German author. Read full book review >

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SPIES by Marcel Beyer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2005

"A bit labored and opaque, but atmospheric, increasingly engrossing and ultimately very rewarding."
The metaphor of espionage is put to good effect, in an intricate tale by German author Beyer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FARFALLINA & MARCEL by Holly Keller
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"This heartwarming, colorfully illustrated story underscores beautifully the power of true friendship without glossing over the reality that change is inevitable as friends grow and mature. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Farfallina the caterpillar and Marcel the gosling become fast friends when they meet during a rainshower, taking an immediate liking to one another. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARCEL PROUST by William C. Carter
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2000

"A prodigious work, rich and racy, informed by fact, animated by imagination, utterly worthy of its wondrous subject. (47 illus., not seen)"
A masterful life of the eccentric pioneer who mapped the modern mind in Remembrance of Things Past (more accurately translated here as In Search of Lost Time), by the noted Proust scholar (French/Univ. of Alabama at Birmingham; The Proustian Quest, not reviewed). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Marcel Malone by Lew Watts
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 23, 2016

"A slow, but ultimately rewarding tale of a lonely psychologist and her poetic client."
A novel examines a clinical psychologist, the healing power of verse, and a journey to self-discovery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARCEL MARCEAU by Gloria Spielman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"At its best when the emphasis is on the skill and artistry of Mime's most accomplished practitioner—alas, too much of the book looks elsewhere. (Picture book/biography. 8-10)"
The legendary mime is introduced to a new generation, though not entirely successfully. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 21, 2014

"Visually clever and verbally unusual. (Picture book. 5 & up)"
Philosophical univalve Marcel returns in this sequel to Marcel the Shell with Shoes On (2011).Read full book review >