Search Results: "Marco Videtta"


BOOK REVIEW

POISONVILLE by Massimo Carlotto
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"The English-language title, so much more suggestive to fans of American noir than the Italian title Nordest, perfectly encapsulates a Hammett-like world marked by greed, vice and betrayal all the way to the top of the food chain."
Screenwriter Videtta must have a calming effect on his collaborator, Italian noir proponent Carlotto (The Fugitive, 2007, etc.): The first fruit of their partnership is a whodunit, though a scorching one. Read full book review >

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AN AMERICAN SON by Marco Rubio
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 19, 2012

"A generally apolitical memoir that is politically shrewd because of, not despite, its focus on the author's personal and family history."
A family oriented memoir from a rising superstar of the Republican party. Read full book review >

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HARD CORPS by Marco Martinez
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 18, 2007

"Despite his sincerity, Martinez lacks Swofford's writing skills. Consequently, his book may appeal only to those whose uncritical love of our fighting men matches his own."
A profane, testosterone-laced paean of love for the Marines and America and hatred for its enemies, which include Saddam Hussein's army and Americans who oppose the war. Read full book review >

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DEATH IN AUGUST by Marco  Vichi
Released: Aug. 15, 2012

"Forget the ingenious, disposable mystery. Reading Vichi is like vacationing with friends who've lived in Florence all their lives, know how to enjoy all the high and low spots, and solve murders."
A first American appearance for a shrewd, worldly Florentine police inspector with some appealingly unexpected affinities. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 21, 2008

"Jargon-riddled and dense—not for the uninitiated."
An intriguing but often impenetrable look at mirror neurons, specialized brain cells that the author believes enable us to empathize with others. Read full book review >

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THE SCIENTISTS by Marco Roth
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"As a study of the relationship between literature and life, the book is intriguing, but the critical literary perspective Roth brings to the subject at times translates as a lack of emotional engagement."
The debut memoir about the formative years of a New York intellectual who tells his story out of "a more-than-ordinary fear of reliving [his] past elsewhere." Read full book review >

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Poetry Without Punctuation by Marco Buschini
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 19, 2006

"Lively, intimate verse that might have been more effective with more oversight and revision."
A collection of colloquial, rapid-fire free verse from British poet and artist Buschini. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 31, 1999

"A lighthearted exploration of word games; the puns are refreshingly original and the humor is genuine. (Picture book. 4-8)"
PLB 0-06-026221-4 Geese Find The Missing Piece (48 pp.; $14.95; PLB $14.89; Aug. 31; 0-06-026220-6; PLB 0-06-026221-4): The school room gets a whole new look and sound with the Maestros' engaging blend of witticisms and art. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURES OF A NO NAME ACTOR by Marco Perella
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2001

"Lightweight but good fun, written with wit and affection."
How can an actor possibly make a living working out of Austin, Texas? Perella has managed very nicely, thank you, and the answer makes for hilarious reading. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEATH AND THE OLIVE GROVE by Marco  Vichi
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 15, 2013

"As the corpses pile up, Bordelli's ennui gets increasingly hard to sit through, even though it's only his second outing."
Inspector Franco Bordelli (Death in August, 2012) tracks a serial killer as only he can. Read full book review >