Search Results: "Marina Gutman Castañeda"


BOOK REVIEW

A NEW TIME FOR MEXICO by Carlos Fuentes
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1996

"In the end, Fuentes refuses to make a clear, definitive statement on the crises facing Mexico, a sad thing in a writer who once made his country comprehensible to the world."
Desultory essays, mostly uninspired, on Mexico, following closely behind the noted author's execrable roman it clef Diana (1995). Read full book review >

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MARINA by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 22, 2014

"High-quality gothic genre fiction with a classic Mary Shelley sensibility. (Horror. 12 & up)"
Like Paris in Leroux's The Phantom of the Opera, Ruiz Zafón's Barcelona is a character in its own right, linchpin for this richly atmospheric, genuinely scary tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE REVOLUTION OF MARINA M. by Janet Fitch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"Clearly, a great deal of hard work and passion for the subject went into the writing of this book—but its length may daunt readers."
Coming-of-age in Russia, 1916-19, is seen through the eyes of a young poet. Read full book review >

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THE SILK, THE SHEARS, and MARINA by Irena Vrkljan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"A noteworthy addition to the small body of contemporary Croatian writings available in English, and a lyrical study of the form and meaning of biography."
paper 0-8101-1604-9 A Croatian writer intriguingly probes the meaning of the past and its literary rendering through an examination of her own life and that of the Russian poet Marina Tsvetaeva. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ART OF DREAMING by Carlos Castañeda
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 4, 1993

"The Art of Dozing is more like it."
The eighth—and one hopes the last—book about Castaneda's apprenticeship with the Yaqui Indian sorcerer Don Juan Matus. Read full book review >

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THE ACTIVE SIDE OF INFINITY by Carlos Castañeda
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"This is hardly an original idea, and it can—t justify wading through Castaneda's welter of self-indulgence, which might translate better to a bumper-sticker adage."
Dense, narcissistic musings on death and the shaman's life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GET RICH QUICK CLUB by Dan Gutman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Fans of Gregory Maguire's Hamlet Chronicles will enjoy this fluffy, summer read with a fun twist ending. (Fiction 8-12)"
Eleven-year-old Gina Tumolo loves money and wants nothing more than to make a million dollars this summer. Read full book review >

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MAÑANA FOREVER? by Jorge G. Castañeda
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 17, 2011

"An informed, persuasive analysis of the attitudinal adjustments and concrete changes required for Mexico to thrive in the 21st century."
A distinguished scholar charts the many contradictions that shape and afflict Mexico. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EUSTACE & CLYDE by Marina Aizen
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Warm and cheerful with just a dash of house-hunting entertainment. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Two koala bears look for a new home that's a little less crowded and noisy, but the search isn't so simple in Aizen's (Mary Had a Little Lamb, 2013, etc.) newest picture book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOU ONLY DIE TWICE by Dan Gutman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 22, 2013

"Like the increasingly quarrelsome McDonalds, readers will be feeling travel fatigue long before the author's concluding teaser for Book 4. (Adventure. 10-12)"
Teen brainiacs Coke and Pepsi McDonald's cross-country jaunt runs out of gas on its third leg, despite continued silly predicaments and threats of sudden death. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROBERTO & ME by Dan Gutman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2010

"A less veteran author might struggle to pack all of this in, but Gutman delivers just the right blend of action and information before closing with both a table of Clemente's career stats and a list of eco-activist websites. (Baseball fantasy. 10-12)"
In the tenth of the Baseball Card Adventures, young Joe "Stosh" Stoshack goes back in time to warn star player and renowned humanitarian Roberto Clemente not to board the plane full of relief supplies that crashed, killing him, in 1972. Read full book review >