Search Results: "Mark Caro"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2009

"Long-winded and slightly nutty in tone, but still an intelligent, lively contribution to the growing awareness that what we eat says a lot about who we are."
Evenhanded study of the controversy over how foie gras is produced. Read full book review >

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MARK SUNDEEN
by Megan Labrise

Writing about the simple life proved anything but for immersive journalist Mark Sundeen.

His original manuscript—an unadorned account of three couples who, in varying ways, have opted out of everyday American consumerism—was accepted and revised when he withdrew it from publisher Riverhead Books.

“I had a close friend read it, call me, and say, I stopped reading at page 175 ...


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WHEN CHAOS REIGNS
by Julie Danielson

As I’ve said many times here at Kirkus, I love to follow picture book imports, and one thing I appreciate about them is the amount of chaos they’re willing to let in. If you live in America and primarily write about picture books from this country, as I do, along comes an import, and it’s often an altogether different beast ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE TANGLED BOY by Caro Soles
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2001

"Trite characters, awkward dialogue, and titillation masquerading as frankness give this gay coming-of-age story from Canadian author Soles (The Abulon Dance, not reviewed, etc.) something to offend everyone."
In the resort town of Fairleigh Heights, teenager Cory Williams wakes up on the beach after a wild party he barely remembers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Despite her sizeable bibliography, Caro's evocation of French history in her travels is only marginally deeper than that of the Michelin guides. (25 line drawings, not seen)"
Caro's travelogue incorporates, with only partial success, the sensibilities of a dogged historical researcher and a chatty tour guide in its trip through French history from Roman Gaul to Louis XIV's court. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 27, 2011

"A nicely organized, reliable companion for touring by train from Paris."
In this sequel to Caro's The Road from the Past: Traveling Through History in France (1994), the author discovers that with today's high-speed trains, she doesn't need a car to visit historic France. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHADOW SPELL by Caro King
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"It is difficult to know where one is in the story or where the story is going, quite, but readers captivated by the humor or the horror may not care, as everything is (kind of) tied up in the end. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
A great deal of action is regularly stopped cold by explication, gory and funny parts and some delicious ideas in this confusing middle-grade fantasy, sequel to Seven Sorcerers (2011). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SEVEN SORCERERS by Caro King
ADVENTURE
Released: May 3, 2011

"Those who do enjoy this, however, will be pleased to know that a sequel has already been published in the U.K. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Jam-packed with magic, danger, monsters and mysterious events, this import never quite lives up to its potential. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN THE DEVIL DRIVES by Caro Peacock
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"Peacock's fourth (A Foreign Affair, 2008, etc.) is an enjoyable mystery featuring a sprightly heroine and the obligatory period detail."
A killer of young women terrorizes 1839 London. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOOL'S GOLD by Caro Peacock
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2017

"Peacock (Friends in High Places, 2015, etc.) gives her heroine plenty of scope for investigating a host of suspects, all tied to the enduring mystique of Lord Byron."
A chance meeting on a Greek island leads to a murder investigation in London. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PATH OF THE WICKED by Caro Peacock
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2013

"The sixth in this highly enjoyable series (Keeping Bad Company, 2012, etc.) adds social commentary to a rich broth of historical tidbits and an excellent mystery."
A private investigator takes up a seemingly hopeless case. Read full book review >

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KEEPING BAD COMPANY by Caro Peacock
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2012

"Liberty's fifth case (When the Devil Drives, 2011, etc.) nicely balances the exotic history of the East India Company, whose private army rules India for British gain, with a mystery that offers a wide range of possible evildoers."
The sudden return of Liberty Lane's brother Tom from India embroils them both in a delicate and dangerous case. Read full book review >