Search Results: "Mark Forsyth"


BOOK REVIEW

ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Snack-food style blends with health-food substance for a most satisfying meal."
Inky Fool blogger Forsyth debuts with a breezy, amusing stroll through the uncommon histories of some common English words. Read full book review >

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AVENGER by Frederick Forsyth
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 30, 2003

"The pages burn by, leaving a haze."
The great Forsythe of 1971's The Day of the Jackal returns (more recently, the polished tales of The Veteran, 2001), flourishing a well-researched thriller set on the world's bloodiest stages. Read full book review >

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THE OUTSIDER by Frederick Forsyth
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Reading The Outsider is like listening to a grandfather recount his exploits in front of the fireplace: the narrative is occasionally long-winded and self-satisfied, but after living such an exciting life, Forsyth has earned his bragging rights."
Acclaimed thriller writer Forsyth (The Kill List, 2013, etc.) delivers a charming autobiography about his real-life adventures around the globe.Read full book review >

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BITTER GREENS by Kate Forsyth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"This unconventional spin on a children's classic is a captivating read and unquestionably aimed toward adults."
Forsyth blends fact and fiction in a novel that combines the story of a young woman with long hair who's been locked in a tower with the tale of the real-life Frenchwoman who wrote the story we know as "Rapunzel." Read full book review >

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THE DECEIVER by Frederick Forsyth
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Not a sizzler like The Day of the Jackal or even The Negotiator (1989) but more resonant than either, with shades of le CarrÇ and Deighton: sophisticated, shrewd, roundly satisfying spy- stuff. (Book-of-the-Month Split Main Selection for November)"
Forsyth's stalwart tribute to the spies who came in from the cold: four thriller-novellas featuring the intrigues of British superagent Sam McCready. 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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BOOK REVIEW

ESCAPE FROM WOLFHAVEN CASTLE by Kate Forsyth
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"Well-crafted heroic fantasy for readers just stepping into the genre. (Fiction. 9-12)"
When Wolfhaven Castle is attacked by a horde of terrifying creatures, it is up to four improbable heroes to find a way to save everyone within before it is too late. Read full book review >

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ICON by Frederick Forsyth
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 10, 1996

"Fine page-turning fare from a consummate pro."
An American spy who has come in from the cold helps save turn- of-the-century Russia from its own worst self in an absorbingly resonant thriller from Forsyth (The Fist of God, 1994, etc.), who once again proves himself a master of the game of blending historical fact with fictive fancy. Read full book review >

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THE FIST OF GOD by Frederick Forsyth
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 16, 1994

"Despite some lingering loose ends and a trail of extraneous coincidence, The Fist of God—with its mix of secret war councils, confidential memos, super sleuthing, and military fireworks—should satisfy die-hard fans of espionage yarns. (Book-of-the-Month Club main selection)"
Readers who are intrigued by behind-the-scenes machinations of the Gulf War can eavesdrop on the major players as well as some fictional creations in this workmanlike thriller from the author of The Day of the Jackal (1971) and The Odessa File (1972). Read full book review >

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THE GYPSY CROWN by Kate Forsyth
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 10, 2008

"While the historical context seems occasionally overexplained and the actual plot occasionally underexplained, this fast-paced adventure, published in Australia as a six-book series called the Chain of Charms, is a multifaceted tale told with zeal and heart. (historical note) (Fiction. 12-14)"
A Gypsy family in Cromwell's England shrugs off old Maggie Finch's gloomy warnings and heads to the fair to make some money entertaining the crowds. Read full book review >

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THE COBRA by Frederick Forsyth
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 17, 2010

"Forsyth still knows how to spring a surprise. Not his best work, but a taut, readable and swiftly moving tale well suited to the beach and airplane."
The master of the political thriller strikes again. Read full book review >

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THE WILD GIRL by Kate Forsyth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2015

"In the bleak pages of history, Forsyth finds a story of enduring love and artistic integrity—her retelling is a fairy tale in itself."
Forsyth (Bitter Greens, 2014, etc.) unearths a beautiful love story in the making of the Grimm brothers' fairy-tale collection amid the turmoil of the Napoleonic Wars.Read full book review >