Search Results: "Marlowe deChristopher"


BOOK REVIEW

GREENCOAT AND THE SWANBOY by Marlowe deChristopher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 1991

"Not bad, but trite and rather pretentious. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A slight French tale, also retold by Ernest Nister at the turn of the century, about a humble boy who is tricked out of his flock by a mysterious visitor; following them, he's led to the palace, where he's identified as the princess's long-awaited bridegroom by the gold band he's always worn. Read full book review >

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A PORTRAIT OF SPOTTED DEER'S GRANDFATHER by Amy Littlesugar
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Without this information, the book is something of a whitewash- -Catlin as the white hero who answers for the devastation brought upon Native American life. (Picture book. 7-11)"
Littlesugar (Marie in Fourth Position, 1996, etc.) explains in a foreword how George Catlin's 19th-century paintings were innovative for recording Native American lives before the invasion of white culture, but not that his work was a forerunner to a new stereotype: the noble savage. Read full book review >

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THE MARLOWE PAPERS by Ros Barber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"Lush, inspired and provocative, this spellbinding dossier conjures up a bewitching Marlowe."
What if Kit Marlowe wasn't really killed in a tavern brawl? What if he escaped and became the secret scribe of Shakespeare's plays and sonnets? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 12, 1988

"A serious disappointment, but it'll probably turn up in most Chandler fans' Christmas stockings anyway."
Preiss invited 23 authors to write a short story featuring private eye Philip Marlowe and, unfortunately, all of them agreed: despite their personal afterwards citing Chandler's humor, grace, style, their indebtness to him for their careers, etc., only three writers manage to honor Chandler; the rest merely pander or parody. Read full book review >

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THE WORLD OF CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE by David Riggs
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 5, 2005

"Limning a life described by its protagonist as 'infinite riches in a little room,' Riggs explodes the walls of that room in a book that rivals the richness of Marlowe's masterpieces. (50 b&w illustrations)"
Highly satisfying biography of the first great English playwright, who was also a "landmark figure in the history of atheism and sedition." Read full book review >

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THE DEATH AND LIFE OF MIGUEL DE CERVANTES by Stephen Marlowe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Still, one glimpses, and misses, the novel it might have been."
Marlowe's 12th novel (The Lighthouse at the End of the World, 1995, etc.) follows the pattern of his fictional portraits of Christopher Columbus and Edgar Allan Poe, as he surveys the life and times of the Renaissance soldier-writer who was Shakespeare's exact contemporary and who earned immortality as the author of Don Quixote. Read full book review >

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NIGHTFALL by Katharine Marlowe
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1993

"Easy-going, moderate suspense."
Mildly involving suspense in which a high-school teacher is harassed by an obsessed student, himself the victim of parental neglect and abuse. Read full book review >

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SECRETS by Katharine Marlowe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 26, 1992

"Froth gone flat under the weight of pretensions."
A woman learns to accept responsibility for herself—in a romantic fantasy that, like Marlowe's Heart's Desire (1991), takes itself too seriously. Read full book review >

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NEVER RESIST A RAKE by Mia Marlowe
ROMANCE
Released: June 2, 2015

"The author's writing abilities make the book worth reading in spite of the unlikable main characters. Walk, don't run, to get your hands on it."
The invalid first marriage of a marquess is discovered to be legally binding, transforming the adult son of that marriage from a lonely bastard into a bitter lord. Read full book review >

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THE LIGHTHOUSE AT THE END OF THE WORLD by Stephen Marlowe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 9, 1995

"Too clever for its own good: a potentially exciting hybrid of the historical and the fantastic that ultimately self-destructs into an overly manipulated, quaintly academic exercise in parody."
A novel that brings woe to a small army of would-be Poes is Marlowe's (The Memoirs of Christopher Columbus, 1987, etc.) latest plunge into the past. Read full book review >

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SECRETS OF AN OLD MAN'S GIRLHOOD by Shaughn Marlowe
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 13, 2013

"An engaging, frank true-life tale that, though not always happy, is certainly hopeful."
Marlowe's (Under the Lion's Paw, 2010, etc.) debut memoir offers a deeply honest account of what it was like growing up a boy in a girl's body. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF TROUBLE by Ann Marlowe
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"A critique of contemporary love that expands little on the views expressed in women's magazines and self-help bestsellers."
Another memoir, an account of her "love affair with the Third World," from the author of How to Stop Time (1999). Read full book review >