Search Results: "Mary Gentle"


BOOK REVIEW

MARY WRIGHTLY, SO POLITELY by Shirin Yim Bridges
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 16, 2013

"Understated and sunny itself, this picture book subtly prescribes behavior appropriate for situations dire and everyday. So, um, well, will you give it a read...please? (Picture book. 3-6)"
Mary Wrightly's so soft-spoken and well-mannered she sometimes gets overlooked, but when her polite passivity almost allows the perfect birthday gift for her baby brother to slip away, she pipes up. Read full book review >

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RATS AND GARGOYLES by Mary Gentle
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 1991

"Probably of more interest to students of Renaissance Hermetic magia than fantasy-lovers hoping for an agreeable diversion."
Churning power struggle set in a Renaissance world where alchemy, magic and science all work, and squares are pentagons; winged, immortal, devil-like Decans rule through their Gargoyle acolytes, and bipedal Rats lord it over fearful and oppressed human slaves and artisans. Read full book review >

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THE ARCHITECTURE OF DESIRE by Mary Gentle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 1993

"The drawback, however, is the pushy narrative: matters would flow more agreeably, and Gentle would win more friends, if she stopped trying to overpower her audience."
Another tale set in the weird alternate past of Rats and Gargoyles (1991), with some of the characters in common. Read full book review >

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ANCIENT LIGHT by Mary Gentle
Released: March 24, 1989

Sequel to Gentle's flawed, thoughtful, appealing debut, the alien-contact saga Golden Witchbreed (1984). Read full book review >

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MARY by Tomie dePaola
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 15, 1995

"The interesting conceit behind these illustrationsto take children's book figures and place them in formal icon-like posesworks well. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A strongly religious book featuring 15 scenes from the life of Mary. Read full book review >

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MARY by Vladimir Nabokov
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1970

"The story is a slight thing at best—a frail straw in the wind."
This is Nabokov's first novel (Mashenka), more properly novella, which is best read for its germinal indications of the later works to follow: particularly the theme of the emigre in transition which will be so triumphantly realized in another habitat, Pnin; and the retrospective refrains of Speak, Memory. Read full book review >

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MARY by Hillary Monahan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"An urban legend too light on either gore or camp to be any fun. (Horror. 14-18)"
Four friends face the dire consequences of summoning the infamous Bloody Mary. Read full book review >

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MARY by Demi
by Demi, illustrated by Demi
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"An Apostolic Blessing from Pope John Paul II reproduced on the back cover emphasizes the volume's Roman Catholic orientation, though Demi's superb paintings and the exemplary design elevate the work above these potential concerns. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Demi continues her highly regarded series of biographies of spiritual leaders with this reverential, exquisitely illustrated depiction of the life of Mary, the mother of Jesus. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2004

"Sure to kick up some biblical dust: a graphic, instructional story unlikely to receive the Church's imprimatur."
A knowledgeable journalist profiles history's most renowned Jewish mother, tracing a life barely touched upon in the gospels. Read full book review >

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BE GENTLE! by Virginia Miller
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"This book should have a long and happy life in veterinary offices, pet shops, and animal shelters, as well as in the usual outlets. (Picture book. 2-5)"
George, the big bear, and Bartholomew (``Ba''), the very little bear, return for another growing-up lesson (Go to Bed!, 1993, etc.), this time about how to treat a pet. Read full book review >

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MARY, MARY by Julie Parsons
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1999

"Powerful stuff—lyrical, elliptical, and unrelentingly grim."
Britisher Parsons's harrowing first novel traces the aftermath of a brutal sex killing. Read full book review >