Search Results: "Michel Sauret"


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AMIDST TRAFFIC by Michel Sauret
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"A tangled, overpopulated collection that shines only in parts."
An ambitious collection of interwoven short stories about negotiating Christian values in a corrupt, violent world. Read full book review >

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ZEE IS NOT SCARED by Michel Gay
ANIMALS
Released: March 22, 2004

"Sleep tight. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Little Zee (2003) returns for a night's horseplay (okay, zebraplay) with his parents. Read full book review >

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ZEE by Michel Gay
by Michel Gay, illustrated by Michel Gay
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 18, 2003

"Charming from A to Zee. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Anxious for his parents to wake up so he can climb in bed for a snuggle, Zee tries to serve them breakfast in bed. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1997

"The only thing that blows harder than a high Tibetan wind is Peissel himself. (8 pages color photos, not seen)"
Potentially fascinating rambles in remote Tibet are trashed by Peissel's (The Secret War in Tibet, 1973, etc.) chest-thumping and gratuitous opining. Read full book review >

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UNDER THE LIGHT by Sam Michel
Released: June 13, 1991

"A new voice from the West, in thrall to fictional fashion but beginning to find its way to originality."
Fifteen stories, set in Montana and Nevada: part Hemingway sparseness, part lush poetry that's sometimes overwritten—two kinds of fiction seen recently in the pages of The Quarterly, where several of these first appeared. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 15, 1996

"In light of the post-Soviet availability of KGB and GRU files, however, he makes a credible, compelling case for a multinational inquiry into the true circumstances of the puzzling crash."
Brun, a French-Canadian pilot with a bent for aeronautical forensics, is the latest to challenge official explanations of the disappearance of Korean Air Lines flight 007 (with 269 aboard) during a 1983 run from Anchorage to Tokyo. Read full book review >

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UNDER THE SKIN by Michel Faber
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2000

"The process of procurement is duly horrific, but the procurer's transformation from ruthless to compassionate, even with the conventional budding-romance twist, provides a more compelling dimension—and it's enhanced by the superbly evoked imagery of the Highlands."
An eerie debut novel from Faber, Dutch-born, turns the Scottish Highlands into a landscape from The Twilight Zone as Scotland's brawny best meet their match in the diminutive Isserly, who takes many of them on a short ride from which there's no return. Read full book review >

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VANILLA BRIGHT LIKE EMINEM by Michel Faber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Minor work from the author of The Courage Consort (2004, etc.), though animated by a polished, oddly engaging nastiness."
Eccentrics, misfits, sociopaths and outright criminals populate the cosmopolitan (Dutch-born, now Scottish) author's sleek, disturbing, gruesomely funny short stories. Read full book review >

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A DEMON'S ULTIMATUM by Michel Bastaros

"A horror tale by a gifted storyteller that, despite minor flaws, delivers a wickedly good ending."
A Texas woman considers accepting a demon's proposal of marriage in order to save her family in Bastaros' (Life Near the Sea, 2011) supernatural thriller. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF STRANGE NEW THINGS by Michel Faber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"What would Jesus do if he wore a space helmet? A profoundly religious exploration of inner turmoil, and one sure to irk the Pat Robertson crowd in its insistence on the primacy of humanity."
A long-awaited—and brilliant and disquieting—novel of faith and redemption by Scotland-based writer Faber (The Crimson Petal and the White, 2002, etc.).Read full book review >

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WHATEVER by Michel Houellebecq
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 14, 1999

"So is Houellebecq's (really tedious) first novel."
Another highly regarded (and prizewinning) French novel, this 1995 confection delineates the ennui-laden adventures of its unnamed narrator, a disaffected computer expert sent with a colleague from Paris to the provinces, to instruct civil servants in the use of new technology. Read full book review >

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THE CRIMSON PETAL AND THE WHITE by Michel Faber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Riveting, and absolutely unforgettable."
Imagine a Dickens novel freed of the restraints imposed by Victorian propriety. There's no other way to describe this enthralling melodrama from the British author of Under the Skin (2000). Read full book review >