Search Results: "Michel-Yves Schmitt"


BOOK REVIEW

SNOWBALL TRUCE! by Michel-Yves Schmitt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A quick and enjoyable yarn. (Graphic fiction. 6-11)"
Impish Leopold returns for more madcap adventures with his big sister, Celine. Read full book review >

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YOUR PAJAMAS ARE SHOWING! by Michael-Yves Schmitt
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Just try to read it and not snicker. (Graphic fiction. 6-11)"
Pesky little brothers can be annoying—but what if yours was invisible? 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 24, 2002

"Of much interest to students of urban planning and modern European history."
A plodding but useful life of a man well known to French readers as the architect behind the great plazas, parks, and avenues of Paris. Read full book review >