Search Results: "Ming Doyle"


BOOK REVIEW

MING by Robert B. Oxnam
Released: Jan. 20, 1995

"Still, it's more fun to read than a textbook, and almost as informative, and Oxnam keeps things moving along, even in the face of incredulity."
Oxnam (Cinnabar, 1990) spins a well-meaning tale that often sounds campy in its zeal to put a feminist twist on Chinese history. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TANTALIZE by Cynthia Leitich Smith
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"In a densely populated teen-lit landscape of werewolves, vamps and unrequited love, this doesn't stand out, but it will likely find its readership. (Graphic supernatural romance. 13 & up)"
A graphic adaptation of Leitich Smith's werewolf-vampire-culinary thriller from a new point of view. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ON CONAN DOYLE by Michael Dirda
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Despite a few shortcomings, an endearing, well-balanced introduction to a writer the Strand Magazine called 'the greatest natural storyteller of his age.'"
Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post book critic Dirda (Classics for Pleasure, 2007, etc.) provides a personal voyage around the creator of Sherlock Holmes and a prodigious variety of lesser-known heroes, worlds and volumes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MR. DOYLE & DR. BELL by Howard Engel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2003

"A stylish departure from Engel's amusing Ontario p.i. Benny Cooperman (The Cooperman Variations, 2002, etc.), rife with clues, misdirection, and an obvious love for the Holmesian canon."
Edinburgh medical student Arthur Conan Doyle plays Watson to Dr. Joseph Bell, his professor's Sherlock Holmes, in this charming paean to the Victorian detective duo. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MING GOES TO SCHOOL by Deirdre Sullivan
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 5, 2016

"Featuring peeks at common classroom sights and activities, this empathetic tale could also be a discussion starter about growth and readiness. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The first year of school for Ming is full of opposites and fun, but some things take time. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 7, 2005

"A Byzantine tale of sports, commerce and politics, nimbly shuffled by the astute journalist Larmer."
Newsweek's Shanghai bureau chief tells dynamically the story of two Chinese basketball stars who made their ways to the NBA through the thickets of Middle Kingdom politics. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WRONG DOYLE by Robert Girardi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2004

"It's all good, not-so-clean fun, though the suspense suffers from those self-indulgent interpolations."
Buried pirate treasure is the come-on for this tongue-in-cheek yarn about a feisty Virginian and the scurvy knaves ranged against him. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A.K.A. SHEILA DOYLE by Pat Jordan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"Still, you've got to have a warm spot for a thriller in which virtually everybody but the dog has at least one alias."
Once upon a time, Sheila Ryan was an aspiring actress—all right, her experience was limited to a single adult film—and acting teacher. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE by Jon Lellenberg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"No major revelations or strong stylistic appeal, but an affecting self-portrait of a plainspoken, good-natured Englishman whose type has passed into history."
A triple-decker helping of hitherto unpublished letters, mostly to his mother, by the man who hated to be known as the creator of Sherlock Holmes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MING LO MOVES THE MOUNTAIN by Arnold Lobel
Released: April 12, 1982

"The anecdote doesn't make you laugh like an earthier, folk-type silly tale would, but there's a nice touch of drollery, in keeping with the straight-faced telling, in Lobel's depiction of the wise man, who becomes more languid with each visit, and more encased in a smokescreen of swirls from his own pipe."
A noodle story with an Oriental setting, this is something like the old joke about Mohammed going to the mountain. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PATRICK DOYLE IS FULL OF BLARNEY by Jennifer Armstrong
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1996

"The characters are folksy, but the dose of ethnic enmity never becomes more than gratuitous. (b&w illustrations, not seen, glossary) (Fiction. 7-9)"
It's 1915, and the Germans have just ``sunk a ritzy passenger ship . . . somewhere,'' while nine-year-old Patrick fights his own turf war at home. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE STRANGE CASE OF DR. DOYLE by Daniel L. Friedman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"At first muddled and confusing, the book goes on to raise intriguing questions and possibilities for fans of both men."
A father-and-son team exposes the similarities of two very strange men, Jack the Ripper and Arthur Conan Doyle. Read full book review >