Search Results: "Mongo Beti"


BOOK REVIEW

MONGO by Ted Botha
NON-FICTION
Released: June 28, 2004

"An adroit paean to thrift, lasting value, and the bargain ethic."
Journalist Botha (Apartheid in My Rucksack, not reviewed) explores the ingenious (or sheerly wacky) art of sifting trash. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CRUEL CITY by Mongo Beti
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 4, 2013

"'A strange destiny: to always suffer.' This book explores that truism from a singular, compelling perspective."
A persuasive, even gripping study of a spiteful, naïve character, from Cameroonian writer Beti (1932-2001). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DARK CHANT IN A CRIMSON KEY by George C. Chesbro
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 1992

"Strictly for tough guys—with bimbo brains."
Typical Mongo macho melodrama (torture by strategically applied feather/psychotropic drugs/martial arts mayhem): here, the celebrated dwarf detective is sent to Geneva by Emmet P. Neuberger to oversee Interpol and local agencies as they seek out ace con- man/criminal Chant Sinclair, who's pilfered ten million dollars from Neuberger's Cornucopia Foundation. Read full book review >

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Stuck in the Doldrums by Carole P. Roman
Released: March 20, 2013

"Once again, Roman delights with whimsical pictures, clever text, important lessons and plenty of pirate lingo."
In Roman's (Pepper Parrot's Problem With Patience, 2013, etc.) newest Captain No Beard adventure, the feisty captain learns that teamwork can save the day. Read full book review >

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DREAM OF A FALLING EAGLE by George C. Chesbro
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Less James Bond than Doc Savage, with a dozen weightless homicides filling the time while you're waiting for the cuckoo payoff."
When Mongo Frederickson casually remarks in the opening paragraph that ``we never went anywhere these days without our guns,'' you know you're in for nonstop action without a lot of big words or complicated ideas. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AN INCIDENT AT BLOODTIDE by George C. Chesbro
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1993

"Love, my friend, is the greatest mystery of all'')—all done in a manner destined to please the converted."
The 11th adventure in which Mongo Frederickson (Dark Chant in a Crimson Key, etc.) uses superior intellect, circus tricks, karate, magic, and pretentious metaphysical folderol to foil various scourges of Western Civilization—here, the loathsome Sacra Silver, who's intent on breaking up the marriage of Mongo's brother and sister-in-law, illegally polluting the Hudson by dumping chemicals from his daddy's fleet of tankers, and making a few zillion on the side by selling parched Kuwaitis shiploads of the (contaminated) Hudson. Read full book review >