Search Results: "Monte Reel"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 15, 2010

"Unlike the story of Ishi, however, this one has a happy ending—a payoff that isn't entirely anticipated, given all the other tragic aspects of the tale."
Washington Post South America correspondent Reel delivers a moving, well-constructed account of a latter-day Ishi in the embattled Amazonian rainforest. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 5, 2013

"A lively footnote to the debate between science and religion and the exploration of the African jungle in the Victorian era."
Former Washington Post reporter Reel (The Last of the Tribe: The Epic Quest to Save a Lone Man in the Amazon, 2010) offers a fascinating sidelight on the perennial debate of man's origins. Read full book review >

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MASTERFUL MARKS by Monte Beauchamp
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"There's always a hit-or-miss quality to such projects, and some question over the selections, but what's great here is really terrific."
Graphic biographies of 16 of the most influential cartoonists by some of the great cartoonists they influenced. Read full book review >

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ELI'S SONGS by Monte Killingsworth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 1991

"A simply told first novel featuring an effective act of nonviolence. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Eli (12) feels old enough to stay home alone in L.A. when his rock-star father goes on the road—but he's sent to his aunt and uncle, Maud and Danny, in a small town in the Willamette Valley. Read full book review >

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SHELTER by Monte Merrick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 1993

"Nelson's efforts to cope with a world suddenly made treacherous by parental love withheld are described with delicacy and humor—in a distinctly above-average example of the coming-of- age genre."
Teenage fantasies of horror in the house next door yield to the reality of a family falling apart—in this YA-ish debut novel from screenwriter Merrick. Read full book review >

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THE BIG TOWN by Monte Schulz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 8, 2012

"Boring, digressive and superficial."
A salesman struggles to survive in 1929 Chicago, before the Crash. This fourth novel from Schulz concludes his Jazz Age trilogy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SABAN by Monte Burke
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"A positive though often blunt and unpleasant story of a man who has it all yet remains restive."
A staff writer for Forbes expands to full, generally flattering length a profile of Alabama football coach Nick Saban published in that magazine.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"The Clinton name, though, may supply enough fuel to shoot this book into a wide readership and 15 minutes of fame. (First printing of 30,000)"
Captivating but flawed crime story attempting to link a crooked Arkansas sheriff, a shady prosecutor, and then-Governor Bill Clinton in a criminal conspiracy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 17, 2014

"A clearly argued—if sometimes overstated—prophecy about the rise of robots and cyborgs."
Blending hard science and sci-fi, physicist Del Monte (How to Time Travel, 2013, etc.) warns of the implications of strong artificial intelligence machines. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

An inspiring if static firsthand account of a celebrated baseball career, coauthored by Riley, an authority on the Negro Leagues. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HUBERT INVENTS THE WHEEL by Claire Montgomery
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"However, there are enough laughs and action to keep readers reading, and Shelly's cartoon illustrations are an asset. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Fifteen-year-old Mesopotamian Hubert will never be the Hauler his father hopes he will. Read full book review >