Search Results: "Paolo Bacigalupi"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 1, 2012

"Breathtaking. (Dystopian. 14 & Up)"
In the visceral and deeply affecting companion to the Printz Award-winning Ship Breaker, Bacigalupi returns to a dark, war-torn dystopian future in which severe climatic change and years of political upheaval have left the United States a bloodied and ravaged landscape. Read full book review >

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THE DOUBT FACTORY by Paolo Bacigalupi
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Whether readers ultimately find it passionate, preachy, inspiring or quixotic depends upon their own levels of cynicism; nonetheless, it's a book bound to provoke thought—and arguments. (Thriller. 15 & up)"
The public relations business becomes an unlikely but effective villain in this techno-thriller. Read full book review >

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ZOMBIE BASEBALL BEATDOWN by Paolo Bacigalupi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Not for the faint of heart or stomach (or maybe of any parts) but sure to be appreciated by middle school zombie cognoscenti. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Upton Sinclair's The Jungle meets Left for Dead/The Walking Dead/Shaun of the Dead in a high-energy, high-humor look at the zombie apocalypse, complete with baseball (rather than cricket) bats. Read full book review >

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SHIP BREAKER by Paolo Bacigalupi
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2010

"Told in the third person, this stark, surreal story sends an alarm to heed the warning signs of climate change or suffer a similar fate. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
A gritty teen betrays his father and flees his grim existence in a post-global-warming Gulf Coast village to protect a young woman he barely knows in this gripping futuristic thriller. Read full book review >

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THE WATER KNIFE by Paolo Bacigalupi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 26, 2015

"An absorbing, if sometimes ideologically overbearing, thriller full of violent action and depressing visions of a bleakly imagined future."
In his sixth novel, Bacigalupi (The Doubt Factory, 2014, etc.) imagines the vicious conflicts that might arise in a world of severe water scarcity.Read full book review >

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THE LUNEBURG VARIATION by Paolo Maurensig
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

A polished and subtle first novel, published in Italy in 1993, that details with Nabokovian cunning the working-out of a ``sickening design'' during WW II and for long years afterward. Read full book review >

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EVERYBODY'S RIGHT by Paolo Sorrentino
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"A furious, ironic, idiosyncratic, unexpurgated torrent, capturing Italian modernity through the lens of a monstrous character. Not for the faint-hearted."
Wine, women, song and drugs color the sprawling opinions of a world-famous Neapolitan crooner as narrated by an award-winning Italian film director. Read full book review >

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THE MAN FROM CASTA by Paolo Dorsa
Released: Nov. 17, 2011

"A crime thriller arresting for its sense of place and the people there."
Dorsa's novel of mystery and intrigue in Corsica tells the coming-of-age story of a young Arab immigrant. Read full book review >

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THE SOLITUDE OF PRIME NUMBERS by Paolo Giordano
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 2010

"Fragile, unconventional love story by a talent to watch."
Two traumatized loners who meet as teens spend years grappling with a powerful connection that terrifies them both. Read full book review >

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CANONE INVERSO by Paolo Maurensig
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

An alluring allegorical second novel, from the late-blooming Italian author of The Luneburg Variation (1997), employs three skillfully interconnected stories to tell a vivid cautionary tale about the nature of genius—and the varied powers of music—to console, ennoble, and destroy. Read full book review >

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NORTH OF NAPLES, SOUTH OF ROME by Paolo Tullio
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 1998

"A winsome visit to a part of Italy 'off the beaten path.'"
A light and engaging visit to an Italian mountain valley town. Read full book review >

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GETTING HIGH by Paolo Hewitt
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 15, 1997

A little over 30 years ago, England gave the world the Kinks— a band founded by two brothers who couldn't stand each other. Read full book review >