Search Results: "Per Carlsson"


BOOK REVIEW

THE CIRCLE by Sara B. Elfgren
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 2, 2013

"Muddled but ambitious, with much to please fans of character-driven fantasy; here's hoping the next two volumes proceed more smoothly. (Fantasy/horror. 13-18)"
Coming into witchy powers and learning to use them responsibly is complicated by intense teen Sturm und Drang in this doorstopper import. Read full book review >

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SEVENTEEN by Per Nilsson
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Better examples of apathetic teens can be found in The Perks of Being a Wallflower (1999) by Stephen Chbosky and Tell Me Lies (2007) by Patrick Cooper; their works focus on the teen experience, rather than a midlife-crisis confession. (Fiction. YA)"
A father tells his cathartic life story to his unconscious son. Read full book review >

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HEART’S DELIGHT by Per Nilsson
FICTION
Released: Oct. 15, 2003

"This is Nilsson's first US publication, although he has won a number of awards in his native Sweden. (Fiction. YA)"
For any teenage girl who has ever wondered if boys have souls, and for any teenage boy without the words for his anguish, this remarkably tender story chronicles a first love. Read full book review >

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MOTIVATIONAL WORK by Per Revstedt
NON-FICTION
Released: June 19, 2014

"An overlong but compassionate and optimistic psychological work."
Swedish psychologist Revstedt offers fellow therapists and counselors a self-empowering approach to dealing with supposedly hopeless cases. Read full book review >

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YOU & YOU & YOU by Per Nilsson
FICTION
Released: April 15, 2005

"Provocative but distant. (Fiction. YA)"
Odd, almost morbid piece about several characters moving through life in a Swedish city. Read full book review >

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THE ABOMINABLE MAN by Per Wahlöö
Released: Oct. 16, 1972

"Police work is built on realism, routine, stubbornness and system' which this series epitomizes and which a quiet hero like Martin Beck enlarges in his level, dead level, fashion."
Martin Beck, Sweden's finest and dourest, presides again over the killing — in a hospital bed — of a man on the force with an extra chromosome of cruelty that leads on to a larger extermination program which Beck, fallen cold and almost dead, may not survive. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 20, 1968

"This, along with Martin Beck's quiet, toneless pursuit, is a superb specimen of the roman policier at its relentless best."
Not as substantially structured as Roseanna but again "The Story of a Crime" charted with admirable, adamantine precision. Read full book review >

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RISING FROM THE DUST by Martine Carlsson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 2017

"A fantasy that, despite some uneven prose, offers some fresh characters and unique twists for the genre."
Carlsson weaves gritty realism and mystical lore into an epic fantasy about classic themes of love and war. Read full book review >

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THE CHRISTMAS WISH by Lori Evert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"A captivating Christmas story with a magic all its own. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Make a wish—for a truly magical Christmas story with supersized photographs of a darling little girl napping with a polar bear, meeting a reindeer and flying across the snowy sky in Santa's sleigh. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 26, 1969

"The undemonstrative excellence as before and again and again and again."
The third case for that Swedish Maigret Martin Beck who in his soundproofed fashion tracks a local journalist who presumably disappeared in Budapest where he was writing some articles on Eastern European affairs. Read full book review >