Search Results: "Peter Millar"


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AFRICA, MY PASSION by Corinne Hofmann
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 19, 2014

"Of interest to followers of Hofmann's other books about Africa but not especially compelling otherwise."
The best-selling German author of The White Masai recounts her unexpected return to Africa. Read full book review >

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REUNION IN BARSALOI by Corinne Hofmann
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"A very unsatisfactory follow-up."
Hofmann returns to Kenya 14 years after marrying a Masai warrior and giving birth to his child. Read full book review >

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STEALING THUNDER by Peter Millar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1999

"A solid piece of work, less suspenseful than absorbing and intelligent."
British newcomer Millar turns in an alternative history of the Cold War. Read full book review >

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BLEAK MIDWINTER by Peter Millar
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"Still, a solid enough read with an informed perspective on the plague that will satisfy readers but probably not thrill them."
The Black Death rears its ugly head in staid, modern-day Oxford. Read full book review >

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THE WHITE MASAI by Corinne Hofmann
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 10, 2006

"Unusual and highly addictive entertainment, although more cynical readers may wonder whether the author exaggerated certain events for dramatic effect."
Two wildly different cultures collide in this internationally bestselling story of a successful Swiss businesswoman who falls for a Masai warrior. Read full book review >

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THE ANXIETY OF KALIX THE WEREWOLF by Martin Millar
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"Fans of Millar's work, who are legion, won't object, but newcomers may want to take in their werewolvery by other means."
Life is tough. It's tougher when you're a werewolf, or so this lumbering yarn, the third installment in Millar's (Curse of the Wolf Girl, 2010, etc.) Kalix Werewolf series, assures us. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1995

"Reading this book may produce the following symptoms: heavy eyelids and uncontrollable yawns."
A tedious day-by-day, blow-by-blow account of a young pediatric nurse's year-long bout with a debilitating illness whose array of symptoms baffles medical specialists. Read full book review >

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Five hundred-odd years ago, in the time of Leonardo da Vinci, a scientist—a term then unknown—was a person of many parts, someone who might work in fields ranging from chemistry to botany, astronomy to metallurgy, to divine the hidden order of the universe.

Even as recently as the early Victorian idea, writes British science historian Peter Watson in his new ...


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LUX THE POET by Martin Millar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2009

"A welcome supplement from an underrated artist."
A drug-addled poet undertakes an epic journey during the 1981 Brixton riots. Read full book review >

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WEDNESDAY’S CHILD by Eloise Millar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"Grimly monochromatic, the intended impact is muffled by an emotionally immature narrator and a stereotypical batch of dysfunctions."
Millar's debut views a working-class family plagued by domestic violence through the gray-tinted glasses of a child who knows no other kind of life. Read full book review >

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ACCIDENTS HAPPEN by Louise Millar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 25, 2013

"A promising premise disintegrates into a rather unbelievable story about halfway through the book."
Millar's sophomore effort derives its impetus from the idea that, for some people, bad luck is inevitable. Read full book review >

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CITY OF STRANGERS by Louise Millar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"The story falls victim to Millar's florid, overwrought prose and an unbearably silly subplot."
A photographer finds a dead man in her kitchen and sets out to identify him. Read full book review >