Search Results: "Q. L. Pearce"


BOOK REVIEW

Q by Luther Blissett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2004

"A modest entertainment, holding hours of fun in ferreting out anachronisms once the voices-sorting-out is through. But surely one of the best multiauthor novels of the Reformation to appear in recent times."
A sprawling cowl-and-dagger novel-by-committee, recounting a game of theological spy vs. spy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2008

"Reveals little of interest about Lady Q or the world she moved in."
The life of a Puerto Rican gangbanger on the cold Chicago streets, dully presented. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Q&A by Vikas Swarup
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"Indian diplomat and first-novelist Swarup uses a heavy-handed formula to frame a high-concept retelling of good vanquishing evil in the age of reality TV. It's too pat to be profound, but clever and fun all the same."
A cheery picaresque in which an orphaned, ill-educated boy abandoned to hardscrabble existence in the teeming slums of Dharavi, India, wins a billion rupees on a nationally televised quiz show—and then is forced to defend himself against charges of cheating. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Written too soon after the event to stifle self-dramatization—or to touch on the tenuous relationship between actual law practice and classroom drilling—this will be of interest only to masochistic, prospective law students but may mislead them, since Harvard's enormous classes, hothouse ambiance, and rock-rigid first-year requirements are less than representative of current options in legal education."
Like the hero of the book-then-film, The Paper Chase, Turow got all frazzled—smoking, drinking, making and breaking psychiatric appointments—by his first year at Harvard Law School (1975-76), the year with all the tough courses, heavy pressures, competitive snarls, and think-like-a-lawyer angst. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EMILY L. by Marguerite Duras
Released: May 15, 1989

Duras (The Lover; The War, etc.) here offers a wise, graceful book, at once modern in its self-consciousness and classic in its clarity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Q ROAD by Bonnie Jo Campbell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 17, 2002

"Blunt and bleak, but the vivid, varied cast and palpable sense of connection to the soil give it a stern grandeur."
Social change threatens the longtime residents of Kalamazoo County, Michigan, but the verities of land and love endure—in this dark but finally hopeful debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Q Codes by J.R. Mathiassen
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A stupefying sci-fi meditation on mind and matter."
Fabulous computing technologies render profound intellectual concepts totally indecipherable in this debut sci-fi head-scratcher. Read full book review >