Search Results: "R.A. Scotti"


BOOK REVIEW

SUDDEN SEA by R.A. Scotti
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 3, 2003

"A darkly intense portrait. (16 pp. b&w photos, not seen, 4 maps)"
Mystery writer Scotti (The Hammer's Eye, 1988, etc.) applies her suspense-building skills to the story of a murderous storm that capped a punishing decade. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 13, 2009

"Mystery fans, history buffs and culture vultures alike will savor this delectable immersion in the mindset of an age."
Rigorous study of the circumstances, theories and individuals surrounding the 1911 theft of Leonardo da Vinci's famous masterpiece. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 19, 2006

"In Scotti's capable hands, the story of St. Peter's becomes a riveting portrait of the papacy, complete with its triumphs, intrigue and excesses."
Fascinating history reveals how the world's most glorious house of worship emerged from decades of trial and scandal. Read full book review >

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THE BLUE CASCADE by Mike Scotti
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 15, 2012

"An unapologetic gut-wrencher of a book."
Unflinchingly honest account of an ex-Marine's struggle to re-acclimate to civilian life after returning from Operation Iraqi Freedom. Read full book review >

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PROMISE OF THE WITCH-KING by R.A. Salvatore
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 25, 2005

"A formulaic, trite and derivative swords-and-sorcery fantasy that reads like a novelized Dungeons & Dragons adventure."
Dark elf Jarlaxle and human assassin Artemis Entreri are back with more inane banter and ostentatious swordplay in this sequel to Servant of the Shard (2000). Read full book review >

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LUTHIEN'S GAMBLE by R.A. Salvatore
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 6, 1996

"Wretchedly derivative twaddle, aimed at readers who want maximum agitation with minimum cogitation."
Salvatore's second in a fantasy series begun with 1995's The Sword of Bedwyr (not reviewed). Read full book review >

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THE LOOM by R.A. Sasaki
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 14, 1991

"Quiet, elegiac writing that movingly celebrates the immigrant rite of passage—along with all its implicit heartaches and triumphs."
An accomplished first collection by a third-generation San Franciscan. Read full book review >

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THE ANCIENT by R.A. Salvatore
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 2008

"Fails to hit the highs of previous Corona books, but still a worthy addition to the lore of Salvatore's invented world."
A monk, a dwarf and an outlaw walk into an ice castle to cross swords with a power-hungry religious zealot—and, no, that's not the setup for a joke. Read full book review >

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THE DEMON SPIRIT by R.A. Salvatore
Released: April 1, 1998

"Unsurprising and undistinguished, evidently the way Salvatore fans like it. (Author tour)"
Second part of the trilogy begun with The Demon Awakens (1997). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ON THE MOVE by Scotti Cohn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 2013

"An additional resource only. (Nonfiction. 5-9)"
Animal migrations offer an opportunity to see hundreds or thousands of the same species gathered in one place. Read full book review >