Search Results: "Ram Charan"


BOOK REVIEW

GLOBAL TILT by Ram Charan
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 26, 2013

"A thought-provoking presentation about already discernible global trends."
Business consultant Charan (The Talent Masters: Why Smart Leaders Put People Before Numbers, 2011, etc.) offers his view of where the world economy is headed in the next 20 years, along with his prescriptions for success. Read full book review >

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RAM WITH RED HORNS by Rhys Davies
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 23, 1997

"Despite a surprisingly abrupt ending, and inconclusive internal evidence suggesting Davies may have left the novel unfinished, this is a vivid and unusual story—and a fine introduction, as it happens, to the work of a very substantial writer."
The final work, unpublished and in fact undiscovered until after his death, of a superb Welsh writer (190378) known for his novels (The Withered Root, 1927), colorful autobiography (Print of a Hare's Foot, 1969), and stories (The Chosen One, 1967). Read full book review >

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THE RAM OF GOD by John B. Keane
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"Keane, an Irish storyteller in the best tradition (The Bodhran Makers, 1992, etc.), scants the blarney to tell a tale that resonates with truth and with compassion for a people trapped by poverty—both spiritual and temporal."
Playwright-novelist Keane movingly evokes the pervasive pettiness and prejudice of Irish rural life, blighting dreams and love, in the story of a young man who's destined for the priesthood but is nearly destroyed by gossip, family greed, and his own stubbornness. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 2006

"A graceful and artistic biblical portrayal to be read aloud throughout the year. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Working from Midrash or legend based on the Old Testament, Gerstein tells the story of the white ram, created by God on the sixth day, with a mission to save the life of Abraham's son, Isaac, at the sacrificial altar. Read full book review >

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ON RAM¢N'S FARM by Campbell Geeslin
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Earth-toned folk-art illustrations are friendly and funny, a warm match for Ramón, who turns the routine of everyday tasks into his own personal fiesta. (Picture book. 3- 7)"
Easy-to-read vignettes revisit the style and theme of Rosa's magical encounters with animals in Geeslin's In Rosa's Mexico (1996, not reviewed). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 1, 1988

"A cumbersome snarl of names, places and plot twists will daunt some; but, on the whole, this mix of colorful characters, thrill-a-minute intrigues and 15th-century scenery makes rich fare for genre fans."
Book Two of Dunnett's series begun with Niccolo Rising (1986); here, it's 1461 and Nicholas (also Niccolo), our 19-year-old entrepreneur—the self-made former apprentice of Book One—sets sail from Italy for an exotic hotbed of East-West trade. Read full book review >

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Tell My Dad by Ram Muthiah
FICTION & LITERATURE

"It's hard not to root for a protagonist ridding the world of scum, even if he's a merciless killer."
A vigilante patrols the San Francisco Bay Area looking to stop pedophiles and other criminals from kidnapping or hurting any more young girls in Muthiah's debut thriller. Read full book review >

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NIGHTS OF VILLJAMUR by Mark Charan Newton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 29, 2010

"Readers who don't mind occasional violence will enjoy exploring this impressive world."
The first book of a promising fantasy series. Read full book review >

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THE BROKEN ISLES by Mark Charan Newton
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 1, 2014

"A disappointing end to what had been a distinctive series."
Final book of the Legends of the Red Sun series (The Book of Transformations, 2011, etc.), written in the style known as New Weird—meaning somewhere between bizarre fantasy and far-future science fiction; it was first published in the U.K. in 2012.Read full book review >

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CITY OF RUIN by Mark Charan Newton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 28, 2011

"Less weird than some, with fairly orthodox plotting, characters and narrative that build to a satisfying conclusion while promising still more."
Second book of a series (following Nights of Villjamur, 2010), reaching U.S. shores after publication last year in the UK, where the author resides. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"Occasionally repetitive and simplistic but nonetheless a warmhearted and genuinely inspiring introduction to compassion as a way of life."
The freewheeling author of the pop spiritual classic Be Here Now teams with fellow Hindu devotee Bush to guide inexperienced Americans on to the path of compassionate action—offering his own spiritual autobiography as testimony to the transforming power of love and social action. Read full book review >

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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 >