Search Results: "Reg Keeland"


BOOK REVIEW

THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET’S NEST by Stieg Larsson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 27, 2010

"Patented Larsson, meaning fast-paced enough to make those Jason Bourne films seem like Regency dramas."
Lisbeth Salander is in big trouble. Again. Read full book review >

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THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO by Stieg Larsson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 19, 2008

"Juicy melodrama obscured by the intricacies of problem-solving."
First U.S. publication for a deceased Swedish author (1954-2004); this first of his three novels, a bestseller in Europe, is a labored mystery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE by Stieg Larsson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"Fans of postmodern mystery will revel in Larsson's latest. Those who prefer the old Jason Bourne (or Mr. Ripley, for that matter) to the Matt Damon variant may not be quite as wowed."
Tangled but worthy follow-up to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2008), also starring journo extraordinaire Mikael Blomkvist and Lisbeth Salander, the Lara Crofts of the land of the midnight sun. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UNCOMMON SENSE by Reg Murphy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 27, 1999

"Griffin Bell has lived a complex life; it deserves a more thoughtful assessment."
Although marketed as a "balanced biography," this effort reads more like an extended piece of promotional material paid for by either the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce or Griffin Bell's law firm for distribution to potential clients. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

REACHING KEET SEEL by Reg Saner
NON-FICTION
Released: March 31, 1998

"Only for readers who like their deserts with a soft edge."
A journey into the homeland of the Pueblo peoples of the Southwestand into the center of the New Age. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FIREBIRD by Selina Hastings
adapted by Selina Hastings, illustrated by Reg Cartwright
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1993

"A lively addition to folklore collections. (Folklore/Picture book. 5-10)"
This is not the story made familiar by the ballet, but a related tale in which the firebird figures mostly at the outset, when one of its feathers is found by a huntsman who presents it to his king—a tyrant whose response is to send the poor fellow off to fetch the bird, which he is able to do with the advice of his admirable talking horse. Read full book review >

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POLLY AND THE PRIVET BIRD by Ann Cartwright
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 15, 1992

"All in all, an appealing fantasy. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Deciding that her overgrown privet bush is about to take over her garden, Polly snips it into a giant, sweet-looking topiary bird that she rides aloft on an adventure: she rescues a child who has fallen from a boat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT WE DO by Reg Cartwright
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2005

"In the end, a boy and girl appear—'We are children and we play'—which is what youngsters will likely want to do, mimicking each animal's movement, while hearing this story read aloud. (Picture book. 2-5)"
In rhyming text, Cartwright describes the movement of several different animals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"No heavy lifting required."
Professional longshoreman and itinerant fruit picker Theriault punches in with a perspective that has been out of fashion lately: that of the worker who, he demonstrates, is entitled to some respect. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"One of the best books yet written on the now information age."
York University (Canada) political scientist Whitaker offers a brilliant portrayal and analysis of the dangers of the "new information technology." Read full book review >