Search Results: "Ricardo Cortés"


BOOK REVIEW

SERIOUSLY, JUST GO TO SLEEP by Adam Mansbach
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 2, 2012

"Just as manipulative as the books it claims to mock. (Picture book. 2-6)"
The prepublication smash hit of 2011 Go the Fuck to Sleep gathers itself for a second run at number one on the bestseller list with a slightly repackaged version that features kid-safe language. Read full book review >

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BOUNDARY by Heather Terrell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 2, 2014

"Strictly for any fans of the first volume. (timeline, map) (Dystopian romance. 11-15)"
The second volume of Terrell's formulaic series picks up right where Relic (2013) left off. Read full book review >

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ARTIFICIAL RESPIRATION by Ricardo Piglia
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1994

Published in Argentina in 1981 when that country still labored under authoritarian rule, Piglia's ambitious, multivalent novel explores the abrasive relationship between the human imagination and human history. Read full book review >

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Released: April 1, 2013

"A hard-nosed, cleareyed analysis of a legacy of institutionalized corruption and its dire consequences for human lives."
One of the clearest accounts yet of the causes for the violence in Ciudad Juárez and the convoluted politics behind Mexico's attempts to keep it from dragging the whole nation down. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1997

"This strives to be candid and intimate, yet ultimately its commentary fails to break through the commemorative into the kind of real analysis that would have revealed more of the man behind the movement icon. (105 b&w photos, not seen)"
A useful survey and pictorial of the extraordinary career of the visionary Mexican-American labor leader and human-rights activist, who died in his sleep in 1993 at age 66. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 15, 2008

"Younger readers may enjoy the book's combination of action and deduction—they'll certainly finish it wanting a pair of Chuck Taylors, in either red or black."
When a teenager is kidnapped and then mysteriously released, he and his best friend are determined to figure out why. Read full book review >

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THE ABSENT CITY by Ricardo Piglia
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"The Absent City, in any case, is a masterpiece."
First published in 1992, this highly allusive and inventive novel from the Argentine author of Artificial Respiration (1994), etc., employs a memorable metaphor for the lingering echoes of his country's wretched "dirty war" of 1976-83. Read full book review >

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Released: June 19, 2009

"Implausible but laudable."
A far-fetched book of poetry that nonetheless delivers a valuable message of consolation to those who have lost loved ones. Read full book review >

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Released: March 17, 2013

"A well-intentioned parable, full of big ideas but short on emotional intensity."
An exploration of reincarnation and spiritual growth, written by a mother and father who claim to be channeling their deceased son's words. Read full book review >

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THE STANDING DEAD by Ricardo Pinto
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2003

"Richly imagined but brutal fantasy—not for the squeamish, as they say."
This sequel to The Chosen (2000) returns to the Three Lands, where a haughty elite rules over a helpless subject population. Read full book review >