Search Results: "Ricardo K. Petrillo"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 19, 2014

"An unexpected, poetic tale, in which the medium really is the message."
This new version of Don Quixote is less an update of Cervantes than a comforting affirmation that our souls live on after we die. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 9, 2008

"A touching exploration of life's possibilities which illustrates that death is not an end, but a part of the life cycle."
Inspirational afterlife memoir studded with messages for the living from a young man who has passed, as divined through his father. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

MORE THAN MAGIC by Kathryn Lasky
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"Both the concept and the well-paced suspense will appeal. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Ryder has just turned 11, the same age as the cartoon character created by her years-dead mother, and learns that she can enter the cartoon world—and possibly save it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAKE A FACE by Ricardo  Alegria
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Readers will make faces, but they'll be faces of confusion and disappointment. (Picture book. 2-5) "
Zany moods abound in Alegria and Kuvarzina's picture book. Read full book review >