Search Results: "Ricardo Guiraldes"


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 >

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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 >

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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 NIGHT G.A.A. DIED by Jack Ricardo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1992

"It's the mystery plot overlaid on the facts that seems false."
A first mystery that focuses on the way gays were way back- -specifically, in '71—when it wasn't so much a matter of one-night stands as ten-minute quickies in the warehouse district, on the docks, in dim doorways, and so forth. 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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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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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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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 >