Search Results: "Richard Burt"


BOOK REVIEW

GODSENT by Richard Burton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"With its deeper, more sophisticated narrative, classifying Burton's brilliantly imaginative effort as a Da Vinci Code thriller sells it short."
Moving through recent history into the near future, Burton's debut novel finds Kate Skylar certain that God is real. Proof grows in her belly. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 9, 1998

Something is rotten in this collection of essays on film treatments of Shakespeare's plays. Read full book review >

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THE RICHARD BURTON DIARIES by Richard Burton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 6, 2012

"A text that thrums with life and assures the rest is not silence."
The inspiring, salacious, sad, materialistic, insecure, arrogant, hilarious and dull ruminations of a most gifted actor. Read full book review >

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STORYBOUND by Marissa Burt
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2012

"While the novel doesn't reach the heights to which it clearly aspires—Harry Potter, Inkheart, A Wrinkle in Time—its high concept could have cinematic potential, with deeper character development and less contrivance. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
A 12-year-old girl finds herself to be an illegitimate visitor to the land of Story in this debut middle-grade fantasy. Read full book review >

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THE 12 DARES OF CHRISTA by Marissa Burt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"A sweet story about letting go and allowing life to lead the way. (Fiction. 10-13)"
To say Christa Vasile loves Christmas is an understatement. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 9, 2004

"An insider's knowing and engaging portrait, not to be found in any guidebook. (16-page photo insert, not seen)"
Washington hand Solomon (Where They Ain't, 1999) astutely tracks three families of American aristocrats who wielded power inside the Beltway through the 20th century. Read full book review >

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VISIONARY LEADERSHIP by Burt Nanus
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 18, 1992

"A largely routine, essentially redundant primer on productive and prescient stewardship."
Pedestrian variations on a theme that Nanus (The Leader's Edge, 1989; coauthor, Leaders, 1985) has played before, albeit to no great effect. Read full book review >

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Invisible Scars by Jane Boyar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2012

"A tale of surviving and prospering amid the hardships of fortune."
In this novel, a beautiful, wealthy Texas woman falls in love with a married member of Spanish nobility. Read full book review >