Search Results: "Robert Holden"


BOOK REVIEW

THE PIED PIPER OF HAMELIN by Robert Holden
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1998

"As an illustrator of the grotesque, Zak has great facility, but this rendition is not for readers unfamiliar with more traditional versions. (Picture book/folklore. 8-12)"
Developing the theme that there was no particular difference between the rats of Hamelin and its greedy, ungrateful populace, Zak draws both with beady eyes, snaggle teeth, and disagreeable sagging bodies. Read full book review >

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THE RIVER SORROW by Craig Holden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"A mover, if not a shaker. (Book-of-the-Month Club alternate selection)"
A page-turning romp with the old standbys: murder, drug addiction, corrupt DEA agents, honest local cops, a lost love, a frame-up, and old-fashioned revenge. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 5, 2015

"An engrossing, intense, and highly descriptive narrative chronicling the ghastly conditions three pregnant women suffered through at the hands of the Nazis."
The incredible true story of three Jewish women who survived the Holocaust. Read full book review >

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MATALA by Craig Holden
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"What begins as an efficient noir-ish drama goes overheatedly off the rails."
Cross and double-cross in Europe as a couple of lowlife operators meet their match in a spoiled little rich girl. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TCHAIKOVSKY by Anthony Holden
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1996

"The basic facts are here and it's not badly written, but this is not the kind of artist's biography that fulfills its primary function: sending the reader back to the music with eager ears and new insight."
A popular biography of Russia's most famous composer, with particular emphasis on Tchaikovsky's sexual orientation and the controversy surrounding his death. Read full book review >

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THE LAST SANCTUARY by Craig Holden
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 16, 1996

"An artfully crafted and often thought-provoking entertainment that barrels along at a spirited pace."
In a twisty new thriller from Holden (The River Sorrow, 1994), cops on both sides of the US/Canadian border pursue a resourceful victim of circumstances through the Pacific Northwest—and into the Alaskan domain of a peaceable but well-armed cult. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE JAZZ BIRD by Craig Holden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"A little long and a little slow, but with a Gatsby-like quality that lifts it way above the average. Once again, Holden (Four Corners of the Night, 1999, etc.) proves he can do the job."
A consistently interesting fictionalized version of a real-life Jazz Age crime. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 1993

"Brain-sogging, so bring digestif. (Over 100 b&w photographs- -not seen.)"
Although Holden (Big Deal, 1990, etc.) in his subtitle promises some lip-smacking gossip, few readers will be shocked, while most will find consuming this overrich table of Oscar-lore like trying to swallow the dessert board on the QE II. Read full book review >

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BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE by Wendy Holden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2010

"If Holden's novel lacks a bit of depth, it is redeemed by the contagious pleasure had in skewering Hollywood hotties and coke-snorting aristocrats."
This British cupcake of a novel throws a wholesome nanny into the terrifying world of Hollywood agents, actors and hastily adopted African babies. Read full book review >