Search Results: "Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa"


BOOK REVIEW

THE STAND OMNIBUS by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 19, 2012

"An adaptation that thrives in its new medium."
Heavyweight comic book publisher Marvel envisions Stephen King's seminal apocalyptic epic The Stand as six five-issue miniseries, collected here alongside a companion volume of creator interviews, production notes, script pages and original and supporting artwork. Read full book review >

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SARDINES OF LOVE by Zuriñe Aguirre
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"A delightfully 'fishy' love story from Spain. (Picture book. 3-7)"
When Grandmother Lola vanishes while fishing for sardines, Grandfather Lolo cries endless tears. Read full book review >

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PUBLIC ENEMIES by Ann Aguirre
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"Nifty monsters, standard plot. (Paranormal romance. 12-18)"
This second book in the Immortal Game trilogy picks up right where Mortal Danger (2014) left off.Read full book review >

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OUTPOST by Ann Aguirre
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Overall, an engaging world and forward-moving plot with a resolution that promises new settings and challenges in Book 3. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
When this follow-up to Enclave (2011) begins, trained Huntress Deuce and fellow travelers Fade, Stalker and Tegan have lived two months amid the town of Salvation's affluence, strict gender roles and relative freedom from the putrid, slavering, mindless Freaks who plague their world. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 14, 2012

"Not necessarily uplifting, but often oddly entertaining—certainly more so than Giorgio's Memoirs of an Italian Terrorist (2003), which Aguirre's reminiscences complement."
A sentimental education among anarchists, Trotskyists and Tupamaros. Read full book review >

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HERACLIX AND POMP by Forrest Aguirre
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Massively flawed, then, but nonetheless hugely enjoyable."
A historical fantasy set in 1780s Vienna is the first full-length novel from the author of the story collection Fugue XXIX (2005, etc.).Read full book review >

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THE NERUDA CASE by Roberto Ampuero
Released: June 14, 2012

"While Ampuero depicts Neruda warts and all, he still clearly admires his complex and demanding humanness."
If the title sounds like something out of detective fiction, it is—for Ampuero asks us to consider the hypothetical possibility that Pablo Neruda, terminally ill, hires someone to track down a former lover. Read full book review >

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War: A Crime Against Humanity by Roberto Vivo
NON-FICTION
Released: April 25, 2015

"An important contribution to the study of both war and peace.
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A sweeping history of war and peace—and an impassioned call to choose the latter over the former. Read full book review >

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LETTERS TO MY SON ON THE LOVE OF BOOKS by Roberto Cotroneo
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 19, 1998

"An endearingly and unclassifiably odd book that will probably be misfiled in the 'Parenting' section of the bookstore shelf and overlooked by the general reader—unless its sheer weirdness makes it a cult favorite."
An Italian book reviewer invents a new genre: epistolary literary criticism for children. Read full book review >

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THE SHIPS by Roberto Quesada
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Old hat, not even worn at an especially interesting angle."
Honduran writer Quesada's first book to appear in English- -about Guillermo, a young Honduran peasant who picks pineapples for Standard Fruit in the plantations outside the village of La Ce°ba. Read full book review >

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THE EDGE OF THE SKY by Roberto Trotta
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"An entertaining exercise, in the end, for those student-people who like to ponder the All-There-Is while testing the always-inadequate limits of language."
A simplified but by no means simplistic introduction to modern cosmology and physics—the flagship sciences of the "All-There-Is." Read full book review >