Search Results: "Roberto Suro"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 10, 1998

"Everyone will find something here to disagree with, but this is a book of immediate importance and lasting significance."
An effective study of the fastest growing minority population in the US, Latinos; the narrative seamlessly weaves together reportage, biography, and policy analysis. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Imaginative storytelling with real literary depth."
Lush landscapes, enchanted happenings, tangled roots and violence suffuse this beguiling collection of stories set in the highlands of Guatemala. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

HOLY RADISHES by Roberto Fernández
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"And as every struggling comic knows, when slapstick falls, it falls hard."
Fern†ndez (Raining Backwards, not reviewed) continues his exploration of Cuban-American experience with a nearly unintelligible supposed satire of immigrant life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 1, 1998

At once novel, cultural essay, mythology, and collection of linked stories, Italian writer Calasso's newest is a buoyant, expansive narrative that captures, with earthy vigor, scrupulous scholarship, and epic breadth, the Indian cultural ethos. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MARRIAGE OF CADMUS AND HARMONY by Roberto Calasso
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 9, 1993

"A remarkable feat."
A stunning journey back to ancient Greece with Italian author Calasso, who, in a first US publication, takes apart the old myths to discover the birth of history and modern thinking amid timeless patterns of behavior. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOCTOR ME DI CIN by Roberto Piumini
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A delightful amusement with lovely and evocative artwork. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Despite his eponymous name, a wise doctor tricks a sick prince into curing himself without herbs or medications. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DELIVERANCE OF EVIL by Roberto Costantini
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"None of those things are necessary in order to understand the essential nastiness of the bad guy and the moral ambiguities of the supposedly good ones. A promising debut."
A long, complex crime novel that moves from savage murder to the political and social realities of contemporary Italy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 14, 2009

"A balanced, well-researched and strongly written book; history buffs in particular will greatly enjoy."
The story of the American mission to kill the Japanese admiral responsible for the Pearl Harbor attacks told through the eyes of a young Midwestern pilot. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 25, 2009

"The Robin Hood mantle draped over Pablo is a bit much, but his exploits will keep readers agog."
Pablo Escobar's brother and business partner recalls the Colombian drug lord's outsized life and death. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHANGO by James Roberto Curtis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1996

"Neatly told, nice love interest, fairly mild melodrama, and rich backgrounds on occult and voodoo practices."
Intriguing first novel about an Afro-Caribbean religion, by the author of The Cuban-American Experience and The Mexican Border Cities (not reviewed). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GORT by Gary W. Roberto
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 27, 2010

"An uncompromising cautionary tale with bold notions about how the government of Earth ought to conduct itself."
Belligerent states on Earth get their just deserts from an intergalactic enforcer in Roberto's sci-fi thriller. Read full book review >