Search Results: "Rodrigo Fresán"


BOOK REVIEW

KENSINGTON GARDENS by Rodrigo Fresán
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 2006

"Hook's voice is at once seductive and frantic; the feverish, hallucinatory quality of the prose makes the book hard to resist."
Dark-hearted, sinuously plotted journey into the world of children's literature. Read full book review >

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THE INVENTED PART by Rodrigo Fresán
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 2017

"An exemplary postmodern novel that is both literature and entertainment."
"Is Jell-O animal, vegetal, mineral, or interplanetary?" A tour de force from Argentinian writer Fresán, charting a course from confusion to confusion and back again. Read full book review >

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DEATH BY RODRIGO by Ron Liebman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Mildly amusing setup for what could be a pleasant series, from attorney-author Liebman (Shark Tales, 2000, etc.)."
A couple of criminal lawyers run scared from their clients through the South Jersey underworld. Read full book review >

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THE LOST SOCK by Rodrigo Karp
by Rodrigo Karp, illustrated by Rodrigo Karp, developed by Rodrigo Karp
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 30, 2013

"Sadly, the originality of this app's design is not supported by illustrations that extend the story. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
Children will enjoy the novelty of navigating around 3-D rooms to follow this story, but unfortunately, this app still leaves much to be desired. Read full book review >

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DUST ON HER TONGUE by Rodrigo Rey Rosa
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 1992

"Rey Rosa writes about danger and precarious stability in an effective, straightforward style—but most of these tales remain small and gimmicky."
Twelve tales—many evoking the uncanny, most with surprise endings—explore how people seek to gain power from others. Read full book review >

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AFFECTIONS by Rodrigo  Hasbún
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"A one-sitting tale of fragmented relationships with a broad scope, delivered with grace and power."
A German family heads to Bolivia after World War II, sparking decades of internal strife amid political revolution. Read full book review >

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RIBBIT! by Rodrigo Folgueira
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 26, 2012

"A warm and gentle story about finding new friends and reaching out to others who may croak and warble to the beat of a slightly different drummer but who sing in the same friendly key. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A cheerful pink pig is out to make new friends but causes confusion in the frog pond. Read full book review >

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CHOPSTICKS by Jessica Anthony
Released: Feb. 2, 2012

"Eerie and edgy—and effective as Poe. (Graphic fiction. 15 & up)"
A provocative tale of forbidden love and madness. Read full book review >

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CHOPSTICKS by Jessica Anthony
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Feb. 2, 2012

"Though engaging, this app calls more attention to the medium than the message behind this wonderfully disturbing tale. (iPad book app. 15 & up)"
Multimedia collage tells the tale of a child prodigy's struggle with madness in this app version of the novel for teens. Read full book review >

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PASSAGE TO SUNRISE by Bruno Jambor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 2017

"A suspenseful tale brimming with intriguing concepts."
A CIA operative-turned-monk threatens a covert organization that advocates science over religion in Jambor's (Wildfire in the Desert, 2015) thriller.Read full book review >

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THE BEAUTIFUL DREAM OF LIFE by Domingo  Zapata
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 25, 2017

"A frustrating novel that strains to take on metaphysical questions and the New York art scene."
A successful New York artist, disenchanted with his hedonistic lifestyle and the contemporary art world, begins to lose touch with reality. Read full book review >