Search Results: "Ronald De Feo"


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CALLING MR. KING by Ronald De Feo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 18, 2011

"Though character development is a real problem, De Feo is definitely a newcomer to watch."
A hit man discovers his inner aesthete. Uh-oh. Read full book review >

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SOLO PASS by Ronald De Feo
Released: March 5, 2013

"Not much in the way of revelation or climactic arc."
The drama inside a mental patient's mind fails to sustain the reader's interest. Read full book review >

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THE YEAR OF THE BOMB by Ronald Kidd
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 9, 2009

"He also gives Paul plenty of food for thought about the hazards of rushing to judgment, of taking people at face value and, most profoundly, of living in a pervasive climate of fear—all decidedly relevant topics for today's readers to mull, too. (Historical fiction. 11-13)"
Ever-so-aptly billed "Stand By Me meets Invasion of the Body Snatchers," this multilayered historical novel features a quartet of quarrelsome—but loyal in the crunch—13-year-olds responding to the anxieties of the McCarthy-era Cold War. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 18, 1990

A deft wide-angle combination of journalism (more than 300 interviews) and his. tory, chronicling the uneasy embrace between the capital of power and the capital of glamour. Read full book review >

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ROOM OF SHADOWS by Ronald Kidd
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"An introduction that might tempt readers to explore Poe's own nightmares. (Fantasy. 9-13)"
What kind of horror might Edgar Allan Poe perpetrate in today's world? Read full book review >

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KURT WEILL by Ronald Taylor
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 18, 1992

"Factually precise but uninspired: a biography that synthesizes much recent scholarship but offers little in the way of psychological or musical insight. (Illustrations.)"
Another composer's life from Taylor (Robert Schumann, 1982, etc.), whose clichÇ-ridden prose delivers a leaden account of the fascinating Kurt Weill (1900-50). Read full book review >

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BLOODY PALMS by Ronald Tierney
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Another solid performance from a savvy writer who knows that the best way to plug plot holes is with engaging characters."
At 71, Deets Shanahan (Asphalt Moon, 2007, etc.) might be ready to pack it in. But that's easier said than done. Read full book review >

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DOGGY BAG by Ronald Sukenick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1994

"The rancid leftovers in this Doggy Bag are best left under wraps."
A tedious story of academic boredom that shows why postmodernist fiction at its worst deserves its disparaging popular and critical reception. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2000

"While more compelling for its articulate announcement of crisis than for its proposed solution, Dworkin's study of what we 'can and must do' to 'redeem our political virtue' sounds a distressing alarm."
A case for equality as a policy-guiding principle in contemporary democracy, written by noted legal philosopher Dworkin (Freedom's Law, 1996, etc.). Read full book review >