Search Results: "Rupert Bent III"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A deeply enjoyable read—one that will thoroughly delight children while also encouraging them to think and care about the world around them."
A reggae-singing parrot and his friends deliver a pro-environment message as they rescue an endangered leatherback sea turtle. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Will appeal to like-minded readers but may be unconvincing to others."
A proponent of New Age science offers a broad-ranging critique of modern science and presents an alternative approach. Read full book review >

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TOWER TO HEAVEN by Ruby Dee
adapted by Ruby Dee, illustrated by Jennifer Bent
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1991

"An appealing presentation of a wise, witty tale. (Folklore/Picture book. 4-10)"
Actress Dee tells a traditional tale from Ghana. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CONVERSATION by Jean d'Ormesson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2013

"A snobbish, claustrophobic work."
A lauded titan of French letters plumbs the intersection between character and despotism in a slender, tendentious imagining of a conversation between Napoleon and a trusted political ally. Read full book review >

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DIVIDED KINGDOM by Rupert Thomson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 20, 2005

"A flawed effort, from a writer capable of much better work."
A dystopian vision of social "rearrangement." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FIVE GATES OF HELL by Rupert Thomson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Maybe it's the preoccupation with death that forces the story to an occasional crawl, but Thomson redeems this one through deft handling of real and fantastic elements, sharp prose, and vivid glimpses into the charred circuitry of his youthful characters."
From the author of the widely acclaimed Dreams of Leaving (1988), an assured follow-up that further strengthens Thomson's position as an emerging talent to be reckoned with. Read full book review >

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HELLO DARLING, ARE YOU WORKING? by Rupert Everett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 22, 1992

"But readers hungry for the latest sex-and- drugs update on the too-too beautiful people, darling, could make this a hit anyway."
Candide in modern drag: British actor Everett's first novel retails the naughty adventures of a pill-popping, omnisexual naif as he cruises a jet-set world in which everything, especially him, is for sale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 6, 1999

"Sheldrake is a pleasure not just because he roams way beyond the mechanistic theory of nature, but because he appreciates worthy new questions as well as answers, one such being the time-honored 'Why?' (b&w photos and drawings, not seen)"
An open-minded inquiry into animals' precognitive capabilities from Sheldrake (Seven Experiments That Could Change the World, 1995), attentive to the evidence and thoroughly investigative, conducted in the belief that science can be fun and rigorous, inquisitive as well as skeptical. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHERE THE TRUTH LIES by Rupert Holmes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 2003

"Slickly funny showbiz romp with lots of great scenery."
Sly young reporter digs into the seamy past of a comedy team who are no longer on speaking terms. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SERVICE WASH by Rupert Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2007

"More than any reader wants to know about lowbrow writing."
Life imitates soap operas and gay porn, but certainly not art, in this fast-paced, homoerotic whodunit. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1995

"An entertaining, disturbing excursion through the City of Light at a defining moment in French history, led by a capable guide."
An engrossing account of Paris under Napoleon III, from the palaces and opera houses to the barricades and cafÇs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BOOK OF REVELATION by Rupert Thomson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 9, 2000

"Thomson's masterpiece."
The British author who in such accomplished books as The Five Gates of Hell (1991) and Soft! (1998) has perfected the kind of noir thriller Graham Greene used to write now outdoes himself with this absorbing tale of captivity and obsession. Read full book review >