Search Results: "Rupert Christiansen"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2001

"A nimbly written, satisfyingly detailed survey, suggesting new directions in considering the Victorian era."
A lively examination of the influence of foreign intellectuals in Victorian England—seen here as both more cosmopolitan and less strait-laced than our popular conceptions generally allow. 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

RUPERT HUGHES by James O. Kemm
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 30, 1997

"History's verdicts are often unfair, but despite Kemm's best, belabored efforts to resurrect Cousin Rupert's reputation, he's arguing a losing case. (30 b&w photos)"
A tediously enthusiastic biography of a once celebrated man of letters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RUPERT EVERETT by Rupert Everett
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 2, 2007

"The funny, unromantic side of an actor's life: eternally unfulfilled, vacillating between giggly highs and malicious lows."
The English actor dishes on fame, lack of fame and his peripatetic quest for a film project that isn't a complete disaster. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 19, 2002

"But Murdoch is nothing if not a survivor, and Chenoweth's lively biography pays due respect to a slippery but tenacious fellow."
A roller-coaster ride through the life and self-made world of the Australian billionaire. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RUPERT CAN DANCE by Jules Feiffer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"A happy romp for terpsichorean cat lovers. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A feline and his girl become a dancing duo. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WAKE UP, RUPERT! by Mike Twohy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 18, 2014

"Preschoolers will bleat for a repeat. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Rupert the Rooster just wants to sleep in! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ME AND RUPERT GOODY by Barbara O’Connor
Released: Oct. 15, 1999

"Perhaps wisely, the author doesn't deal with the issues of Rupert's mixed race or out-of-wedlock birth; the townspeople accept it, Jennalee eventually accepts it, and readers are expected to accept it as well. (Fiction. 10-12)"
From O'Connor (Beethoven in Paradise, 1997), a second novel grounded by a clear sense of place, and by the well-defined characters who inhabit it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

MAYBE IN PARIS by Rebecca Christiansen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 20, 2017

"A troubling, self-indulgent 'acceptance' narrative that lacks authenticity and nuance. (Fiction. 14-17)"
A neurotypical teen dreams of Paris and rekindling her bond with her autistic brother in Christiansen's debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOOKING FOR JAGUAR by Susan Katz
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2005

"Though she casts an occasional glance elsewhere, Katz generally stays in the South and Central American rain forests: Still, capped by specific notes and a tour of rain forests worldwide, her insights make essential reading for every child. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-11)"
In the most compelling tour for younger children since Jane Yolen's Welcome to the Green House (1993), Katz presents 19 wonderfully evocative glimpses, mostly in rhyme, of rain-forest flora and fauna. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >