Search Results: "Rupert Loewenstein"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 5, 2013

"Stones compleatists will want to shelve this alongside the collected works of Spanish Tony, but ordinary civilians won't get a lot from the prince's pages."
Languid memoir by the German-British noble who built a fortune for Mick Jagger and company, among other pop icons. 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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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2003

"An expectant moment in the history of southern Africa—a whole culture's survival hangs in the balance—portrayed by an author who digs enthusiastically for signs of a genuine persistence of the Bushmen."
Encounters with the Bushmen of the Kalahari, retold by journalist and travel writer Isaacson. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 11, 2003

"Fodder strictly for the if-you-want-to-believe-it-it's-true crowd."
Indefatigable seventh-sense investigator Sheldrake mines his earlier works on prescient and telepathic abilities to update followers on his latest data and theories. Read full book review >

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SECRECY by Rupert Thomson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 22, 2014

"Thomson succeeds on a number of levels here, for the novel works as a mystery, as a love story, as a historical novel and, more abstractly, as an exploration of aesthetic theory."
Thomson (Death of a Murderer, 2007, etc.) takes us to 17th-century Florence, which by definition seems to be full of corrupt politicians, unscrupulous clergy and aspiring artists—and this, of course, long after the Renaissance has ended. Read full book review >

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AIR AND FIRE by Rupert Thomson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 17, 1994

"Thomson's surreal sensibilities, challenged by the cross- fertilization of cultures and desire, elevate standard melodramatic fare into a saga richly atmospheric and satisfying."
Fantasy and reality coalesce in a cauldron of passion and pathos, fired by the heat of a searing summer in coastal Mexico: a formidable fin de siäcle tale from the wide-ranging author of The Five Gates of Hell (1991) and Dreams of Leaving (1988). Read full book review >

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DEATH OF A MURDERER by Rupert Thomson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 10, 2007

"A penetrating, introspective twist on the morose-British-constable genre."
A policeman reflects on our potential for evil as he guards the corpse of a female child molester and murderer. Read full book review >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 12, 1995

"Maybe this book will spur someone to settle these questions once and for all."
Change the world? Read full book review >

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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 >