Search Results: "Sanjay Charlton"


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 >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 3, 2014

"A mix of inspiring and familiar advice about taking steps toward a healthy lifestyle."
A business-minded doctor prescribes a whirlwind of advice in his comprehensive debut guide to health and well-being. Read full book review >

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THE SOUND OF WATER by Sanjay Bahadur
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 30, 2009

"Long-listed for the 2007 Man Asian Prize, this revealing, moving and well-written debut offers a dramatic, engaging lens through which to view an endlessly complex country."
A former director at the Indian Ministry of Coal explores the effects of a mine collapse from three different perspectives: the coal miners, their families and the mine officials. Read full book review >

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THE THIRD SQUAD by V. Sanjay  Kumar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2017

"Kumar's (Virgin Gingelly, 2013, etc.) style, blunt but often by turns poetic and droll, is arresting even as his idiosyncratic plot roams far and wide, switching perspectives and pursuing twisty subplots with vigor. As unusual as it is compelling, this entry lays the groundwork for an entertaining series."
A melancholy cop's obsessions are just the tip of the iceberg as he leads a two-fisted team determined to clean up Mumbai's mean streets. Read full book review >

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TRANSPLANTED MAN by Sanjay Nigam
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"A good read, with interesting and credible characters working their way through the chaos of modern hospital life."
A sort of curried Scrubs, in which physician/novelist Nigam (The Snake Charmer, 1998) takes us on Grand Rounds through a New York City hospital staffed largely by Indian expatriates. Read full book review >

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THE SUPER DUPER POWER PRINCESS HEROES by Sanjay Nambiar
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"This well-intentioned offering is ultimately too poorly executed to successfully convey its message of female empowerment. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This attempt at girl power goes very wrong. Read full book review >

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IN DEFENSE OF THE REALM by Sanjay Deshpande
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 14, 2011

"Despite occasional action sequences and all the skin, readers will be yawning. (Graphic info-novel. 11-13)"
An info-comic wrapped in a sketchy, overloaded plotline, this historical tale chronicles a fictional clash between the ancient Indus Valley kingdoms and an invading army of Akkadians. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IN THE ARENA by Charlton Heston
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"A long-playing performance, not perhaps of Oscar caliber, but at least worth a nomination. (32 pages b&w photos, not seen) (First printing of 100,000; author tour)"
A spirited, sprawling, at times delightfully quirky memoir by Hollywood's own Mount Rushmore. Read full book review >

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SPELLBREAKER by Blake Charlton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 23, 2016

"Vivid, intelligent, and painful in an authentically laudable way."
"Where's the apocalypse?" wonder the characters and the reader as this epic fantasy trilogy reaches its long-awaited conclusion. Read full book review >

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SPELLBOUND by Blake Charlton
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Absolutely not to be missed."
Two magicians seeking escape from a demonic plot fall in love in the second volume of an epic fantasy trilogy. Read full book review >

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THE SNAKE CHARMER by Sanjay Nigam
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 9, 1998

"A small gem of a story that entertains, moves—and, naturally, charms."
In a beautifully rendered but slight debut novel about the getting of wisdom, an Indian snake charmer struggles to find meaning after he impetuously destroys what he loves most. Read full book review >

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MONDAY MORNINGS by Sanjay Gupta
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 6, 2012

"Competent but no more—and, of course, one always wants something beyond mere competence from a surgeon."
Standard-issue medical procedural from CNN medical correspondent and surgeon Gupta (Cheating Death, 2009). Read full book review >