Search Results: "Scotty-Miguel Sandoe"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"An engaging, darkly comedic tale."
In Sandoe's debut novel, a man's cancer diagnosis leads him on a supernatural journey. Read full book review >

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SAN MIGUEL by T.C. Boyle
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"What may seem to some like paradise offers no happy endings in this fine novel."
The prolific author's latest is historical, not only in period and subject matter, but in tone and ponderous theme. Read full book review >

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BEAM ME UP, SCOTTY by Michael Guinzburg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1993

"Crack City'' is well-observed, but these elements can't support an ultimately slight tale."
Fast-moving, extremely broad satire of 12-Step programs and New York's downtown drug scene; glimmers of cleverness are lost amidst over-the-top violence and constant recourse to the ``silly name'' school of humor. Read full book review >

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SCOTTY AND THE GYPSY BANDIT by David Winkler
Released: March 27, 2000

"Overall, it's patchwork storytelling, but the tone is reminiscent of that found in Jack Gantos's autobiographical novels (Jack on the Tracks, 1999, etc.), and the cast is enjoyably quirky. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Winkler's debut for children is an offbeat, darkly humorous tale that takes a preteen from the death of his father to a healing round of Thanksgiving deliveries to local children's shelters, with murder, romance, adolescent pranks, and plenty of growing up in between. Read full book review >

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THE LEGEND OF JUAN MIGUEL by Anna K. Sargent
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 16, 2013

"A fun Western romp with a decent balance of romance and mystery."
A good, old-fashioned Texas tale with a twist. Read full book review >

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CECILIA AND MIGUEL ARE BEST FRIENDS / CECILIA Y MIGUEL SON MEJORES AMIGOS by Diane Gonzales Bertrand
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2014

"Nevertheless, an infectiously warm celebration of friendship. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A childhood friendship remains steady and true throughout teenage years and beyond into adult life and marriage. Read full book review >

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THE DEATH AND LIFE OF MIGUEL DE CERVANTES by Stephen Marlowe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Still, one glimpses, and misses, the novel it might have been."
Marlowe's 12th novel (The Lighthouse at the End of the World, 1995, etc.) follows the pattern of his fictional portraits of Christopher Columbus and Edgar Allan Poe, as he surveys the life and times of the Renaissance soldier-writer who was Shakespeare's exact contemporary and who earned immortality as the author of Don Quixote. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 15, 2011

"The author provides an intriguing, nuts-and-bolts view of brain research, but readers without a background in physical science will have a frustrating time."
The wonders to come when thoughts control not only us but our tools, communications and artificial body parts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1999

"McLennan's is less an aid to hikers than a handbook for outlet-mall devotees."
For those who know they want a meaningful spiritual life, but don—t know where to find one. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ILUSTRADO by Miguel Syjuco
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 4, 2010

"First novels rarely show such reach and depth."
An ambitious debut novel, winner of the Man Asian Literary Prize, introduces an author of limitless promise. Read full book review >