Search Results: "Seshadri Roy"


BOOK REVIEW

THE EMPTY LOT NEXT DOOR by Arthur M. Mills, Jr.
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 24, 2010

"Both haunted and haunting

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A ghost story that twists urban legends with the identifiable struggles of a latchkey kid. Read full book review >

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ARUNDHATI ROY
by Gregory McNamee

Epic in scope, Arundhati Roy’s new novel, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness  opens with an arresting vignette, one in which the skies over Delhi, India, are suddenly absent of vultures, long the city’s characteristic birds. The vultures are gone owing to a poison called diclofenac, given to dairy cows as a muscle relaxant to “ease pain and increase the ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE BLOOD GUARD by Carter Roy
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 4, 2014

"Though it's a little on the derivative side, this iteration of the hero's journey will have readers chuckling all the way to the satisfying cliffhanger. (Adventure. 10-14)"
Roy's first novel is the humorous and exciting start of a new trilogy. Read full book review >

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WEREWOLF PARALLEL by Roy Gill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2014

"Clever, creative and fun. (Fantasy. 10-15)"
The separate worlds—and the Parallel between—face a threat that Cameron and his friends must stop in this Scottish import. Read full book review >

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THE BLAZING BRIDGE by Carter Roy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"A strong and satisfying conclusion to a wild and hilarious ride. (Adventure. 10-14)"
The final book in the Blood Guard trilogy finds Blood Guard-in-training Ronan "Don't call me Evelyn" Truelove battling the murderous Bend Sinister all over New York City. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1998

"Thoroughly impressive—merits a broad lay readership in addition to med students. (40 illustrations)"
A learned, lively history of medicine "from Stone Age to New Age, from Galen to Gallo.— Unable to find a modern, readable, one-volume history of medicine for his students, Porter (A Social History of Madness, 1988, etc.), of London's Wellcome Institute for the History of Science, has filled that gap admirably with this fascinating survey of medical theory and practice through the centuries. Read full book review >

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IN THE SNOW FOREST by Roy Parvin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"The natural world is intense throughout, but all the people here are much of a piece, so alike in their lonely stillness as to be interchangeable."
Three intensely atmospheric and melancholy novellas of the West, by short-fiction writer Parvin (The Loneliest Road in America, 1997), in which three people probe the edges of their former lives, with varying degrees of success. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 24, 2009

"Calm analysis only highlights the urgency of Roy's warning that fundamental problems in American culture need to be addressed lest similar tragedies recur."
A Virginia Tech faculty member somberly narrates her fruitless attempts to secure counseling for Seung-Hui Cho and examines the implications of his subsequent rampage. Read full book review >

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THE SHADOW BRIDE by Roy Heath
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 28, 1995

"It's hard to believe it didn't win."
The Guyanese-born Heath (the superb Armstrong Trilogy, 1994, etc.) surpasses himself with this ambitious, vividly written, psychologically rich chronicle—set in his own colorfully multiracial native country—of compromised ambition and family conflict. Read full book review >

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FEAST by Roy Strong
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"A broad and transporting canvas, as redolent of social nuance and detail as the pieces of cutlery on a Victorian table. (60 b&w illustrations)"
An entertaining survey of the table, Babylonian to Edwardian, examining the political and social forces that shaped what appeared on it. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 15, 2000

"Elizabeth was complex and her character often obscure. Her cult was a deliberate creation, says Strong, and his presentation is convincing, scholarly, and sophisticated. Knowledge of Latin helpful, but not essential. (91 b&w illustrations, seen)"
Among the manifold lessons history may teach is the skillful use of public relations—as used, for example, in the court of Elizabeth I. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 12, 2000

"Utterly endearing. Top dog book of the century—so far."
Beautifully barked diary of a dog as taken down by his Man and a natural for Britain's Whitbread Prize, although the poor dog will never pry it loose from the hands of London's literati. Read full book review >