Search Results: "Shaun Whiteside"


BOOK REVIEW

RED LOVE by Maxim Leo
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 15, 2014

"In this winner of the European Book Prize, Leo not only produces a moving family memoir, but also a probing exploration of the human need to believe and belong."
A prize-winning German journalist's account of how he revisited his family's socialist past to find answers about his parents' relationship to him and to each other. Read full book review >

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TO DIE IN SPRING by Ralf Rothmann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"Searing, haunting, incandescent: Rothmann's new novel is a vital addition to the trove of wartime fiction."
A reluctant German soldier wades through the final days of the second world war. Read full book review >

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SCHOOL’S OUT by Christophe Duffosé
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2007

"Way funnier than most mysteries, and more thrilling than most comic novels."
This audacious, genre-bending debut novel fuses an academic comedy of manners with an existential murder mystery. Read full book review >

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NAPOLEON’S EXILE by Patrick Rambaud
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 9, 2006

"Lively, true to history and a pleasure for period buffs."
Everybody loves a winner. Lose your throne to the combined armies of Europe, though, and it's a different story. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Will appeal to those interested in the Mafia, but casual readers may get caught up looking for the story and have a hard time absorbing the material."
Journalist Reski personalizes her longtime coverage of the Italian Mafia in this short recent history of the organization. Read full book review >

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THE LAST DRAGON by Silvana De Mari
FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Readers are left assured that kindness and hope will prevail, however tenuously, over anger and fear. (Fantasy. 10+)"
In the first section of this wise, warmhearted fairytale, the elf Yorsh is only a sweetly naïve child; but as the last of his kind, he accepts his destined burden to return summer to a world of endless rain and famine. Read full book review >

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MANITUANA by Wu Ming
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 5, 2009

"A worthy treatment of a history too little known, though nowhere near as delightful or as quirky as Q and '54."
Odd, spirited, tale of educated Indians, savage Europeans and bad mojo in the American outback at the time of the Revolutionary War. Read full book review >

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VENICE IS A FISH by Tiziano Scarpa
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Plenty of atmosphere and attitude, but not much else; this would have been better as a snappy magazine article."
Definitely not your father's travel guide: A native Venetian offers some playful aperçus about La Serenissima. Read full book review >

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ALL THAT COUNTS by Georg Oswald
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"As an amorality tale of the modern middle-class materialist lifestyle, there's nothing new here. As entertaining satire, Brett Easton Ellis did it with more style and imagination a decade ago."
A slight tale of skewed values and yuppie angst in a stiff translation from the German. Read full book review >

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LEA by Pascal Mercier
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Despite Mercier's (Perlmann's Silence, 2012, etc.) lyricism and occasional emotional acuity, the book's depiction of suffering does little to elaborate its closing observation that 'there is unhappiness of a dimension so great that it is unbearable.'"
Two men from Bern who can no longer trust their hands—one is a recently retired surgeon who can't hold a scalpel without trembling and the other can't hold a steering wheel without contemplating suicide—meet by chance in a cafe in Provence. Read full book review >

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THE SCENT OF YOUR BREATH by Melissa P.
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"An experimental work that relentlessly tests states of reality versus fantasy."
A second self-assured sexual coming-of-age tale by the young Sicilian author of 100 Strokes of the Brush Before Bed (2004). Read full book review >