Search Results: "Sian Reynolds"


BOOK REVIEW

WASH THIS BLOOD CLEAN FROM MY HAND by Fred Vargas
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Another of Vargas's powerful explorations of unusual crimes (Seeking Whom He May Devour, 2006, etc.): first-class from start to finish."
A 30-year sequence of murders continues to haunt Commissaire Jean-Baptiste Adamsberg, who's very personally involved. Read full book review >

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THIS NIGHT’S FOUL WORK by Fred Vargas
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2008

"A sub-par performance by a popular French writer (Wash This Blood Clean from My Hand, 2007, etc.) who this time out seems unduly charmed by her own eccentricity."
When two thugs are found with their throats cut, the local narcs claim the case, but as usual Commissaire Jean-Baptiste Adamsberg knows better. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 16, 2015

"Wide-ranging, informative and entertaining, especially for parents and educators."
How our bodies and minds work in tandem. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 6, 2002

"Historical writing of the first rank, graphic and of real presence."
Rees debuts with a cracking tale drawn from an unedifying episode in her native England's history: the "Transportation to Parts Beyond the Seas" of hundreds of British women, shipped on the Lady Julian in 1789 to penal life in Australia. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 21, 2003

"A life as if seen from afar. (16 pp. b&w photos)"
A memoir gets mired in heavy detail and an endless procession of admittedly justifiable mood swings. Read full book review >

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NICHOLAS REYNOLDS
by Gregory McNamee

Hemingway. Ernest Hemingway. The noted American author, widely admired and often parodied, was many things over his long career, from amateur boxer to open-ocean fisherman and world traveler. Along the way, he dropped into some of the ugliest war zones in the world of his day, casting his lot with the underdog in the fight, whether the French Resistance or ...


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BOOK REVIEW

PETE AND POLO’S BIG SCHOOL ADVENTURE by Adrian Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"While the story doesn't break any new ground, the comforting tale will reassure young children awaiting their own big first day of school. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This cozy debut as an author from illustrator Reynolds (Sammy and the Dinosaurs, 1999) sympathetically addresses the jitters that often herald the transition into preschool. Read full book review >

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WHEN I WAS THE GREATEST by Jason Reynolds
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"An author worth watching. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
A literary story of growing up in Brooklyn. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BREAK THESE RULES by Luke  Reynolds
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A well-meaning but uneven collection. (about the contributors) (Essays. 12 & up)"
Thirty-five essays encourage young readers to break the rules. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 10, 1998

"Although neither Reynolds nor anyone else can predict post-rave's future, his hardcore history of its first decade is a heady remix of the soundscape's greatest hits."
Rock journalist Reynolds (The Sex Revolts) chronicles how MDMA (a psychedelic amphetamine, aka "ecstasy") and MIDI (computer sound technology) together spawned the unique dance culture of the "chemical generation." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ON THE WINGS OF THE MORNING by Anthony Reynolds
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 2014

"A well-meaning but ultimately flat historical novel that's heavy with detail but short on style."
Reynolds, in his debut, offers a well-researched historical family saga set on the Canadian frontier. Read full book review >