Search Results: "Stefan Bachmann"


BOOK REVIEW

THE PECULIAR by Stefan Bachmann
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"A promising, atmospheric fantasy debut. (Fantasy. 10-15)"
Goblins, faeries, gnomes, elflike fay, sylphs, automatons and changelings, oh my! Read full book review >

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A DROP OF NIGHT by Stefan Bachmann
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 15, 2016

"Bizarre and hugely suspenseful. (Horror. 12-18)"
Seventeen-year-old Anouk accepts an invitation to assist with an academic exploration of a 200-year old underground palace but instead finds herself trapped in an extensive and elaborate set of deadly underground rooms. Read full book review >

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THE WHATNOT by Stefan Bachmann
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"It's a bleak and breathless read, one that will have readers hoping for a peaceful outcome as fervently as its characters do. (Fantasy. 10-15)"
At the end of The Peculiar (2012), Bachmann's debut, the evil faery Mr. Lickerish had used half-faery Bartholomew's little sister, Hettie, as a Door to open the way between England and the Old Country; here is what happens next. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 27, 2014

"A hefty sheaf of chillers—all short enough to share aloud and expertly cast to entice unwary middle graders a step or two into the shadows. (index, not seen) (Horror/short stories. 10-13)"
Styling themselves "curators," four of horror fantasy's newer stars share tales and correspondence related to an imaginary museum of creepy creatures and artifacts. Read full book review >

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LILLIPUT 5357 by Stefan Czernecki
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"Prepare for repeated readings and I-Spy-type audience participation. (Picture book. 2-6)"
"Bippity Zippity Beep Beep Beep." Read full book review >

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WE'RE GOING TO THE FARMERS' MARKET by Stefan Page
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 4, 2014

"The idea for this book is just right for the board-book set, but the art may prove too abstract for youngsters still learning to connect what they find on their plates to what they see on the page. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
A trip to the local farmers market provides the ingredients for a feast. Read full book review >

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PAPER LANTERNS by Stefan Czernecki
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Enlightening. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Those time-tested attributes of a good student—listen quietly, watch carefully, practice persistently—get unforced cultivation in this tale, but it's the lanterns that steal the show. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 25, 2012

"A devious intimation of homegrown terrors likely to keep readers awake long after closing time has come and gone."
Infidelity, bullying, savage beatings, sororicide, curses, murder and the devil himself all come into play in this quietly savage meditation on evil. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOBSON’S ISLAND by Stefan Themerson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 26, 2005

"If Richard Feynman, Flann O'Brien, Raymond Queneau and Dario Fo had ever gotten together, it might have been on Hobson's Island."
Power politics and metaphysical paradoxes dominate this free-range comic parable, a 1988 novel by the late (1910-88) Polish-born British author. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF FRANZA and REQUIEM FOR FANNY GOLDMAN by Ingeborg Bachmann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Richly suggestive if somewhat inchoate work from a gifted, and underrated, writer."
The Book Of Franza and Requiem For Fanny Goldman ($26.95; Oct; 256 pp.; 0-8101-1204-3). Read full book review >

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KARAJAN by Robert C. Bachmann
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 18, 1991

"Despite an air of superiority, a compelling read—and excellent on Karajan's conducting style. (Eight pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
The debeautification of a lonely, self-dramatizing, praise- seeking colossus, conductor Herbert von Karajan (1908-89), whom Swiss musicologist Bachmann esteems as a very great European conductor but a man trapped in fairy tales. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"Timely corporate history—as exciting and poignant as any good tale of derring-do against great odds by all-too-flawed giants. (Forty photographs)"
From veteran Time editor Kanfer (A Summer World, 1989, etc.): an enjoyable history of De Beers, the great business empire that founded a country, helped start a war, and funded the legendary Rhodes scholarships. Read full book review >