Search Results: "Theodore James Putala"


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A Hero For Our Time by Theodore James Putala
Released: June 21, 2010

"An ambitious attempt undermined by an aimless plot and flat dialogue."
Putala's debut explores unrequited love and other hardships in this coming-of-age novel set at a Northeastern college. Read full book review >

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LORD OF THE KILL by Theodore Taylor
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Taylor's cause is a worthy one, but the perfunctory story onto which he loads it is a nonstarter. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Light on plot, heavy on agenda, this sequel to The Sniper (1989) belabors readers with the author's outrage over the illicit use of rare or exotic animals in "canned" hunts and Asian medicine. Read full book review >

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TO KILL THE LEOPARD by Theodore Taylor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1993

"You really are there."
Realistic submarine suspense, set in WW II, by Taylor (Monocolo, 1989; The Stalker, 1987), who's also written a number of YA novels (The Weirdo, The Cay, etc.). Read full book review >

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ROGUE WAVE by Theodore Taylor
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Nevertheless, these will captivate even reluctant readers. (Short stories. 12+)"
``And Other Red-Blooded Sea Stories'' is the subtitle that hints at the tone and telling in this collection of eight short works, some previously published in magazines by Taylor (The Bomb, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1995

"Steinberg gives bite to that old refrain—the rich get richer, the poor poorer, and the courts smooth the way. (Photos, not seen)"
Taking his title from a Mark Twain satire, Steinberg teases from the parched earth of property law a nifty morality tale about the notion of ``owning'' nature. Read full book review >

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HARBOR LIGHTS by Theodore Weesner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"An unforgettable novel, unquestionably Weesner's best to date."
An almost unbearable sense of the futility and pain that ensue from the failure of decent people to sustain loving relationships lies at the heart of this bleak sixth novel by the New Hampshire author (Novemberfest,1994, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE DEVIL AND DANIEL SILVERMAN by Theodore Roszak
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Much too long and more than a little self-indulgent—but for most of its fractious, farcical length, most readers will be having too much fun to notice."
Sinclair Lewis might have liked this ebullient lampoon, whose targets include writers' frail egos and crowded psyches, the publishing industry's deranged priorities, and the nuts and bolts (especially the nuts) of religious fundamentalism. Read full book review >

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In the Shadow of Hagia Sophia by Theodore G. Karakostas
Released: Feb. 25, 2013

"Lucid writing and a strong grasp of Byzantine history, with an emphasis on the historical rather than spiritual."
Covering a period of nearly 20 years in the author's life, Karakostas' writing details his visits to various sites important to Greek Orthodox followers, including Hagia Sophia in modern-day Istanbul and the island of Patmos. Read full book review >

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LISA AND DAVID/ JORDI/LITTLE RALPHIE by Theodore Isaac Rubin
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1998

"A curious and mostly redundant collection."
Three case histories open readers' eyes to true psychopathology in children. ``Lisa & David'' is a classic, made memorable in the film about two institutionalized teenagers whose developing relationship helps each begin to heal. ``Jordie'' is a composite portrait of a childhood schizophrenic, also previously published. ``Little Ralphie'' is a new study of a teenager who exhibits symptoms of you-name-it: catatonia, schizophrenia, multiple personalities. Read full book review >