Search Results: "Thomas Sanchez"


BOOK REVIEW

KING BONGO by Thomas Sanchez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2003

"Florid, not quite Chandler."
Straightforward noir against the backdrop of pre-Revolution Cuba. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAY OF THE BEES by Thomas Sanchez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2000

"On balance, though, too far over the top to persuade us of its (supposedly) larger-than-life characters' reality. `Love is always a mutilation of the self,` Zermano intones at one particularly emotional moment. In this novel, it's also a noisy, grandiose distraction."
An intense but ultimately disappointing fourth novel from Sanchez (Mile Zero, 1989, etc.), this time about a passionate love that long outlasts WWII, which separates a famed Spanish artist from his French mistress. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AMERICAN TROPIC by Thomas Sanchez
Released: Jan. 15, 2013

"Even as a spoof, which is how it reads, this lurid work is less than entertaining."
A Southern gothic with a pro-environment veneer. Read full book review >

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RAINBOW ROAD by Alex Sanchez
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"A little sex might make this a not-for-everyone experience, but it's a perfect feel-good read for gay teens. (Fiction. YA)"
More soapy goodness from the rainbow boys from Rainbow High (2003). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GETTING IT by Alex Sanchez
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Sanchez acts on these cues successfully and non-didactically, ultimately conjuring a universe where young men can come together, regardless of sexuality, to support one another. (Fiction. YA)"
Acne-ridden, slightly pudgy Carlos is the quieter member of a quartet of cocksure, trash-talking high-school boys who've dubbed themselves "Los hornitos" since elementary school. Read full book review >

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RAINBOW HIGH by Alex Sanchez
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"Includes a list of advocacy groups and help lines. (Fiction. YA)"
Kyle, Jason, and Nelson from Rainbow Boys (2001) return to continue their Dawson's-Creek-with-extra-gay-boys soap opera and finish out their senior year. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY BLOODY LIFE by Reymundo Sanchez
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2000

"A crude cautionary tale that lacks redemptive power."
A sad, sanguinary, and clumsy account of life and death among Chicago's Puerto Rican street gangs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 10, 2006

"This difficult circumnavigation of a dark topic will help soothe survivors, as well as raise awareness about suicide."
A father recounts his exhaustive search for an explanation to his 22-year-old son's suicide. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BAIT by Alex Sanchez
FICTION
Released: June 9, 2009

Having punched out one too many classmates, 16-year-old Diego Rivera finds himself on probation for fighting and faces doing prison time if it happens again. Read full book review >

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A WITCH'S KITCHEN by Dianna Sanchez
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"A moralistic story about a witch learning to be true to herself; its heart's in the right place if not its craft. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Which witch will win? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN PIGS FLY by Bob Sanchez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 9, 2006

"Perfect for those who like their eggs scrambled, steak rare and thrillers hammy."
A madcap criminal caper involving a $100-million lottery ticket and the quirkiest cast of characters since Seinfeld. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 14, 2007

"An intriguing look at suicide weighed down by dense facts and figures."
A mechanical engineer zeroes in on the physiological dynamics of the brain in a valiant effort to explain suicide and make sense of his son's death. Read full book review >