Search Results: "Vianesa Vargas"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 20, 2012

"A practical, helpful guide to fit any budget and help readers make their own dietary decisions."
Vargas' debut self-help guide offers a diagnosis of modern-day food problems, along with easy-to-follow solutions and expertly articulated advice on habits, choices and healthy daily practices. Read full book review >

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MRS. VARGAS AND THE DEAD NATURALIST by Kathleen Alcala
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1992

"An intensely imaginative, often compelling debut."
Fantasies abound in this first story collection from Seattle- based Alcal†, who moves as subtly across the border between the US and Mexico as between the real and surreal, probing desperate lives of women under duress, and their dubious refuge of dreams. Read full book review >

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THE CHALK CIRCLE MAN by Fred Vargas
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2009

"As droll and fascinating as la ville lumière itself."
An eccentric Parisian killer baffles professional and amateur sleuths alike. Read full book review >

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THE GHOST RIDERS OF ORDEBEC by Fred Vargas
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 25, 2013

"Lively dialogue, well-defined characters and a sophisticated sense of humor add up to delightfully intelligent entertainment."
Commissaire Adamsberg ventures out of his Parisian jurisdiction to investigate a crime as offbeat as he is. Read full book review >

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A CLIMATE OF FEAR by Fred Vargas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2017

"The intricate eighth installment in this Parisian series delights with its interesting characters, engaging dialogue, and infectious sense of curiosity about the lives of others."
A pair of suspicious suicides are linked to each other and to the "godforsaken rock" that irrevocably changed the victims' lives a decade ago. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 28, 1998

"Its author may need a cold shower; all the reader needs is the time and place (preferably bed) to sample its very considerable pleasures."
Vargas Llosa's most enjoyable novel since his Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter (1982)—with which it shares the motif, used elsewhere in his fiction, of a teenager's romantic fixation on his beautiful stepmother. Read full book review >

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Released: May 28, 2015

"Intriguing, if imperfect, comic novel."
Bushnell introduces one of the world's most enigmatic writers in this metafictional debut novel. Read full book review >

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AN UNCERTAIN PLACE by Fred Vargas
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Adamsberg's seventh outing bubbles entertainingly along via the chemistry of its recurring cast and the author's knack for creating colorful minor characters."
A brilliant Parisian sleuth untangles a grisly English crime with links to a French murder. Read full book review >

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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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HAVE MERCY ON US ALL by Fred Vargas
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 3, 2005

"Captivating characters, historical oddities and clever plotting all add up to a scintillating tale. Mystery fans will be avidly seeking more from Vargas (Seeking Whom He May Devour, not reviewed, etc.)."
A French bestseller wonders whether modern Paris is in for another round of the plague. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Of interest to those already committed to the unrestrained-market platform. But will the caudillos, comunistas, and capitalistas listen?"
The generals have gone, the bosses are barely hanging on, the reds have been driven off. Can the free market now save Latin America from itself? Read full book review >

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DEATH IN THE ANDES by Mario Vargas Llosa
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"One of Vargas Llosa's best books in years."
An impressive panoramic portrayal of his native country is created with masterly economy in this intriguing political detective story by the celebrated Peruvian author (In Praise of the Stepmother, 1990; the autobiography A Fish in the Water, 1994, etc.). Read full book review >