Search Results: "Victor Del Arbol"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SADNESS OF THE SAMURAI by Victor Del Arbol
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 22, 2012

"A literary page-turner."
A deftly plotted thriller that combines narrative momentum with literary ambition. Read full book review >

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BE A MAN FERGOD SAKE by Del Corey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 19, 2012

"An often engaging military novel that's best suited for an older audience seeking a sweet taste of the good old days."
Corey's debut novel follows a young soldier's sentimental journey to manhood. Read full book review >

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DARK DELICACIES by Del Howison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Sadly, nothing here goes bump in the night."
Twenty not-very-scary horror stories. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 9, 1992

"Authentic, no doubt—though hardly what most Italians eat a casa—and it's guaranteed not to duplicate your guests' last dinner out."
Del Conte (The Italian Pantry, 1990), an Italian now living in London, bases this season-by-season dinner-party-menu cookbook on the principle that ``the most important thing when giving a dinner party is a well-balanced menu.'' Arranged Italian-style in separate courses, her meals contain some odd-sounding dishes—a green salad dressed in sour cream; a spinach torta made with orange juice and cookie crumbs and a pairing of three pounds of asparagus with eight fried eggs (for four people), both of which are presented as vegetarian main dishes—and some oddly repetitive offerings: an outdoor summer lunch that has three different kinds of cold frittata as a main course; a main course at a Bolognese feast for 30 consisting of four different pasta dishes; and—a meal that Del Conte says she often serves—an elaborate fish lasagna containing five kinds of seafood and two rich sauces, with another lasagna layered with tomato-meat sauce. Read full book review >

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"Trippy, creative, and thoughtful, this vocabulary book should awaken imaginations."
An ABC book for all ages features the artist/author's illustrations of unusual words in unexpected combinations, from "apperceptive achatina" to "zooid zeppelin's zygote." Read full book review >

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MY BEAUTIFUL BIRDS by Suzanne Del Rizzo
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2017

"This story of one frightened little boy who finds strength in caring for animals and uses that strength to comfort other kids is an excellent means of explaining a difficult subject to young children. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-10)"
Sami was feeding his pigeons when his home and his neighborhood were suddenly gone. Read full book review >

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Released: May 19, 1998

"Instead, she offers evidence that some anti-Castro zealots are more than just a little crazy."
In her first book, Boza, who left Cuba as an exile at the age of six, chronicles how international politics and a rigid anticommunist father turned a smart little girl into a neurotic woman. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PALINURO OF MEXICO by Fernando del Paso
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 15, 1996

"Demanding, mandarin, occasionally infuriating: the kind of book you're unlikely to finish the same year you begin it, but quite likely to keep dipping into, perhaps over a lifetime."
Palinuro Of Mexico ($14.95 paperback original; Jul. 15, 1996; 557 pp.; 1-56478-095-3): This intimidating Joycean novel, highly acclaimed when originally published (1977) in Spain, then later in its author's native Mexico and throughout Europe, is actually more commonplace-book than fiction: a rhapsodic celebration of the intricacy of the human body and its possibilities, sung (as it were) by del Paso's polymathic protagonist and narrator. Read full book review >