Search Results: "Victor Lodato"


BOOK REVIEW

MATHILDA SAVITCH by Victor Lodato
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 22, 2009

"Crossover potential could be limited by some PG-13 material, but both mature adolescents and adult readers will find much to love in Lodato's remarkable creation."
A wildly precocious adolescent girl searches for the truth behind her sister's death in playwright Lodato's creative and engaging debut novel. Read full book review >

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EDGAR & LUCY by Victor Lodato
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2017

"A domestic fable about grief and redemption likely to leave readers emotionally threadbare."
The life of a young albino boy in suburban New Jersey is permanently marked by two tragedies, neither of his making. Read full book review >

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THE LAND OF LINES by Victor Hussenot
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 2, 2015

"A familiar plot retold in imaginative drawings that beg multiple readings. (Picture book. 5-10)"
A boy and a girl explore an unknown world of sharp lines, conquer monsters, and tumble their way into new lands. Read full book review >

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MOONDREAM by Victor Osborne
Released: April 20, 1989

After quarreling with his good friend Katy, Rupert is wakened by a fearsome "Grabbly"; Katy hears their straggle, rushes to the rescue, and is carried off instead—thus initiating Rupert's book-long journey to rescue her. Read full book review >

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A BREED APART by Victor Woods
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"A cautionary tale with a happy ending that is far from the norm; only societal overhaul, Woods suggests, can effect mass rehabilitation."
Biting autobiography of a young black man who despised his middle-class upbringing and turned to crime in a futile effort to break free, but ultimately came to terms with his self-destructive behavior. Read full book review >

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CORIANDER by Barbara Victor
Released: April 1, 1993

"What threatens to be a goopy, glitzy medical-soaper turns out to be a serious, largely successful political thriller."
An Argentine banker disappears in a fiery plane crash just before his bank is shown to be missing 50 or so million dollars. Read full book review >

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DEEDS OF TRUST by Victor Wuamett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 18, 1991

"A slick, somewhat predictable narrativeat times almost a satire on the hard-boiledas Chase joins the growing number of A.A. heroes who take their seltzers neat and their murders messy."
The second appearance of California real-estate dealer Chase Randel (Teardown, 1990) again finds him embroiled in murder: quiet, elderly Frank Baker, who appealed to him for help when a condo deal soured, soon ``slips'' off a balconyand to compound matters, the autopsy reveals a healthy dose of cyanide in the scotch he'd just drunk. Read full book review >

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FRIENDS, LOVERS, ENEMIES by Barbara Victor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 30, 1991

"Sophomoric."
Victor (Absence of Pain, 1988; Misplaced Lives, 1990) doles out a plodding dull-o-drama of terrorist intrigue in the Middle East. Read full book review >

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CAPTAIN MONSOON by Victor Suthren
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 1993

"Brisk, shipshape naval adventure."
Clever, colonial Captain Mainwaring (Admiral of Fear, 1991, etc.) sails again for H.M. George II, tackling the fiendish French in the distant, warm waters of the Indian Ocean. Read full book review >

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RUSSIAN BEAUTY by Victor Erofeyev
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1993

"It is a dynamo—and Erofeyev (who, together with Aksyonov, edited a dissident-writings collection, Metropol, in 1983) puts himself directly into the rank of Aksyonov, Bitov, Tolstaya—the best of the Russian writers working now."
This supernova monologue is the story of Irina (Ira) Tarakanova—Moscow muse, lover of countless men and also a few women, singer of a long song of despair and humor and satire and Russianness. Read full book review >

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THIRTEEN SENSES by Victor Villaseñor
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A little of the incessant be-here-now grooviness can go a long way, though readers inclined to New Age sensibilities will find the ever-enthusiastic Villaseñor a pleasant and engaging companion."
Coherence takes a backseat to exuberant, purplish prose in this sprawling saga of a family's life in Mexico and the US, sequel to Rain of Gold (1991). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 3, 2012

"A useful, pertinent work for understanding the human story behind the headlines."
From the former director of Asian Affairs at the National Security Council, an eye-opening view of the closed, repressive dictatorship of North Korea. Read full book review >