Search Results: "Victor Ostrovsky"


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LION OF JUDAH by Victor Ostrovsky
Released: Sept. 7, 1993

"Authentic, offbeat tradecraft and clever touches throughout make this worthwhile despite its unmemorable characters— including the hero—and chop-socky prose."
The disillusioned former Mossad officer who blew the whistle on his old organization (By Way of Deception, 1990—not reviewed) now gives us his first novel, about...a Mossad officer who goes it alone, disillusioned with the organization. Read full book review >

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THE INVENTION OF RUSSIA by Arkady Ostrovsky
NON-FICTION
Released: June 7, 2016

"An astute, accessible, illuminating navigation of the idea that the 'only consistent feature in Russia's history is its unpredictability.'"
A focused, bracing look at how the control of the media has helped plot the Russian political trajectory from dictatorship and back again. 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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DOGBOY by Victor Kelleher
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"However, there's enough here to interest thoughtful readers. (Fiction. YA)"
A dog and her pup raise an abandoned baby boy in this philosophical tale that appears to take place sometime before Christ. Read full book review >

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SOLOMON'S KNIFE by Victor Koman
Released: April 10, 1989

Second-novelist Koman (The Jehovah Contract, 1987) turns to a potboiler of ideas about transoption, a surgical procedure that allows one woman's fetus to be transferred and carried to term by someone else. Read full book review >

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ADMIRAL OF FEAR by Victor Suthren
Released: Feb. 11, 1990

A clever young American officer in George II's navy sails against the Spanish and French fleets—with precious little help from his betters—in this latest 18th-century swashbuckler from the author of In Perilous Seas (1984) and The Black Cockade (1982). Read full book review >

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PARROT IN THE OVEN by Victor Martinez
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 30, 1996

"The picture Manny paints of his world is not a pretty one, but it is unusually vibrant. (Fiction. 12-15)"
A whirlwind of surprising similes and inventive turns of phrase colorfully frame this grim, ultimately tender story, subtitled ``Mi Vida,'' about a young Chicano getting his priorities straight. Read full book review >

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RULES OF THE HUNT by Victor O'Reilly
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 15, 1995

"Perhaps too convoluted for its own good, this page-turner should still enhance O'Reilly's place among contemporary thriller writers."
Irish tough guy Hugo Fitzduane takes on a fierce Japanese group, the Yaibo, or the Cutting Edge, in this violent, fast-paced sequel to Games of the Hangman (1991). Read full book review >

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TERROR OCCULTA by Victor Paletta
Released: Oct. 3, 2008

"An intriguing, fantastical view of humankind's future."
One man's sci-fi journey from nameless numbered Corporal 1412 to celebrated Commander Dray. Read full book review >