Search Results: "Victor Smith"


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HUNTINGTON PASS by Victor Smith
Released: July 8, 2011

"Endearing, but unfocused and bizarre—just like Buck."
In Smith's debut novel, an alcoholic wanderer searches for a better life in a small skiing town. Read full book review >

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VICTOR LAVALLE
by Megan Labrise

Victor LaValle is a genre genius: The Changeling (June 13) satisfies as a horror story, a fairy tale, and a contemporary New York narrative all in one.

“I’ve been working with the same editor now for about four books,” LaValle says of Chris Jackson, publisher and editor-in-chief of Random House imprint One World, “so when I give him 100 ...


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BOOK REVIEW

DEL-DEL by Victor Kelleher
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 1, 1992

"A well-plotted and engrossing portrayal of a child's inability to cope with death, from an Australian whose novels have consistently been of interest (Baily's Bones). (Fiction. 12+)"
Sam is seven, brilliant, and deeply disturbed by the death of his sister Laura. Read full book review >

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RESCUE! by Victor Kelleher
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Still, a thought-provoking thriller with a respectable grounding in natural history and human nature. (Fiction. 11-15)"
Appalled by the experimental surgery on two baboons, African-American Jess and Australian David escape with them to the bush near where their scientist parents are working. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2007

"A slight but enjoyable read for film fans, theater junkies and '60s nostalgics."
Amusing if fitfully irritating memoir of a (sort-of) brilliant career. Read full book review >

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ARTICHOKE HEARTS by Victor Wuamett
Released: Nov. 22, 1991

"Chase gets more insensitive with each book."
Seltzer-swilling, macho-posturing, California real-estate man Chase Randel (Deeds of Trust, 1991; Teardown, 1990), who brokered the deal when Joe Pacheco optioned his artichoke farm to well- heeled developer James O'Ryan, may not earn his commission if gorgeous, libidinous ecologist Lillian Landgaart discovers any endangered saltwater harvest mice on the property and if the environmentalists, led by county planner Irwin Gordon, stall their plans. Read full book review >

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THE DEVIL'S FOOTPRINT by Victor O'Reilly
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 29, 1997

"Although O'Reilly includes a rather full measure of preachments on the West's indifference to the latter-day threat of terrorism, he tells a mean adventure story—chock-full of high-tech power and chivalric glory."
Irish hardcase Hugo Fitzduane goes another resourceful round with the Japanese terrorists he fought to a bloody standstill in Rules of the Hunt (1995). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Well researched and thoughtful. (b&w photos, not seen)"
In a vividly evocative account, Stater (History/Louisiana State Univ.) weaves social and political history into a plot that reads like a Restoration-era episode of Dallas. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2001

"A brilliant memoir illuminating a rich and complex life. (20 b&w photographs)"
In language ranging from lush to poignant to erotic to horrifying, an eminent literary scholar recalls his childhood and youth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OMON RA by Victor Pelevin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1996

"It's the work of an exciting new talent, and one hopes his other fiction will soon be in English translation as well."
A vigorous satire on the Soviet space program is combined with a thoughtful dramatization of the mixed human impulses to explore, conquer, and transcend in this memorable short novel by the author of The Yellow Arrow (see below). Read full book review >