Search Results: "Werner Otto Müller-Hill"


BOOK REVIEW

THE TRUE GERMAN by Werner Otto Müller-Hill
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"A man of reason in Nazi Germany observes the approaching maelstrom."
A prescient World War II diary by a German judge who loathed the Nazi regime yet was a military judge during the war. Read full book review >

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JOE HILL
by Gregory McNamee

Climate change is a strange business: it’s turning hot places cold and cold places hot, making desert areas green and turning grasslands into desert. And then there’s what’s going on in Boulder, Colorado, where downpours of sharp steel shards are slicing the locals to ribbons, gruesome deaths first announced, as the narrator of Joe Hill’s novella Rain tells us, by ...


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FIND YOUR NEXT MIND-EXPANDING READ AMONG OCTOBER'S MUST-READ SPECULATIVE FICTION BOOKS
by John DeNardo

Readers looking for a good book need look no further than this month's picks for the best speculative fiction books. (Horror fans, stay tuned later this month for a larger roundup of spooky horror reads!) This month's collection of must-reads includes swashbuckling tales of sword and sorcery, an immortal crow who has lived many lives, a weird tale ...


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STRANGE WEATHER AND OTHER HORRORS
by Thea James

It is October and therefore officially autumn—that season of pumpkin-flavored everything, haunted houses, mists, and mellow fruitfulness. This also means that it is time for slasher movie marathons, the new season of Stranger Things, and a borderline unhealthy indulgence in all the horror novels, both old and new.

One such new horror novel is Strange Weather by Joe Hill. Actually ...


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BOOK REVIEW

PICO THE GNOME by Martina Müller
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2016

"A lightweight addition to the horde of suggested bully-countering strategies. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A happy gnome saves the forest from a rampaging giant by holding out the hand of friendship. Read full book review >

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MISS MOUSE by Birte Müller
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"While the complexity of color and composition mark this offering for older babies and toddlers, the sheer sweetness of Miss Mouse's expression makes this brief sojourn with her well worth the time. (1-3)"
"Miss Mouse has a skirt for dancing time / and a backpack for a mountain climb." Read full book review >

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FARLEY FARTS by Birte Müller
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2003

"Since Farley's distress is treated in a jokey way, he's more likely to get smirks than sympathy from readers; wave this off in favor of Shinta Cho's informative, amusing The Gas We Pass (1994). (Picture book. 6-8)"
Hard on the heels of Lisa Kopelke's Excuse Me! (2003) comes another tale of a frog with chronic digestive difficulties. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2004

"A trip down the 'gospel road' that's long, meandering, and generally unrewarding."
The biographies of three important figures in soul music are uncomfortably interwoven. Read full book review >

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REACH FOR THE MOON, LITTLE LION by Hildegard Müller
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"Charming. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A very small lion is made to feel even smaller and more insignificant when the leopard, hippopotamus, and crocodile bully him mercilessly. Read full book review >

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TRAVELING ON ONE LEG by Herta Müller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"With a cool, minimalist style that simulates alienation, this fictional bleakness is not an easy read, but even in its now-dated Cold War milieu, it dramatizes a fact that seems fundamentally human: that, somehow, everyone is alone."
The first English translation of an earlier work (published in 1992) from the acclaimed MÅller (The Land of Green Plums, 1996) is a profound story of dislocation: an exile from Romania struggles to find her bearings in Berlin just before the end of the Cold War. Read full book review >