Search Results: "William Dietrich"


BOOK REVIEW

ICE REICH by William Dietrich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 20, 1998

"A merry, melodramatic patchwork of adventure films that, when it isn't evoking predictable cinematic thrills, rivals the page-turners of Alistair MacLean."
Rousing, Indiana Jones'style debut thriller with scheming Nazis, hair-raising escapes, sweeping scenery, and romance in a volcanic cave. Read full book review >

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GETTING BACK by William Dietrich
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 2, 2000

"The pro-wilderness, outside-the-box message is hammered home in ways ranging from clever to clunky, but when the action stops and the pondering begins, a lack of character depth makes this story about as succulent as a mouthful of desert sand."
Following his dynamic 1998 debut, the Antarctic thriller Ice Reich, ex-journalist and Pulitzer Prize—winner Dietrich moves on to Australia for this slower-paced future-world saga of malcontents and convicts roaming the outback in a deadly game orchestrated by an all-powerful corporate entity. Read full book review >

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THE THREE EMPERORS by William Dietrich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 6, 2014

"The latest rousing adventure from Dietrich (The Barbed Crown, 2013, etc.) shows antihero Ethan Gage, his exotic wife and a varied cast of characters grappling with an especially tumultuous historical period."
An American adventurer and his Egyptian wife join the search for a fabled object. Read full book review >

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THE BARBED CROWN by William Dietrich
Released: May 7, 2013

"Dietrich has the Gage series down to a formula, blending history with entertaining tall tales and a good deal of irreverence."
Dietrich's creation Ethan Gage (The Emerald Storm, 2012, etc.) is no typical action hero. Read full book review >

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NAPOLEON’S PYRAMIDS by William Dietrich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"Dietrich (The Scourge of God, 2005, etc.) is never less than authoritative, but when a storyteller's setting is more interesting than his characters, his novel's in trouble."
Forget the mummies—there's a really big-time secret under wraps in Egypt's pyramids. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1992

"Mixing history, anecdote, biography, and poetic description of the battleground: a moving assessment of an ecological dispute with global implications."
A sensitive, intelligent review of the ongoing controversy over the logging of the remaining stands of old-growth forest in western Oregon and Washington; by Dietrich, Pulitzer-winning science writer for The Seattle Times. Read full book review >

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DARK WINTER by William Dietrich
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 24, 2001

"When the Pulitzer Prize-winning science writer turns to fiction (Ice Reich, 1998, etc.), the authenticity of his settings is always a plus. It's his cardboard characters that continue to let him down."
Murder stalks the South Pole in this near-miss thriller. Read full book review >

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THE EMERALD STORM by William Dietrich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 8, 2012

"A tale filled with rascally derring-do that could have worked better as a graphic novel."
The 19th-century role that a 21st-century Errol Flynn would be born to play. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1995

"A must-read for anyone interested in the interplay of technology, nature, and human ambition."
An absorbing and pointed account of the taming of Washington's Columbia River and the consequences—both beneficial and disastrous—on the economy, the inhabitants, and the wildlife of the Pacific Northwest. Read full book review >

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HADRIAN’S WALL by William Dietrich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 9, 2004

"Lively, authoritative, and edifying, though it does go a bit soapy toward the end. Still, the best yet from Dietrich (Dark Winter, 2001, etc.)."
Rome, 368 a.d.: slashing blades, snorting steeds, star-crossed lovers, an Iago-like villain: page-turning stuff. Read full book review >

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THE SCOURGE OF GOD by William Dietrich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 18, 2005

"As always, Dietrich (Hadrian's Wall, 2004, etc.) has a firm grip on setting, but his cast is standard issue for historical fiction—especially his underimagined, surprisingly pallid Attila, who couldn't scourge his way out of a paper bag."
A military juggernaut stands poised to conquer Europe, and it seems nothing can stop it. The year: 451. Read full book review >

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HOUSE OF BLAZES by Dietrich Kalteis
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"What might have been a fast-moving but routine crime caper has gained added interest from its setting amid the turmoil of San Francisco's 1906 earthquake."
Kalteis (Triggerfish, 2016, etc.) offers a shoot-'em-up from the get-go, adding a twist by making the principal player a hard-to-cheer-for ex-con seeking revenge while in the middle of a natural disaster. Read full book review >