Search Results: "William Rodarmor"


BOOK REVIEW

THE GATE OF DAYS by Guillaume Prévost
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"A third installment is on the way, and one can only hope the writing begins to live up to the premise. (Science fiction. 10-14)"
In The Book of Days (2007), readers met Sam Faulkner, a troubled teen who followed in his father's footsteps as a time traveler. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BOOK OF TIME by Guillaume Prévost
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"A light read, with glimpses into other times and places, with the promise of better to come. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Sam Faulkner's mother is dead, his father's been missing for two weeks, he's being threatened by a bully at school and he's just turned 14. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JULIEN PARME by Florian Zeller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 10, 2008

"A sustained yelp of youthful despair, occasionally affecting, more often exasperating."
French writer Zeller makes his U.S. debut with a novel about a dark night of the soul in the life of an angry Parisian teenager. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LORD OF THE SWALLOWS by Gérard de Villiers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"Even Bond might blush."
Thriller in which lustful affairs send Soviet and American agents, spies, and counterspies plotting and panting in what nearly becomes a bedroom farce. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MADMEN OF BENGHAZI by Gérard de Villiers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"A ton of coincidences and a dry, journalistic approach to fiction render this spy novel no threat to Ian Fleming's legacy."
Best-selling French novelist de Villiers, who died in 2013, wrote more than 200 books about suave Austrian spy Malko Linge; this is the first to be translated into English in decades. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHAOS IN KABUL by Gérard de Villiers
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"As for the thrills in this ripped-from-the-headlines thriller, if you want to know whether Malko succeeds in assassinating Karzai, or whether de Villiers kills off his long-running series hero, you'll just have to read the whole story to find out."
How hard could it be to assassinate an inconvenient Afghan head of state? If you haven't seen any newspapers over the past few years, de Villiers, late (1929-2013) veteran of hundreds of spy thrillers, wants to tell you. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TARA DUNCAN AND THE SPELLBINDERS by Sophie Audouin-Mamikonian
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"High fantasy for middle-schoolers who just can't get enough of it. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
An adventurous preteen encounters inter-dimensional portals, magical powers and mysterious parentage in this overstuffed first book of a bestselling European fantasy series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILLIAM GOLDING by John Carey
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2010

"A tendentious but relentlessly thorough, historically important treatment."
With the cooperation of his subject's daughter, Sunday Times chief book reviewer Carey (What Good Are the Arts?, 2006, etc.) produces the first major biography of Nobel Prize-winning novelist William Golding (1911-1993). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2008

"Hearing today's leaders proclaim deep religious convictions, especially around election time, readers may feel that they don't make Christians like they used to."
Richly satisfying biography of a great humanitarian who was also thoroughly likable. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 15, 2000

"Himler's watercolors accurately conjure time and place, and underscore more somber elements of the story. (chronology) (Picture book/biography. 9-12)"
In his absorbing picture-book biography aimed at a slightly older audience, Kroll (Robert Fulton, 1999, etc.) immediately informs readers that Penn was a rebel. Read full book review >