Search Results: "William S. Dietrich"


BOOK REVIEW

WILLIAM S. AND THE GREAT ESCAPE by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2009

"Nonetheless, it works thematically and will likely prompt readers to think about the connection between William's history and his attraction to the transformative world of the theater. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
In this poignant adventure story, Jancy, William and their young siblings Trixie and Buddy decide to run away from the abusive home of their father and stepmother. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 16, 1991

"A no-nonsense audit that puts a consequential dilemma in disturbing perspective."
As good and thoughtful a case as has been made for a US industrial policy—defined by businessman Dietrich as the state's purposeful allocation of resources to high-tech enterprises with the capacity to add substantive value. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 1, 1993

"Early documents from the Godfather of Grunge."
The MTV generation's idea of an outlaw-writer, Burroughs finds himself a minor/grand old man of sorts—which is why, presumably, this book. Read full book review >

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S. by Slavenka Drakulic
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"This one is more painful than most."
Justly acclaimed as a journalist and an essayist, Drakuli—chose the novel for her latest tale of the terrors of the breakup of the former Yugoslavia. Read full book review >

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S by John Updike
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 12, 1988

"Possible moral here: a rage for symmetry isn't always an artist's best friend."
A companion piece to Roger's Version, this is Updike updating Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter by having Hester Prynne—here, Sarah Worth—get her two cents in as well. Read full book review >

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S. by J.J. Abrams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"Beguiling. For fans of mysteries, postmodern fiction and fine bookmaking: a book that makes demands of its reader, but that amply entertains in return."
A delightful, endlessly unfolding fiction that is meta beyond meta, a sort of Da Vinci Code for smart people. Read full book review >

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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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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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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 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 >

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MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 12, 2011

"A solid, page-turning throwback to the golden age of detective novels."
In his debut novel, Mears introduces Pinkerton detective Michael Temple, a man sent to Berlin in 1934 with one goal: bring back American film star Sara Potter. Read full book review >

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MARLENE DIETRICH by Steven Bach
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 8, 1992

"A great pearl."
Gigantic chef-d'oeuvre: a 600-page life that puts Dietrich before us as no book has ever done and whose writing sets a new standard for celebrity biographies. Read full book review >