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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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

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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >