Search Results: "Willy Peter Reese"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 2, 2005

"<\b>Candid, personal, laced with thoroughly haunting imagery."
Memoirs from the Eastern Front by an ordinary Wehrmacht soldier with an extraordinary grasp the horrors of war. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HORIZON by Jenn Reese
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 8, 2014

"A fitting finale for a gripping futurist series whose four multifaceted heroes offer a strong anti-war, pro-diversity message. (Science fiction. 10-16)"
This last volume of the Above World trilogy opens where Mirage (2013) ended, with Aluna, Hoku, Dash and Calli determined to save their genetically modified races from megalomaniac Karl Strand and his technically enhanced Upgrader army. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF SHADOWS by James Reese
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2002

"Harry Potter for oversexed Wicca freaks. Masochists, hermaphrodites and nun-fetishists unite!"
Debut supernatural vampire/witch superdrama whose lesson seems to be that sex is better when (1) it's a sin, (2) it hurts, and (3) it involves barely adolescent girls. Read full book review >

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THE ABC OF FABULOUS PRINCESSES by Willy Puchner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2014

"Those who willingly follow aural and visual enticements to other realms will be enchanted. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This is not your mother's abecedary. There is a letter on every spread, and Princess Anna does present an ambrosia apple, but that is where the similarity stops. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 10, 2012

"While overall appeal may be limited, it will hook patient readers by the palpable sense of foreboding established early on, and they will enjoy the gradual build of suspense in this gritty and layered novel. (Historical fiction. 12-18)"
A reworking of the classic tale of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde imagines his beastly transformation is achieved at the hands of a desperate young woman in this slowly paced thriller that's steeped in historical detail. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DANCING WITH DADDY by Willy Welch
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Logic is a feeble reed in this instance: the animals sport anthropomorphic expressions and are all actively participating even though it's night, but the elusive childhood magic of dancing with one's father is captured with all its silliness and magnificence intact. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The first spread of this rhyming tale shows a charming domestic tableau full of affectionate detail: a teapot on the table where a brown-haired daughter plays cards with her parents, Mama's bare feet with red toenails, and a windchime tinkling in the open window. Read full book review >

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IMMOLATION by Sam Reese
Released: Nov. 15, 2011

"A page-turning horror story with a few legitimate shocks and plenty of angst."
Set against the backdrop of the modern American South, Reese's supernatural coming-of-age tale brims with horror and revenge. Read full book review >

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THE DRACULA DOSSIER by James Reese
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Gore and gothic trappings mask a thin, wobbly plot."
Reese (The Book of Shadows, 2002, etc.) sends Jack the Ripper after Bram Stoker in yet another fog-laden tale of mutilation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOPPING FROM BELOW by Laura Reese
Released: June 16, 1995

"Not really erotic, but likely to be talked about. (First printing of 100,000; Literary Guild alternate selection)"
Erotic suspense—or so it's billed—about a woman's introduction to sadomasochism while seeking her sister's murderer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY LIFE IN POLITICS by Willy Brandt
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"An ambitious, sometimes lively appraisal of foreign policy and postwar politics. (Thirty-two pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
In a rambling but informative memoir, the former chancellor of West Germany and ex-mayor of Berlin details his substantial role in the politics of postwar Europe. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NORTHLINE by Willy Vlautin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2008

"Spare and strangely moving."
An unflinching look at people living on the edge in Vegas and Reno. Read full book review >