Search Results: "Wolfgang Benz"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 2, 1999

"Cursory, but competent."
What more can be said about the Holocaust? Read full book review >

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MERCEDES-BENZ by Pawel Huelle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2006

"Colorful setting and trenchant social commentary, but a cul-de-sac plot."
Playful postmodernism Central European-style—entertainment for a decidedly select demographic: automobile aficionados desperate for the inside skinny on Poland's recent past. Read full book review >

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KARL BENZ by Brian Williams
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 15, 1991

"Chronology; brief, irrelevant bibliography; glossary; index. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
In the ``Pioneers of Science'' series, some interesting period illustrations and biographical details concerning the German who built the first practical automobile. Read full book review >

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WATCH OUT FOR WOLFGANG by Paul  Carrick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Further, while the traditional porcine tale's moral lauds the value of hard work and logic, the message implied by Dudley's victory—be yourself and you will defeat the wolves at your door—is undermined by the equally singular Rod and Slick's undoing. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Who's afraid of the big bad recycler? Read full book review >

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THE MAN WHO SHOT OUT MY EYE IS DEAD by Chanelle  Benz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 17, 2017

"An ambitious book that marks Benz as a writer to watch."
A wide-ranging debut collection that spans time, genre, and place. Read full book review >

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OH, JACKIE by Maudy Benz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1998

"A frank and convincing portrait of a young woman's painful coming-of-age."
Stylish first novel, by journalist and performance artist Benz, about the sexual awakening of an adolescent girl. Read full book review >

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RAINBOWS by Wolfgang Schoellkopf
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 11, 2009

"While the greedy, talky sisters fail to engage, Schoellkopf's bios of the doomed Rothko and Kirchner are exquisitely bleak."
Schoellkopf's new book is a tense, chatty, upscale New York set-piece informed by art history, color theory, acquisitiveness, drug abuse and much speculation about things spiritual and metaphysical. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Max's journey is full of plot holes, flat characters, awkward prose and trite conclusions, but the fast-paced adventure will entertain fantasy readers. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
The Grey Griffins series continues in this middle-of-the-road fantasy adventure. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: June 7, 2010

"Sloppy all around. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Aiming to be a steampunk action/adventure with a faerie element and a side of gaming, this opener of the second Grey Griffins series is a congested mess of overwritten prose, weak descriptions and inflated dangers. Read full book review >

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THE REVENGE OF THE SHADOW KING by Derek Benz
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"Not a bad option for fans of the genre. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
A collectible card game introduces Max and his friends to the battle against ancient evil in this undistinguished but entertaining series opener. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1992

"A true pleasure. (Illustrations—125 b&w—not seen.)"
First published in Germany in 1980, this elegantly trim and readable inquiry is the final volume (after The Railway Journey and Disenchanted Night—neither reviewed) of social-historian Schivelbusch's musings on the origin of modern industrial consciousness. Read full book review >

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A SAD AFFAIR by Wolfgang Koeppen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2003

"Koeppen (The Hothouse, 2001, etc.), who's unlike any other writer, produced only five novels in a 60-year career span. But they're all gems, and A Sad Affair is one of the brightest."
An engagingly callow swain pursues the "actress" of his dreams in this previously untranslated 1934 fiction, the first by the great, underrated German author (1902-96). Read full book review >