Search Results: "Adam Thirlwell"


BOOK REVIEW

LURID & CUTE by Adam Thirlwell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 14, 2015

"Recent years have brought drug-drenched efforts from well-established artists Pynchon and Lethem. Perhaps the kindest thing one can say is that the talented Thirlwell has gotten his literary substance abuse out of his system at an earlier age."
In a pallid sort of noir, a boy-man lurches through an aimless series of small adventures and stumbles into criminal behavior that eventually exacts its comeuppance. Read full book review >

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POLITICS by Adam Thirlwell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Undergraduate ravings of this sort should be inflicted only on hapless editors or professors of creative writing."
A ménage à trois in contemporary London. Read full book review >

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THE ESCAPE by Adam Thirlwell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 7, 2010

"At times arch and too clever, but so minutely perceptive that it all works."
Thirlwell, who made a splash in 2003 with a controversial debut novel (Politics), and earned a spot on Granta's Best Young British Writers list, returns with a portrait of the elderly satyr as an artist. Read full book review >

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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: April 22, 2008

"Often overwrought and ostentatious—like a love letter, which of course it is."
A brash, well-read British novelist contemplates the history of his craft, the nature of artistic influence, the complexities of translation and the literary lint caught in the convolutions of his own (figurative) navel. Read full book review >

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ADAM by Ariel Schrag
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 10, 2014

"A well-composed story about love and lust in all their myriad variations and about a boy finding his place in a mixed-up, muddled-up, shook-up world."
An emotionally mature, socially tongue-tied and sexually anxious teenage boy abandons the comforts of suburbia for a walk on the wild side in LGBT New York. Read full book review >

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ADAM & EVELYN by Ingo Schulze
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 10, 2011

"A novel rich in dialogue and in its examination of a contemporary fall from grace."
A novel that works on many levels—the personal, the political and even the mythological. Read full book review >

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ADAM RUNAWAY by Peter Prince
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 2005

"Not especially profound, but a pleasing and well-written confection."
An English Candide wanders into 18th-century Lisbon. Complications ensue. Read full book review >

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EVE & ADAM by Michael Grant
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"An auspicious, thought-provoking series opener. (Science fiction/romance. 12 & up)"
The husband-wife team behind the Animorphs series returns with the first installment of an entertaining saga that pits smart teens against high-tech evildoers and bionic skullduggery. Read full book review >

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ADAM HABERBERG by Yasmina Reza
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 9, 2007

"One would not want to spend more than half a day with Adam Haberberg."
Half a day in the life of a failed Parisian novelist. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Even skeptics will find magic in this story, and parents of a Down syndrome child will cherish it."
Wickedly funny and wrenchingly sad memoirs of a young mother awaiting the birth of a Down syndrome baby while simultaneously pursuing a doctorate at Harvard. Read full book review >

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ADAM & EVE by Sena Jeter Naslund
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 28, 2010

"Hmmm…wonder what the Texas State School Board will think of this one?"
The story of the story of Genesis, and a love story reminiscent of Joan Crawford's worst movies are, uh, juxtaposed, in this very earnest sixth novel from the industrious Kentucky author (Abundance, 2006, etc.). Read full book review >