Search Results: "Austin Wright"


BOOK REVIEW

DISCIPLES by Austin Wright
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 20, 1997

"Still, despite many moments of genuine emotion—the encounters between Harry and Lena, the appearances of the surprisingly sympathetic Miller—the characters in general are wooden embodiments of ideas who fail to lend plausibility to a disjointed plot."
A metaphysical thriller by the author of, among others, Telling Time (1995), this one about the human need for gurus both religious and secular. Read full book review >

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TONY AND SUSAN by Austin Wright
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1993

"Try throwing away the rind and eating the pulp."
Twenty-five years ago, Susan Sheffield divorced her ineffectual husband Edward to marry heart surgeon Arnold Morrow. Read full book review >

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TELLING TIME by Austin Wright
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"A wonderfully chaotic, unique look at a complex familywhat they really think of each other, how they truly are, and how they got that way."
A thoroughly imaginative tale of a family's rediscovery and re-creation of their dying father and themselves, by the author of After Gregory (1994), etc. Wright's story unfolds not only in the points of view, but in the thoughts and actual letters, speeches, dialogues, poems, and articles of its many characters. Read full book review >

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AFTER GREGORY by Austin Wright
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"An intellectual wordsmith's whodunit."
Sometimes indecipherable, often intriguing, this literary and existential mystery-within-a-novel may remind readers of the fiction of Paul Auster, Don DeLillo, and other authors who chart the modern American search for identity. Read full book review >

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ISLANDIA by Austin Tappan Wright
Released: April 9, 1942

"Watch it."
I expected to be a trifle bored with this — and I was pleasantly disappointed when I found myself going off on my own Islandia excursions, wondering why this wasn't discussed, what they thought about that, where they would have fitted into the world today. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PRISM by Austin Bay
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 17, 1996

"Implausible but readable fantasy for Soldier-of-Fortune fans."
James Bond lives again in a wildly improbable, marginally absurd military thriller that forges high-tech hardware and ESP. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MONSTERS LOVE SCHOOL by Mike Austin
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 24, 2014

"Though most readers would probably rather not face a Cyclops principal, hopefully they will have as good a first day as Blue and come to love school. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Austin's scribbly, lovable monsters are back, this time going beyond an exploration of colors (Monsters Love Colors, 2013) to tackle the biggest adventure of all—Monster School. Read full book review >

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COUNTDOWN WITH MILO by Mike Austin
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 25, 2012

"An amusing, imaginative launch into outer space. (Board book. 1-3)"
Milo and Mouse have an out-of-this-world adventure. Read full book review >

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JUNKYARD by Mike Austin
by Mike Austin, illustrated by Mike Austin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"While some kids will be fascinated with the robotic Munching Machines, the takeaway is unclear, and the represented ease of getting rid of garbage is certainly wrong. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The title on the cover is a clue to the tale—"JUNK" is rendered in a rusty-colored scribbly style, while "YARD" is a light green with a grassy pattern—but the ultimate message is murky. Read full book review >

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WHERE IS MILO'S BALL? by Mike Austin
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 25, 2012

"Just as visually appealing as the app at first glance, and possibly even more durable—but showing considerable fall-off in narrative quality and awareness of audience. (Board book. 2-3)"
The blue cat that starred in the excellent app A Present for Milo (2010) makes an awful crossover from the digital domain. Read full book review >

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FIRE ENGINE NO. 9 by Mike Austin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"Bold and energetic, and complete with fire-safety tips and fire-gear endpapers, this is one surefire win for the firefighter fan. (Picture book. 3-6)"
It's firefighters to the rescue in this action-packed homage to both the heroes and their truck. Read full book review >

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RESCUE SQUAD NO. 9 by Mike Austin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"'Hooray! Hooray!' (Picture book. 2-5)"
Following Fire Engine No. 9 (2015), Austin looks at maritime emergency vehicles. Read full book review >