Search Results: "Colin Meloy"


BOOK REVIEW

WILDWOOD IMPERIUM by Colin Meloy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Like filmmaker Terry Gilliam, Meloy gives his antic imagination full rein to produce work that, if occasionally uneven, is brilliantly sui generis. (Fantasy. 10 & up)"
Drawing from wildly original tropes and paradigms and populated by a wide cast of characters old and new, this portrait of a magical world just outside mundane reality (here represented by Portland, Ore.) brings the trilogy to a satisfying conclusion. Read full book review >

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THE WHIZ MOB AND THE GRENADINE KID by Colin Meloy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"A gleefully metafictional caper and middle-grade picaresque bound to appeal to discerning young readers. (Adventure. 8-12)"
Charlie, the shy son of an American diplomat in France, discovers a thrilling, dangerous underworld whose young denizens prey on the unsuspecting elite of 1961 Marseille. Read full book review >

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WILDWOOD by Colin Meloy
by Colin Meloy, illustrated by Carson Ellis
Released: Aug. 30, 2011

"A satisfying blend of fantasy, adventure story, eco-fable and political satire with broad appeal; especially recommended for preteen boys. (Fantasy. 10 & up)"
Fans of Meloy's indie-rock band, The Decemberists, will recognize themes running through his engaging debut celebrating the struggle of ordinary folk (including plants and animals) to throw off tyranny and shape their destinies. Read full book review >

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UNDER WILDWOOD by Colin Meloy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 25, 2012

"Reflecting on her Wildwood experience, Prue 'learned to not consider the minutiae of things, but rather take each episode as it came.' Take Prue's advice and enjoy the ride. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Droll and ornate, elegiac and romantic—the sequel to Wildwood (2011) brings readers deeper into and under the pine-scented, magical world tantalizingly close to Portland, Ore. Read full book review >

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BOTH WAYS IS THE ONLY WAY I WANT IT by Maile Meloy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 9, 2009

"The author seldom allows a trickle of hope to lighten her characters' anguish, but she gives them a consciousness and dignity that make their experiences deeply moving."
Meloy (A Family Daughter, 2006, etc.) explores loneliness in 11 stories set mostly in her native Montana. Read full book review >

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HALF IN LOVE by Maile Meloy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2002

"Impressive debut by a young author previously published in the New Yorker and the Paris Review."
Minimalist without being enigmatic, talented newcomer Meloy packs a lot into a small space: 15 spare, memorable stories, set mostly in the contemporary rural West. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 22, 2002

"Smart, evocative, and memorable: nature-writing done right."
Lyrical nature essays set mostly in the American Southwest, with excursions to the tropics to escape the desert sun. Read full book review >

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THE NIGHT CLOCK by Paul Meloy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"This tumultuous romp, which shifts rapidly from one character's viewpoint to another, is anchored by Trevena, whose warmth provides needed emotional continuity in a shocking, roiling, but imitative quest to protect human dreams."
British psychiatric nurse Phil Trevena's patients are dying, a frightening prelude to the potential loss of all reality—unless he and a time traveler named Daniel can rebuild the clock that commands the Dark Time flux. Read full book review >

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A FAMILY DAUGHTER by Maile Meloy
Released: Feb. 14, 2006

"And each novel stands alone; together they pack a seismic wallop."
A thoroughly original and undeniably brilliant companion piece to Meloy's debut novel, Saints and Liars (2003). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 13, 2005

"A lovely parting gift."
Meloy, who died in 2004, reveals how wild animals, encountered in wild settings, impart beauty and meaning to our lives. Read full book review >

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DO NOT BECOME ALARMED by Maile Meloy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2017

"Do not start this book after dinner or you will almost certainly be up all night."
Three families on a cruise are separated from their children during a shore excursion in Central America. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1999

"Meloy has not only rediscovered her connection to the badlands'she's also made a fine book in the bargain. (Author tour)"
A thoughtful recounting of one woman's travels in the post—Cold War American West. Read full book review >