Search Results: "Colin Thubron"


BOOK REVIEW

TO A MOUNTAIN IN TIBET by Colin Thubron
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2011

"A powerful and hauntingly elegiac hybrid of travelogue and memoir."
Novelist and acclaimed travel writer Thubron (Shadow of the Silk Road, 2007, etc.) chronicles his trek to Mt. Kailas, "the most sacred of the world's mountains." Read full book review >

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IN SIBERIA by Colin Thubron
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"As a landscape, Thubron's Siberia is indifferently magnificent; as a place, it is furtive, luckless, crime-ridden, a world where the past is fast rotting and new foundations have yet to be poured. (Map, not seen)"
Thubron (The Lost Heart of Asia, 1994, etc.) proves again why he is considered one of the most affecting travel writers today with this graphic, melancholy portrait of Siberia. Read full book review >

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NIGHT OF FIRE by Colin Thubron
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 17, 2017

"Thubron isn't subtle in his themes or structure, but he intrigues with his many resonances and takes the reader on a journey through life's essential questions."
Flashbacks provide a glimpse of the lives of seven seemingly disconnected people who occupy an old British building in this engrossing novel by the celebrated travel writer. Read full book review >

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THE LOST HEART OF ASIA by Colin Thubron
Released: Oct. 26, 1994

"And if Thubron can't predict the future, he does provide all manner of telling detail to bring the region out of fable and onto terra firma. (First serial to CondÇ Nast Traveler)"
Shimmering dispatches from the far, far reaches of the geographical imagination, from the captivating, highly polished hand of Thubron (Turning Back the Sun, 1992, etc.). Read full book review >

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FALLING by Colin Thubron
Released: Feb. 25, 1990

No matter how many metaphors, moral dilemmas, and parallel plots British writer Thubron has rounded up to make his latest novel significant, it remains a trite love story too leaden to rise above the banal. Read full book review >

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SHADOW OF THE SILK ROAD by Colin Thubron
NON-FICTION
Released: July 3, 2007

"An impressive, rewarding and occasionally exhausting trek, most suitable for the hardcore travel reader."
Thubron (In Siberia, 2000, etc.) takes an arduous 7,000-mile journey following the ancient silk trade route from inland China to Turkey's Mediterranean coast. Read full book review >

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TURNING BACK THE SUN by Colin Thubron
Released: June 17, 1992

"Clever, beautiful, but disappointing."
Outcasts from paradise haunted by death, disease, and drought have a moment of reprieve in this finely crafted—if ultimately hollow—fable by 1991 Booker Prize nominee Thubron (Falling, 1991, etc.). Read full book review >

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COTTONBALL COLIN by Jeanne Willis
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Young children daunted by how dangerous to mice and other small creatures Colin's world turns out to be may be happier with the sibling support in Martin Waddell's Tiny's Big Adventure (2004), illustrated by John Lawrence. (Picture book. 5-7)"
In a tale pointedly addressed to overprotective adults, a mother mouse finally lets her littlest one go. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 15, 1991

"B&w and color photos; chronology; index. (Biography. 8-11)"
This unabashedly hero-worshipping biography of the head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff suffers from the very ``larger-than-life'' portrait it creates. Read full book review >

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COLIN POWELL by Anne Schraff
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"For researchers, however, this is a straightforward—sometimes exciting—story of a remarkable life. (b&w photos, not seen, chronology, notes, further reading, index) (Biography. 11+)"
A chronicle of the life of the soldier, general, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, through his decision in the fall of 1995 not to run for president. Read full book review >

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COLIN POWELL by Carl Senna
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"B&w photos; chronology; source notes; bibliography; index. (Biography. 10-14.)"
The Gulf War showcased the skills and talents of our highest-ranking African-American general. Read full book review >

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COLIN POWELL by Catherine Reef
BIOGRAPHY
Released: July 1, 1992

"Selection of b&w publicity photos; bibliography; index. (Biography. 11-13)"
An uncritical portrait of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff who once reported, ``Mr. President, the world is at peace.'' Reef traces Powell's career path from mediocre South Bronx student to top soldier, devoting some attention to his private life but, except for noting his opposition to Operation Desert Storm, discussing his abilities and philosophy only in vague, conventional terms. Read full book review >