Search Results: "Colin Thubron"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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 BROKEN ROAD by Patrick Leigh Fermor
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 4, 2014

"Incomplete but lovely nonetheless. Admirers of Fermor's writing will not be disappointed."
A posthumous completion of an adventure British author and adventurer Fermor (1915-2011) began more than 70 years ago: a walk from Holland to Istanbul. Read full book review >

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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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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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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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

THE STEEL PAN MAN OF HARLEM by Colin Bootman
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

Bootman delivers a reimagined "Pied Piper of Hamelin," set in 1940s Harlem. Read full book review >

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CUSHIE BUTTERFIELD by Colin McNaughton
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 15, 2005

"ISBN: 0-00-715467-4). (Picture book. 5-7)"
McNaughton borrows a name from an old comic ballad (a reference likely to escape most readers on this side of the pond, though Sting has recorded it for a children's album) for a tricky calf who schemes to stay home from school for a week and a day. Read full book review >

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THE PARADISE GARDEN by Colin Thompson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"Not all children will know how to take their futures in hand as Peter does, but the knowledge that they can try resides within these illuminating pages. (Picture book. 8-13)"
Thompson (Tower to the Sun, 1997, etc.) spins elements not so much of escape as solace in his story of a boy who flees the rattle and nonsense of his home life for the pastoral confines of an apparently endless city park. Read full book review >