Search Results: "Curt Finch"


BOOK REVIEW

FINCH by Jeff VanderMeer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"Only for the faithful; anyone else will find the plot opaque and largely incomprehensible."
The latest in World Fantasy Award-winner Vandermeer's Ambergris cycle (Shriek: An Afterword, 2008, etc.) pits a dogged detective against…just about everyone. Read full book review >

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MAGPIE by Curt Finch
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Finch treats serious issues whimsically without being flippant, to deeply entertaining effect."
A fast-paced, bizarre, iconoclastic farce anchored by an endearing filial relationship between a journalist and his assistant. Read full book review >

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I AM HENRY FINCH by Alexis Deacon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Small bird, big thoughts. Greatness achieved. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Can thinking change the world? Just ask Henry Finch! Read full book review >

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FREDERICK FINCH, LOUDMOUTH by Tess Weaver
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 19, 2008

"Read this book with Frederick's brio and it will pay for itself. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Not that it doesn't have its charms, but Weaver's story about finding a calling is pretty silly. Read full book review >

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WHEN THE FINCH RISES by Jack Riggs
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Tired and familiar territory, but not without some promise."
A stilted, self-conscious debut chronicles one of those defining boyhood friendships that changes life forever. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 15, 1994

"There are lots of memorable lines, and telling, even funny anecdotes (don't miss the one about the barnacle that bit) that make this Weiner a winner. (First printing of 40,000; Book-of-the-Month Club selection; Quality Paperback Book Club alternate selection; History Book Club selection)"
An unusual and enjoyable look at the ongoing process of evolution. Read full book review >

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MY FATHER AND ATTICUS FINCH by Joseph Madison Beck
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 21, 2016

"A poignant and warmly engaging memoir."
A distinguished Atlanta attorney remembers his lawyer father, who defended a black man against charges that he raped a white woman in pre-civil rights era Alabama. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1992

"Sampson fails to reach the authority and quality achieved by Michael Bamberger in To the Linksland (reviewed above), but his book has obvious appeal for golf-history and nostalgia buffs. (Sixteen-page b&w photo insert—not seen.)"
While it's arguable that 1960—as golf-pro turned golf-writer Sampson claims—was the watershed year for professional golf, it does offer a springboard for an interesting if slipshod study of golfing greats Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, and Ben Hogan at contrasting stages of their careers. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 15, 2011

"Essential reading."
A probing exploration of the impact of climate change over geological time. Read full book review >

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PARTITA IN VENICE by Curt Leviant
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 1999

"Messy and ill-conceived, but told with such unaffected sincerity and infectious delight that it becomes a real joy to read."
A madcap adventure abroad about a nice Quaker boy from Dartmouth who falls in love—twice—in Venice, which takes on the air of a perpetual Carnival in novelist Leviant's (The Man Who Thought He Was the Messiah, 1990) magical telling. Read full book review >

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THE INHERITANCE by Charles Finch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Finch impressively raises the stakes of this tale between tea settings, and his character development is top-notch."
In the 10th installment of this Victorian-era series, a Member of Parliament-turned-private detective gets the chance to solve a 30-year-old mystery that involves his boyhood friend. Read full book review >

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THE FLEET STREET MURDERS by Charles Finch
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 10, 2009

"Disjointed, with a shockingly poor grasp of the Victorian milieu, especially in the prolonged discussions (by men!) of pregnancy and miscarriage."
Gentleman detective Charles Lenox lets politics distract him from his third case (The September Society, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >