Search Results: "Damon Galgut"


BOOK REVIEW

THE QUARRY by Damon Galgut
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Galgut's prose has a spare beauty, suggesting volcanic emotions held rigorously in check. A remarkable achievement."
This fine, bleak tale about a fugitive's crack-up was written ten years ago, while South African Galgut's The Good Doctor (2004) made the shortlist for the Man Booker Prize. Read full book review >

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ARCTIC SUMMER by Damon Galgut
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Forster remains elusive in this unbalanced account."
In this novel based on the life of E.M. Forster, Galgut (In a Strange Room, 2010, etc.) focuses on the novelist's visits to India, his time in Egypt and his homoerotic yearnings.Read full book review >

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THE GOOD DOCTOR by Damon Galgut
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 9, 2004

"Carefully, admirably crafted but, overall, unaffecting."
One of six finalists for the ManBooker 2003, originally scheduled to appear here in March 2004, but pushed forward: a highly accomplished but unmemorable post-apartheid story in which a young doctor's best intentions end badly. Read full book review >

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BURGER! by Damon Burnard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Whether parents and educators will be able to stomach it is a different matter. (Fiction. 8-10)"
A graphic novel with plenty of gross-out appeal, featuring space travel, giant maggots, and carnivorous grade-schoolers. Read full book review >

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DAVE’S HAIRCUT by Damon Burnard
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2003

"Kathleen Krull's Clip, Clip, Clip (2002) or Jarrett J. Krosoczka's Baghead (2002) treat this common domestic crisis less heavy-handedly. (Picture book. 7-9)"
In a trite episode aimed at shaggy readers convinced that any haircut's a bad haircut, Burnard offers a just-beyond-easy reader that smacks of graphic novel shrunk to fit the intended audience. Read full book review >

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ROCKET BOY by Damon Lehrer
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2017

"An evocative—albeit restrained—odyssey into the imagination. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A boy journeys to a mysterious land when his drawings blast off the page in this wordless, haunting picture book. Read full book review >

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OVERRULED by Damon Root
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"An intriguing account of judicial and economic policy reflecting controversies within conservatism over civil rights and other issues."
Explaining why Justice John Roberts' surprising support for the Affordable Care Act remains within the bounds of conservative jurisprudence is the takeoff point for Reason senior editor Root in this exploration of how a 150-year-old political and legal conflict has shaped the country.Read full book review >

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HUMPTY DUMPTY by Damon Knight
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Weird, amusing, confusing, arresting, and yet the whole is disappointingly less that the sum of the myriad, often wonderful, parts."
Distinguished editor, writer, and critic Knight's new novel (after A Reasonable World, 1993, etc.) opens in Milan, where Wellington ``Bill'' Stout—he ``travels in ladies' underwear''—is shot in the head while dining in a restaurant. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FROG PRINCESS by Jan Ormerod
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 15, 2005

"Kids will be tickled by this humorous switcheroo. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Ormerod jumps into a pond full of "Frog Prince" makeovers with her comical flip on the classic tale. Read full book review >