Search Results: "Donald Antrim"


BOOK REVIEW

THE AFTERLIFE by Donald Antrim
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2006

"A luminous meditation on the past, the enigmas of family and the tangled mystery of love."
An elegant memoir about the author's turbulent relationship with his erratic, irascible, alcoholic and otherwise maddening artist-mother—who could sometimes be nurturing, even smothering. Read full book review >

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ELECT MR. ROBINSON FOR A BETTER WORLD by Donald Antrim
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"But Antrim's failure to orchestrate his flashy set-pieces leaves the impression of a first draft, albeit from a promising new talent with a wonderfully keen ear. (First serial to Harper's and The Paris Review.)"
Civilization's thin crust tears again. Read full book review >

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THE EMERALD LIGHT IN THE AIR by Donald Antrim
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"A deceptively spiky set of meditations on romantic failure."
Couples unravel and anxieties are revealed in this batch of urbane, wry and interior stories enlivened by Antrim's talent for gamesmanship with words. Read full book review >

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THE VERIFICATIONIST by Donald Antrim
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 18, 2000

"Those who persevere will find themselves, like Tom, seeing matters in a distinctly new way."
Antrim's novels (The Hundred Brothers, 1997, etc.) are so hilariously inventive, so audacious, and so full of a unique blend of ideas and pratfalls that it's hard to find another contemporary writer to compare him to: Pynchon on lithium? Read full book review >

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THE HUNDRED BROTHERS by Donald Antrim
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"Another unique work from the most delightfully idiosyncratic of young American writers."
Surrealism is alive and well in the antic universe of Antrim's fiction. Read full book review >

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DONALD TRUMP by Jill Sherman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"A prefab profile that will be outdated long before it becomes available. (source notes, timeline, further reading, index) (Biography. 10-12)"
A quick scan of the recently elected chief executive's family, background, and campaign. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 12, 2002

"Intelligent, thoughtful, and deliciously gossipy: a must for anyone interested in book publishing."
Charming WWII-era letters exchanged by the founders of Random House. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"Voters ready to pull the trigger one way or another probably won't be swayed by these revelations, but they are highly damning indeed."
The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist takes aim at his longtime bête noire, "a modern P.T. Barnum selling tickets to a modern variation of the Feejee Mermaid." Read full book review >

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IMMUNITY by Taylor Antrim
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 2015

"If Bret Easton Ellis wrote a biothriller."
A nasty post-pandemic New York, with plenty of Patrón tequila and cocaine. Read full book review >

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THE HEADMASTER RITUAL by Taylor Antrim
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 9, 2007

"For those who can swallow the premise, the rest goes down more easily."
Though the sinister dynamics of boarding school have long proven fertile ground for fiction, the political premise of this debut strains credulity. Read full book review >

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CHURCH OF GOLF by Spencer Stephens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 25, 2014

"An odd but entertaining novel of unexpected redemption."
Stephens outlines a washed-up golden boy's second chance at enlightenment in this debut novel. Read full book review >

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BIGMAMA'S by Donald  Crews
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 23, 1991

"A grand alternative to the plethora of predictable books about white kids visiting grandparents on stereotypical family farms. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Beginning with the ride on the old Southern Railway car ("colored" says the sign on the wall), the sights, sounds, and warm delights of a summer visit to Grandma in Crews's own childhood—a three-day trip from somewhere up north. Read full book review >