Search Results: "Donald Antrim"


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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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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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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 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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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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GHOSTS OF THE SAN JUAN by Donald Willerton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2016

"A miss. (Adventure. 10-14)"
A new middle-grade adventure series kicks off. Read full book review >

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THIRTEEN MILES FROM SUNCREST by Donald Davis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 1994

"A sentimental journey that never quite soars."
Tom Sawyer it's not, though wisdom and humor infuse this straightforward first novel about the encroachment of modern inventions on the isolated lives of a North Carolina mountain family more than 80 years ago. Read full book review >

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LOOSE CANNON by Donald MacKenzie
Released: Dec. 10, 1993

"A tricky assignment for Raven—at loose ends on his Thames houseboat (Raven's Shadow, etc.) since wife Kirstie is away—and a mildly intriguing puzzle for the reader."
Philip Page, a product of the flaming 80's, made millions in a scheme (with a now-dead Pakistani) buying and selling factories to Consol Electric with a promise of lucrative contracts for the product involved. Read full book review >