Search Results: "Eric Idle"


BOOK REVIEW

THE ROAD TO MARS by Eric Idle
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 16, 1999

"Often delightful, with fair-to-middling thriller elements and a merry yet thoughtful analysis of comedy: should entertain everybody bar the terminally unamused."
Science-fiction comedy-thriller from the ex-Monty Python star and children's writer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BONE IDLE by Susannah Stacey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 4, 1995

"Readable but far from riveting."
Widower Police Superintendent Robert Bone (The Late Lady, 1993, etc.) and new wife Grizel are weekending at Roke Castle, home of Grizel's longtime friend Jane, wife of saturnine Lord Benet Paisley Roke. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IDLE CURIOSITY by Martha Bergland
Released: May 1, 1997

"Fiction, in all, that may not be trendy, but that's honest, alluring, felt, fine, and real."
Bergland's second (A Farm under a Lake, 1989) veers close to farmland soap opera, but the author's sharp eye, nonjudgmental way of appraising her characters, and crisp, true knowledge of the locale she's writing about raise it well above familiarities of plot. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ERIC CARLE'S ANIMALS ANIMALS by Laura Whipple
POETRY
Released: Aug. 17, 1989

"A treat!"
First, a word for the anthologist: the 62 poems Whipple has assembled as companions to Carle's flamboyant art are so splendid that they could easily stand alone; such greats as Dickinson, Sandburg, and Kipling appear along with numerous children's favorites—e.g., Worth, Behn, Coatsworth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW TO BE IDLE by Tom Hodgkinson
NON-FICTION
Released: May 15, 2005

"Charming, as all idlers should be."
An intelligent slugabed, bemoaning the modern world's love affair with productivity, presents 24 meditations on the art of being idle, one for each hour of the day. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CATE AND ERIC by Ronnie Morris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 13, 2013

"A complex narrative that combines autumnal romance with conspiracy-fueled suspense."
In this multigenre novel, a middle-aged woman reconnects with high school friends, including a long-lost lover, as she stumbles onto a terrorist plot. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ERIC THE MATH BEAR by Caroline Glicksman
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 12, 2003

"It just doesn't add up. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Eric, a red glow-in-the-dark bear who works in a bank, foils a robbery in Glicksman's debut picture book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ERIC THE RED by Neil Grant
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Ambrus's meticulous illustrations vividly portray Eric's times. (maps, index) (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
This entry in the What's Their Story? series goes beyond the well-known image of the famously fierce Eric the Red to unveil a driven explorer and founder of a new land. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Illustrated with a mix of Lear's sketches and new pen-and-ink drawings in the same spirit, this delivers the kind of funny business for which Idle is known, and will probably appease adult Python fans who wish to pass on a gentler form of the lunacy to their children. (Fiction. 10-12)"
When a Monty Python alum offers a novelization of an Edward Lear poem, it's practically guaranteed to be a Silly Walk. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ERIC CARLE'S DRAGONS DRAGONS by Laura Whipple
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Sept. 18, 1991

"Index. (Poetry/Picture book. 3+)"
A second well-chosen, gorgeously illustrated collection of poetry in the style of Animals Animals (1989). Read full book review >