Search Results: "Gavin Bowd"


BOOK REVIEW

THE POSSIBILITY OF AN ISLAND by Michel Houellebecq
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 26, 2006

"A verbose novel of crushing ideas, ostentatious carnality and deep misanthropy that fail to connect."
Provocative French novelist Houellebecq (Platform, 2003, etc.) extends his social critique to embrace cult religions, aging, cloning and the apocalypse. Read full book review >

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THE MAP AND THE TERRITORY by Michel Houellebecq
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"Very smart, very moving and occasionally very funny."
A revelation for all who follow the controversial French novelist, whether they love or loathe him. Read full book review >

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BEAR IS NOT TIRED by Ciara Gavin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"Warm and wonderful. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Bear doesn't want to miss one moment with his duck family. Read full book review >

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The First Man by Gavin Frankle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 17, 2015

"A gritty, modern twist on the story of the first human being."
Frankle (Chorus, 2014) reworks the story of Adam and Eve in this novel.Read full book review >

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IS THAT ALL THERE IS? by James Gavin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"An overly detailed biography that Lee's die-hard fans will welcome."
The sad, troubled life of the popular jazz singer. Read full book review >

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KNIGHTLEY AND SON by Rohan Gavin
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 4, 2014

"A rousing page-turner with one fault: It ends. (Mystery. 10-14)"
Heaps of mystery, dry humor and tweed abound in this exemplar of crime fiction à la Doyle. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 17, 2010

"Aside from the often corny narrative, the author provides an original contribution to the history of Civil War spying."
A well-documented biography of one of Allan Pinkerton's detectives and a successful Union spy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2005

"A very appealing snack that whets the appetite for more substantial courses."
From Julius Caesar to the Millennium Wheel—a look at London's history with its storied river ever in the foreground. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 12, 2004

"Possessing a certain charm, but missing a lot of pieces. (Photos throughout)"
Curious and evocative fragments of autobiography by boulevardier and screenwriter Moffat, gathered and embellished by Lambert (Natalie Wood, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >

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BEAR LIKES JAM by Ciara Gavin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"Comfortable. (Picture book. 2-5)"
In his third outing (Room for Bear, 2015; Bear Is Not Tired, 2016), Bear learns to share jam and eat his vegetables. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE AGE OF TREACHERY by Gavin Scott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 19, 2016

"The culprit is forgettable; the murder method, ingenious but wildly implausible; and the parade of real-life cameos, from J.R.R. Tolkien to Ian Fleming, increasingly tiresome. Even so, Forrester is excellent company, and fans will surely want to read his further adventures."
Screenwriter Scott's debut novel welcomes an Oxford don home from World War II with the spectacle of a colleague disliked by him and everyone else dead beneath his best friend's lodgings. Read full book review >

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SEE NO EVIL by Jamila Gavin
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 4, 2009

"It's a muddle, with good parts but no center. (Fiction. 11-13)"
The author of Coram Boy (2001) again tells several affecting tales at once—but here they're all weighed down by a baroque literary artifice and a gooey, simplistic ending. Read full book review >