Search Results: "Greg Baxter"


BOOK REVIEW

MUNICH AIRPORT by Greg Baxter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"This novel is depressing too; the reader is trapped within the consciousness of the narrator just as the narrator is trapped within his life."
A grim parable of familial disconnect and purposeless existence set in a fog-bound German airport over one very long day. Read full book review >

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THE APARTMENT by Greg Baxter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 3, 2013

"A very smart novel that recognizes the limits of intelligence and the distortions of memory."
A formally and thematically ambitious debut novel that aims very high and rarely falls short. Read full book review >

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GREG PIZZOLI
by Megan Labrise

As a young reader, Greg Pizzoli found illustrated history books too sanitized and sententious.

“Nobody wants to hear that story of George Washington chopping down the cherry tree and how he was good all the time,” says Pizzoli, author-illustrator of The Quest for Z: The True Story of Explorer Percy Fawcett and a Lost City in the Amazon. “Whatever ...


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BOOK REVIEW

LONGTUSK by Stephen Baxter
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 12, 2001

"Sometimes affecting if often uncomfortably similar to the first installment, especially in the enslavement scenes; mammoth fans, though, will certainly want to continue their acquaintanceship."
Second volume (following Silverhair, 1999) of Baxter's trilogy, previously published in Britain. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2011

"Serious novices are better off learning to hone their craft, and those looking for great, self-taught poetry of hardscrabble Western life should turn to Kell Robertson. For the writer looking for a trough full of capitalistic motivation, though, this is the book."
Popular cowboy poet and NPR humorist Black (Hey, Cowgirl,Need A Ride?, 2006, etc.) yodels all the way to the bank. Read full book review >

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EMPEROR by Stephen Baxter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 2, 2007

"Packed with dryly accurate historical detail and peopled with stock characters, the episodic, overextended narrative trudges along without any heartfelt social or political dimension."
First in a new alternate-history series from the author of Coalescent (2003). Read full book review >

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BELIEVERS by Charles Baxter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1997

No one will ever accuse Baxter of literary frivolity—and that's the problem. Read full book review >

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RAPTOR OF DELIVERANCE - BOOK 1 by Jennings Baxter
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 19, 2013

"H.P. Lovecraft aficionados will be impressed by the way Baxter joins widely disparate ideas into a coherent vision; a vision that is sure to appeal to fans of sci-fi, fantasy and the supernatural."
In the first installment of this fantasy trilogy, a young woman, who apparently experienced and forgot about mystical powers while under stress, slowly remembers a spiritual plane where the fate of humanity is being decided. Read full book review >

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STONE SPRING by Stephen Baxter
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Jean Auel meets Al Gore—but without Auel's sense of drama and around-the-fire storytelling, and without Gore's skill at popularizing science."
You want climate change? Try living back in the Paleolithic, when proto-Picts prowled, icebergs melted and odd travelers from Jericho ate your store of elk meat and gawked at your daughter uninvited. Read full book review >

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IMMOVEABLE FEAST by John Baxter
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Scrooges may complain about the ebullient excess celebrated in these rollicking pages, but most readers will greedily consume the succulent narrative."
Australian by birth, Parisian by marriage, film critic and biographer Baxter (We'll Always Have Paris, 2005, etc.) makes an amiable, jocular companion in this account of preparing a large Christmas dinner for a house full of French in-laws. Read full book review >

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MANIFOLD: TIME by Stephen Baxter
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"Too lumpy and fitful to satisfy purely as a novel, but a treat for readers who revel in scientific extrapolation taken to an almost inconceivable extreme."
First entry in a hypercomplicated, hard-science trilogy, from the author of Moonseed (1998), etc. After washing out of NASA's astronaut training program, Reid Malenfant ("bad child") sets up the Bootstrap corporation, intending to lure humans into space with the promise of the limitless natural resources available there. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 15, 2014

"An enjoyable, swift read, and the author's final solution to Archie's wartime dilemma makes it as fun as a work of historical fiction."
Australian transplant and longtime Paris resident Baxter (The Most Beautiful Walk in the World: A Pedestrian in Paris, 2011) has spent years trying to discover what it was that changed his grandfather so much when he returned from World War I. Read full book review >