Search Results: "Ian Mount"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 16, 2012

"Snappily if not elegantly written, this well-informed chronicle captures the distinctive nature of winemaking in a country challenged by an unforgiving climate and political and economic instability."
Oenophile journalist Mount debuts with a knowledgeable history of the upscale makeover of Argentine wines. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FAIRNESS by Ferdinand Mount
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Fairness rambles, but hits most of its targets dead-on. One wishes the entire Chronicle were available here, and suspects this appealingly shaggy tale may look even better when read in its rightful context."
An eloquent comic picture of Stately Old England in precipitous economic and moral decline—a picture that emerges gradually from the episodic momentum of this ambitious novel by the British author (and former TLS editor) best known here for his colorful historical pastiche Jem (and Sam) (1999). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 14, 1992

"Coinciding with an election year that's focused on these myths, Mount's argument acquires a particularly ironic twist- -for one way demagogues control the family, he shows, is to claim they are in favor of it."
From TLS editor Mount (The Selkirk Strip, 1988, etc.): a controversial history of love and marriage in Europe that reveals how threatening private relationships have been to both church and state—and how those institutions have unsuccessfully attempted to suppress private relationships by perpetuating myths about how modern or unstable or unnatural such relationships are. Read full book review >

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QUEERIES
by Karen Schechner, Vice President of Kirkus Indie, Kirkus Reviews

Set in the early 1980s, London Skin & Bones: The Finsbury Park Stories celebrates the residents of the Finsbury Park neighborhood in northern London. Ian Young’s collection of stories reveals a generous community of all sorts—launderettes, working-class gay lads, punks, stoners, stamp collectors, scavengers, revolutionaries in exile, and criminals. Our reviewer said Young creates “an impressive and tactile sense of ...


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BOOK REVIEW

OLIVIA by Ian Falconer
Kirkus Star
by Ian Falconer, illustrated by Ian Falconer
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"New fans of Falconer can only hope Ian will soon star in his own book. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Even before her story begins, readers are following Olivia as she leaves a trail of clothes that she has eschewed in favor of the outfit du jour for her auspicious entrance on the title page. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OLIVIA SAVES THE CIRCUS by Ian Falconer
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Fans will not be disappointed by this uniquely new sequel. (Picture book. 3-7)"
She's b-a-a-c-k. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OLIVIA THE SPY by Ian Falconer
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Once die-hard fans spy this, they'll make a grab for it. (Picture book. 4-7)"
That irrepressible porker is back. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MAN WHO RODE AMPERSAND by Ferdinand Mount
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2002

"Too bad, because on the evidence of Fairness, at least, Mount's Chronicle had been getting better as it went along."
A bona fide English eccentric takes center stage in the initial volume of TLS editor Mount's novel cycle A Chronicle of Modern Twilight (Fairness, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"More! More! (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
In this exciting first sequel to outstanding series opener Planesrunner (2011), 14-year-old science whiz Everett Singh continues to outthink his enemies while navigating the multiverse searching for his dad, lost in a parallel universe. Read full book review >