Search Results: "JT Morrow"


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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"Budding Holmesians not yet ready to tackle the originals will certainly get a taste of what's in store. (map, reading list) (Graphic mystery. 10-12)"
A bit of nautical skullduggery leads to a brutal former sea captain's murder in this graphic adaptation. Read full book review >

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SHAMBLING TOWARDS HIROSHIMA by James Morrow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2009

"Preposterous but somehow almost plausible, skillfully mingling real and imaginary characters with genuinely hilarious moments."
From Morrow (The Philosopher's Apprentice, 2008, etc.), a sharp-edged, delightfully batty novella that denounces the atomic bombing of Japan during World War II. Read full book review >

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GALAPAGOS REGAINED by James Morrow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Prolix and period-appropriate language lends humor and an arch, Thackeray-esque tone but palls after hundreds of pages wherein the plot flags and the characters never truly reveal themselves."
Following in Darwin's footsteps, an actress leads an expedition to Galapagos. Read full book review >

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BIBLE STORIES FOR ADULTS by James Morrow
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 28, 1996

"A splendidly provocative series of engagements for supple and enquiring minds; mandatory for fanatics of any stripe."
Twelve tales, 198494, drawn from various publications, by the author of Towing Jehovah (1994), etc. The main thrust here isn't always biblical, though satire looms large—along with dollops of ironic, iconoclastic, or subversive wit. Read full book review >

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EDWARD'S PORTRAIT by Barbara Morrow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1991

"A spirited bit of social history. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An itinerant daguerreotypist is coming to town, and Pa is taking the family, including young Edward and the baby, to have their portraits made. Read full book review >

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NOT THE ISRAEL MY PARENTS PROMISED ME by Harvey Pekar
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 3, 2012

"Even if other posthumous work follows, it likely won't be any richer than this."
This posthumous publication reflects the seminal graphic memoirist at his edgy best. Read full book review >

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CLEMENCY POGUE: THE HOBGOBLIN PROXY by JT Petty
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2006

"Though a slim text featuring sporadic black-and-white sketches and approachable vocabulary looks younger, heavy topics of mental illness, abandonment and Inky's impending death suit this creative tale for mature readers. (Fiction. 9-12)"
This sharp and witty second installment in Petty's series quickly and efficiently brings readers up to speed on Clemency's continuing role in saving the fantastical and vividly drawn world of Make-Believe. Read full book review >

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THE ALMANAC BRANCH by Bradford Morrow
Released: June 1, 1991

"Plotted for maximum tease value to entice the reader on this convoluted journey but offering too little rewardperhaps because there's not enough substance to this particular rich and neurotic family."
Morrow's teasing, psychologically dense second novel (after Come Sunday, 1988)about the neurotic lives of a rich American familybetrays its early promise in favor of endless literary avant-garde posturing. Read full book review >

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BLAMELESS IN ABADDON by James Morrow
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 7, 1996

"A clever, thought-provoking, and well-informed yarn that boldly and wittily tackles the imposing issues raised in Towing Jehovah; still, it's hard to absorb, and—well, heavy."
Sequel to Towing Jehovah (1994), Morrow's satirical fantasy recounting the towing of God's two-mile-long body to its last resting place in the Arctic ice. Read full book review >

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THE DIVINER'S TALE by Bradford Morrow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 20, 2011

"A book that's likely to be best remembered for putting an attractive human face on an esoteric craft."
A committed dowser but reluctant psychic is the winsome protagonist of this sixth novel from Morrow (Ariel's Crossing, 2002, etc.), which occupies a middle ground between domestic realism and Gothic suspense. Read full book review >

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ARIEL’S CROSSING by Bradford Morrow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 3, 2002

"High-toned escape with palatable preaching and beautiful scenery."
Ghosts of the Spanish settlers and lingering effects of the Manhattan Project pleasantly spook the atmosphere in a New Mexican family drama. Read full book review >