Search Results: "Jeremy Treglown"


BOOK REVIEW

V.S. PRITCHETT by Jeremy Treglown
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 11, 2005

"Limns the public man rather than delving too deeply inward."
Breezy, proficient biography of the versatile English novelist, journalist, and critic, by former TLS editor Treglown (Romancing: The Life and Work of Henry Green, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

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Released: March 23, 2001

"Delightful prose and steady observations distinguish this thoughtful narrative of a complex life."
Green's literary reputation may have lost some luster in the half-century since his last publication, but Treglown (English/Univ. of Warwick) restores its brightness in a lucid and captivating biography. Read full book review >

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FRANCO'S CRYPT by Jeremy Treglown
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 13, 2013

"A dense, comparative tome that should act as a challenge to students of Spanish."
In a studious, occasionally turgid work, accomplished British biographer Treglown (V.S. Pritchett, 2004, etc.) explores the legacy of Francisco Franco in monument and art. Read full book review >

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ROALD DAHL by Jeremy Treglown
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1994

"The enigma of Dahl himself, like the elusive charm of the tales, survives even this fine analysis."
In this brief and insightful biography, Treglown (Ed., TLS, 1982-90) probes the dark and volatile nature of this postmodern Pied Piper whose macabre tales bewitched millions of children and their parents, earned fortunes for his publishers, and redefined the genre of children's literature. Read full book review >

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ME HUNGRY! by Jeremy Tankard
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2008

"You buy! (Picture book. 4-6)"
"Me hungry!" whines a Stone Age lad. Read full book review >

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GRUMPY BIRD by Jeremy Tankard
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2007

"Since imitation is a trademark of toddlerhood, keep this energetic picture book in mind for wee storytime members. (Picture book. 1-4)"
Bird is grumpy. Read full book review >

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21 by Jeremy Iversen
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2005

"Instead, there's only choppy prose for a disaffected protagonist. (Fiction. YA)"
Sparse, artsy language illustrates partier Bret's 21st birthday. Read full book review >

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IN SUMMER by Jeremy Jackson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2004

"Good-natured but unassuming to a fault."
A lackadaisical recounting of a midwestern boy's summer between high school and college—and a letdown after the endearing exuberance of Jackson's earlier Life at These Speeds (2002). Read full book review >

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MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 17, 1996

"A curiosity that will interest obsessive fans but confuse the uninitiated. (150 two-color illustrations; 1 gatefold)"
Fans of Mary Shelley's novel and the many movies it's engendered will find little new in this lavishly designed faux journal by the famously mad scientist. Read full book review >

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SECONDWORLD by Jeremy Robinson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 22, 2012

"The Nazis are determined to have the last gruesome laugh in this efficient doomsday thriller."
One of the only survivors of a bizarre holocaust in Miami caused by lethal red flakes falling from the sky, NCIS agent Lincoln Miller must defuse a late-developing plot hatched by the Nazis to reboot the planet with Aryans by killing everyone else. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2008

"A fast-paced, informative take on an important social issue and brutal crime, though Mercer lacks the storytelling panache of such narrative nonfiction masters as H.G. Bissinger and Erik Larson."
A history of capital punishment in France combined with a detailed description of the crime that led to that country's final use of the death penalty. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 18, 1994

"Accessible, down-to-earth guidance on a demanding oversight philosophy that, for all its recuperative powers, promises the commercially challenged neither quick fixes nor instant salvation."
A journalist's objective and informative report on total quality management (TQM) in the US over the past 15 years. Read full book review >