Search Results: "Louis Theroux"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"A mixed bag of peculiar encounters with bizarre citizens, alternately fascinating and sad."
Former Spy magazine contributor Theroux (son of writer Paul Theroux) offers ten surprisingly mild examples of American eccentricity. Read full book review >

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THE LOWER RIVER by Paul Theroux
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 22, 2012

"Theroux has recaptured the sweep and density of his 1981 masterpiece The MosquitoCoast. That's some achievement."
A joyful return to Africa turns into a nightmare for the elderly American protagonist of Theroux's extraordinary novel. Read full book review >

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MILLROY THE MAGICIAN by Paul Theroux
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"Even fans may find themselves glancing at their watches."
From Theroux's lighter side: an all-American magician-as-Messiah fable that owes less to Elmer Gantry than to Tono-Bungay. Read full book review >

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THE CONFESSIONS OF MYCROFT HOLMES by Marcel Theroux
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"Diverting and provocative, nevertheless."
A cunningly concealed family history is laboriously unearthed in Theroux's alternately absorbing and slightly disappointing second novel (after A Stranger in the Earth, 1999). Read full book review >

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A DEAD HAND by Paul Theroux
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 11, 2010

"A novel of extremes—rationality and obsession, humanitarianism and selfishness, ecstasy and heartlessness."
Murder and mystery in Calcutta—but not a typical murder mystery. Read full book review >

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A STRANGER IN THE EARTH by Marcel Theroux
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1999

Many funny moments and a beguiling cast of bona fide English eccentrics adorn this charming picaresque coming-of-ager - the fictional debut of veteran novelist Paul Theroux's son. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 18, 2008

"Fans of Theroux will say that he hasn't lost his touch; the more critical will say that he breaks no new ground. Either way, worth looking into."
Travel writer and novelist Theroux (The Elephanta Suite, 2007, etc.) offers an elegiac retracing of roads and railroads taken across the vastness of Eurasia. Read full book review >

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THE ELEPHANTA SUITE by Paul Theroux
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 26, 2007

"Whether they realize it or not, Theroux's characters are all seekers, and all of them wind up on paths much different from those they originally imagined."
Three brilliant, loosely concatenated stories, all set in India and all about spiritual quests. Read full book review >

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MY OTHER LIFE by Paul Theroux
Released: Sept. 23, 1996

An ``imaginary memoir'' in which its author and other real people become the protagonists of fictional stories, from the prolific novelist and travel writer (Millroy the Magician, 1994; The Pillars of Hercules, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 26, 2011

"Alternatively pious and irreverent, this is an uneasy almanac of favorite quotes and advice for the would-be tourist that broadly features travel as a trope for personal enlightenment."
From prolific travel writer and novelist Theroux (A Dead Hand, 2011, etc.), an eclectic compendium of travel-related trivia, quotes, quips and advice. Read full book review >

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FRESH AIR FIEND by Paul Theroux
NON-FICTION
Released: May 8, 2000

"A feast for both Theroux aficionados and those lucky enough to experience his distinctive world-view and evocative prose for the first time. (Author tour)"
The prolific Theroux (Sir Vidia's Shadow, 1998, etc.) gives full vent to his wanderlust in this virtuoso collection of travel essays, all but one of which were written after his prior aggregation, Sunrise With Seamonsters (1984). Read full book review >

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MOTHER LAND by Paul Theroux
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 9, 2017

"A sodden study of domestic resentment."
A well-traveled writer contemplates the long, menacing shadow his mother has cast over his life. Read full book review >