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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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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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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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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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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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 1998

"As for Naipaul: 'Never give anyone a second chance.'"
The detailed story of a long, top-heavy friendship that took a sudden nosedive, from novelist and travel writer Theroux (Kowloon Tong, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >

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DARK STAR SAFARI by Paul Theroux
Released: March 28, 2003

"Engagingly written, sharply observed: another winner from Theroux."
America's master traveler (Fresh Air Fiend, 2000, etc.) takes us along on his wanderings in tumultuous bazaars, crowded railway stations, desert oases, and the occasional nicely appointed hotel lobby. Read full book review >

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LAURA WARHOLIC by Alexander Theroux
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 15, 2007

"A bloated Bonfire of the Vanities for the pomo set, full of carefully placed products (Pringles, anyone?), in-jokes and elegant blather."
A big, drooly, shaggy dog of a postmodern epic, one that takes up an awful lot of space but doesn't give a lot of affection in return. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 8, 1992

"Informative not only for the voyager, but also for those wanting a new perspective on the Western continents of home. (Sorely lacking a map.)"
The peripatetic author of Riding the Iron Rooster, etc., etc., ventures with a collapsible kayak to the remote and scattered islands of the South Pacific. Read full book review >

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THE COLLECTED STORIES by Paul Theroux
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1997

"A varied, powerful, often moving collection, then, by one of our most original and ambitious authors."
The prolific Theroux (My Other Life, 1996, etc.) has published four volumes of short stories. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 7, 2013

"Reading this enlightening book won't only open a window into Theroux's mind, it will also impart a deeper understanding of Africa and travel in general."
The acclaimed travel writer and novelist chronicles his journey through Africa as tourist, adventure-seeker, thinker and hopeful critic. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Storytelling and the power of words, however, while present as themes, never overwhelm the delicately wrapped core of this piece: the tolerance and unconditional affection between the two main characters. (Picture book. 7-10)"
In this picture-book debut, Serefina is seven years old and comes, her grandmother says, "from a long line of people who are full of imagination." Read full book review >