Search Results: "Lynne Tillman"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"Tillman combines a light, frankly personal touch with an informed aesthetic, reflecting a hip, New York art world perspective."
A collection of short personal and cultural essays, including journal-like entries, film critiques, and even an elegy, by novelist and critic Tillman (Motion Sickness, 1991; Cast in Doubt, 1992; etc.), combining a handful of new pieces with those drawn from her writings for such publications as Art in America and the Voice Literary Supplement. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THIS IS NOT IT by Lynne Tillman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"A disorienting ride through a postmodern hall of mirrors, leaving the reader wishing Tillman had taken one story and developed it more fully."
Cultural pointillist and novelist Tillman (No Lease on Life, 1998, etc.) continues to trace the writhings of her conflicted literary personae in these disembodied downtown tales tenuously connected to artwork that introduces each of the 23 tales. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT WOULD LYNNE TILLMAN DO? by Lynne Tillman
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: April 10, 2014

"The world's culture dissected, one cunning, bemused essay at a time."
A miscellany of essays, critiques, narrative explorations and diversions from a literary iconoclast. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CAST IN DOUBT by Lynne Tillman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Beach reading for the John Hawkes set."
``We were a ragtag band of inhibited outsiders, each a secret and keeping secrets from the others. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NO LEASE ON LIFE by Lynne Tillman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 19, 1998

"Tillman's view of city life seen through the not-quite-jaded eyes of a determined survivor has its share of honest moments and rough humor, but too much familiar material and a steady stream of fair-to-weak jokes unmercifully dilute this fourth novel."
New Yorker Tillman (Cast in Doubt, 1992, etc.) returns to fiction after her recent book of essays (The Broad Picture, p. 939), vividly conveying a heat-maddened day and night in one woman's complex relationship with her East Village neighborhood, a junkie zone where everyone has an attitude and no one gets ahead. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AMERICAN GENIUS by Lynne Tillman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 21, 2006

"Tillman is as piquant and provocative as ever."
A self-involved, intentionally run-on and cleverly compelling novel about nothing and everything by the versatile experimentalist Tillman (This Is Not It, 2002, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS by Nancy Tillman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"The illustrations have an appealing, surrealistic quality, but the caliber of the text is uneven. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Bestselling author Tillman offers a dreamlike interpretation of the collective spirit that permeates the holiday. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOU'RE HERE FOR A REASON by Nancy Tillman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Patchy work, both visually and teleologically. (Picture book. 6-8) "
The sultana of high-fructose sentimentality reminds readers that they really are all that. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TUMFORD THE TERRIBLE by Nancy Tillman
ANIMALS
Released: May 24, 2011

"Stick with the genuinely kid-friendly likes of Samantha Berger's Martha Doesn't Say Sorry (2009). (Picture book. 3-6)"
A well-intended morality tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HEAVEN OF ANIMALS by Nancy Tillman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"For Tillman, predictability and preciosity have been profitable, and this is likely to be another best-seller to add to her list. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Fans of Tillman's sentimental rhyming couplets, pretty pictures and relentlessly positive worldview will welcome this vision of a happy heaven populated by pampered pets, ethereal angels and friendly animals of all sorts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEREVER YOU ARE by Nancy Tillman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 14, 2010

"If parents want their children to feel loved, a better bet would be to find a book they'll both enjoy and share it together. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Parents and grandparents with a sweet tooth will likely lap up the latest in Tillman's string of sentimental favorites. Read full book review >