Search Results: "M.T. Anderson"


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FEED by M.T. Anderson
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"The crystalline realization of this wildly dystopic future carries in it obvious and enormous implications for today's readers—satire at its finest. (Fiction. YA)"
"I don't know when they first had feeds. Like maybe, fifty or a hundred years ago. Before than, they had to use their hands and their eyes. Computers were all outside the body. They carried them around outside of them, in their hands, like if you carried your lungs in a briefcase and opened it to breathe." Read full book review >

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THE CHAMBER IN THE SKY by M.T. Anderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2012

"Better-read fans will discern strains from Swift, Tolkien, Burroughs and others (not to mention Grey's Anatomy and Fantastic Voyage) within this climactic orchestral cacophony of ickiness and farce. (Burlesque horror. 11-14)"
Frequent shifts in point of view amid a welter of journeys, captures, escapes, lampoonery and alien invasions cap the Norumbegan Quartet with a patchwork close. Read full book review >

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THE EMPIRE OF GUT AND BONE by M.T. Anderson
ADVENTURE
Released: June 1, 2011

"Readers new to the series will find themselves hopelessly lost; returning fans will find the unapologetically intellectual looniness uncannily, happily familiar. (Fantasy. 12-14)"
The third of what is now billed as the Norumbegan Quartet, this sequel to Game of Sunken Places (2004) and Suburb Beyond the Stars (2010) gives new meaning to the term "introspective." Read full book review >

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LANDSCAPE WITH INVISIBLE HAND by M.T. Anderson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Resplendent with Anderson's trademark dry, sarcastic wit, this brief, complicated read serves as a scathing social commentary and, as the title indicates, an interrogation of free market economics. (Science fiction. 14-adult)"
Humans inhabit the bottom echelons in this brief satirical novel of alien invasion that envisions a scenario more whimper than bang. Read full book review >

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THE SUBURB BEYOND THE STARS by M.T. Anderson
ADVENTURE
Released: June 1, 2010

"Leaving the trio plunging through an interdimensional gateway in search of help for humanity, Anderson dishes up another strange, exhausting and masterful tale—with at least a promise of further sequels. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
The lads who played and won the deadly Game of Sunken Places (2004) discover that the powerful alien Thusser are back to conquer Earth—and this time they're Cheating. Read full book review >

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BURGER WUSS by M.T. Anderson
Released: Aug. 1, 1999

"Did somebody say McSatire? (Fiction. 13-15)"
Savaging young love, male adolescence, and—with tender attention to detail and wildly funny results—the fast food business, Anderson (Thirsty, 1997) pits a teenage doormat against a larger, smarter, nastier rival. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Prefaced by an outline of volume one, this can stand alone, but readers who finish both will feel that they have been part of a grand and special adventure. (Historical fiction. 14 & up)"
In the sequel to The Pox Party (2006), Octavian Nothing escapes the College of Lucidity and flees to British-controlled Boston, where he will swear fealty "to whoever offers emancipation with the greatest celerity." Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"This is the Revolutionary War seen at its intersection with slavery through a disturbingly original lens. (Historical fiction. YA-adult)"
A historical novel of prodigious scope, power and insight, set against the backdrop of the Revolutionary War. Read full book review >

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THE GAME OF SUNKEN PLACES by M.T. Anderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2004

"As with so many games, the fun of the novel is not in the ending but in the getting there, and readers willing to suspend every ounce of disbelief will be rewarded by this smart, consciously complex offering that never panders to its middle-grade audience. (Fiction. 10-14)"
When wise-cracking Gregory and brainy Brian go to Vermont to visit Gregory's "strange . . . [p]robably insane" Uncle Max, they "couldn't know what an adventure it would be." Read full book review >

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THIRSTY by M.T. Anderson
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: March 1, 1997

"An eerie jacket painting enhances this startling, savagely funny debut. (Fiction. 12+)"
In a first novel for which the word offbeat could have been coined, a modern Massachusetts teenager is swept into a plot of cosmic proportions as adolescence dishes up an unpleasant personal revelation—he's on the cusp of becoming a vampire. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"A triumphant story of bravery and defiance that will shock and inspire. (photos, author's note, sources notes, bibliography, index) (Biography. 14 & up)"
The epic tale of the siege of Leningrad and its native son, composer Dmitri Shostakovich, whose seventh symphony comforted, consoled, and rallied a population subjected to years of unspeakable suffering. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2005

"It doesn't get any better than this. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Anderson's mind is a very strange place, and this almost indescribable wackiness is further proof. Read full book review >