Search Results: "Marcel Theroux"


BOOK REVIEW

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 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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MARCEL by Eda Akaltun
by Eda Akaltun, illustrated by Eda Akaltun
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"These walks through Manhattan will more likely strike a chord with adults than children, despite a canine narrator. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Two easily morphs into three for a dog, his person, and her new person. Read full book review >

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MARCEL by K. Dubash
by K. Dubash, illustrated by K. Dubash, developed by Kids and Beyond
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 26, 2011

"Though the technical and literary elements don't warrant a failing grade, there's not much to bite in to here. (iPad storybook app. 3-6)"
Marcel the bookworm lives in a magical apple that provides him with an endless supply of books. Read full book review >

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STRANGE BODIES by Marcel Theroux
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Often enthralling and occasionally maddening, the novel expands the reader's sense of possibility even as it strains credulity."
A labyrinthine exploration of identity and mortality, filled with big ideas that transcend the occasionally clunky plotting. Read full book review >

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FAR NORTH by Marcel Theroux
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 3, 2009

"A good novel that very nearly became a much better one. This accomplished author has a few more steps to take, but looks to be well on the road to full maturity."
Civilization as we know it is nonexistent, but life goes on in Siberia in a bleak fourth novel from Theroux (The Confessions of Mycroft Holmes, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FARFALLINA & MARCEL by Holly Keller
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"This heartwarming, colorfully illustrated story underscores beautifully the power of true friendship without glossing over the reality that change is inevitable as friends grow and mature. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Farfallina the caterpillar and Marcel the gosling become fast friends when they meet during a rainshower, taking an immediate liking to one another. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Marcel Malone by Lew Watts
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 23, 2016

"A slow, but ultimately rewarding tale of a lonely psychologist and her poetic client."
A novel examines a clinical psychologist, the healing power of verse, and a journey to self-discovery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARCEL MARCEAU by Gloria Spielman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"At its best when the emphasis is on the skill and artistry of Mime's most accomplished practitioner—alas, too much of the book looks elsewhere. (Picture book/biography. 8-10)"
The legendary mime is introduced to a new generation, though not entirely successfully. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARCEL PROUST by William C. Carter
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2000

"A prodigious work, rich and racy, informed by fact, animated by imagination, utterly worthy of its wondrous subject. (47 illus., not seen)"
A masterful life of the eccentric pioneer who mapped the modern mind in Remembrance of Things Past (more accurately translated here as In Search of Lost Time), by the noted Proust scholar (French/Univ. of Alabama at Birmingham; The Proustian Quest, not reviewed). Read full book review >