Search Results: "Marcel Theroux"


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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 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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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 >

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SACRED HEART by Marcel Montecino
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

It's been seven years since Montecino's last novel, Big Time, but his subject is the same: the dramatic redemption of a seemingly incorrigible criminal. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 17, 2015

"An eye-opening wake-up call for executives who want to take better care of themselves."
A management consultant based in Singapore lays out a comprehensive, multipronged approach to increasing one's leadership performance. Read full book review >

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THE NEXT TARGET by Marcel Trigueiro
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 20, 2014

"Slow and occasionally jumbled but ultimately rewarding."
Terrorists in Rio de Janeiro target citizens for a series of cyberattacks and assassinations in Trigueiro's debut thriller. Read full book review >

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JACOB, MENAHEM, MIMOUN by Marcel Bénabou
NON-FICTION
Released: April 30, 1998

"He's decided to let his book tell itself; he'll merely hitch himself to the story and go along for the ride in this artistic tour-de-force, by turns playful and serious."
A dry wit and surprising pathos infuse this "family epic," which turns out to be "merely" the telling of BÇnabou's failed attempt at creating his literary masterpiece. 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 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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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 GREAT LONGING by Marcel Mîring
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 24, 1995

"Earnest themes of modern loss, but, on balance, more often jejune than moving."
From Dutch writer Mîring, an ambitious search-for-the-meaning- of-life novel that offers lovely moments but suffers from flat- footedness. Read full book review >