Search Results: "Marcus Tanner"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Tanner's concurrent personal explorations of the real and symbolic Irish landscapes bring an immediacy to this ancient fight. Unfortunately, such immediacy doesn't lend much hope for a solution ere long."
Tanner (Croatia, 1997, etc.) painstakingly scrutinizes the Irish struggles of the last half-millennium through the lens of religion, which by necessity brings to bear facets of ideology, class, politics, and the distribution of wealth and power. Read full book review >

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CROATIA by Marcus Tanner
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1997

"A superficial study lacking rigor and clarity."
This survey of Croatian history fills in some gaps but falls short where readers most need guidance—in understanding the nature of President Franjo Tudjman's government and the Croatian Serbs' early fear of it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 20, 2011

"Intellectual, playful prose cannot save this vampire epic from soaking too long in a broth of Rice and Meyer."
Vampiric gods, wolves and human frailty round out Koppenhagen's story of timeless love. Read full book review >

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MR. TANNER by Harry Chapin
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 9, 2017

"There's inspiration in the refrain: 'He didn't know how well he sang. It just made him whole.' (Picture book. 3-7)"
One of Chapin's songs is brought to life in this book about facing criticism. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEAR MARCUS by Jerry McGill
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2012

"Such a literary flourish is an exception to the matter-of-fact approach that characterizes the narrative, where most of the lessons learned are plainspoken, but also hard won."
An inspirational memoir by a writer who refuses to be defined by his paralysis, as he comes to terms with the unknown man who shot him. Read full book review >

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TANNER ON ICE by Lawrence Block
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1998

"Tanner's fans, happy to see him back in action, won't mind if the action doesn't seem to go anywhere in particular."
Evan Tanner, the soldier of misfortune who's been out of commission since Me Tanner, You Jane (1970), returns, youthful and hale as ever, for a murky assignment in Burma. Read full book review >

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ME TANNER, YOU JANE by Lawrence Block
Released: May 11, 1970

"Lots of dynathrust—rowdy and randy."
Even though this might put a crimp in some fussy Afro hairstyle, this is a generally funny safari into one of those not altogether emerged nations with Tanner (he's a government agent) appearing in hardcover for the first time. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN MARCUS MOORE MOVED IN by Rebecca Bond
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2003

"In addition to relating the joy of discovering a new playmate, the work validates the anxiety of children being displaced by a move (despite the glossy ending), making it doubly worthwhile. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Although Marcus Moore's moving day begins lonely and empty; it closes with a new best friend found on a bustling block. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ETHAN MARCUS STANDS UP by Michele Weber Hurwitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"Terrific ideas imperfectly executed. (Fiction. 9-12)"
High-energy seventh-grader Ethan Marcus campaigns to be allowed to stand up in school. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHIZ TANNER AND THE PHONY MASTERPIECE by Fred Rexroad
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 25, 2013

"An artful mystery with appealing sleuths."
Two young detectives tackle a big small-town case involving a painting. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BOB DYLAN BY GREIL MARCUS by Greil Marcus
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 26, 2010

"In this fatiguing chronicle of a gifted musician's work, quality never equals quantity."
The renowned critic compiles more than four decades of writing about his favorite subject, who he has covered in such books as Invisible Republic (1997) and Like a Rolling Stone (2005). Read full book review >