Search Results: "Mitch Cullin"


BOOK REVIEW

UNDERSURFACE by Mitch Cullin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"From deep inside the man's head there's no denying the completeness of his transformation, but even so the brutality of the endgame here seems to go a step too far."
Taking a thread from his last novel, The Cosmology of Bing (2001), for his fifth, Cullin uses a true story and his true gift for grit to record the unraveling of a high-school English teacher as he moves a bit too inexorably from heterosexual family life to a gay nightlife, and ultimately to murder. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A SLIGHT TRICK OF THE MIND by Mitch Cullin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 26, 2005

"A talented writer's bold step forward. Let's hope Cullin isn't finished with Sherlock Holmes."
This wistful portrayal of Sherlock Holmes in old age is a real departure from Cullin's previous up-and-down fiction (Undersurface, 2002, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE COSMOLOGY OF BING by Mitch Cullin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"The best passages here, about astrophysics, come from research. The more emotional material isn't as compelling."
Gay longings in academia. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE POST-WAR DREAM by Mitch Cullin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 18, 2008

"A misstep in Cullin's unpredictable, adventurous and, alas, frustratingly uneven oeuvre."
Yet another change of pace for the versatile Texas-born author, now living in Japan. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BRANCHES by Mitch Cullin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2000

"Yes, something like that."
Cullin returns (Whompyjawed, 1999) to gritty west Texas where lawmen, like Sheriff Branches, can be mean as hungry rattlers'and, to judge by this case, almost as complex. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 3, 2001

"A rough-edged building block in the career of a talented writer who's getting better with every book. Cullin admirers won't want to miss it."
An uneven though very intriguing first collection by the Texas-born (now Arizonan) author of such vivid in-your-face fiction as Whompyjawed (1999) and Tideland (2000). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TIDELAND by Mitch Cullin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 28, 2000

"There's not much of a story for Cullin to hang his sharply drawn, often poignant evocation of childhood on. Still, his feel for the painful awkwardness and sensitivity of adolescence is worth the trip."
Cullin returns to the rural Texas landscape of his Whompyjawed (1999) and Branches (p. 5), in a narrative that veers unevenly between mordant humor and a self-conscious quirkiness that too often undercuts his real gift for language and invention. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MITCH AND AMY by Alan Tiegreen
FICTION
Released: Feb. 22, 1967

"Amy conquers multiplication and Mitch advances to Wild Bill Hickok —a successful future seems assured."
It's twins this time at Mrs. Cleary's—nine years old and doing fine, thank you, after a slow start. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILLY SLATER'S LANE by Mitch Wieland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 3, 1997

"A modest mixture of Sherwood Anderson and Erskine Caldwell, with some perfectly observed characters in a narrative that is winningly sweet without being sentimental."
Charming, upbeat first novel set in Ohio. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Too often, though, Gelman's self-absorbed approach gets in the way of the terrific stories he has to tell; for the real moxie, read Buchanan."
A tumultuous year (1989) in the life of a cub crime-reporter for New York Newsday. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONE SIMPLE IDEA by Mitch Horowitz
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"A historically rich analysis of an idea that is older than many may think."
The evolution of the positive-thinking movement. Read full book review >