Search Results: "Pete Townshend"


BOOK REVIEW

WHO I AM by Pete Townshend
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 8, 2012

"Fans will find plenty of revelation; others may be overwhelmed or just confused."
The soul-searching of a deeply conflicted rock star will likely draw a mixed response from readers. Read full book review >

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EDEN WEST by Pete Hautman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 28, 2015

"Ultimately, this is no more than a surface-level exploration of nontraditional religious faith. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Jacob's faith and commitment to his cult's restrictive lifestyle waver when he meets two outsider teens who introduce ideas from the outside world. Read full book review >

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INVISIBLE by Pete Hautman
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2005

"The deceptively simple prose doesn't keep secrets from its readers, but Dougie's harrowing mysteries are no less tragic for their visibility. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Dougie Hanson is invisible to nearly everyone in this haunting, lonely tale. Read full book review >

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THE FORGETTING MACHINE by Pete Hautman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"Tightly plotted mysteries lightened with wacky, ludicrous humor. (Science fiction. 8-14)"
In this sequel to The Flinkwater Factor (2015), Hautman returns to quirky Flinkwater for more technology-driven mysteries with spunky carrot-topped Ginger. Read full book review >

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THE PROP by Pete Hautman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2006

"Hautman is never without his pleasures. This time they mostly come in the first 100 pages, before he deals the flop."
Something new for switch-hitting Hautman, who shuttles between comic crime (Doohickey, 2002, etc.) and YA fables (Godless, 2004): a sweetly twisted tale of mayhem at a tribal casino. Read full book review >

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BLOOD KNOT by Pete Fromm
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"The voices are varied and the emotions genuine, even if one strike comes to seem much like another: in all, probably as tender and sensitive a clutch of fishing-as-life yarns as one is likely to find."
Fishing (fly-fishing in particular) and the bonding experiences it engenders occupy each of these ten tales (six previously published) in a fourth collection from western storyteller Fromm (Dry Rain, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE ALAPHABET GARDEN by Pete Ayrton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"These two aside, the volume has little to offer."
A nondescript collection of 12 stories by younger and lesser- known European writers, all of which were commissioned for this volume published simultaneously in its authors' 12 native countries in conjunction with the 1994 Frankfurt Book Fair. Read full book review >

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MRS. MILLION by Pete Hautman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1999

"If Hautman's line-by-line writing is less joyously baroque than Hiassen's—and it's an awfully close race—his powers of invention and dexterity are even greater as he provides delightfully unexpected roles for Jayjay, Phlox, Gideon, and Barbaraannette's senile mother Hilde Grabo."
Hautman goes head-to-head against Carl Hiassen's Lucky You with his own hilarious take on the larcenous lemmings that swarm around a lottery winner. Read full book review >

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Released: March 19, 2001

"Unfailingly sharp, good-humored, and offbeat: sure to please Celtophiles of every greenish hue."
An affectionate portrayal of the eccentricities and charms of western Ireland by a quintessentially self-deprecating British traveler. Read full book review >

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VERSE BY VERSE by Pete Zenz
NON-FICTION
Released: March 8, 2017

"An ambitious if uneven effort to update the Torah."
Debut author Zenz offers a poetic rewrite that aims to make Scripture more accessible. Read full book review >

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THE PAPERBOY by Pete Dexter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"A big story laid out in a workmanlike manner, but thematically fickle."
Since winning the National Book Award in 1988 for Paris Trout, Dexter (Brotherly Love, 1991, etc.) has tried, without success, to recapture that novel's intensity. Read full book review >