Search Results: "Peter Carey"


BOOK REVIEW

PETER by Kate Walker
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1993

"David, a wiser head, comfortable with his preference, one who can offer physical affection without sexual overtones; and, in Peter, a realistically distressed teenager who is finally able to muster enough perspective to weather his crisis. (Fiction. YA)"
When he finds himself attracted to his older brother's gay friend David, Peter is plunged into the kind of sexual uncertainty many young men feel. Read full book review >

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THE CAREY STREET CAT by Diana Hendry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 1991

"This team's The Rainbow Watchers, published simultaneously in the same format, also considers fitting in and the meaning of art, but the storyline is not as strong. (Fiction. 6-10)"
Jenkins, a cat, gets along happily on Carey Street once Harry has pointed out to the neighbors who object to Jenkins's wandering from house to house that the cat's life is not so different from Harry's: he splits the week between his divorced parents. Read full book review >

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PETER JENNINGS by Kate Darnton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Evocative glimpses of a sorely missed class act."
A warm tribute to the Canadian high-school dropout who anchored ABC's World News Tonight for 22 years. Read full book review >

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MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 5, 1971

"And a serious piece by Carolyn Heilbrun from The American Scholar attesting to the 'enduring' grace of Lord Peter."
A fond recapitulation of the contribution of Dorothy Sayers by James Sandoe who edited this collection running to 430 pages and ending with a parody Codetta by E. C. Bentley. Read full book review >

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THE CHEMISTRY OF TEARS by Peter Carey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 12, 2012

"For what it's worth, the thematic key would seem to be a Latin epigram, which translates, 'You cannot see what you can see.' It's a novel that will amuse or challenge some and frustrate others."
A puzzling novel that doesn't reveal its secrets easily. Read full book review >

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THE TAX INSPECTOR by Peter Carey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 17, 1992

"Still, very good."
From acclaimed Australian novelist Carey (Oscar and Lucinda, 1988; Illywhacker, 1985, etc.), a brilliantly realized, dark comedic story of a dysfunctional but ingenuous family. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"Thoughtful, sensitive exploration of contemporary Japanese culture."
Booker-winning Carey (The True History of the Kelly Gang, 2001, etc.) ruefully describes a visit with his son in search of "the Real Japan," during which he learns that his ideas, like all assumptions about the unfamiliar, are flawed. Read full book review >

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BLISS by Peter Carey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1981

"But, even if erratic, this is strong work from a big, growing talent."
Harry Joy is 39, an ad-man in an unnamed Australian city, who while mowing his lawn one day has a heart attack and dies. Read full book review >

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FAT MAN IN HISTORY by Peter Carey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1980

"But Carey has both a true imagination and an effective voice—and this intriguing collection indicates that there may be better, more substantial fiction to come."
Ten stories by a talented Australian: vividly imagined, cleanly written futurist fables that, despite faint echoes of Donald Barthelme and Ian McEwan, really are most akin to the work of such darkly progressive, sociologically-oriented science fiction writers as Harlan Ellison, Jack Dann, and Christopher Priest. Read full book review >

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MY LIFE AS A FAKE by Peter Carey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 30, 2003

"So will Peter Carey, God bless him. A Nabokovian masterpiece."
The two-time New Zealand Booker winner (The True History of the Kelly Gang, 2000, etc.) traces the honeycombed ramifications of a brazen literary hoax (based on a real incident that occurred in 1943 in Australia). Read full book review >

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THE UNUSUAL LIFE OF TRISTAN SMITH by Peter Carey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 1995

"An ambitious book decked out with lots of imaginative finery, this picaresque tale promises the bite of an Orwellian satire but never delivers."
Noted for novels that subtly skew reality, Australian Booker Prize winner Carey (The Tax Inspector, 1991, etc.) now invents countries for his protagonist to illuminate in a story that only flirts with the big issues it raises. Read full book review >

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AMNESIA by Peter Carey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 13, 2015

"A relatively forgettable entry in a top-shelf novelist's oeuvre."
Carey returns to his native Australia, the setting of his two Booker-winning novels (Oscar and Lucinda, 1988; True History of the Kelly Gang, 2001), for this busy, history-soaked study of politics, family and computer hacking.Read full book review >