Search Results: "Peter Stamm"


BOOK REVIEW

SEVEN YEARS by Peter Stamm
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 2011

"A monster with a full-bore obsession might have been fun to read about, but that's not what's on offer in this damp squib."
One man steers an erratic course between two women in this wan account of a quasi-obsession, the latest from the Swiss Stamm (On a Day Like This, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >

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ON A DAY LIKE THIS by Peter Stamm
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2008

"Andreas's condition does not seem authentic in this mannered treatment."
The Swiss author (stories: In Strange Gardens, 2006, etc.) examines a barren life in his latest novel. Read full book review >

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ALL DAYS ARE NIGHT by Peter Stamm
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"The novel somehow ends on a note of redemption but without resolution."
A slim novel filled with big ideas about art and identity. Read full book review >

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AGNES by Peter Stamm
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Less a fully fleshed novel than an extended meditation on the interrelationship between life and fiction."
A writer suspects the story he's writing can alter the story of his life. Read full book review >

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IN STRANGE GARDENS by Peter Stamm
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 18, 2006

"While Stamm doesn't discount the possibility of happiness and comradeship, there is invariably an ounce of joy for every pound of gloom."
Most of the individuals in these austerely written stories by Swiss novelist Stamm (Unformed Landscape, 2005, etc.) lead humdrum but desperate lives. Read full book review >

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UNFORMED LANDSCAPE by Peter Stamm
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2005

"Stylistically two-dimensional, with frozen surfaces that resist the reader."
An oddly vacant, cold-blooded tale of a wayward young wife in isolated coastal Norway. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 14, 2012

"For those who have an affinity for metaphysical fiction written with a surgeon's precision, this collection will spur readers to seek out everything else by its author."
Beneath the surface placidity of Swiss life, undercurrents of spiritual turmoil and existential despair charge this powerful collection of provocative stories. Read full book review >

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PETER WATSON
by Gregory McNamee

Five hundred-odd years ago, in the time of Leonardo da Vinci, a scientist—a term then unknown—was a person of many parts, someone who might work in fields ranging from chemistry to botany, astronomy to metallurgy, to divine the hidden order of the universe.

Even as recently as the early Victorian idea, writes British science historian Peter Watson in his new ...


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BOOK REVIEW

PETLANDIA by Peter Hannan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 28, 2015

"Nick Bruel's books about Bad Kitty and Puppy are far better treatments of the theme than this tired outing. (Humor. 6-9)"
Petlandia: utopia or P-U-topia? Read full book review >

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THE BOY ON THE PAGE by Peter Carnavas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"The impressive kindness of the art has its own power and could make it work—the ambiguity inherent in this sort of question does not guarantee success. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A picture-book allegory about life and, to some extent, love. Read full book review >

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MR. TIGER GOES WILD by Peter Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Hooray for Mr. Tiger and his wild ways! (Picture book. 3-7)"
There's a lot to go wild for in this picture-book celebration of individuality and self-expression. Read full book review >

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THE MONSTER RETURNS by Peter McCarty
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 31, 2012

"It might lack the mild menace of its predecessor, but it satisfies in its supply of companionship all around. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Jeremy hatches a plan to cope with his monster's unexpected return. Read full book review >