Search Results: "Peter Temple"


BOOK REVIEW

TEMPLE by Matthew Reilly
Released: Jan. 19, 2001

"Michael Crichton meets Indiana Jones in a campy, blatantly derivative, nonstop plot-boiler: great, gasping, mindless fun."
Australian thriller writer Reilly follows up his high-tech adventure Ice Station (1999), this time sending a mild-mannered professor on a breathless, hokey, beat-the-bad-guys hunt for an ancient Inca artifact that could blow apart the planet. Read full book review >

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TEMPLE by George Dennison
Released: June 15, 1994

"A potluck with some good bits, but it is clear that the author would have made something greater than simply the sum of its parts."
Dennison (Luisa Domic, 1985, etc.) died in 1987, and this genial hodgepodge draws from his journals and his scattered notes on and interviews with people in Temple, Me., the rural community to which he migrated from New York City. Read full book review >

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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 BROKEN SHORE by Peter Temple
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2007

"The densely layered narrative is less a whodunit than a superior mood piece and psychological portrait."
An Australian cop sent to the hinterlands after narrowly escaping death finds that life in the slow lane is just as nasty. Read full book review >

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TEMPLE BOYS by Jamie Buxton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"One part nihilist political commentary, one part grimly modernist retelling, for readers willing to see Jesus in a distinctly unholy light. (Historical fiction. 15 & up)"
A sneaky beggar child enters the circle of Yeshua of Gilgal in the six days surrounding the crucifixion. Read full book review >

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TEMPLE CAT by Andrew Clements
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 20, 1996

"Kiesler, working in an utterly realistic style, employs a subtle visual shift in characterization as the protagonist transforms from a religious icon to an ordinary house cat. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Clements (Who Owns the Cow?, p. 944, etc.) pens a tale for consummate cat enthusiasts or lovers of antiquity: a feline's not- too-arduous search for love. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2012

"A well written, admiring and thought-provoking portrait. (foreword by Grandin, index, facts about autism and factory farming) (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
The biography of an exceptional woman who, remarkably, made use of her condition to discover her calling and changed her own and many animals' lives. Read full book review >

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WILLOW TEMPLE by Donald Hall
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 7, 2003

"Understated lyricism very much in what William Carlos Williams (whom Hall often resembles) called the 'American grain.' Moving and memorable."
The tug of kinship and the human frailties that undermine traditional family solidarity and values figure prominently in this interesting collection by the poet and memoirist (Life Work, 1993, etc.). 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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SOLOMON'S TEMPLE by Leo Braginsky
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"An ambitious but uneven debut."
Braginsky's hefty debut novel, part spy thriller and part historical saga, follows an unlikely hero as he transforms from a Red Army intelligence officer to a defender of the Jewish people. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TEMPLE STREAM by Bill Roorbach
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 2, 2005

"Deft and evocative, making small adventures loom joyfully large."
A quest for the headwaters of a small stream in Maine becomes an obsession bound up in a celebration of life. Read full book review >