Search Results: "Richard Grant"


BOOK REVIEW

ANOTHER GREEN WORLD by Richard Grant
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 18, 2006

"A pretentious farrago."
A back-to-nature youth festival in Weimar Germany and a dangerous WWII guerilla mission in Central Europe provide the backdrop for this restless, convoluted novel from Grant (Kaspian Lost, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"A diverting jaunt with vagabonds of the West's open roads and backwoods: mobile nobility nicely considered. (3 maps)"
British-born journalist Grant succumbs to indigenous American wanderlust, exploring the land mostly left of the Mississippi in a journey of discovery for himself and other agoraphobics. Read full book review >

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KASPIAN LOST by Richard Grant
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 8, 1999

"A likable teenage protagonist and, this time around, a storyline that isn—t supersaturated with sentimentality: both make for Grant's best to date."
Another supernatural adventure in Maine, the eighth from the author of, most recently, the fey and moody In the Land of Winter (1997). Read full book review >

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TEX AND MOLLY IN THE AFTERLIFE by Richard Grant
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"A between-worlds experience, in all, that Grant's facile fabulism robs of the force, beauty, and imaginative verve needed if an afterlife tale is to have a strong pull."
Dead hippies save the Maine forest in a shamanistic fable only a New Age devotee could love, though followers of Arthurian and magical fantasies may swell the readership. Read full book review >

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DISPATCHES FROM PLUTO by Richard Grant
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"An appealing stew of fecklessness and curiosity, social psychology and social dysfunction, hope and despair."
Calling himself "a misfit Englishman…with a taste for remote places," the author of God's Middle Finger: Into the Lawless Heart of the Sierra Madre (2008) buys a former plantation house, deep in the Mississippi Delta, and thus commences an education—his and ours.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 25, 2011

"Dyspeptic, disturbing and brilliantly realized, Grant's account of Africa is literally unforgettable."
Fear and loathing in East Africa as travel writer Grant (God's Middle Finger: Into the Lawless Heart of the Sierra Madre, 2008, etc.) traverses the ravaged continent in search of a mysterious river and the source of the Nile. Read full book review >

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IN THE LAND OF WINTER by Richard Grant
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"Here, sentimentality flattens all interest. (First printing of 25,000)"
The ever unpredictable, loopy Grant, who specializes in midworlds (Tex and Molly in the Afterlife, 1996, etc.), takes us- -with little allure—into a frigid and tree-filled New England 'burb near Mount Wabenaki, where witches stir their brews. Read full book review >

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CAVE DWELLERS by Richard Grant
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 11, 2017

"To the shelves groaning with countless Adolf-addled efforts, this is an understated, entertaining addition."
Awkward spies, a helpful bad guy, and a love of the German countryside mark this exceptional period thriller focused on homegrown opposition to Hitler. Read full book review >

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BOOK REVIEW

WITH NAILS by Richard E. Grant
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 12, 1998

"But you—d be hard pressed to find an American actor who could deliver such a refreshing combination of comedy, confession, and coruscation. (14 b&w photos)"
With just the right smattering of poison in his pen, this Swazi/British actor recounts the daily trials and tribulations of making movies. Read full book review >

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LITTLE BIRD'S BAD WORD by Jacob Grant
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 21, 2015

"A charming, tender, and ever pertinent life lesson. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Little Bird loves to learn new words, especially when they are "big bird" words. Read full book review >