Search Results: "Sam Savage"


BOOK REVIEW

GLASS by Sam Savage
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"An engaging study of both the quirks and the depths of personality."
Edna reviews her life and relationships through free association and through the concatenation of objects that drift into her view. Read full book review >

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THE CRY OF THE SLOTH by Sam Savage
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Indomitable human spirit, or a master of self-delusion? Either way, Andy is a triumphant achievement, squirm-inducingly credible and the palpitating heart of this very funny, very dark novel."
Four months in the life of a desperate, depressed and sexually frustrated landlord. Read full book review >

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FIRMIN by Sam Savage
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2006

"An amusing diversion for bibliophiles and Willard fans; in Savage's debut, a rat's life may be brutish and short, but not necessarily without style."
The autobiography of a rat, born in a bookstore, that learns to read. Read full book review >

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THE WAY OF THE DOG by Sam Savage
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"Stream-of-consciousness fiction with a satisfying emotional weight: another intriguing experiment in narrative voice from Savage (Glass, 2011, etc.)."
An aging, embittered art collector looks back on a life defined by his brief friendship with a successful painter. Read full book review >

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IT WILL END WITH US by Sam Savage
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"This is not a novel for anyone who expects time to move in a straightforward fashion or for memories to cohere or for beginnings and endings to be other than arbitrary."
First-person fiction in the guise of an impressionistic memoir by an older woman recalling her small-town girlhood. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHERE'S WALRUS? by Stephen  Savage
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Refreshing, captivating, elegant and witty. (Picture book. 3-7)"
It's another slow day at the zoo—not. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE TUG by Stephen  Savage
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Though this cute-but-mighty tug's strengths are oddly undercut by the syrupy gear-switch at the end, the bright, attractive pictures will appeal to boat-loving toddlers. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Graphically spiffy and textually brief, this exploration of an anthropomorphic harbor tugboat's working role tacks on a maudlin shtick in the final quarter. Read full book review >

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LASER MOOSE AND RABBIT BOY by Doug Savage
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"With rampant whimsy and cheerful silliness, expect this to hit funny bones with laser accuracy. (Graphic science fiction. 7-11)"
A moose that can shoot laser beams out his eyes—what could be better? Read full book review >

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SUPERTRUCK by Stephen  Savage
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"A serious treat for truck lovers. (Picture book. 2-6)"
When a blizzard stops the mighty trucks of the city from working, it's Supertruck to the rescue! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHERE'S WALRUS? AND PENGUIN? by Stephen  Savage
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Clever, cheeky, and endearing—a wordless achievement. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Walrus escapes again, this time with pal Penguin, but their day on the town takes an unexpected turn for the fun-loving pinniped of Where's Walrus? (2011). Read full book review >

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LITTLE PLANE LEARNS TO WRITE by Stephen  Savage
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"A well-designed winner for ambitious little pilots. (Picture book. 3-5)"
At flight school, Little Plane learns skywriting by practicing "arcs, dives, and loopity-loops." But the last present a particular problem for him, as the circling maneuver makes him dizzy. Read full book review >