Search Results: "T.C. Boyle"


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T.C. BOYLE STORIES II by T.C. Boyle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 3, 2013

"A fine and welcome summation—till the next volume—by one of the best storytellers at work today."
Picking up where he left off with his first volume of collected stories in 1998, Boyle (San Miguel, 2012, etc.) serves up an overstuffed gathering of goofy premises and serious turns. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 2, 1998

"Boyle is of course too young for a summing-up, but this seems as good a time as any for a mid-career display of the antic wares of our most versatile and prolific radical comedian."
A fine, fat gathering of 68 stories, including the contents of Boyle's four collections (Without a Hero, 1994, etc.), four more, uncollected, tales, and three previously unpublished. Read full book review >

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THE WOMEN by T.C. Boyle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 9, 2009

"And Boyle's warmhearted, coldly calculating, ineffably seductive and unknowable Frank Lloyd Wright may be the most beguiling of them all."
When the artist formerly known as T. Coraghessan Boyle burst onto the national literary scene some 30 years ago, readers knew immediately that an immensely smart, versatile and entertaining new writer was staking his claim to some of the territory held by such reader-friendly wizards of narrative and rhetoric as Kurt Vonnegut and Donald Barthelme. Read full book review >

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IF THE RIVER WAS WHISKEY by T.C. Boyle
Released: March 24, 1989

From the winner of the 1987 PEN/Faulkner Award (for World's End) comes this third collection of stories, most of which are as slick as the magazines in which they first appeared (Playboy, Harper's, GQ, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE RELIVE BOX AND OTHER STORIES by T.C. Boyle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Fans and new readers alike will appreciate Boyle's droll humor, eye for detail, and seemingly inexhaustible imagination."
The prolific Boyle provides high entertainment in his latest story collection. Read full book review >

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WILD CHILD by T.C. Boyle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 25, 2010

"With each book Boyle becomes a more adventurous and interesting writer."
The usual darkly comic cautionary tales, but also some bracingly and impressively new works from the prolific author (The Women, 2009, etc.). Read full book review >

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WITHOUT A HERO by T.C. Boyle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1994

"Irony is not enough. (Author tour)"
Boyle's fourth story collection follows his highly successful novel, The Road to Wellville (1993), which will be released this summer or fall as a movie starring Anthony Hopkins. Read full book review >

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THE TERRANAUTS by T.C. Boyle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Amid the changing allegiances and alliances, sex eventually has consequences, though the reader wearied by two years of this might not much care."
Soap opera, satire, and religious allegory find an uneasy balance within this earthbound version of a space colony. Read full book review >

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THE HARDER THEY COME by T.C. Boyle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 30, 2015

"Boyle's vision and ambition remain compelling, though his characters here seem like plot devices."
Violence corrodes the ideal of freedom in an ambitious novel that aims to illuminate the dark underbelly of the American dream. Read full book review >

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THE HUMAN FLY by T.C. Boyle
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

Acclaimed writer Boyle presents 12 of his previously published short stories, plus one new story, in this collection intended for teens. Read full book review >

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DROP CITY by T.C. Boyle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2003

"Probably the fullest picture of the hippie culture of the late '60s since Marge Piercy's early fiction, and one of Boyle's best."
Boyle's protean imagination works overtime in his thickly plotted ninth novel, a big, racy tale of the conflict between a radical utopian commune's idealistic visions and the simpler imperatives of survival in the Alaskan wilderness. Read full book review >

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RIVEN ROCK by T.C. Boyle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Vintage Boyle: a freakishly inventive black comedy, populated with irresistible eccentrics, that leaves a bracing and bitter aftertaste."
Division and separation are the dominant themes of Boyle's dark-hued and deftly plotted seventh novel, which bears strong incidental resemblances to his earlier World's End (1987) and The Road to Wellville (1993), though it displays a richer Dickensian brio throughout. Read full book review >