Search Results: "T.C. Tombs"


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RUN WITH THE WOLVES by T.C. Tombs
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 7, 2011

"A well-developed, tightly plotted fantasy; readers will want installments two and three."
In 15th-century Europe, war looms and monstrous wolves and other beasts roam the night. Read full book review >

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TOMBS by Edward E.  Kramer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1995

"Enjoyable."
A thematic anthology consisting of 21 original tales, a poem, and an utterly deranged introduction from Forrest J. Ackerman. Read full book review >

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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contents of Boyle's four collections (Without a Hero, 1994, etc.), four more, uncollected, tales, and three previously unpublished.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 TOMBS by Clive Cussler
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Even with a plot hole or two, a tacked-on narrative thread about a corporate treasure-hunting enterprise and a believability buy in—the Fargo's bottomless money bucket—Cussler fans can expect more than a few hours of page-turning action."
Cussler and company (The Kingdom, 2011, etc.) send treasure hunters extraordinaire, Sam and Remi Fargo, onto the windy steppes of the ancient Hun empire searching for the tomb of the Scourge of God. Read full book review >

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THE TOMBS OF ATUAN by Ursula K. Le Guin
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 10, 1971

"The usual tidy ending is foregone, though, just as the story is not the usual allegory; the abstractions do not so much dictate the events as rise naturally from Tenar's real struggles and transformations in her firmly structured underground world."
A finely realized fantasy set in the ancient Place of the Tombs, a desert society of women and eunuchs, where Tenar is taken at six and renamed Arha, the Eaten One, because her former existence must be cast off when she becomes high priestess to the Nameless Ones, the spirits of the tombs. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 18, 2012

"Despite an interesting premise and rich detail, the novel struggles to create compelling characters whose personal goals clearly motivate their actions."
A rendition of Frankenstein set in 2165, Roque's debut boils over with rogue scientists and megalomaniacs scheming world domination. Read full book review >

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TOMBS AND TREASURES by Catherine Charley
ADVENTURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1995

"Nevertheless, this is filled with intriguing—and gruesome—nuggets on archeology, burial customs, art, architecture, and more. (clear acetate overlays, not seen, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
The latest installment in the See Through History series is a fascinating compendium of sites of buried treasure all over the world, including tombs from Tutankhamen and Philip II of Macedonia to the Lords of Sip†n in Peru and China's terracotta army. Read full book review >

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THE ENGLISH AND THEIR HISTORY by Robert Tombs
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"European history buffs and readers undaunted by a 1,000-page history will find a lucid, engaging, and pleasantly nondidactic book, with helpful maps."
A massive yet accessible study of the historical and linguistic continuity that make up the English people. 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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"Smart, witty text matched by fine design and illustrations make this kids' book a tasty, offbeat treat."
An entertaining, original take on counting from children's book author and illustrator Bartlett (Tuba Lessons, 2009). Read full book review >