Search Results: "Tad Williams"


BOOK REVIEW

TAD LUCAS by Laura B. Edge
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2017

"A different take on women's prowess and accomplishments that equine lovers will find appealing. (author's note, photograph) (Picture book/biography. 6-8)"
A daredevil woman wins fame on the 20th-century rodeo circuit. Read full book review >

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PLANET TAD by Tim Carvell
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2012

"So does this tedious effort to climb aboard the bandwagon. (line drawings, mood icons) (Fiction. 10-12)"
A phoned-in Diary of a Wimpy Kid wannabe from a Mad Magazine and Daily Show writer. Read full book review >

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THE WITCHWOOD CROWN  by Tad Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 27, 2017

"Not just utterly readable—an instant fantasy classic."
Almost three decades after the release of the first volume of Williams' epic fantasy series, Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn, he returns to the iconic realm of Osten Ard with the stunning first installment of a new sequel trilogy. Read full book review >

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OTHERLAND by Tad Williams
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Newcomers: try something—anything—less absurdly overblown, labyrinthine and inconsequential. (Author tour)"
Third chunk of Williams's enormous four-part doorstopper (City of Golden Shadow, 1996; River of Blue Fire, 1998) about the eponymous virtual reality. Read full book review >

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OTHERLAND by Tad Williams
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 1998

"For the rest, even with Williams's helpful synopsis, it's a dreadful struggle to remember who, what, where, when, and especially why."
Second chunk of Williams's vast four-part doorstopper about Otherland (City of Golden Shadow, 1996), an exclusive and impregnable virtual reality created by the evil Grail Brotherhood. Read full book review >

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OTHERLAND by Tad Williams
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 6, 1996

"If, for whatever reason, you intend to absorb the entire tetralogy, you'll need your reading spectacles, a cool hundred bucks, a prodigious memory, and unlimited patience."
Another doorstopper fantasy from Williams (The Dragonbone Chair, 1988, etc.), book one of a projected tetralogy large enough to satisfy the most gargantuan appetite. Read full book review >

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MR. WILLIAMS by Karen Barbour
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"What a delightful way to show young readers 'how it was back then.' (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-10)"
Mr. J.W. Williams grew up in rural Louisiana during the Depression. Read full book review >

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RETURN TO PLANET TAD by Tim Carvell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"A smile or two for those with severely short attention spans, not much more. (Fiction. 8-12)"
More tidbits from Planet Tad, compiled from a fictional blog originally published in Mad Magazine (Planet Tad, 2012). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TAD AND DAD by David Ezra Stein
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 21, 2015

"Caldecott honoree Stein makes another splash with this charming duo. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A tadpole and his father spend their days together amicably, but when Dad tries to tuck his son in for the night, things do not go as planned. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 13, 2004

"Despite the tawdry ending, Montville clearly had fun creating a playful buzz of words to raise the ghost of The Splendid Splinter."
Snazzy biography of The Kid that manages to be subtly characterful and thorough at the same time. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 29, 1996

"A fascinating record, and a double window into the biographies of two major poets."
Spanning nearly a lifetime, from 1907 to 1963, the friendship between ``Liebes Ezrachen'' and ``Deer Bull'' makes up, in Pound's words, ``two halves of what might have made a fairly decent poet'' divided by ``the wide atlantic ocean.'' Their more than 50 years of animated letters started after a friendship at the University of Pennsylvania, continued through their ties to Imagism, then endured as they pursued their differing yet consonant ideas of poetry. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TENNESSEE WILLIAMS by John Lahr
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 22, 2014

"There is only one word for this biography: superb."
The tormented life of a celebrated American playwright. Read full book review >