Search Results: "Terry Eagleton"


BOOK REVIEW

ACROSS THE POND by Terry Eagleton
Released: May 6, 2013

"Meaner would have been funnier; fresher could have been more insightful."
An occasionally illuminating book, but more often an attempt to pass clichés and stereotypes as insight, by a prolific academic whose stabs at humor might play better in his native England. Read full book review >

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THE TRUTH ABOUT THE IRISH by Terry Eagleton
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2000

"Other times Eagleton can be biting, particularly on two favorite fixations of the intelligentsia: the Catholic Church and the legacy of British imperial rule ('English attitudes to the Irish are a bizarre mixture of affection, uneasiness, condescension and hostility')."
A "Devil's Dictionary" of the Emerald Isle, in which Oxford don Eagleton (Heathcliff and the Great Hunger, not reviewed) cheerfully detonates myths left and right about Eire's history, culture, and current condition. Read full book review >

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CULTURE AND THE DEATH OF GOD by Terry Eagleton
NON-FICTION
Released: March 25, 2014

"Now that the West is colliding with a resurgent Islam for which God is very much alive, Eagleton's insights are particularly timely."
"Atheism is by no means as easy as it looks," insists prolific author Eagleton (Literature/Univ. of Lancaster; Across the Pond: An Englishman's View of America, 2013, etc.). Read full book review >

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HOW TO READ LITERATURE by Terry Eagleton
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 21, 2013

"Perfect for an intro course that features some of the literature the book discusses."
A genial guide to exactly what the title promises, for readers who aren't particularly experienced or critical. Read full book review >

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THE GATEKEEPER by Terry Eagleton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2002

"An endearing reminiscence that effectively relies on actual ideas considered over time rather than confessional feints."
Barbed yet charming memoir by the noted literary critic (The Truth About the Irish, 2000, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MILK GOES TO SCHOOL by Terry Border
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 28, 2016

"Border's shtick goes on far too long for readers to want seconds of Milk and Waffle. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Border continues his series of books about anthropomorphized food, this time focusing on Milk and her first day of school. Read full book review >

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LOUIS’ DREAM PLANE by Terry Milne
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"The message is certainly meritorious, but the execution is pallid (literally—Milne uses a muted palette throughout) next to such vigorous explorations of the same topic as Holly Keller's Horace's New Toy (2000). (Picture book. 5-8)"
Assorted flying machines adorn the endpapers and will propel young aeronautics fans right into this high-flying story of friendship. Read full book review >

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TOP 10 OF EVERYTHING 2015 by Paul Terry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2014

"For fans of the form, this compendium has plenty of juice. (index) (Reference. 8-14)"
This collection of top 10 goodies—including "Songs About the Body" and "Amazing Cars for Hire"—has plenty to entertain, if not educate. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HURRICANE by Terry Trueman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2008

"Reluctant readers may enjoy the plot-driven story of continual peril, but it probably won't leave any lasting impression. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Trueman strains credulity in his fictional recounting of the devastation wrought upon Honduras by Hurricane Mitch in 1998. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOHNNY AND THE DEAD by Terry Pratchett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"Humor and honest pathos play off each other to make for an emotionally balanced whole, one whose resolution will be as satisfying to readers as it is to Johnny. (Fiction 10-14)"
Fresh from leading the ScreeWee fleet across hostile game space and back to their own territory, Johnny Maxwell returns to champion a more local group of beings in need: the dead denizens of the local cemetery, slated for redevelopment into Modern Purpose-Designed Offices by United Amalgamated Consolidated Holdings. Read full book review >