Search Results: "Terry Pindell"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1996

An anguished account of the unhappy life of Terry McGovern, by a father still struggling to come to terms with it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 28, 1995

"Full of sharp observations, good reporting, and pleasant anecdotes, Pindell's book poses one such challenge to our souls: making our own imperfect hometowns better, more engaging places in which to live."
A happy man goes looking for a happier place to live in this illuminating tour of North American byways. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 23, 1992

"A sturdy piece of travel writing: readable, informative, and surely a railway buff's delight—but not a profoundly insightful or lapidary work."
Having written in Making Tracks about his experiences traveling 30,000 miles of US passenger lines, Pindell now heads north, where he rides ``the steel of Canada'' for a year. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"His book fails to illuminate that history or to cast any new light on Mexico's present troubles."
An unsatisfying rail-and-plane tour of our southern neighbor, ``a nation besieged by its history.'' Pindell (A Good Place to Live, 1995, etc.) has made a minor specialty of traveling across whole nations—previously, the US and Canada—by train and reporting what he has found along the way. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2003

"Hard-drinking, hard-fighting, beloved by his troops: Allen has a fine chronicler here—fans of Band of Brothers ought to snap this up."
A ripsnortin' life of an unorthodox—and barely tolerated—American general. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"8 pages b&w photos, unseen)."
A flimsy biography of the phenomenonally successful black author. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TERRY THE DINOSAUR by Translucent Computing Inc.
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 22, 2014

"Low-rent graphics and interactive effects perfectly complement a stultifyingly bland prehistoric tale. (iPad storybook app. 6-8)"
A little pterodactyl is teased by his wingless peers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TERRY AND THE PIRATES by Julian F. Thompson
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Comments like these, combined with shallow characters, a weak premise, and outlandish situations make this an unappealing book in any case. (Fiction. YA)"
This latest from the author of The Grounding of Group 6 is a confusing jumble—hard to follow and based on an unlikely premise. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CHARGING BULL OF TERRY COUNTY by Carl Stevens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 17, 2013

"A vibrant, ambitious novel about the effects of war on a small-town family."
The descendants of an Indiana family fight in America's many wars in Stevens' (The Time Traveler's Fool, 2012) exuberant, generation-spanning novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

My Brother the Boxer: The Terry Daniels Story by Jeff Daniels
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 9, 2015

"While the fight descriptions are vivid, the subject remains one-dimensional."
A fond recollection of the boxing career of an unlikely heavyweight championship contender. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

PEANUT BUTTER & CUPCAKE by Terry Border
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 29, 2014

"Still, preschoolers will likely savor this mouthwatering treatment of a subject that looms large in many early school experiences. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The familiar theme of the challenges facing a new kid in town is given an original treatment by photographer Border in this book of photos of three-dimensional objects in a simple modeled landscape. Read full book review >