Search Results: "Thomas Kingsley Troupe"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BIG HAIRY SECRET by Thomas Kingsley Troupe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"Chapter-book readers should latch onto it. (Fantasy. 6-8)"
The Corman Towers apartment building has a creepy outside; wait till Flo sees the inside! Read full book review >

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A STEGOSAURUS WOULD NOT MAKE A GOOD PIRATE by Thomas Kingsley Troupe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2018

"Nothing like a little body shaming to shape young readers' career expectations. (review and discussion questions) (Picture book. 6-8)"
An armored, lumbering ex-pirate cheerfully goes over the many reasons why he was "just fired." Read full book review >

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DIFFICULTIES WITH GIRLS by Kingsley Amis
Released: April 5, 1989

After winning the Booker Prixe for his last novel, an inspired satire on aging adulterers (The Old Devils), Amis here aims his barbed wit at an easy target—the cultural excesses of the Sixties. Read full book review >

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THE CRIME OF THE CENTURY by Kingsley Amis
Released: Oct. 16, 1989

"Sporadically entertaining—with occasional Amis drolleries—but too episodic, arbitrary, and just-plain-silly to sustain interest."
Don't get your hopes up, fans of The Riverside Villas Murder (1973). Read full book review >

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ONE FAT ENGLISHMAN by Kingsley Amis
Released: Feb. 26, 1963

Kingsley Amis, who has often claimed that his intention was to write funny books, has never succeeded in doing so as well as he did in Lucky Jim. Read full book review >

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Released: June 1, 1998

"Although useless as a guide to the English language, Amis's book functions as a droll literary tract and a reminder that —the price of a good style, like that of other desirable things, is eternal vigilance."
A delightfully arch, irreverent handbook for those who dare to speak or write the King's English—Kingsley Amis's English, that is. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Readers genuinely interested in exploring both sides of the controversy of women as soldiers will quickly realize they're getting only one here."
Dense polemic arguing that women are unfit to serve in the armed forces will likely convince only those who already agree with the author's contention. Read full book review >

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THE ANTI-DEATH LEAGUE by Kingsley Amis
Released: Aug. 17, 1966

"All in all, it might be classed as an intellectual thriller— it's a work of considerable originality and agility and it should keep its readers firmly captive, midway between attention and admiration."
At the beginning of this novel which suggests very well the malignant boredom within a small British army unit engaged in an operation of an unspecified nature, one is never quite sure what is going to happen. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"An informative, sometimes vivid, anecdotal survey that shies away from breakthrough interpretations of the artistic revolution staged almost 50 years ago. (Photographs—including eight pages of color—not seen.)"
A study of Abstract Expressionism by an art journalist and curator who takes 1950 as the movement's decisive year. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EREC REX by Kaza Kingsley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"That, along with a notably quirky supporting cast and plenty of heroic behavior, combines to carry readers through. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Erec (think Harry), "a normal boy with a few minor exceptions," spends most of his second outing in the magical land of Alypium angry at King Piter (think Dumbledore) and others for refusing to reveal his real identity and parentage. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 8, 1971

"The right bright word is always in its right, striking place."
"The man's name is Ames," said the late Evelyn Waugh so pontifically that the discussion of Mr. Amis's work was broken off at that point. Read full book review >