Search Results: "Tim Binding"


BOOK REVIEW

TIM by Sam Enthoven
FANTASY
Released: March 1, 2008

"This may be entertaining for some, but the book could have used some judicious editing and another draft before publication. (Science fiction. 12-15)"
London is in big trouble, and only something really, really big can save the city. Read full book review >

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LYING WITH THE ENEMY by Tim Binding
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"Credible and extraordinarily revealing: all that we are as humans, good and bad, finds embodiment on this tiny island in the midst of war."
A different sort of storyteller, English novelist Binding shifts from the macabre world of hangings in A Perfect Execution (1996) to the furtive hazards of collaboration among Britain's Guernsey Islanders under Nazi occupation. Read full book review >

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IN THE KINGDOM OF AIR by Tim Binding
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 24, 1994

"A complex tale, searching in its view of the British family yet at times almost saccharine in its nostalgic flourishes: lavish and engagingly sexy and surprising—a first-rate debut."
Part riddle, part romance, part savage indictment of the twisted morals behind Britain's middle-class conformity: a formidable, highly inventive first effort from former British editor and publisher Binding. Read full book review >

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A PERFECT EXECUTION by Tim Binding
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 2, 1996

"In its tricky details in the binding up of several hugely different lives, this is a macabre, compelling story, proving powerful in spite of its convolutions and excess."
British novelist Binding (In The Kingdom Of Air, 1994) continues to plumb the dark recesses of jolly old England, but the narrative links are stretched to the limit in this tale of a hangman's knotted existence within interlocking love triangles. Read full book review >

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TERRIBLE TIM by Katie Haworth
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 5, 2016

"The mess is good fun, but the story is a bit bland next to the more emotionally intense likes of No, David! and Dinosaur vs. Bedtime. (Picture book. 3-6)"
No need to set off in search of Wild Things when little Tim's in the vicinity. Read full book review >

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SYLVIE AND THE SONGMAN by Tim Binding
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 11, 2009

"An unfortunate early reference—to the villainous Woodpecker Man's 'black' fingers and hands before readers know he's not human—aside, this is an exceptionally honed story with levels of depth. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
This finely tuned adventure opens with William Blake's "The Tyger" and lives up to that reference in surprisingly accessible ways. Read full book review >

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BINDING ARBITRATION by Elizabeth Marx
Released: May 30, 2012

"A fun, if occasionally tedious, novel, equal parts heart-tugging and steamy—strictly for romance enthusiasts."
An attorney and a baseball star must come to terms with their complicated past for the sake of their ailing son. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1997

"A deeply felt remembrance, recorded in an honest, unadorned manner."
Slices of life in the American occupation army in postWW II Germany as seen through the eyes of an impressionable young combat infantryman, matched with his mature observations of a rebuilt Germany 50 years later. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2000

"A deft weaving together of sexuality and the macabre into a rich fictional tapestry."
An engrossing tale contrasting the lives of a young Caucasian and her Chinese stepaunt. Read full book review >

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TIM AND PETE by James Robert Baker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1993

"Still, despite the excesses and overall shapelessness: some antic instances and vivid nostalgia for pre-AIDS gay life, combined with a pungent depiction of rabid heterophobia."
Baker (Fuel-Injected Dreams, 1986; Boy Wonder, 1988) brings together two gay ex-lovers for a 24-hour swing through the streets and byways of L.A. Sex, drugs, rock-and-roll, and violence: the guided tour is sometimes smartly satirical, sometimes padded with endless pages of dialogue, mind-numbing instances, and predictable types, though a Charlie Manson riff livens up the finish. Read full book review >

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TIM AND THE BLANKET THIEF by John Prater
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 29, 1993

"Nice. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Tim is, well, timid; unlike the boisterous other children Prater depicts in his engaging, freely rendered pencil-and- watercolor illustrations, he doesn't like ``noisy, messy fun or being splashed or roughhousing.'' What he does love, despite the teasing, is his blanket; and when a pointy-hatted creature—a sort of shadow with a shadow of its own—steals this constant companion while Tim sleeps, he sets out, with unaccustomed boldness, in a dreamlike pursuit over mountains and seas to the thief's ``dreadful lair.'' Tim's brave demand for his blanket dissipates the thief's ``huge darkness,'' whereupon the lad retrieves not only his own but a hoard of other ``blankets, teddy bears, and best-loved toys'' and goes home to a hero's welcome. Read full book review >

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THE BINDING VINE by Shashi Deshpande
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"The common threads of female experience are laid down clearly enough, but in a curiously intellectualized and dispassionate way, and a flood of undeveloped characters doesn't make the story any easier to read."
Veteran Indian author Deshpande's second novel to be published here is not a huge improvement over the first (A Matter of Time, 1999). Read full book review >