Search Results: "Tim Mohr"


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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BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 1, 1994

"Bibliography. (Autobiography. 11+)"
A too-infrequent author recalls the people and incidents that helped shape her ``private reality'' in her first 14 years. 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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WHY WE TOOK THE CAR by Wolfgang Herrndorf
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"In his first novel translated into English, Herrndorf sits squarely and triumphantly at the intersection of literary tall tale and coming-of-age picaresque. (Fiction. 14-17)"
Social misfits hit the Autobahn. Read full book review >

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WRECKED by Charlotte Roche
by Charlotte Roche, translated by Tim Mohr
Released: May 7, 2013

"For some readers, the mesmerizing if unsettling narrative might be groundbreaking and sophisticated; for others, it will simply be disturbing and TMI."
A woman examines aspects of her life—from the mundane, to the erotic, to the tragic—in graphic detail. Read full book review >

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WETLANDS by Charlotte Roche
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2009

"Provocatively nasty but intellectually empty."
English translation of a German TV personality's sexually graphic first novel. Read full book review >

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BABA DUNJA'S LAST LOVE by Alina Bronsky
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2016

"With quiet understatement, Bronsky offers us a glimpse of life in the radioactive abyss."
A quiet novel about a woman who returns home after some time away—not unusual in itself, perhaps, but it is when the home she returns to is in Chernobyl. Read full book review >

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JUST CALL ME SUPERHERO by Alina Bronsky
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 6, 2014

"Bronsky's warmth, humor and sharp observational eye combine to make this coming-of-age tale a rich, affecting read."
A German teen learns the importance of friendship, family and forgiveness in Bronsky's third novel (The Hottest Dishes of the Tartar Cuisine, 2011, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE HOTTEST DISHES OF THE TARTAR CUISINE by Alina Bronsky
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2011

"A darkly humorous novel with sharp observations about the machinations of a monstrous mother."
The fictional memoirs of Rosalinda Achmetowna, a Tartar Tiger Mother who ruins the lives of her family across several generations, and up to the end fails to realize her toxic influence. Read full book review >

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BROKEN GLASS PARK by Alina Bronsky
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2010

"A touching story, both tough and tender."
A lively debut novel with a cheerfully cynical narrator, first published in Germany in 2008, from Russian-born Bronsky. 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 >