Search Results: "Tim Pears"


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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LANDED by Tim Pears
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2011

"Lovingly crafted but—like its central character—introverted."
In a finely observed if uneven elegy to loss, British writer Pears (In a Land of Plenty, 1998, etc.) tracks the lonely youth and tragic adulthood of a quiet man. Read full book review >

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IN A LAND OF PLENTY by Tim Pears
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 16, 1998

"Several cuts above Delderfield and Cronin, and two or three below Angus Wilson, whose No Laughing Matter it resembles."
An agreeable and generally absorbing second novel from the British author of the highly acclaimed contemporary pastoral In the Play of Fallen Leaves (1995). Read full book review >

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THE HORSEMAN by Tim Pears
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"This leisurely curtain raiser, a gloriously devoted poem to England's past, springs to life in its final chapters."
In the foreground of a reverent portrait of pre-World War I England, a talented boy's life is set in motion. Read full book review >

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IN THE PLACE OF FALLEN LEAVES by Tim Pears
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 31, 1995

"Yet this tale remains heartening as Pears reveals the secret beauty of the hard life of the land through unsentimental and magical prose."
This captivating debut novel roams the dry valley of a rural English village during the summer drought of 1984, revealing lushness in simplicity and the awesome untapped power and wisdom of a girl on the verge of womanhood. 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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ARE WE PEARS YET? by Miranda Paul
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"These pears will be fun read-aloud companions for curious eaters and budding botanists. (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
Paul (The Great Pasta Escape, 2017, etc.) merges theatrical farce with informational picture book in this latest. 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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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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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"Zingy and opinionated, this romp through the development of American fashion gives readers a historical perspective with which to view their closets."
Fashion history meets style guide in the latest from the Project Runway mentor. Read full book review >

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1 COOKIE, 2 CHAIRS, 3 PEARS by Jane  Brocket
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Brocket once again presents a pleasingly huge variety of objects, from the mundane to the fantastic and everything in between. (Counting book. 4-6)"
Brocket continues her Clever Concepts series with this look at numbers from one to 20. Read full book review >

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A CAT NAMED TIM AND OTHER STORIES by John Martz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Visual learners and younger children alike will pore delightedly over these nearly wordless sequences. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Four whimsical cartoon outings feature an overlapping cast of small anthropomorphic animals artfully placed to lead eyes up, down, around and past page turns to mishaps and surprises. Read full book review >