Search Results: "Tim Tharp"


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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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THE SPECTACULAR NOW by Tim Tharp
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 11, 2008

"The story loses steam as its shock value dissipates, and ultimately the booze ends up having more bang than the book. (Fiction. YA)"
It won't take long for readers to deduce that Sutter Keely, the dreamless, ne'er-do-well protagonist of Tharp's third novel for teens, is a bona fide alcoholic with a misled heart of gold. Read full book review >

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BADD by Tim Tharp
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 11, 2011

"Absorbing and redemptive. (Fiction. YA)"
Alcohol, weed, fighting and sex are par for the course for Ceejay, except sex is not a big thing personally. Read full book review >

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KNIGHTS OF THE HILL COUNTRY by Tim Tharp
FICTION
Released: Aug. 22, 2006

"However, this intriguing work demands an audience. (Fiction. YA)"
The Kennishaw Knights personify Oklahoma hill country, where guys play football, drink beer, talk about sex (but not love), and players seek local immortality by achieving a fifth straight undefeated season. Read full book review >

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MOJO by Tim Tharp
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 9, 2013

"Flawless fun. (Mystery. 12 & up)"
An Oklahoma City high school loser becomes an amateur detective. Read full book review >

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FALLING DARK by Tim Tharp
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Badly organized and far too loose, but Tharp's debut has a poignancy and grace that gets it over the bumps on its way: Worth a look."
A rambling but interesting debut (winner of the Milkweed National Fiction Prize) about a troubled family that comes under the influence of a drifter and his drug-dealing boss. 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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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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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 >

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PENGUIN PETE AND LITTLE TIM by Marcus Pfister
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"The adorable illustrations are the only appealing thing about this dull, confused penguin tale. (Fiction/Picture book. 3-5)"
On this particular snowy day, Penguin Pete (Penguin Pete, not reviewed) takes his son, Tim, out for a walk. Read full book review >