Search Results: "Tim Winton"


BOOK REVIEW

BLUEBACK by Tim Winton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1998

The prolific Winton (The Riders, 1995; etc.) has stooped to the mawkish in this tale about world ecology that as message is indisputable but that as fiction is inane. Read full book review >

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THE TURNING by Tim Winton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 20, 2005

"These are stories full of vitality and bad choices, violence and unrewarded heroism. An unswerving fidelity to life as it is actually lived endows them with immense value."
The western coast of Australia—beautiful, barren, sparsely populated—imposes a hardscrabble discipline on Winton's brilliant prose (Dirt Music, 2002, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE RIDERS by Tim Winton
Released: June 1, 1995

"Emotions, character, and intellect so perfectly calibrated that a modest story of love betrayed becomes, in Winton's hands, a minor masterpiece."
Australian writer Winton (Cloudstreet, 1992, etc.), back for a 14th book, notes with humor and intelligent affection the havoc domestic cruelties wreak on the loving heart. Read full book review >

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BREATH by Tim Winton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 30, 2008

"Lyricism empowers this stoner rite-of-passage saga, which also conveys a timeless pathos."
Sun, surf and the '70s Down Under provide the backdrop for the story of a boy's awakening through rough sex. Read full book review >

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CLOUDSTREET by Tim Winton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 6, 1992

"One of those rare novels that warm the heart, as well as spark the imagination."
This marvelous postmodern novel of family life by bestselling Australian writer Winton (Minimum of Two, That Eye, the Sky, etc.) celebrates all the great traditional values in writing that is emphatically contemporary. Read full book review >

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LOCKIE LEONARD, SCUMBUSTER by Tim Winton
Released: June 1, 1999

"Winton knows surfing, understands adolescence, and exhibits great comic pacing; he's a flat-out good writer, and this is a flat-out funny book. (Fiction. 8-13)"
In this sequel to Lockie Leonard, Human Torpedo (1992), Winton continues to chronicle the tempestuous life of 13-year-old Lockie, Australian surfer kid and lover. Read full book review >

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LOCKIE LEONARD, HUMAN TORPEDO by Tim Winton
FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"Lockie is part of a recent crop of teenage protagonists who are willing to take some time growing up; fortunately, the author doesn't burden his lighthearted story with messages. (Fiction. YA)"
A slapstick coming-of-age story set in a small Australian town. Read full book review >

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EYRIE by Tim Winton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 10, 2014

"Another exquisite portrait of troubled modern life from Winton, who solidifies his reputation as one of the best writers at work in Australia—and, indeed, in English—today."
An odd troika stumbles through the decadence of a world on the verge of collapse in Winton's (Breath, 2008, etc.) resonant, oddly cheerful yarn. Read full book review >

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DIRT MUSIC by Tim Winton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2002

"A terrific novel. Winton's best yet."
Australian Winton's seventh novel, seven years in the making, is an exhilarating multilayered amalgam of withering satire and beguiling character creation—a more than worthy successor to his critically acclaimed Cloudstreet (1992) and The Riders (1995). Read full book review >

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THE BIG FIB by Tim Hamilton
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2014

"A sweet, if uneven, story. (Early reader. 5-7)"
A fib made right paves the way to intergenerational friendship. Read full book review >

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DODSWORTH IN TOKYO by Tim Egan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 16, 2013

"The poetics of restraint could not be better displayed. (Early reader. 6-9)"
Timing is everything. Read full book review >

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RISE AND SHINE! by Tim Warnes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 23, 2007

"The cub fills the ark with toy animals and pairs of obliging animal friends who continue to interact with the bears as they enjoy some lemonade and a walk through the woods. (music notation) (Picture book. 2-6)"
The appealing bears introduced by Warnes in his version of Jesus Loves Me! (2006) return as the main characters in another satisfying treatment of a traditional children's religious song. Read full book review >