Search Results: "Tobias S. Buckell"


BOOK REVIEW

ARCTIC RISING by Tobias S. Buckell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 28, 2012

"Buckell successfully draws the reader in with his characters and ideas, only to blow things up a little too thoroughly by the end."
This fast-paced near-future thriller delivers a combination of geopolitical intrigue and technological speculation, only flagging as it reaches its jumbled conclusion. Read full book review >

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HURRICANE FEVER by Tobias S. Buckell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2014

"So don't wait for a dark and stormy night to read this novel; you'll have plenty of fun."
A stormy, aptly named thriller set in the Caribbean of the near future. Read full book review >

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DIVERSE ENERGIES by Tobias S.  Bucknell
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Careful, curious readers will be rewarded, though probably not comforted, by the many realities and futures imagined here. (Science fiction/anthology. 12 & up)"
As the title promises, this sophisticated science-fiction anthology is diverse in nearly every sense of the word. Read full book review >

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WRITERS HARVEST 3 by Tobias Wolff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"A strong and varied anthology gathered for a worthwhile cause."
The money raised by these Writer's Harvest anthologies, which collect representative work by both new and well-established writers, is donated to the Share Our Strength coalition, devoted to ending hunger, thus allowing writers, in the words of Tobias Wolff, "the chance to put their work at the service of others without any sanctimonious distortions of their voices and interests." Read full book review >

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MONSTER MUNCH by Tobias  Krejtschi
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2017

"A bit of geometry and a bit of physiology add up to monstrous fun. (Board book. 2-4)"
What do monsters of various shapes eat? Why, food of various shapes, of course! Read full book review >

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CORYDON & THE SIEGE OF TROY by Tobias Druitt
ADVENTURE
Released: March 10, 2009

"Established fans of the first two will likely find the conclusion fittingly heroic, but may tire of this mythological fantasy's meandering focus. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
The final volume in this trilogy based on Greek mythology (Corydon & the Fall of Atlantis, 2007, etc.) successfully wraps up its threads, but weaves them together so slowly that readers may lose interest. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2004

"Engaging scenes from a country trapped in a rather nice brothel."
Expatriate's debut memoir, in which Italian culture postures, disappoints, and still makes life more exciting than anywhere else. Read full book review >

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AFTER LIFE by Tobias Hecht
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 30, 2006

"Poorly organized and emotionally unsatisfying."
Hecht takes a second look at Brazilian street children (following At Home in the Street, 2002) in this combination of fiction and anthropology. Read full book review >

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OUR STORY BEGINS by Tobias Wolff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 28, 2008

"Richard Yates, Raymond Carver and Robert Stone are the modern masters whom Wolff most resembles. Like their best work, his own exhibits classic richness and depth, and it's built to last."
An impressive range of contemporary experience is distilled into crisp, urgent little dramas in this story collection from Wolff (Old School, 2003, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE VINTAGE BOOK OF CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN SHORT STORIES by Tobias Wolff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 22, 1994

"Then again, maybe he just likes the stories. (Author tour)"
If there is anything other than the nationality of their authors that unites these stories, it is a disinterest in postmodern formal athleticism. Read full book review >

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THE NIGHT IN QUESTION by Tobias Wolff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 9, 1996

"Understatement, irony, and surprising juxtapositions are the key ingredients of these generally accomplished and resonant fictions—the best of which are certainly among the most accomplished being written in our time. (First printing of 30,000)"
A surprisingly uneven assemblage that, nevertheless, hits several astonishing highs. Read full book review >

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CORYDON AND THE ISLAND OF MONSTERS by Tobias Druitt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2006

"Reading this witty, profoundly sapient take on the old tales will leave readers impatient for the sequels. (Fantasy. 11-15)"
Writing under a pseudonym, a mother-and-son team sets out to view the ancient Greek mythological landscape from a reverse angle in this captivating trilogy opener. Read full book review >