Search Results: "Tom Piccirilli"


BOOK REVIEW

THE LAST KIND WORDS by Tom Piccirilli
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 5, 2012

"Consigning most of the violence to the past allows Piccirilli (The Fever Kill, 2007, etc.) to dial down the gore while imparting a soulful, shivery edge to this tale of an unhappy family that's assuredly unhappy in its own special way."
Summoned home by an urgent plea from his kid sister, a runaway brother finds his family of thieves just as dysfunctional and even more criminal. Read full book review >

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TOM by Daniel Torres
by Daniel Torres, translated by Julie Simmons-Lynch, illustrated by Daniel Torres
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1996

"Then again, this book is supposed to be about art, so maybe the words don't matter. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Torres's first book is a big tribute to New York City and a little satire about the superficiality of the public's taste in art, wrapped in a story about a dinosaur. Read full book review >

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THE FEVER KILL by Tom Piccirilli
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 11, 2007

"The gritty narration, graphic violence and pulp gravitas should make fans of Jim Thompson and Charlie Huston feel right at home."
Celebrated horror novelist Piccirilli (A Choir of Ill Children, 2003, etc.) turns his baleful eye to more traditional corruption in a rural noir mingling homegrown revenge schemes with mob warfare. Read full book review >

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A CHOIR OF ILL CHILDREN by Tom Piccirilli
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 6, 2003

"Lyrical, ghastly, first-class horror."
Who'd want to miss a rat-ridden backwater southern swamp novel with triplets joined at the frontal lobe to one massive ten-pound brain, each brother with his own identity and yet using the one brain to carry on psychic spitspat with each other? Read full book review >

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THE LAST WHISPER IN THE DARK by Tom Piccirilli
Released: July 9, 2013

"This second look at Piccirilli's dog-centric family (The Last Kind Words, 2012) is so well-written that the considerable violence is dovetailed seamlessly into the story of a sympathetic young man who fights demons real and imagined."
The last remaining son of a family of Long Island thieves and grifters tries to turn his life around. It's not easy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOM by Lyle Leverich
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"Affectionate and affecting, dense with arresting detail, likely to be definitive. (50 b&w photos, not seen) (First printing of 50,000; first serial to the New Yorker)"
Artistically and psychologically acute biography of the great American poet-playwright. Read full book review >

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TOM by Tomie dePaola
by Tomie dePaola, illustrated by Tomie dePaola
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 24, 1993

"A delightfully offbeat vignette of boyish mischief reinforcing the bond between generations; dePaola's handsomely designed illustrations have unusual warmth here, subtly expressing the characters' affection. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Another autobiographical story from dePaola, this time about his grandfather, who ingenuously explains that "We're named after each other, Tommy. Read full book review >

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Tom Thorneval by Cornelius Elmore Addison
Released: Aug. 8, 2015

"A charming introduction to a world of fairy creatures, featuring a good-hearted narrator who grows into a better person."
In this fairy tale for middle-grade readers, a misfit dream maker goes on a quest for riches and finds himself on a completely different path toward self-worth. Read full book review >

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BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Tom's personal and professional relationships with Barnum make this biography a superb complement to Candace Fleming's The Great and Only Barnum (2009). (endnotes, bibliography, index) (Biography. 10-14)"
Long before the Internet, 24-hour news cycles and social networking, the 25-inch-tall General Tom Thumb was a household name in both the United States and Europe. Read full book review >

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TOM FINGER by Gillian McClure
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"An erratic adventure with compelling moments. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In McClure's (Selkie, 1999, etc.) wintry and whimsical tale a girl mourns her dead cat in spite of her brother's protests. Read full book review >

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TOM CAT by Noah Woods
by Noah Woods, illustrated by Noah Woods
ANIMALS
Released: May 25, 2004

"Bouncily expressive Tom is winningly colored in gray, black, and magenta; other visuals are less interesting. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A computer-generated cat interacts with parents and objects in this tale with a confused message. Read full book review >