Search Results: "Trevor Ristow"


BOOK REVIEW

FICTION
Released: May 1, 2006

"Truthfully, all Ehrenhaft really needs to succeed is to infuse the same wry, self-deprecating wit and spontaneity into his plotting that he so thoughtfully invokes in his characters. (Fiction. YA)"
Seventeen-year-old textbook geek Carlton Dunne IV has zero game and funnels his inner teenage male mojo into a comic strip called Signy the Superbad, which chronicles the smashes and crashes of a buxom blonde Scottish crime-fighting vixen. Read full book review >

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THE NEWS FROM IRELAND by William Trevor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1986

"As always, Trevor, the consummate storyteller, writes with skill and compassion as he scrupulously weighs the press and passions of time and event on restless lives straining after illusions—or held by the potency of an evil never fully understood."
Another Trevor collection of short stories is always good news, and here in these 12 tales (many previously published in The New Yorker), the author again attends to the usually sad, small defeats of victims caught in the consequences of distant searing events, betrayed by their own wrong turns or, worse, simple inadequacy. Read full book review >

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GHOSTS AND LIGHTNING by Trevor Byrne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 29, 2009

"Messy, funny, troubled and tragic."
A refugee from Dublin's slums returns home to face the phantoms of his hometown. Read full book review >

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AFTER RAIN by William Trevor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Dependably brilliant work from one of Chekhov's most accomplished disciples."
A wonderfully affecting new collection of 12 stories by the Anglo-Irish master (Felicia's Journey, 1995, etc.), whose sympathetic portrayals of lonely, betrayed, and self-betraying people are unsurpassed by any of his contemporaries. Read full book review >

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THE CHILDREN OF DYNMOUTH by William Trevor
Released: March 1, 1977

"Another illumination from an author only recently recognized here."
In his "unspoilt" English coastal village Trevor has planted the most insidious of bad seeds—an adolescent of a curious, arrested innocence who focuses the ache of the castaway child he was into a terrible revenge. Read full book review >

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TOMO EXPLORES THE WORLD by Trevor Lai
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Well-intentioned but inconsistent, the story starts off strong but loses steam. (Picture book. 4-8)"
On an island "far to the north," protagonist Tomo does not like to eat fish, nor does he plan to become a fisherman like the other men and boys of the village. Read full book review >

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PIGGY by Trevor Lai
by Trevor Lai, illustrated by Trevor Lai
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 20, 2016

"Pass on this porky paean to friendship; stick with Piggie with a side of Elephant. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Into the crowded field of porcine protagonists comes Piggy, a friendless pig who loves to read. Read full book review >

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FLYCATCHER by Elleston Trevor
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"A bad day's work from the usually reliable Trevor (The Sister, 1993, etc.): This overheated, undernourished rip-off makes its middlebrow models, Rebecca and Eyes of Laura Mars, look like Dostoyevsky."
A scream from Central Park wakes self-possessed boutique owner Tasha Fontaine in the middle of the night, but it's a scream nobody else hears, even though Detective Bernie Behrens, rushing to the scene, finds painter Christine Wittendorf dead, the latest victim of a sex murderer the police call Jack the Knife. Read full book review >

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CRIMEA by Trevor Royle
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2000

"Royle has fashioned what will be the standard popular work on the subject."
A thorough, engaging account of the causes, events, and consequences of the Crimean War by Sunday Herald journalist and popular historian Royle (Precipitous City, 1980, etc.) Read full book review >

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A POUND OF FLESH by Trevor Barnes
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 25, 1993

"Despite some routine police work and a retro damsel-in-distress climax, Barnes achieves a scary intensity in his portrayal of repressed, murderous David: here's a man who really does need to kill."
Scotland Yard Superintendent Blanche Hampton (A Midsummer Night's Killing, 1992) takes on a particularly horrific case: Patricia Hoskin, daughter of a Home Office junior minister, has been strangled and her body mutilated while a recording of the St. Read full book review >

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DARKER THAN THE DEEPEST SEA by Trevor Dann
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 30, 2006

"This comprehensive overview outstrips Humphries's effort, although fans may flinch over a passage that needlessly speculates about Drake's sexuality."
Meticulous portrait of the gentle English singer/songwriter whose posthumous impact on the music world continues to gather force. Read full book review >