Search Results: "Tristan Bronkhorst"


BOOK REVIEW

VICTOR WANTS TO PLAY by Mark van Overveld
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 6, 2012

"Clean design and predictable story make this an enjoyable app to share with preschoolers. (iPad storybook app. 3-5)"
A sweet, if a bit slight, friendship story with good design elements. Read full book review >

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THE TRISTAN CHORD by Bryan Magee
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 7, 2001

"Clearly aware that intellectual influences are only one stream flowing into great operas, Magee doesn't overstate the significance of such currents, yet his mellow, lucid interpretation of how they informed and nourished Wagner's libretti is highly persuasive."
A sound and highly readable exploration of the composer's philosophical milieu. Read full book review >

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THE TRISTAN BETRAYAL by Robert Ludlum
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 28, 2003

"Nurse, another lap robe, there's a good girl."
From the ranks of dead bestselling authors comes yet another probable bestseller. Read full book review >

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TRISTAN AND ISEULT by Rosemary Sutcliff
Released: Oct. 1, 1971

"With all the vagaries of the romance and the conventions of the code it has a strong appeal, but it's not the real thing."
In presenting stories from the past, Rosemary Sutcliff has an unusual capacity for retaining the flavor of the original while discarding antiquated syntax and inconsequential detail. Read full book review >

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Tristan Bay Accord by Lizzie Newell
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An often engaging tale of a confining society, rendered with love."
In Newell's (The Fisherman and the Sperm Thief, 2016, etc.) second Fenria sci-fi novel, a woman tries to legally establish her own clan.Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 12, 2012

"An atypical YA journey into South African culture, featuring rowdy, supernatural shenanigans."
In Greenway's young-adult debut, a South African student learns of rough times ahead from an evil native god, but the boy has powerful spirit-friends to help him. Read full book review >

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THE UNUSUAL LIFE OF TRISTAN SMITH by Peter Carey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 1995

"An ambitious book decked out with lots of imaginative finery, this picaresque tale promises the bite of an Orwellian satire but never delivers."
Noted for novels that subtly skew reality, Australian Booker Prize winner Carey (The Tax Inspector, 1991, etc.) now invents countries for his protagonist to illuminate in a story that only flirts with the big issues it raises. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 6, 1991

"Good dialogue and great Jonesian prose, so dense you can walk on it and watch your tracks fill up with sea water."
Companion volume to Jones's Saga of a Wayward Sailor (1979) and not a continuation of this season's To Venture Further (p. 1062). Read full book review >

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FERAL CITIES by Tristan Donovan
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2015

"A clear demonstration that the world's cities are full of nonhuman life, best read in small doses, say a chapter at a time on one's daily commute to and from the city."
Exploration of the creatures that share our urban centers, including giant house-eating snails in Miami, leopards in Mumbai, wild pigs in Berlin and red foxes in London. Read full book review >

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TO VENTURE FURTHER by Tristan Jones
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 23, 1991

"A mad crawl—but marvelous. (Nine maps.)"
The bardic Welsh author and global navigator, who among his many mighty deeds has soloed across the Atlantic nine times (he's now in his mid-60s), finally abandons a task begun in Outward Leg (1986) and carried on in The Improbable Voyage (1987) and Somewheres East of Suez (1988)—and tackles an even greater challenge. Read full book review >

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MAC SLATER VS. THE CITY by Tristan Bancks
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2011

"But read it fast, because the expiration date on this up-to-the-minute title may be past by the time it hits the library or bookstore shelves. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Cool hunter Mac Slater is back, and this time the intrepid Aussie teen is tackling the mean streets of New York City (Mac Slater Hunts the Cool, 2010). Read full book review >