Search Results: "Tristan Garcia"


BOOK REVIEW

HATE by Tristan Garcia
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 2, 2010

"Edgy, pretentious roman à clef."
Four Parisians navigate a shifting personal and political landscape in a modern, sexually liberated Europe. 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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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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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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ON THE RUN by Tristan Bancks
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 17, 2015

"Believable but too bifurcated to fully satisfy. (Thriller. 8-12)"
When police officers show up at Ben Silver's house, he is initially excited. He has always wanted to be a detective, and his father's nickname for him is even Cop. But when the police reveal they are searching for his parents, Ben's excitement turns into fear. Read full book review >

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KORNWOLF by Tristan Egolf
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 9, 2006

"An unholy mess, but a ride well worth taking. And do look for the Kornwolf sooner or later at your nearby multiplex."
Multiple incarnations of the title beast terrorize rural "Pennsyltucky" in this raucous third, and last novel from the late (1971-2005) Midwestern author. 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 >

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MAC SLATER HUNTS THE COOL by Tristan Bancks
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 6, 2010

"A timely tome for today but not necessarily tomorrow. (Fiction. 10-13)"
An Aussie teen turns global coolhunter in a slick, fast-paced story that bookends nicely with Scott Westerfeld's So Yesterday (2004). Read full book review >

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LORD OF THE BARNYARD by Tristan Egolf
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1999

"Egolf has a real subject and the ability and will to write about it passionately."
The contrary spirits of Sinclair Lewis and Thomas Pynchon, as well as of John Kennedy Toole, hover over this unruly first novel: a satirical mock-epic of Middle America and, at least in part, a boldly imagined allegory of the struggles of American labor. Read full book review >

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SKIRT AND THE FIDDLE by Tristan Egolf
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Full-tilt madcap antics from a lean and mean fabulist of the first degree."
A down-and-out violinist makes the worst of his fall from grace. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WAY HOME by Max Lucado
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"A ghastly insult to any sort of true Christian sensibility. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A heavy-handed metaphor about the temptations of evil, Lucado creates a terribly scary, and indeed, almost evil story, with its vicious message that the only safe place for girls is cloistered. Read full book review >

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TIP TIP DIG DIG by Emma Garcia
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"With its arresting design and simple repetition, Garcia's bright book is perfectly pitched to its target audience, who will really dig it. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A colorful tour through a variety of construction vehicles. Read full book review >