Search Results: "William Boyd"


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ORDINARY THUNDERSTORMS by William Boyd
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 26, 2010

"Fine entertainment, and even finer as a thoughtful exploration of the intersections of different people in a modern metropolis."
Whitbread Award winner Boyd (Bamboo, 2007, etc.) employs thriller conventions to propel an intelligent, polished novel distinguished by full-bodied characterizations and understated social commentary. Read full book review >

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BAMBOO by William Boyd
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"The essays on art and artists are distinctive and interesting; everything else is pretty generic."
Essays and reviews by Whitbread Award-winning Boyd (Restless, 2006, etc.) showcase an itinerant sensibility and imagination. Read full book review >

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FASCINATION by William Boyd
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 10, 2005

"Thin stuff overall, though. One wonders whether most of these were ideas for unwritten novels."
Fourteen stories in a third collection from the acclaimed British author (Any Human Heart, 2003, etc.). Read full book review >

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ARMADILLO by William Boyd
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 18, 1998

"A harsh, witty, resonant novel, and an impressive work."
A mingling of financial high jinks and social satire by one of the most restlessly inventive of contemporary British novelists. Read full book review >

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WAITING FOR SUNRISE by William Boyd
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 17, 2012

"Boyd's latest has the irresistible charm of a vintage car that's still eminently roadworthy. And it's great fun."
A classy entertainment from the British virtuoso (Ordinary Thunderstorms, 2010, etc.)—a period caper that evolves into an adventure story of wartime counter-espionage. Read full book review >

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ANY HUMAN HEART by William Boyd
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 10, 2003

"A rich, unruly work, intermittently skimpy and chaotic. And, in its best pages (of which there are a fortunate many), a nearly irresistible entertainment."
The up-and-down life and times of a globetrotting author-adventurer, chronicled with exuberant wit and romantic gusto. Read full book review >

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THE BLUE AFTERNOON by William Boyd
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 8, 1995

"Well written, intricately detailed and researched, but uncompelling."
British novelist Boyd (Brazzaville Beach, 1991, etc.) cooks up a wild plot revolving around a long-lost, world-traveling father and his go-getter daughter, but he gets preoccupied with fictive gymnastics at the expense of creating characters to care about. Read full book review >

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COWBOY BOYD AND MIGHTY CALLIOPE by Lisa Moser
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"A ten-gallon hat full of fun, with a heartfelt message to boot. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A cowboy and his rhino (yes, rhino!) defy convention in this fresh and funny tale. Read full book review >

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SWEET CARESS by William Boyd
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"This should have been a story to sink into, but it turns out to be at least a few sizes too small."
The life of a renowned war photographer forms the basis of Boyd's romantic saga. Read full book review >

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RESTLESS by William Boyd
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"A bit light on action and intrigue, but a cool, collected effort."
Atmospheric novel about an older woman whose past career as a WWII spy has come back to haunt her. Read full book review >

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BRAZZAVILLE BEACH by William Boyd
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 1991

"In the end, Boyd offers up a compelling tale of egos at warand further proof of an emerging, major talent."
Opting for a leaner, meaner approach than in his earlier work, Boyd here demonstrates he is capable of a serious, tightly controlled narrative as well as the comic-satiric exuberance of A Good Man in Africa (1982) and The New Confessions (1988). Read full book review >