Entertainment & Sports Book Reviews (page 37)

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 18, 2011

"An in-depth exploration of a team that is well worthy of such reverential treatment. A must for basketball fans and a super-must for New York sports nuts."
A warm, accessible celebration of the dynamic early-1970s New York Knicks basketball teams. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 18, 2011

"In his energetic memoir, Rodgers, as was almost always the case with his songs, brings the funk."
One of the heaviest figures from an unjustly maligned musical era tells all, and tells it well. Read full book review >

[SIC] by Joshua Cody
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 17, 2011

"A celebration of the senses, the arts and life itself, within what the author terms 'a story about God and vomiting.'"
Occasionally overwritten but powerfully provocative memoir about death and drugs that is likely to attract a lot of attention. Read full book review >
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: Oct. 13, 2011

"Baseball diehards and historians, and of course Red Sox fans, will find much of interest in this paean to one of sport's most famous venues."
A comprehensive look at the first season played by the Boston Red Sox in their new home, the legendary Fenway Park. Read full book review >
WHAT I HATE by Roz Chast
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"A hilarious, collectively appealing index of words and pictures drawn with wry exuberance and a head-nodding relevancy."
Beloved New Yorker cartoonist shares an alphabetized listing of life's little irritants. Read full book review >

RIN TIN TIN by Susan Orlean
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"Although occasionally excessive in its claims for the ultimate significance of it all, a terrific dog's tale that will make readers sit up and beg for more."
New Yorker staff writer Orlean (My Kind of Place: Travel Stories from a Woman Who's Been Everywhere, 2004, etc.) follows the long and curious trail of the celebrity dog born on a World War I battlefield. Read full book review >
METAMAUS by Art Spiegelman
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"The power of Maus doesn't require such exhaustive explanation and annotation, but those with a taste for it will find their appreciation enhanced."
Everything you ever wanted to know about the creation, impact and aftereffects of Maus. Read full book review >
THE LONGEST WINTER by Meredith Hooper
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"A grand story of six brave men who literally and figuratively pulled together in their race for survival."
The tale of how Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen triumphed in the race to the South Pole, beating British contender Robert Scott by only two weeks, still grips our imagination 100 years later. Read full book review >
GEORGE HARRISON by Olivia Harrison
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"A rare and revelatory look at a rock legend."
Highly personal photos, letters and commentary illuminate the extraordinary life and times of late Beatles guitarist and songwriter George Harrison (1943-2001). Read full book review >
LENNON by Tim Riley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 20, 2011

"Essential for Lennon fans, and one of the most thorough yet accessible rock biographies to appear in recent years."
After hundreds of books on the former Beatle, is there anything left to say? Surprisingly, yes, and music journalist Riley (Fever: How Rock 'n' Roll Transformed Gender in America, 2004, etc.) delivers intriguing news and commentary in this incisive biography. Read full book review >
PEARL JAM TWENTY by Pearl Jam
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"A fun, photo-filled day-in-the-life chronicle of one of America's hardest-working rock bands."
Grunge monsters Pearl Jam compile 20 years' worth of firsthand remembrances, photos and tour-related ephemera in this oversized career-encapsulating scrapbook. Read full book review >
HERE COMES TROUBLE by Michael Moore
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"Indeed, Moore considers himself a patriot; as he writes, if you see his movies, 'you will instantly know that I deeply love this country.' This spirited, most welcome book is more evidence of that affection."
Filmmaker and progressive activist Moore comes roaring back with his first new book since Dude, Where's My Country? (2003). Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Kendare Blake
November 16, 2016

Bestseller Kendare Blake’s latest novel, Three Dark Crowns, a dark and inventive fantasy about three sisters who must fight to the death to become queen. In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions. But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. The last queen standing gets the crown. “Gorgeous and bloody, tender and violent, elegant, precise, and passionate; above all, completely addicting,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. View video >