Search Results: "A.A. Gill"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SECRET by A.A. Gill
Released: March 1, 2007

"A modest story well told."
A German bomb catches a husband in the wrong bed and sets off a string of discoveries that rearrange the lives of his survivors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TO AMERICA WITH LOVE by A.A. Gill
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 9, 2013

"A stirring, funny, thought-provoking appreciation of the place, the idea, the experiment, the United States of America."
An ardent mash note to the vast, vital nation that confounds and beguiles its European cousins in equal measure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POUR ME, A LIFE by A.A. Gill
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"An intensive, uneven, relentlessly blunt take on addiction and recovery."
Nonlinear reflections on a life blighted by alcoholism. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AA GILL IS AWAY by A.A. Gill
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 11, 2005

"Sometimes shocking, usually smart, always entertaining."
Vitriol, humor and lashings of insight as British columnist Gill visits a smorgasbord of far-flung places. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 10, 2008

"Gill is that rare critic who actually has something relevant and profound to say about every place he visits. Highly recommended."
Vanity Fair contributing editor Gill (The Angry Island: Hunting the English, 2007, etc.) returns with another stellar collection of dispatches from across the globe. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ANGRY ISLAND by A.A. Gill
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2007

"An amusing diversion."
A look at bewildering behavioral patterns of the English. Read full book review >

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WHEN TO RETREAT, WHEN TO MAKE WAVES
by Leila Roy

I am telling the story to make sure the Abbey never forgets. But also so that I can fully grasp what happened. Reading has always helped me to understand the world better. I hope the same applies to writing.

Maresi, by Maria Turtschaninoff, translated by A.A. Prime

The Red Abbey is remote, largely self-sufficient, and run entirely by ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE MAGIC HILL by A.A. Milne
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"Children will be charmed by the little doll-like faces of the characters and the excellent fairy colors, pastel-colored to jewel-toned as needed. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Pooh might describe this 1925 offering from Milne as a Very Small Tale, and so it is, but gentle and sweet withal. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KINGDOM OF THE GRAIL by A.A. Attanasio
Released: March 11, 1992

"Deft, complex plotting and respectable period ambiance undermined by unconvincing characters, in particular a heroine who lacks feminine wiles, charm, and depth."
Orthodox historical, set in late-12th-century Wales, from a writer whose previous concerns have ranged from hyperinvolved science fiction (The Last Legends of Earth, 1989) to pirate- sorcerer sagas (Wyvern, 1988). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SOUNDS OF DEATH by A.A. Pecora
Released: June 28, 2012

"Pecora is no Raymond Chandler and Cody Thomas is no Philip Marlowe, but this debut detective novel bodes well for Pecora's future."
In this mystery novel, Cody Thomas, private eye, tries to find the real murderer and clear his accused wife, with not a moment to lose. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Goodbye, Rudy Kazoody by A.A. Freda
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"With complexity, honesty, and, above all, a sense of home, this book delivers a striking tale of a young émigré in the turbulent '60s."
A debut novel encapsulates American traditions, bringing New York and immigrant stories together in that often overlooked part of the metropolis, the Bronx. Read full book review >