Search Results: "Allen Kurzweil"


BOOK REVIEW

LEON AND THE SPITTING IMAGE by Allen Kurzweil
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"This will probably not matter to young readers who think that spit is the funniest thing since underpants. (Fiction. 8-10)"
At least as appealing as fictional toilets and underpants, is spit, which figures prominently in this tale of wish-fulfillment. Read full book review >

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WHIPPING BOY by Allen Kurzweil
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 20, 2015

"Full of intrigue and suspense, the story follows the bizarre twists and turns of one man's journey to find and confront his childhood tormentor—ready-made for a film treatment."
One man's search for his childhood bully, who turned out to be far more than that. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Though aimed at the book-as-toy market, this would be an appealing addition to a craft or science-fair shelf. (Informational gamebook. 8-14)"
Potatoes, potato chips and their packaging provide the materials for this entertaining, pun-filled collection of 29 science demonstrations and experiments plus one crunchy cookie recipe. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GRAND COMPLICATION by Allen Kurzweil
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 8, 2001

"Every bit as entertaining as it is sophisticated and elusive."
The search for an antique pocket watch animates a surprisingly dramatic battle of wits and wills, in an engaging intellectual thriller, only the second novel from the formidably gifted author of the 1992 critical success A Case of Curiosities. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A CASE OF CURIOSITIES by Allen Kurzweil
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"A leaden exercise that (unlike, say, Patrick SÅskind's Perfume, another recent journey into 18th-century France) opens no new windows into the past."
This odd first novel, set in 18th-century Europe, begins with the removal of an unusual mole (a collector's item for the surgeon) and ends with one ingenious mechanical object (a Talking Head) being severed by another (a guillotine): things, in other words, get as much play as people in a novel that sometimes reads more like a museum tour. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WOODY ALLEN by John Baxter
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 1, 1999

"Allen's fans, who are presumably Baxter's target audience, will prefer to let his films do the talking."
The biographer of Steven Spielberg (1997) and Stanley Kubrick sets his sights on one of the cinema's great comic minds. Read full book review >

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WOODY ALLEN ON WOODY ALLEN by Stig Björkman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"Strictly for those who devour the Woodman's every word."
Get two filmmakers together to talk about work and the result should be interesting, especially if one of them—Woody Allen- -seldom sits for long interviews. Read full book review >

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ETHAN ALLEN by Willard Sterne Randall
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 13, 2011

"Colorful, well-written and nuanced."
Randall (History/Champlain Coll.; Alexander Hamilton: A Life, 2003, etc.) delves beneath the myth to fashion the definitive biography of the frontier hero and founder of Vermont. Read full book review >

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WOODY ALLEN by Eric Lax
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 16, 1991

"And sheer heaven. (Sixteen pages of photographsnot seen.)"
The inside book on Woody Allen that his fans have been waiting for. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 23, 2015

"Klein changed the way rock does business. In this balanced, fascinating, and well-written biography, Goodman gives him credit where it's due."
The story of a manager more often vilified than any other in the history of rock. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Jan. 1, 1974

"This intimate exposition of personality and creativity is the most vivid understanding we have of the major contemporary poet."
Ball has found a most benign use for his Sony — eavesdropping on Allen Ginsberg's 1971 cross-country college lecture tour at UC Davis, Wisconsin State, Wyoming, St. Read full book review >