Search Results: "Allen Zadoff"


BOOK REVIEW

SINCE YOU LEFT ME by Allen Zadoff
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"Two reveals plus the lie's exposure surprisingly lead to relief for Sanskrit's soul; hopefully moral growth follows. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Funny and glum, neglected yet self-serving, Sanskrit Aaron Zuckerman ("that's my name, in all its confusing glory") trudges through junior year with a large, stupid lie on his shoulders. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: May 10, 2011

"Though not a Broadway sensation, this mostly solid tale ultimately appeals. (Fiction. YA)"
Drama begets drama in this examination of relationships set against the backdrop of a high-school theater production. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Sept. 8, 2009

"Is it worth humanizing one oft-slammed group—fat teens—at another group's expense? (Fiction. YA)"
Warm, witty prose chronicles a fat teenager finding himself while the text sacrifices other demographic groups. Read full book review >

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I AM THE MISSION by Allen Zadoff
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 1, 2014

"A more dangerous Alex Rider for the older set. (Thriller. 13-17)"
An unnamed soldier infiltrates a teen military camp and picks up where his lost colleague left off. Read full book review >

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I AM THE WEAPON by Allen Zadoff
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 11, 2013

"Fast, furious and fun. (This book was originally published as Boy Nobody and later retitled.) (Thriller. 14 & up)"
An unnamed teen assassin finds himself torn between a girl and his mission. 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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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 >

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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 >

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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 >