Search Results: "Andrew Wilson"


BOOK REVIEW

BEAUTIFUL SHADOW by Andrew Wilson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2003

"Perhaps no one 'can document a life in all its richness,' but Wilson has come close, getting at Highsmith from a number of angles and showing the splinters of identity in his subject that she herself found so captivating. (Two 8-page b&w photo inserts, not seen)"
A closely drawn portrait of the writer who "celebrated irrationality, chaos and emotional anarchy, and regarded the criminal as the perfect example of the twentieth-century existentialist hero." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"Wilson is more insightful about Plath's personality than her writings, but this warts-and-all portrait has much valuable new material about her early years."
Sylvia Plath's (1932-1963) relationship with Ted Hughes "has taken on the resonance of a modern myth," writes biographer/journalist Wilson (Shadow of the Titanic, 2012, etc.), who argues that excessive focus on it "obscures many aspects of [her] life and work." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A TALENT FOR MURDER by Andrew Wilson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2017

"Not worth bothering with, even for die-hard fans of Dame Agatha."
Bestselling mystery writer Agatha Christie's real-life 1926 disappearance is reimagined as fiction by biographer Wilson (Alexander McQueen, 2015, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 6, 2012

"Disasters change people. Wilson counts the ways, often effectively and affectingly."
A biographer joins others writers swimming in the centennial vortex of the Titanic, which sank on Apr. 14, 1912. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HAROLD ROBBINS by Andrew Wilson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Drivel about a driveler."
The superficial life of the superficial author of all those superficial, lubricious and extraordinarily popular sleaze-fests of the 1950s, '60s, '70s and '80s, when ghost writers replaced the dying doyen of the "dirty novel." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALEXANDER MCQUEEN by Andrew Wilson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Wilson ably and unsparingly portrays the heady, competitive, solipsistic world that celebrated, and ultimately doomed, McQueen."
The astonishing creations and tormented life of British fashion designer Alexander McQueen (1969-2010). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE UKRAINIANS by Andrew Wilson
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"An exceptional history, the kind that supplies not pat answers but food for thought within a lush context of documented and mythological past. (Illustrations, not seen)"
A tightly reined yet sweeping introductory examination of Ukrainian identity and history. Read full book review >

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MAKING UP HISTORY (BUT MAKING IT FEEL REAL)
by Claiborne Smith

When debut authors talk about their struggles to get published, their stories usually boil down to a dramatic tale of numbers, despite the literary context: X number of writing workshops they attended, X number of years spent working on the debut, X number of rejections from agents or publishers. Andrew Hilleman, whose electric, compelling debut novel, World, Chase Me Down ...


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BOOK REVIEW

FEARLESS DAVE by Bob Wilson
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Children trained to expect action on every page may find the episode a bit wordy and slow-going, but there's certainly food for thought here, as well as an amiable, silly story. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Younger readers who prefer their tales of knightly valor straight up should eschew this droll, double-stranded import. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CAT DAD, KING OF THE GOBLINS by Britt Wilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"This high-wattage debut is a little rough around the edges, but there's nary a dull moment. (afterword) (Graphic fantasy. 7-9)"
A pair of sisters and a froggy sidekick go up against a horde of fungal jungle dwellers in this frantically paced Canadian import. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OUR HEROES by Janet Wilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2014

"An admirable effort to engage today's youth. (websites) (Nonfiction. 7-11)"
In this third offering about young activists, Wilson takes a look at true stories of children who are giving and helping worldwide. Read full book review >