Search Results: "Anthony DeCurtis"


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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1998

"In the end, though, while DeCurtis's writing is efficient, it's also generally too bloodless and ephemeral to reward the reader's concentration."
Intelligent, critically generous, slightly boring essays, reviews, and profiles on pop music and cultural topics by longtime Rolling Stone contributor DeCurtis. Read full book review >

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LOU REED by Anthony DeCurtis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Essential reading for Reed fans and strongly recommended for anyone interested in rock as art."
A full-length portrait of legendary musician Lou Reed (1942-2013). Read full book review >

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THE SOUNDTRACK OF MY LIFE by Clive Davis
Released: Feb. 19, 2013

"A touch overlong, but a pleasure to read, elevated and mensch-y at the same time."
Revealing, entertaining account of the fortunes—almost always waxing—of the music mogul. Read full book review >

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HOW DO YOU FEEL? by Anthony Browne
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2002

"For a younger audience than Browne's brilliantly dark, subtle pieces, this is a hearty, cheerful offering that appropriately refrains from undermining the non-cheerful emotions. (Picture book. 1-4)"
Emotions are so critical to childhood that there's always room for a bright new book about them. Read full book review >

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VOICES IN THE PARK by Anthony Browne
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Browne's artwork is deft and kaleidoscopic, with sidelong imagery and a nod to RenÇ Magritte that heighten the surreal aspects of the story. (Picture book. 5-11)"
Browne's exceptional out-of-time story—about a visit to the neighborhood park by his familiar gorillas—is told from four perspectives. Read full book review >

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INTO THE FOREST by Anthony Browne
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Not as whole, perhaps, as Outside Over There, but a fine, unsettling evocation of emotion nevertheless. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A little boy's anxieties over his absent father channel themselves into a deeply metaphorical journey through a fairy-tale forest to Grandma's. Read full book review >

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WHAT IF...? by Anthony Browne
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"An amazingly astute, artful unfurling of tightly coiled childhood social anxieties. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Joe worries the whole way to his first party, clutching the gift to his chest, furrowing his brow, and asking his mother, again and again, "What if…?"  Read full book review >

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LITTLE BEAUTY by Anthony Browne
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Young children may not know the visual King Kong reference, but the rest of the love story will need no explanation. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A lonely gorilla who has been taught sign language tells his keepers that he wants a friend. Read full book review >

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WILLY’S PICTURES by Anthony Browne
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"His confirmed fans won't be the only ones delighted with this album, part affectionate tribute to great art, part grin-inducing invitation to play with visual ideas. (Picture book. 6+)"
Bringing back his favorite chimp once again, the Hans Christian Andersen Medal winner expands on a conceit from Willy the Dreamer (1998), presenting gorillafied pastiches of famous paintings torn from Willy's sketchbook. Read full book review >

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SILLY BILLY by Anthony Browne
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"It's a sweet acknowledgement that all kids have fears that plague them, and puts a wonderfully childlike solution at their disposal. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-7)"
Very few artists understand a child's anxieties as deeply—or represent them so thoroughly—as Browne. Read full book review >

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THE SHAPE GAME by Anthony Browne
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Sept. 2, 2003

Children who respond to fine art with indifference may change their tunes in the wake of this decidedly un-boring family outing to the galleries of London's Tate Britain. Read full book review >

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WILLY AND HUGH by Anthony Browne
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"A treat. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The appealing Willy the Wimp (1984) is back, still a left- out little chimp in a world of sturdy gorillas—at least until he literally runs into huge Hugh. Read full book review >