Search Results: "Artie Lange"


BOOK REVIEW

CRASH AND BURN by Artie Lange
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"For Howard Stern devotees, the stoners who harassed members of the school band in the high school cafeteria, and all their buddies doubled over with laughter beside them."
A tedious tale of substance abuse told by a self-admitted opiate-addicted, self-loathing slob. Read full book review >

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THE BUTT BOOK by Artie Bennett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"Lester's energetic watercolor-and-scratchboard illustrations can't lift this book above the rest. (Picture book. 3-5)"
This paean to the posterior opens with the claim that, "[e]yes and ears are much respected, / but the butt has been neglected." Read full book review >

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TROPHY WIFE by Kelly Lange
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1995

"Entertaining for stargazers, but no big prize. (Literary Guild alternate selection)"
The Los Angeles-based Lange, a local TV news anchor, drops more names than clues in a first thriller that rarely feels like more than a paint-by-numbers exercise. Read full book review >

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DEAD BOYS by Richard Lange
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 14, 2007

"Superlative short fiction, and an arresting debut."
A debut story collection about Los Angeles's various hopeless classes. Read full book review >

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DEAD BOYS by Richard Lange
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 14, 2007

"Superlative short fiction, and an arresting debut."
A debut story collection about Los Angeles's various hopeless classes. Read full book review >

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ANGEL BABY by Richard Lange
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 14, 2013

"A film waiting to happen, this book boasts memorable characters, evocative settings and a suspenseful plot."
A rising star in neonoir, Lange follows up his 2009 novel, This Wicked World, with a sharply calibrated and affecting tale about a young Mexican beauty who will do anything to reclaim the baby daughter she left in Los Angeles. Read full book review >

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THE SMACK by Richard Lange
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 18, 2017

"In this breezy page-turner, Lange shows off his uncommon ability to combine toughness and tenderness."
Down-on-his-luck grifter Rowan Petty is talked into taking part in an iffy get-rich scheme by Dandy Don, an ex-con in Reno, only to be set up for a fall. Read full book review >

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BUTTER by Erin Jade Lange
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Rubbernecking the train wreck that is Butter's last meal makes for an uncomfortably thought-provoking read. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
Butter gets good grades and plays smooth-as-butter jazz sax, but he is defined by both himself and his peers by his weight. Read full book review >

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REBEL, BULLY, GEEK, PARIAH by Erin Jade Lange
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"It's a broad emotional story with interesting bits and pieces, but it doesn't work as a whole. (Fiction. 14-18)"
When the rebellious Andi draws good-girl Sam out of her comfort zone and to a party in the woods, the pair encounters bellicose brothers York and Boston. Read full book review >

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STOP 9/11 by Gregory R. Lange
Released: Feb. 26, 2011

"An entertaining piece of magical realism."
Even with a time machine, undoing the terror attacks of 9/11 turns out to be harder than you'd think, according to this knotty sci-fi drama. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 24, 2012

"Despite the interest, the treatment is too limited to be useful. (Informational picture book. 3-8)"
We all poop—humans and animals—so readers are urged to be strong and come along for this silly scoop on a subject most nasty. Read full book review >