Search Results: "Barnabas Miller"


BOOK REVIEW

THE GIRL WITH THE WRONG NAME by Barnabas Miller
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A page-turning mystery with a bit of hipsterism and an onion's worth of layers. (Mystery. 14-17)"
Unable to recall what scarred her face a few months ago, a teen tries using documentary filmmaking to make sense of her life—and uncovers layers of horror. Read full book review >

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ROCK GOD by Barnabas Miller
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"This book teaches kids to spell 'rock' with five Rs, and anyone who thinks that's good advice will find it an excellent instruction manual for life. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Here's a quick test to find out if this is your kind of book: "You blokes just happen to be on tour with Terry the Wünder-Dwarf and the Pirates of Munchausen!" Read full book review >

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7 SOULS by Barnabas Miller
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: July 13, 2010

"Devoted urban fantasy fans might stick with it, but the near 400-page length won't make this easy. (Supernatural fantasy. 14 & up)"
This supernatural thriller crackles to life with an eerie tension right from the start, but it gradually loses its urgency and devolves into silliness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ARTHUR MILLER by Martin Gottfried
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 15, 2003

"A thorough and welcome summing-up of a towering achievement in the modern theater."
Veteran show-biz biographer Gottfried (George Burns, 1996, etc.) strikes just the right balance between the work and the life in his judicious assessment of the great American playwright. Read full book review >

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ARTHUR MILLER by Christopher Bigsby
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 15, 2009

"A richly detailed, revealing look at the making of a playwright and a man."
Copiously researched, deftly written biography that expands our understanding of a major figure in American letters. Read full book review >

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LEE MILLER by Carolyn Burke
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 5, 2005

"Burke's graceful biography restores Miller to attention; students of art photography, in particular, will want a look."
Illuminating life of the once-renowned model, photographer and traveler who drew few distinctions between life and art. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HENRY MILLER by Robert Ferguson
Released: May 27, 1991

"The last years are quite sad."
Second life of Henry Miller reviewed this issue (see Mary V. Dearborn's ``The Happiest Man Alive'', above), this one longer, more richly detailed, with bigger critiques of Miller's works. Read full book review >

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SHANNON MILLER by Claudia Miller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1999

"As an Olympic gymnast, Shannon Miller had the eyes of the world on her, but this overly technical treatment won—t put her on the bestseller podium where fellow gymnast Dominique Moceanu once stood. (8 color, 42 b&w illustrations, not seen)"
A proud and devoted mother's overdone portrait of her celebrated gymnast daughter's trials and triumphs. Read full book review >

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THE BALLAD OF BARNABAS PIERKIEL by Magdalena Zyzak
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"A faintly lewd farce that reads like a better-educated version of a Mel Brooks movie, complete with gypsy curses and Nazis."
A swineherd dreams of romance and glory as he fumbles his way toward destiny on the eve of World War II. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE UNKNOWN HENRY MILLER by Arthur Hoyle
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 4, 2014

"Despite distracting tense changes, Hoyle offers generous interpretations of Miller's oeuvre."
A refreshing biography of Henry Miller (1891-1980) that plunges into his work and spares readers some tedious early detail. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE YEAR OF BILLY MILLER by Kevin Henkes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"Sweetly low-key and totally accessible. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Billy Miller's second-grade year is quietly spectacular in a wonderfully ordinary way. Read full book review >