Search Results: "Barney Hoskyns"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"Though occasionally marred by mean spirits, this is an unusually lively, provocative study. (180 photos, not seen)"
A caustic, gossipy, refreshingly idiosyncratic history of the music business in Los Angeles. Read full book review >

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THE LONELY PLANET BOY by Barney Hoskyns
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1997

"Still, a quick and enjoyable read."
British rock critic Hoskyns (Waiting for the Sun, 1996, etc.) dashes off a breezy ``pop romance'' that begins as a portrait of the critic as young hack and turns into a much darker comment on decadent rock culture. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 21, 1993

"Though relying heavily on others' material, a well-written, enjoyable account of a 60s legend."
British journalist Hoskyns (Vogue, Spin, etc.) wends his way through 60s mythology and the mystique of the remarkable rock group known as The Band' to deliver a nicely readable, straightforward bit of pop-music history. Read full book review >

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JONI by Barney Hoskyns
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"The book inevitably creates a desire to hear Mitchell's music and perhaps try to track down some of her artwork, which at the end of the day are the reason the book exists in the first place."
A patchwork collection of writing spanning Joni Mitchell's legendary career. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 7, 2017

"Illuminating, insightful, and informative—a piquant portrait of a renegade publisher."
How a tiny startup press rocked the publishing world. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 15, 2016

"Much of this ground has otherwise been covered, and better, in Greil Marcus' Invisible Republic (1997). Still, fans of 1960s and '70s rock and music history buffs will find this a pleasure."
Veteran music writer Hoskyns (Led Zeppelin: The Oral History of the World's Greatest Rock Band, 2012, etc.) peels back the layers of a musical Shangri-La that has plenty of dark corners.Read full book review >

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LOWSIDE OF THE ROAD by Barney Hoskyns
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 14, 2009

"Worth it for the informative first half, but not the comprehensive assessment that Waits's artistry deserves."
The bard of musical lowlife receives a sometimes ill-tempered biography. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 4, 2003

"For unreconstructed rockers who long for pre-Eminem/Britney days."
Solid collection of rock writing from the mid-1960s through the '90s, mostly by veteran scribes for magazines like Creem and New Musical Express. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BARNEY ROSS by Douglas Century
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 10, 2006

"A strikingly researched work that's rich with perspective on Jews in America."
Moving biography of the 1930s boxer who fought his way out of a Jewish ghetto in Chicago to become a World Champion and a genuine World War II hero. Read full book review >

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BARNEY IS BEST by Nancy White Carlstrom
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1994

"Heartwarming—despite the elephant's unfortunate name. (Fiction/Picture book. 4-8)"
A little boy is nervous about going to the hospital to have his tonsils taken out, and he searches for a stuffed animal who will comfort him. Read full book review >

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A HORSE LIKE BARNEY by Jessie Haas
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Haas lets Sarah balance heart, mind, and her own good sense in admirable fashion before engineering a wholly satisfying (if not unexpected) conclusion. (Fiction. 9-13)"
In Keeping Barney (1982), Sarah, 13, cared for the bright, feisty horse while his owner, Missie, was at college. Read full book review >

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BARNEY THE BEARD by Eve Bunting
Released: March 1, 1975

"A fluffy diversion, light as those drop biscuits Barney has to weigh down to keep them from floating away."
In the town of Conn in the County of Cork there lived two bakers and both were named Barney. Read full book review >