Search Results: "Ben Fountain"


BOOK REVIEW

BRIEF ENCOUNTERS WITH CHE GUEVARA by Ben Fountain
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"An impeccable debut collection; if Fountain can keep it up, he's an heir to Paul Theroux."
Eight powerful stories, most of them set in the world's grimmest corners. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2012

"War is hell in this novel of inspired absurdity."
Hailed as heroes on a stateside tour before returning to Iraq, Bravo Squad discovers just what it has been fighting for. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"A solid effort that uses ample quotes and examples from Rice's work, providing insight into the man and his times. (Eighteen halftones—not seen)"
As Fountain (Journalism/Northeastern) admits in this fine biography, Grantland Rice's ``florid style'' and ``saccharin rhyme...would doom him to deserved obscurity'' today. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"A readable book that shows how natural disaster spurred scientific inquiry."
A veteran science journalist illuminates the significance of the biggest earthquake ever recorded in North America. Read full book review >

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INSTANT WINNER by Carrie Fountain
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"Suited to an audience of like-minded, weary-to-the-bone readers who will find much to sympathize with in these pages."
Poems that commemorate, if not exactly celebrate, the state of motherhood. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Miss Porter's School) and Brazeau's (Parts of a World: Wallace Stevens Remembered, 1983) transitions push too hard, the portrait of the poet this oral biography creates is, finally, absorbing and at times beautiful and graced with artfulness."
A multivocal treatment well suited to the complex and dappled life of one of America's premier modern poets. Read full book review >

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SOMETHING EXTRAORDINARY by Ben Clanton
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 16, 2015

"The slowly dawning message will elicit excitement about spring, wishing, and the ability to decode a narrative. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Bored with the familiar, this young daydreamer imagines how life could be different. Read full book review >

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JULIA'S HOUSE FOR LOST CREATURES by Ben Hatke
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Readers will want to move right in. (Picture book. 4-7)"
When a little girl opens her house to "lost creatures," chaos reigns until she sets rules for harmonious coexistence. Read full book review >

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WHO FLUNG DUNG? by Ben Redlich
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"A heaping flop, even for children who fall on this sort of humor and devour it with relish. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Redlich dumps off a single-joke solo debut in which the simian victim of a fecal prank goes around repeating the titular enquiry over and over. And over. Read full book review >

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ZITA THE SPACEGIRL by Ben Hatke
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Be prepared to blast off; this debut is truly out of this world. (Graphic science fiction. 9-12)"
A headstrong young girl makes a hasty decision and finds herself in a galaxy far, far away in this graphic-novel shining star. Read full book review >