Search Results: "Bob Greene"


BOOK REVIEW

GREENE by Graham Greene
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 19, 1969

"It concludes with the sad apostrophe, 'How could they tell that for a writer as much as for a priest there is no such thing as success?"
Half of the essays here, including his more important sequence on Henry James, have been reprinted from Mr. Greene's 1952 collection The Lost Childhood which established in Greene's case that the creative writer could also be a critic of some distinction. Read full book review >

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BOB by Tracey Campbell Pearson
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 25, 2002

"A lighthearted, wonderfully illustrated story. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Bob the rooster is going through an identity crisis in Pearson's (G-Rex, 2000, etc.) clever barnyard tale that combines subtle humor with colorful watercolor illustrations and lively rough-line drawings. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"Engaging and likely to sell very big, but one caveat: Greene gets close to Jordan but closer to Greene, and spends a little too much time there. (Photos—12 b&w—not seen.)"
Ruminative analysis of Olympic and NBA superstar Michael Jordan, by bestselling Chicago Tribune columnist Greene (Homecoming, 1988, etc.). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2008

"A lucid account of the Revolutionary War from the point of view of its most successful general."
Rhode Island journalist Carbone gives a little-known Revolutionary War leader his due in this admiring biography. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Othello Greene by Anthony H. Baltimore, Sr.
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 4, 2016

"This terrorist tale reads like a thrilling but extremely violent action movie, with some intriguing twists in plot and philosophy."
A debut novel offers the broad scope of a Hollywood blockbuster, with two formidable, high-tech groups at war. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 14, 1973

"There is also an inductive introduction by Mr. Greene on how he now views the short story and on some of the curious circumstances in which a few of them were conceived."
Forty in all, representing a forty-year span, "a collection of escapes from the novelist's world" and combining those which appeared in May We Borrow Your Husband?, A Sense of Reality, Twenty-One Stories, as well as three which appear in book form for the first time. Read full book review >

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BOB, NOT BOB! by Liz Garton Scanlon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"For a book that really comes down to a sick kid yelping for his mother, his nose so clogged it needs dynamite to clear, the story has a lot of adorable acreage. (Picture book. 3-5)"
When you're sick and stuffy, some letters—like T's and L's and M's—disappear. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 2, 2011

"Timely, accessible and compelling guidance from a veteran health-and-wellness guru."
Bestselling author and life motivator Greene (The Life You Want, 2010, etc.) plumbs the secrets to looking and feeling younger. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALL SUMMER LONG by Bob Greene
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1993

"Rose-tinted, high-rolling male wish-fulfillment: the answer to every man's mid-life crisis, but terminally tedious as a novel."
A treacly fiction debut from veteran journalist and Chicago Tribune columnist Greene (Hang Time, 1991, etc.): the story of three former high-school chums who decide to take a last summer off together after attending their 25th reunion. Read full book review >

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HE WAS A MIDWESTERN BOY ON HIS OWN by Bob Greene
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1991

"Occasionally, his prose steers into the pious or the sentimental (dying children, the lost joys of youth), but for the most part this is a softly philosophical, gently humane, highly entertaining harvesting from one of America's very best columnists."
Another greatly engaging collection of Greene's Chicago Tribune and Esquire columns. Read full book review >

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DUTY by Bob Greene
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2000

"A dull and sentimental read."
Chicago Sun-Times columnist Greene's (The 50-Yard Dash, 1997) memoir is touched off by the death of his father in central Ohio, in the same town where Colonel Paul Tibbets (the "man who won the war") also lived. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"Here's a text that looks a lot like a mammoth Hallmark birthday card. (Author tour)"
Syndicated Chicago Tribune columnist and novelist Greene (All Summer Long, 1993; Hang Time, 1992; etc.) celebrates his half- century, and he wants to tell all his contemporaries about it. Read full book review >