Search Results: "C. David Heymann"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"Shallow and nasty enough to make readers queasy. (16 pp. b&w photos, not seen)"
Dogged diva biographer Heymann (Liz, 1995, etc.) purports to show that governments rose and fell by the promptings of those in DC's glittery ghetto. From his report, however, the signal events were simply what Susan May told Missy and what Oatsie said about Rip and Adlai. Read full book review >

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JOE AND MARILYN by C. David Heymann
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2014

"A well-researched story of dark stars whose dingy lights continue to shine."
A posthumous work about the star-crossed lovers by the biographer of Kennedys and others. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RETURN TRIP TICKET by David C. Hall
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 11, 1992

"Don't expect too many answers in this affectless tour de force."
What begins as one more missing-heiress case swiftly develops into a postmodern homage to the Continental Op, as first-novelist Hall flits backs and forth between a fat, disillusioned p.i. named Wilson, of the Ajax Detective Agency in Chicago, on the trail of Elizabeth Dantry—who took off from Barcelona shortly after bolting director Ramon Munet's experimental theater/orgy—and repeated flashforwards stateside, after Wilson's caught up with Elizabeth and they're on the run to California a whisker ahead of two unsavory pursuers who call themselves the police. Read full book review >

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NECTAR by David C. Fickett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"A gothic plot with literary ambitions—but also with a protagonist whose chillingly monstrous behavior makes sympathy out of the question."
A sluggishly paced debut, Maine-set, tells what price a woman is prepared to pay to keep the family farm—a price that includes lies, betrayal, and even murder. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 10, 2010

"Though sometimes admiring rather than analytical, a thoroughly reliable portrait of a neglected novelist."
The life of a writer often celebrated by critics and admired by fellow novelists but who never achieved the popular acclaim and wealth he felt he deserved. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1995

"Common-sense talk in a debate characterized by demagoguery."
A tonic exploration of the notorious Willie Horton case and the ``politics of fear'' that has hindered American justice. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 18, 1995

"More successful as a self-portrait than as a reasoned argument for policy change."
A strangely unfocused, rambling book by a doctor who'd like to change the way physicians regard patients. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1995

"Take the rest with a grain of salt."
The former president (Jankowski) and senior vice president (Fuchs) of CBS consider television's future and find the corporate networks in great shape despite cable TV's rise. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1992

"One of the better highbrow studies of pop Americana. (Eight photographs and three linecuts.)"
Two academicians tune in to TV Guide and assess how well everyone's favorite boob-tube digest, which boasts the highest circulation in publishing history (about 20 million copies sold weekly), has tuned in to America. Read full book review >