Search Results: "Carrie Eko-Burgess"


BOOK REVIEW

THE CONSTRUCTION CREW by Lynn Meltzer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 8, 2011

"Bulldoze a spot on the shelf for this one. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A rollicking, rhyming salute to a construction crew and the equipment they use to demolish an old building and construct a family home in its stead. Read full book review >

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LADY by Melvin Burgess
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2001

"It is that reader who must wonder and decide which side of the evolutionary fence to inhabit and therefore benefit from this intensely observed cautionary tale. (Fiction. YA)"
"A dog's days are short, but his moments are pure." Read full book review >

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DOING IT by Melvin Burgess
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 1, 2004

"The point is that this, like sex, is all about good dirty fun. (Fiction. 12+)"
A trio of British teens fantasize, agonize, masturbate, grope, kiss, feel up, and shag their way through one seemingly endless school year in which traditional teen-novel concerns are entirely thrown over for sex. Read full book review >

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SO FAR, SO GOOD by Burgess Meredith
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1994

"Charm by the buckets, with a bright eye and wicked brilliance."
Feisty memoirs of a blazing youth in the theater and a slow evolution into an outstanding character actor. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 27, 1974

"Enderby has filled out and, like art by God, deserves to live."
Back in Enderby (1968) the hero was himself subjected to a psychic retooling much like Clockwork's Alex: Enderby Poet — turned Hogg and Barman — could only reconstitute himself as Hoggerby, last seen tending bar in Tangier. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 25, 1986

"A wise and witty autobiography, resplendidly entertaining and chock-full of the memorabilia of a typical life lived with atypical fervor: top-drawer Burgess."
In his Preface, Burgess claims that his two-volume autobiography (this being Volume I) will close his writing career. Read full book review >

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THE PIANOPLAYERS by Anthony Burgess
Released: Oct. 22, 1986

"All in all, mostly fine entertainment from an author who has put his passion and learning for music (This Man and Music, 1983) to devilishly good use."
From the prolific Burgess (The Kingdom of the Wicked, Enderby's Dark Lady, etc.) comes a rollicking, bawdy paean to (mainly) vaudeville life in English seaside towns of the late 20's. Read full book review >

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BYRNE by Anthony Burgess
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"This is a swan song like no other, and one of the most delightful books of the decade."
The prolific (over 50 books) and protean Burgess (1917-93), author of such amazingly varied fictions as Enderby (1967), Napoleon Symphony (1974), and A Dead Man in Deptford (1995), left this rambunctious "novel in verse" completed at his death. Read full book review >

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SHAKESPEARE by Anthony Burgess
Released: Oct. 14, 1970

With a little highly educated guesswork but no invention, with great humor and infinite admiration, the "nth" attempt to recreate the life and society from which the plays and poems stemmed, as well as to lend substance to the shadow of the man. Read full book review >

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AN ANGEL FOR MAY by Melvin Burgess
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1995

"Thoroughly satisfying. (Fiction/fantasy. 10-14)"
A well-crafted time-travel novel. Read full book review >

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THE EARTH GIANT by Melvin Burgess
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 1997

"The giant, in her silent relationship with Amy, is a marvelous creation, and the story rockets to its exciting conclusion with a gleaming sense of otherworldliness. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A wonderfully cinematic adventure about a small girl and the giant she discovers under a tree, and the reuniting of that giant—only a child herself—with her parents. Read full book review >