Search Results: "Carrie Fisher"


BOOK REVIEW

CARRIE by Stephen King
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 8, 1974

"But as they still say around here, 'Sit a spell and collect yourself.'"
Figuratively and literally shattering moments of hoRRRRRipilication in Chamberlain, Maine where stones fly from the sky rather than from the hands of the villagers (as they did in "The Lottery," although the latter are equal to other forms of persecution). Read full book review >

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JEREMY FISHER by Beatrix Potter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 18, 2011

"High production values and a story-centered design give this a leg up over flashier, more game-like e-books. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
Potter's tale of a hapless frog who sets out to catch a minnow for dinner and almost ends up being dinner himself gets several useful extras in this unabridged app. It also receives a design upgrade that increases the original's cramped trim size and eliminates its blank pages while pairing text and pictures more closely together. Read full book review >

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SHOCKAHOLIC by Carrie Fisher
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Not exactly electrifying reading."
Actress and screenwriter Fisher (Wishful Drinking, 2008, etc.) assembles "sort of an anecdotal memoir of a potentially more than partial amnesiac." Read full book review >

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THE BEST AWFUL by Carrie Fisher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 12, 2004

"The satirical swipes at Tinseltown are missing here, apart from that funeral scene. The rest is all Suzanne, and she's just not interesting enough to sustain the attention."
Novelist/actress/screenwriter Fisher offers a sequel to Postcards From the Edge (1987), with many of the same elements: another head-trip with a lost Hollywood soul—and drugs, drugs, drugs. Read full book review >

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DELUSIONS OF GRANDMA by Carrie Fisher
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 4, 1994

"Even admirers of Fisher's many skills will find this as vaporous as an HBO movie you wish you'd never watched."
Again mining Hollywood humor, actress/novelist/screenwriter Fisher's third novel—following Postcards from the Edge (plus screenplay) and Surrender the Pink—finds her still relying on smart talk over plot. Read full book review >

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THE PRINCESS DIARIST by Carrie Fisher
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 22, 2016

"Outspoken, honest commentary of what it's like to be Princess Leia on and off the screen."
How playing Princess Leia changed the author's life. Read full book review >

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SISTER CARRIE by Lauren Fairbanks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 7, 1993

"Pretentious nonsense."
Like Kathy Acker, first-novelist Fairbanks finds inspiration for her barely readable word collage in the works of Joyce, Beckett, and Burroughs. Read full book review >

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THE CARRIE DIARIES by Candace Bushnell
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2010

"Yes, the sex, drugs and drinking will titillate, but Carrie's sharp observations of her peers and human relationships give the book smart, sassy intellectual power. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Before she made a name for herself as a New York City sex columnist, Carrie Bradshaw lived in a small Connecticut town and navigated the perils of high school, the events of which she narrates here in the present tense. Read full book review >

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NIGHT FISHER by R. Kikuo Johnson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"A dark, grand, sweeping dream of a book."
The lulling beauty of Hawaii proves a troubling soporific for a quiet and once-promising teenager. Read full book review >

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A FISHER by Douglas Florian
NONFICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"An interesting and useful text that would have been made memorable with the right visuals. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 3+)"
One day in the life of a fisherman is captured in simple prose and cheerful watercolor illustrations. Read full book review >

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THE FISHER KING by Paule Marshall
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Several distinct voices and points of view develop this multilayered narrative, reminiscent of jazz improvisations that explore a melody in different ways. But Marshall's undisciplined prose doesn't have the sensual immediacy of music: ultimately the effect is more confusing than lyrical."
Two feuding Brooklyn families—West Indian and American—come to terms with the past when a young great-grandson arrives in their midst. Read full book review >

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CARRIE AND ME by Carol Burnett
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 9, 2013

"A mediocre book, but it's not difficult to understand why Burnett wrote it. Instead of buying it, rent Tokyo Pop, a 1988 cult classic starring a young, radiant Hamilton."
Comedian Burnett (This Time Together, 2010, etc.) limns her relationship with her eldest daughter, Carrie Hamilton, who died of cancer at age 38. Read full book review >