Search Results: "Carrie Gifford"


BOOK REVIEW

GIFFORD by Frank Gifford
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

Like the man himself, this long-awaited memoir by football Hall-of-Famer and broadcaster Gifford is a measured, straightforward, good-natured piece of work. Read full book review >

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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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CLASS IS NOT DISMISSED! by Gitty Daneshvari
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 14, 2010

"Making sense of the setting, wild antics and over-the-top characters requires reading the opener, but Daneshvari expertly keeps the humor fresh and the pacing frenetic. (Farce. 11-13)"
The four phobia-afflicted friends who bonded in the Marx Brothers-style School of Fear (2009) face a worse threat than backsliding (though there's plenty of that too) in this equally manic sequel. Read full book review >

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SCHOOL OF FEAR by Gitty Daneshvari
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Look for plenty of eye-rolling and head-shaking from urbane readers. (Fiction. 11-13)"
The course of instruction at a school for phobic children turns out to be anything but conventional in this hyperbolically arch romp. 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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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 >

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SPRING CHICKEN by Bill Gifford
NON-FICTION
Released: March 17, 2015

"Gifford skillfully navigates the many strands of aging research to create an entertaining narrative of the perils of getting old."
Examination of the science behind humanity's obsession with aging and staving off death. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 15, 2010

"Young readers will find in Roy a worthy companion for a trip to a Chicago that doesn't exist anymore. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Forty-one stories bring postwar Chicago to life through the eyes of Gifford's alter-ego, Roy, who acts as a witness to a bygone era. Read full book review >

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LEDYARD by Bill Gifford
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 5, 2007

"An enthusiastic account: Gifford clearly relishes the chance to retrace his idol's steps."
The travails of an elusive 18th-century traveler, brought to life by a biographer who goes to great lengths to get under his subject's skin. Read full book review >

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BABY CAT-FACE by Barry Gifford
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Fine for fans of Gifford's caricatures and violent absurdity, but for most a predictable cocktail about life's losers, swirled gaudily together like layers of sweet liqueurs: It goes down easy but feels kind of awful afterward. (Author tour)"
A New Orleans lowlife novel by bohemian wannabe Gifford (Arise and Walk, 1994, etc.) that offers up a violent caricature of tabloid life and fundamentalist religionsall while striking a trendy pose of French decadence. Read full book review >

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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: June 1, 2007

"Strictly for the fan club."
A loosely fitting collection of shaggy-dog stories, anecdotes and book reports by novelist and screenwriter Gifford (The Stars Above Veracruz, 2006, etc.). Read full book review >