Search Results: "Chandler Burr"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1996

"By this time the savvy reader—thanks to Burr's excellent exposition—can say, A pox on both their houses."
A thorough, often riveting review of research on homosexuality and male-female differences. ``Amid the chaos of debate is the virtual certainty that the biological origins of sexual orientation will become known to us,'' writes journalist Burr, who penned a controversial 1993 article on the subject for the Atlantic Monthly. Read full book review >

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YOU OR SOMEONE LIKE YOU by Chandler Burr
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 9, 2009

"A savvy novel that deals with Hollywood from a cultural rather than a tabloid perspective."
In this fiction debut, journalist Burr (The Perfect Scent, 2008, etc.) offers the tale of a movie executive's wife leading a book-discussion group. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 22, 2008

"An unusually grounded depiction of a business built largely on artifice."
The New York Times perfume critic—yes, you read that right—follows the creation of two industry-defining perfumes. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 28, 2003

"The music of science, as irresistible as Vetiver or Rive Gauche."
An elegant analysis of one man's work in deciphering the sense of smell. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STICKY BURR by John Lechner
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2007

"Very possibly. (Graphic fiction. 7-10)"
Illustrated in a mix of cartoon panels and illustrated pages of hand-lettered text, this woodsy tale is just the ticket for budding graphic-novel fans. Read full book review >

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AARON BURR by Buckner F. Melton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"Stories of important men behaving badly usually make entertaining reading, and this is no exception."
An engrossing account of the new American republic's first great treason trial. Read full book review >

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RAYMOND CHANDLER by Tom Hiney
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1997

"Hiney ends up nibbling around the edges of Chandler's life and work, as if he'd bitten off more than he could chew. (illustrations, not seen)"
A disappointing new biography of the nonpareil hardboiled writer. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"Kennedy is no Gore Vidal, yet, in an engaging and lightly ironic tone, he offers a worthwhile portrait of powerful politicians in early America. (30 photos) (First printing of 40,000; Book-of-the-Month Club and History Book Club alternate selections; author tour)"
In a study of three Founders, Kennedy, director emeritus of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History and a prolific author (Hidden Cities, 1994, etc.), demonstrates his devotion to underdogs, in particular Aaron Burr. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 1, 1964

Chandler, who with Hammett, not only shaped and sharpened the modern mystery form, but left his own unmistakable insignia- a rasping authenticity- on each book, will be introduced to some readers for the first time, while older devotees will welcome this omnium gatherum of four of his finest: The Big Sleep (1939); Farewell, My Lovely (1940) The High Window (1942) and The Lady in the Lake (1943). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 1, 1971

Joan Kahn ably presents this new collection which includes Chandler's introduction to his Simple Art of Murder, four long short stories — "Red Wind," "Trouble is My Business," "Blackmailers Don't Shoot," and "The Pencil," and two novels — The Little Sister and The Long Goodbye which did not appear in the 1964 Knopf Omnibus. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2001

"A literary crime committed against one of the greatest writers of the last century."
A collection of letters, poetry, and essays by the master of detective fiction. Read full book review >