Search Results: "Charles Burns"


BOOK REVIEW

BURNS by James Mackay
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

In this hefty, definitive, and humorless life of Scottish poet Robert Burns (1759-96), Mackay, acknowledged ruler of Burns country—editor of The Burns Chronicle, the complete works (1986), the letters (1987), and the concordance (1989)—leads revisionary forces in rescuing Burns from what he believes is an undeserved reputation for lust and debauchery. Read full book review >

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SUGAR SKULL by Charles Burns
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"A fittingly audacious finale to an artistically ambitious trilogy, one that pays homage to the comic books of old yet takes the art to another, weirder level."
The third volume in a trilogy concludes a renowned graphic artist's hallucinatory descent into comic-book hell—and it doesn't end prettily. Read full book review >

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MONEY BURNS by A.E. Maxwell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 2, 1991

"Top-drawer Maxwell."
What looks like a simple job urged on reluctant California p.i. Read full book review >

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ARCADIA BURNS by Kai Meyer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"Mafiosa Rosa is rarely likable, but this tough survivor takes control of her own life, determined not to be controlled, assaulted, lied to or—quite literally—devoured. (Paranormal romance. 14-16)"
A shape-shifting Mafia capo insists on romance amid dark family mysteries. Read full book review >

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ALL THAT BURNS by Ryan Graudin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"Fluffier than the series opener but still appealing for fans. (Fantasy. 12-18)"
Magic and monarchy collide in this romantic fantasy, a sequel to All that Glows (2014).Read full book review >

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LOVE BURNS by Edna Mazya
Kirkus Star
by Edna Mazya, translated by Dalya Bilu
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2006

"The cleverness and vitality of this narrative made it a bestseller in Israel, as it should be here. Mazya describes one brilliant character as 'original without being eccentric.' It's praise she deserves herself."
This darkly funny first novel by Israeli playwright Mazya combines the suspense of a murder mystery with the absurdity of a Woody Allen movie. Read full book review >

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ROPE BURNS by F.X. Toole
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 12, 2000

"Toole won't dazzle anyone with footwork, but there's a core of integrity to his fiction that can rivet a reader, patches of awkwardness notwithstanding. The wallop is in the details."
A debut collection of six stories about the world of boxing, from an insider who finds beauty in its ugliness, sweetness in its savagery. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 5, 1988

"Bibliography of sources; index; selections from the Fugitive Slave Act."
Part history, part fictionalized narrative: the story of a runaway slave who was returned from Boston to his master in Virginia under the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850. Read full book review >

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THE BEST AMERICAN COMICS 2009 by Charles Burns
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Oct. 8, 2009

"One of the more recent additions to the Best American Series has established itself as one of the most valuable."
Annual anthology finds the state of graphic narrative in robust health. Read full book review >

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GEORGE BURNS by Martin Gottfried
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 20, 1996

"The love Gottfried has for George Burns matches that of the reader, making this biography an occasion for laughter and misty eyes. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A breezy trot through the life and career of a true show business legend. Read full book review >

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BLACK HOLE by Charles Burns
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 18, 2005

"This volume should expand the cult following of a cutting-edge illustrator."
There's nothing funny about high school in this black-and-white comics collection, which should strike a particularly sharp chord among those who endured and survived their adolescent rites of passage in the early 1970s. Read full book review >

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X'ED OUT by Charles Burns
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"The narrative builds to a revelatory climax that falls far short of a conclusion, implying the unstated, 'To be continued…'"
This graphic novel is more like an apocalyptic hallucination. Read full book review >