Search Results: "Charles R. Cross"


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HEAVIER THAN HEAVEN by Charles R. Cross
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 15, 2001

"A flash of musical brilliance—'beautiful, haunting, disturbing'—suffocated by a life so relentlessly grim you wouldn't wish it on a sworn enemy."
Music journalist Cross (Nevermind, not reviewed, etc.) treats the short, strange, unhappy life of musician Kurt Cobain with intelligence and an insider's perceptiveness. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 3, 2005

"Hendrix's story is finally lost in a purple haze."
Kurt Cobain's biographer takes on the great rock guitarist's legacy and misses the mark. Read full book review >

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HERE WE ARE NOW by Charles R. Cross
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 18, 2014

"A perfunctory accounting that reads like a stretched-out Sunday supplement article."
Routine assessment of Kurt Cobain's cultural influence. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"An interesting duet that details precisely how women truly rock."
Shared memoir by the Wilson sisters, driving forces behind the band Heart and pioneers of the hard-rock scene for countless female musicians. Read full book review >

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CROSS by Ken Bruen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 4, 2008

"Though Bruen (Priest, 2007, etc.) sometimes nudges noir into bathos, this is dark-side stuff from a master."
Galway private eye Jack Taylor must catch a psychopath who kills by crucifying. Read full book review >

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CROSS by James Patterson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 13, 2006

"The biggest disappointment, though, is an ending that makes you realize you should have skipped this installment and waited for the sequel."
Dr. Alex Cross goes up against the psychopath who killed his wife, with eminently predictable results. Read full book review >

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R-HU by Leslie Scalapino
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Demanding and strange, at times curiously affecting, more often simply infuriating."
The r-hu, we're told, is a Mongolian stringed instrument. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"Engaging, useful, and sometimes annoyingly repetitious."
How some people achieve the "unforeseen blessing" of growth from adversity. Read full book review >

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A&R by Bill Flanagan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2000

Debut about the music industry by a writer who's in it and loves it, discords and all. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 2008

"An uncritical but colorful picture of a offbeat character who convinced many that he was a genius."
Stage-magic historian Steinmeyer (Art and Artifice: And Other Essays of Illusion, 2006, etc.) examines the quirky life of Charles Fort (1874-1932). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: July 15, 2001

"This is not a piece that exactly pulls the reader along, but it is clear and informative and makes a creative life in science seem worthy and satisfying. (Biography. 10+)"
In the introduction to Patent's cogent, thoughtful biography of Charles Darwin, she explains his importance as an icon of science, for without his discovery of evolution through the mechanism of natural selection, "biology makes no sense." Read full book review >